In 2017, the Greenbelt protection extended to 21 major urban river valleys and 7 coastal wetlands across the Greater Golden Horseshoe!
River valleys connect the suburban and rural lands of the Greenbelt to Lake Ontario, and provide our communities with greenspace to explore, clean and filter our water and air, reduce our flood risks, and provide a home to wildlife. Protecting the urban river valleys is the first step to ensure these system remain healthy for generations to come.
Interested in learning more? We've pulled together some resources to get you started:
- Current Work: We are working with community groups, municipalities and organizations across the Greenbelt to ensure the urban river valleys thrive.
- Read More: Find out more about the 21 urban river valleys and 7 coastal wetlands that have been added to the Greenbelt.
- Attend Events: Our partners have organized numerous events across the Greenbelt. Find out all the events and consultations that are happening in the Urban River Valleys. See more below: