What is the Greenbelt?
Wrapping around the Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt is 1.8 million acres of potential to make Ontario, and the earth, a better place. Possibility Grows Here!
Food & Farming -- The Greenbelt is important for fresh, local food and the diversity of food available reflects the diversity of Ontarians. Farmers work hard to protect the quality of source water, plant trees and reduce pesticide use. Buying locally also helps reduce our carbon footprint.
Clean Air & Water -- These are two top concerns for Ontarians according to a 2007 Environics Poll. It's comforting to know our children and future generations have clean air and water thanks to the many lakes, wetlands, rivers and trees in the Greenbelt.
Active, Healthy Living -- Green space provides recreational activities for all Ontarians including hiking trails on some of the most ecologically diverse landscapes in Canada.
Protecting Species & Habitats -- The Greenbelt also helps protect 65 or so endangered species. For many, the protection of the Greenbelt may very well be their last hope for survival. All this adds up to a world-leading initiative: the largest and most diverse Greenbelt on the planet.
The Greenbelt is where possibility grows and where our future grows. Everything we need to secure our health and abundance is right here in our own backyard, in Ontario's Greenbelt.