There are positive proposals within the four draft provincial plans, including the Greenbelt plan, open for public comment until October 31st, Urban River Valley additions to note one example. There are also some alarming proposed changes that would allow land to be taken out of the current Greenbelt and handed to the developers. Section 3.4 Settlement Areas of the Greenbelt draft contains an outline of a proposed process that could do just that and subject the Greenbelt to being turned into a Swiss cheese belt.
Sierra Club and our Ontario Greenbelt Alliance allies are asking our members and supporters to contact Premier Kathleen Wynne to amend the Province’s plans to ensure that:
- The Greenbelt, in its entirety, continues to be permanently protected for ourselves, our children and their children
- The plan commitment to grow the Greenbelt is acted upon promptly
- A freeze on urban growth boundaries is continued for an additional ten years
Please email Premier Wynne firstname.lastname@example.org, write to her at Kathleen Wynne, Premier, Legislative Building, Queen’s Park, Toronto ON M7A 1A1, or give her office a call at 416-325-1941.
The Greenbelt is sacred! Make your voice heard as Sierra Club continues our work to protect our Greenbelt from the greedy aspirations of the developer syndicate to destroy Ontario’s natural heritage and farmland and replace it with a sprawling landscape of big houses with three car garages.
Act now or be prepared to tell your children why you didn’t.