Urban River Valleys
On January 10, 2013, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced that Ontario's Greenbelt would be growing for the first time. The expansion included the addition of 265 hectares of land through the Glenorchy Conservation Area as well as through the Urban River Valleys Designation.
Urban River Valley Designation
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Natural connections are essential for the health of the Greenbelt. Urban river valleys are the gateways to the Greenbelt, connecting the area's watersheds to the inland lakes and the much larger Lake Ontario. The Urban River Valley Designation amendment enables municipalities to connect publicly urban waterways to the Greenbelt, ensuring long-lasting protection and natural recognition. Read more about the announcement...
Support the growth of the Greenbelt into urban river valleys near you! If you're in Toronto, you can show your love of the ravines easily online with lovetheravines.com. Tweet, share, and tag your photos of Toronto's ravines with #lovetheravines to show your love, then sign the online petition.