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Ontario Greenbelt


By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  For reasons that eludes me, we are fond of describing tracts of land as “belts.” There’s America’s rust belt and the bible belt. Up here we have the snow belt and the ever contentious Ontario Greenbelt. Ah yes…the greenbelt. “The greenbelt,” you say scratching your head. “Yes I’ve heard of …

David Suzuki writes interesting article (Good Things Are Growing in Ontario’s Greenbelt) on urban sprawl and Ontario Greenbelt: “In Canada, Ontario has enacted the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe to encourage towns and cities to grow upwards through densification rather than outwards through car-dependent urban sprawl. Ontario has also established a two-million-acre greenbelt …