Tender Fruit Acreage Revitalization Initiative
Ontario Tender Fruit Growers
$400,000 (1 year)
The goal of the Tender Fruit Acreage Revitalization Initiative is to increase acreage in production, per acre yields and overall quality (sweetness, colour, shelf-life) of Niagara tender fruit, specifically peaches, nectarines, pears and plums.
Getting the Most Out of the Growth Plan to Protect the Greenbelt
Ryerson City Building Institute
$39,804 (1 year)
The project promotes the need to better align growth planning and transportation infrastructure in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and advances key policies needed to achieve this goal.
Travel Gay Canada
$20,125 (1 year)
Travel Gay Canada will build on recent efforts to promote the Greenbelt as a tourism destination for the LGBTQ community, through building relationships with tourism providers, hosting workships and offering inclusiveness training to Greenbelt tourism operators.
Ecological Enhancement Action Plan
Living City Foundation (CAMC)
$72,500 (1 year)
The Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition (CAMC) will identify a suite of more than 100 actions across the Greenbelt to improve watershed health, and develop an action plan that includes timelines, partners, monitoring and fundraising needs.
Neptis Geoweb 2.0
$50,000 (1 year)
The Neptis Geoweb is an online platform that allows users to visualize regional land use in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. This grant supports an update to the Geoweb to improve its storytelling functionality, data layers, and user experience.
Engaging Hamiltonians in Phase 2 of the 2015 Review
$12,000 (1 year)
Environment Hamilton will educate and engage Hamilton residents about the Greenbelt and smart growth to ensure a successful outcome for the Coordinated Land Use Planning Review.
Georgina Harvest Dinner 2015
Georgina Harvest Dinner
$2,000 (1 year)
The Georgina Harvest Dinner brings the community together to celebrate abundance in the Greenbelt by sharing locally grown meals. Guests will discover what regional farmers are growing in our own backyard, while supporting local farmers and businesses. Our funding goes towards sourcing and purchasing food from Greenbelt farmers.
Growing the Greenbelt into Toronto
Toronto Environmental Alliance
$65,000 (1 year)
The project continues Toronto Environmental Alliance’s (TEA) work to include Toronto’s urban river valleys in the Greenbelt. TEA will use the opportunities created by the City of Toronto’s Ravine Strategy, and the 2015 Review of the Greenbelt Plan, to build support for protecting and enhancing the urban river valleys along their full length. TEA will engage its membership in the second round of public consultations for the 2015 Review and continue playing a leadership role in the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance.
Greenbelt Growth Supporting a Successful 2015 Review
Sierra Club Canada Foundation
$65,000 (1 year)
The project continues Sierra Club’s work to grow the Greenbelt into urban river valleys and headwater areas in Peel, Durham and Niagara Regions. Sierra Club will work through its local chapters to build grassroots and municipal support for growing the Greenbelt. The organization will also mobilize its members to participate in the 2015 Review and continue to play a leadership role in the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance.
Cultivating New Opportunities for Farm Access to Public Greenbelt Lands via New Models of Land Trust Collaboration
Ontario Farmland Trust
$20,000 (1 year)
The project supports local agriculture within the Greenbelt by improving access to publicly-held farmland for new farmers. Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT) will work with land trust partners, Ontario Heritage Trust and Bruce Trail Conservancy, to conduct a pilot study in the Greenbelt researching the feasibility and financial sustainability of different models to improve access to publicly-held farmland.