Ontario Chapter

At Sierra Club Ontario, our work mainly focuses on protecting the Great Lakes ecosystem, growing and protecting the Greenbelt, and promoting Green Energy adoption in Ontario. Sierra Club Ontario also works on very local issues, in coordination with smaller communities in Ontario.

Lake Simcoe sprawl plan a.k.a Proposed Amd. 1 for Greater Golden Horseshoe

Publication Date: 
January 31, 2011

The “Proposed Amendment 1 to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe” is a plan for more sprawl development in the Lake Simcoe watershed.  See SCO's letter submitted against the approval to the Ontario Gorwth Secretariat, Jan 31st.

Citizens simply will not buy the province’s line that this plan represents responsible growth.  We know sprawl when we see it.  We know this proposal will exacerbate highway congestion, strain water supplies, pollute surface and ground water, and encourage leapfrog development.

Economics show -- demand does not support new DRIC bridge

Publication Date: 
January 19, 2011

Sierra Club Ontario released an Econometric Research Limited study that concludes that there is no need for a new Windsor-Detroit bridge. Econometric Research determined that projections for increased cross-border traffic are erroneous, defy common sense are in deep denial of the fact that cross-border traffic has been down since 1999, two years before 9/11.

Click title above to go to attachments page & download the Econometric's report.

Sanctuary newsletter - fall 2009

 

Guelph growth: SCO says, 'Don't sacrifice the environment!', The Money Tree: Home Renovation Tax Credit opportunities, welcome John Bennett as new SCC Director, sustainable cities are different than sustaining wildlands, positive Northern ON agricultural trends - a report from Thunder Bay, Dumpsite 41 blockade a success, and more...

Sanctuary newsletter - summer 2009

Publication Date: 
August 30, 2009

No Going Home: victim of toxic contamination in Cambridge ON describes the effect on her life, ON building codes need updating for sustainable materials, protecting the Rouge via National Park status, can Sierra help Canada become the next green "economic tiger"?, ON takes a nuclear time-out, and more...

Sanctuary - fall 2008

Publication Date: 
October 30, 2008

Sustainably heating your home, Do you know how valuable Canada's boreal forest is?, Duffins Creek outing report, latest on Niagara region activities, better fundraising and cooperation for Sierra Club's future, and more...

Sanctuary - summer 2008

Publication Date: 
August 1, 2010

How to build rapid transit that works, Carbon Tax vs. Cap & Trade, Duffins Creek watershed, Peel Group packs the Caledon planning meeting, Money Tree: Is GE's green initiative working?, and more...

Sanctuary - winter 2008

Publication Date: 
January 30, 2008

Transit & the suburbs - do you really wanna GO?, Land over Landings Pickering protest, a looming necessity for energy efficient housing choices, Peel Region annual general meeting is a Who’s Who of regional enviros, and more

Sanctuary - fall 2007

Publication Date: 
October 30, 2007

GTA traffic explosion, road tolls & traffic tools, greening what’s left, defining sustainability, endangered lands = endangered lunches, what is environmentalism?: enquiring minds want to know... , and more

Sanctuary - summer 2007

Publication Date: 
August 30, 2007

Net-zero energy homes, strategically voting to support Kyoto, how to eliminate special interest democracy, Earth Day update and other campaigns, Money Tree on fixed income products, and more

Sanctuary - winter 2007

Publication Date: 
January 30, 2007

Peel Group pushes back urban sprawl, Brampton focus of Growth Plan, Pickering in limbo, The Money Tree: income trusts are dead, introducing the Binational Great Lakes Committee members, and more