The Oak Ridges Moraine Partnership (EcoSpark, Earthroots, Ontario Nature, and Save The Oak Ridges Moraine) will work to protect and grow the Greenbelt during the Coordinated Land Use Planning Review, and provide input into the development of a regional natural heritage system.
Municipal Natural Capital Project
Smart Prosperity Institute
$80,000 (18 months)
Smart Prosperity Institute will pilot natural capital accounting in two Greenbelt municipalities, with the goal of 'mainstreaming' decisions to protect and invest in natural capital.
Code Red - Tackling the GTA's Affordability Crisis
Association for Generational Equity
$40,000 (1 year)
This project will help to protect the Greenbelt from urban sprawl by launching Generation Squeeze's 'Code Red' campaign, which aims to promote measures to tackle housing affordability and promote complete communities in the GTA.
Addressing Housing Intensification through Inclusionary Zoning
Social Planning Council Toronto
$20,000 (1 year)
This project will support the goals of the Growth Plan and Greenbelt by providing input into local policies in York Region and Toronto to increase the supply of affordable housing in complete communities.
Farming in Ontario's Greeneblt
$2,500 (1 year)
Sustainable Cobourg will host an event to educate residents and stakeholders about farming in the Greenbelt.
Georgina Harvest Dinner 2016
Town of Georgina
$2,000 (1 year)
The Georgina Harvest Dinner is an annual celebration of Greenbelt-grown produce, and the farmers that provide us with our food.
Tender Fruit Acreage Revitalization Initiative
Ontario Tender Fruit Growers
$400,000 (1 year)
The goal of the Tender Fruit Acreage Revitalization Initiative is to increase acreage in production, per acre yields and overall quality (sweetness, colour, shelf-life) of Niagara tender fruit, specifically peaches, nectarines, pears and plums.
Travel Gay Canada
$20,125 (1 year)
Travel Gay Canada will build on recent efforts to promote the Greenbelt as a tourism destination for the LGBTQ community, through building relationships with tourism providers, hosting workships and offering inclusiveness training to Greenbelt tourism operators.
Getting the Most Out of the Growth Plan to Protect the Greenbelt
Ryerson City Building Institute
$39,804 (1 year)
The project promotes the need to better align growth planning and transportation infrastructure in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and advances key policies needed to achieve this goal.
Study on Land Use Planning in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and its Impact on the Future of Agriculture
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
$25,000 (1 year)
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture will partner with Environmental Defence to produce a study on farmland protection outside the Greenbelt, and identify policy tools to improve preservation.