New polling finds 9 in 10 Ontarians want new growth in already built-up areas

In a poll conducted by Environics Research for the Greenbelt Foundation and Environmental Defence, Ontarians were in strong support of policies to support the Growth Plan and protect farmland. 9 in 10 respondents agreed that new growth should be directed to already-built up areas.

Key highlights:
  • 88% support directing growth to already-built up areas
  • 84% support local government incentives to direct growth to main streets, older commercial areas and existing built-up neighbourhoods
  • 73% say developers are building too may single-family homes in suburbia and need to build a greater range and mix of housing options closer to transit and amenities
  • 72% say the Province should only fund transit projects in communities with the housing and job density to support the infrastructure
  • 84% say Yes in My Backyard! to midrise development on main streets if it means better transit, more shops and amenities, and more green space
Read the full results here.

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