Peter Tabuns MPP, Toronto-Danforth

Government of Ontario

Defending the Greenbelt a Bill 66 Public Forum

Published on January 18, 2019

Peter Tabuns hosts:

Bill 66 and the Greenbelt: Water is Life

Tuesday Jan. 29th 7- 9pm

662 Pape Ave. Riverdale Presbyterian Church

Confirmed Speakers from CELA, Environmental Defence .

Bill 66 Schedule 10 Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Ontario’s Greenbelt 

The Greenbelt was established in 2005 to protect green space, farmland, communities, forests, wetlands, and watersheds in Ontario's Greater Golden Horseshoe.

It also preserves the region’s cultural heritage and supports a range of recreation and tourism opportunities.

The Greenbelt currently includes over 2 million acres of land protected by the Niagara Escarpment Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, and the Greenbelt Plan.

The Greenbelt area extends 325 km from the eastern end of the Oak Ridges Moraine, near Rice Lake, in the east, to the Niagara River in the west. 

The Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, and the Niagara Escarpment Plan, together with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, are four provincial land use plans that protect the natural environment and determine where and how growth should be accommodated in the region. The updated plans came into effect in 2017.