In honour of the Greenbelt’s eighth birthday, the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance released a report entitled, Good Things Are Growing in Ontario: Expanding Ontario’s Greenbelt Through Urban River Valleys. The report shows that over five million more Ontarians would be directly connected to the Greenbelt if the Greenbelt grew along some of the province’s best known rivers and creeks. This is now a possibility, thanks to the province’s new urban river valley designation announced in January.
How well is the Greenbelt protecting farmland, natural heritage and the species that call these places home? What are the greatest threats to the health of the Greenbelt? How well is growth in Southern Ontario being managed? Peruse our reports to learn more about what the Greenbelt means for the province of Ontario.
This report takes a look at the successes and challenges of Ontario’s Greenbelt. Because of the Greenbelt, ecologically important green spaces have been protected and endangered animals, insects, and plants now live in permanently protected areas. The agricultural community is also benefiting from a growing community of supporters.
Get to know how your councillors were funded. Under the Influence: Election Funding in Ontario’s Greenbelt looks at the 2006 election campaign contributions of 209 elected mayors and councillors from 24 municipalities across the Regions of Halton, Peel, York and Durham.