- 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
New polling shows that 8 in 10 residents in the Greater Golden Horseshoe support the Growth Plan and its goals. The most important goal of the Growth Plan identified by respondents was the protection of farmland and sensitive natural areas.
The numbers also showed that 81% of residents support directing the majority of housing and job growth to already built up areas.
The survey was a joint project of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and Environmental Defence.
For a detailed look at the survey results, please click here.
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Recent polling shows that 86 per cent of respondents believe that the boundaries of the world’s largest Greenbelt should be protected from any future urban development.
Ontario Greenbelt Polling 2013 – 2.2 MB
After nine years, support for Ontario's Greenbelt remains strong. Ontarians want to see more land included in the land protection policy according to a recent poll conducted by Environics Research Group.
Ontario Greenbelt Polling 2011 – 3.01 MB
Now in its sixth year, support for Ontario’s Greenbelt remains strong according to a recent poll conducted by Environics Research Group.
"Red, blue or orange, regardless of political preference, the Greenbelt enjoys great loyalty," said Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.
Greenbelt Awareness Measurement 2010 – 1.13 MB
The 2010 Public Opinion Research summary prepared by Environics.
The 2009 public awareness polling by Environics.
2007 Environics public opinion polling research.