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Photo –  Good News! Ontario Protects Farmland and Nature
Ontario reaffirmed its commitment to protecting farmland and nature from sprawl. The Province received more than 700 requests to remove land from the Greenbelt. Instead, only a handful of minor changes will be allowed—Click here to thank the Province for protecting the Greenbelt!

Appreciating the Greenbelt's Natural Capital Appreciating the Greenbelt's Natural Capital

Our latest report, entitled Ontario's Good Fortune, assesses the value of ecological goods and services in the Greenbelt. We found $3.2 Billion in direct benefits for Ontario residents every year, including $2.1B in recreational activities and $224M in flood protection for private property.

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Photo - Photo Contest by Robert Casement Vote for your favourite photo! Submissions to our 2016 photo contest are now closed. We received over 800 eligible entries celebrating water across the Greenbelt!

20 winning photos will be exhibited at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, including the Peoples' Choice WinnerVoting is open until February 7th!

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Photo - Growth Plan Polling Strong Public Support for the Growth Plan A January 2017 poll by the Greenbelt Foundation and Environmental Defence shows Ontarians strongly support the Growth Plan and protection of farmland.

9 in 10 respondents agreed that new growth should be directed to already-built up areas.

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Photo - Greenbeltfresh Farmers' Markets Open this WinterLooking for your local food fix? There are still plenty of opportunities to support Ontario farmers and buy local in the winter months!

Head to to find your nearest winter market, plus recipes and guides to what's in-season!

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Greenbelt Photos Hit the Road

Twenty winning photographs from this year's photo contest are about to hit the road to tour the Greenbelt! The exhibition helps to bring visibility to the waters protected within the beauty of the Greenbelt, and also to the talents of its photographers. Catch the images at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection starting March 1, 2017. Click to learn more.