Greenbelt Grows to Protect Urban River Valleys and Coastal Wetlands

In May 2017, the Greenbelt grew to include 21 major urban river valleys and associated coastal wetlands across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

By connecting the rural lands of the Greenbelt to Lake Ontario, we have made a critical first step towards protecting the hydrological and natural heritage systems we depend on for clean water and climate resiliency across the region. 


From Niagara to Northumberland, extending Greenbelt protection to river valleys offers a opportunity to connect urban residents with cultural and natural heritage unique to their regions and provide a gateway to the rural landscape of the Greenbelt. 

Want to know if your local river was included? Take a look at the map and the list below:


Local Rivers in the Greenbelt
  1. Twelve Mile Creek
  2. Fifty Creek
  3. Grindstone Creek
  4. Bronte Creek
  5. Fourteen Mile Creek
  6. Sixteen Mile Creek
  7. Credit River
  8. Etobicoke Creek
  9. Humber River
  10. Don River
  11. Morningside Creek
  12. Rouge River
  13. Duffins Creek
  14. Carruthers Creek
  15. Lynde Creek
  16. Oshawa Creek
  17. Farewell Creek/Harmony Creek
  18. Soper Creek
  19. Wilmot Creek
  20. Graham Creek


Want to learn more?

We are working with community groups, municipalities and organizations across the Greenbelt to ensure the urban river valleys thrive.

Our partners have organized numerous events across the Greenbelt. Find out all the events and consultations that are happening in the Urban River Valleys.

Find out more about the 21 urban river valleys and 7 coastal wetlands that have been added to the Greenbelt.


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