Official Plans / Municipal Comprehensive Reviews

This is what we are worried about:

The Big Sprawl. (courtesy of Environmental Defence and Yours To Protect)

The Province of Ontario has ordered municipalities to plan for growth to 2051 that will result in huge population increases in the Lake Simcoe area and related environmental impacts, most notably loss of farmland and increased salt, stormwater runoff, and potentially sewage from new development.

There are good and bad ways to plan.

Good planning should result in better health and environmental outcomes, better access to public transit and affordable housing near transit, and should result in more equitable and vibrant communities with quality greenspace for all. Ideally, we would like to hear people advocating for a future that is more sustainable and equitable, from a wide variety of perspectives.

Please click below to join the list for your region to remain engaged in opportunities to advocate with us for Official Plans that improve our quality of life and our environment.

Learn More:

Ontario Municipal Election Candidate Resources: Online version | PDF

Video: What is the Municipal Comprehensive Review?

Municipal Opportunities to Rescue Lake Simcoe: Webinar Recording (Oct 5, 2022) | Slide Deck

Webinar Recording: How to Stop the Big Sprawl: What you need to know to protect forests, farmland and wetlands in the Municipal Comprehensive Review

Fact Sheets from the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance: Sprawl, Sustainable Communities, Climate Commitments

With funding support from Small Change Fund, Freshwater Future, and Echo Foundation.
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