Provincial Greenbelt Expansion
Province Seeking Public Input to Protect Important Water Resources
Ontario is taking action to protect important water resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by launching a public consultation on expanding the province's Greenbelt. The province is considering expanding the Greenbelt to include areas in the outer ring of the Greater Golden Horseshoe, an area that is experiencing significant growth and is under pressure from urban development.
The public, municipalities, conservation authorities, stakeholders, and Indigenous communities and organizations are invited to provide input on a study area for potential Greenbelt expansion. The consultation comprises seven areas most in need of protection, including moraines, cold water streams and wetlands such as the Waterloo Moraine, the Paris-Galt Moraine, the Orangeville Moraine, the Oro Moraine, the Minesing Wetland and other valuable water resources that communities rely on for their water supply.
Comments may be submitted at www.ontario.ca/greenbelt, and letters of support should be sent directly to political leaders, or via www.protectourwaters.ca or at an upcoming Open House Meeting before March 7th, 2018.
Open House Meeting
Participate at a public open house being held in the Greater Golden Horseshoe study area. The dates, times and venue locations are subject to change and periodic updates may occur. Please check back often to review the most current information at http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page17641.aspx
The local open house is at:
Tannery Event Centre
151 Charles Street West
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Map of Study Areas
To see a map showing the areas being studied for expansion see:
Regional Chair Ken Seiling – (519) 575-4585 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Planning and Works Chair Tom Galloway – email@example.com
All of Council – firstname.lastname@example.org
Local MPP’s and Premier
Daiene Vernile – (519) 579-5460 – email@example.com
Kathryn McGarry – (519) 623-5852 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Fife – (519) 725-3477 – email@example.com
Michael Harris – (519) 954-8679 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ted Arnott – (519) 787-5247 – email@example.com
Kathleen Wynne – (416) 325-1941 – firstname.lastname@example.org