Don’t miss the local open house on Greenbelt expansion!

Mark your calendars to show your support for Greenbelt protections in Waterloo Region!

As announced in December, the Province of Ontario is proposing an expansion of the Greenbelt, and is studying seven possible areas for expansion. One of those areas is “The Waterloo and Paris/Galt moraine complex in Waterloo Region, and Brant and Wellington counties.”

The provincial government is hosting a local open house as part of these consultations, and we need you to be there! The open house will take place on Thursday February 22nd from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Tannery Event Space (151 Charles Street West, Kitchener).

People in Waterloo Region have been asking to be included in the Greenbelt for more than a decade. After being left out of the original Greenbelt, the provincial government is finally listening. Attend this open house to learn more, to share your views, and to show that it is finally time to give our area the extra layer of protection from urban sprawl that other communities have had for so long.

To learn more about the consultation, check out the province’s consultation page as well as the consultation document. You can also read our blog post and news release about these consultations.

Let us know you’re coming on our Facebook event page.

If you can’t make it to the local consultation, you can still share your views online, by email, or on the Environmental Registry. See here for details.