Thursday, March 22, 2012


The Toronto Greenbelt is a broad band of permanently protected land which:
  • Protects against the loss and fragmentation of the agricultural land base and supports agriculture as the predominant land use;
  • Gives permanent protection to the natural heritage and water resource systems that sustain ecological and human health and that form the environmental framework around which major urbanization in south-central Ontario will be organized; and
  • Provides for a diverse range of economic and social activities associated with rural communities, agriculture, tourism, recreation and resource uses.

This is one of the largest green belts of its kind.  

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