**Update (MAY 10, 2016): The wait is over! The province has announced its proposed changes to the Greenbelt Plan, as part of the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review.**
*Read our CEO's public statement in response to the announcement here.
It's a landmark moment in the Greenbelt's and Greater Golden Horseshoe's (GGH) history.
The province has proposed, among other changes, growing the Greenbelt into 28 urban river valleys and wetlands, more support for farming and local food, and a commitment to grow our towns and cities smartly.
But we think the changes could—and should—be more ambitious. The government has an unparalleled opportunity to create a bigger, stronger Greenbelt that will provide long-term benefits and support for the Greater Golden Horseshoe region as it grows and intensifies.
Follow the links below to learn more about the Review process, how you can get involved, and why we're calling for better protection of water supplies and other hydrological areas outside the Greenbelt that are under threat from urban sprawl.
Care about strong Greenbelt protection? Clean water? Efficient transit? Walkable communities? Access to food and green space? Then you won't want to miss your chance to be part of this historic review process!
And if you’re not yet on our mailing list, sign up to be a Friend of the Greenbelt, so we can keep you in the loop as the Review progresses.
A coalition of over 100 organizations recently released a proposal to grow the Greenbelt to protect vital water systems. By growing the Greenbelt into significant ecological and hydrological areas, we can safeguard southern Ontario’s sources of clean drinking water. Check out the proposed expansion areas and be part of the movement. Use #GrowOurGB on social media to follow the conversation and share your thoughts!
Want to respond to the Province's proposal? The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is hosting 11 open houses across the GGH to provide information about the new plan and is accepting online comments until October 31st. Share your voice!