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Check out our well researched policy submissions and articles. Find out how building inward supports affordable housing and sustainable communities that protect nature and a healthy environment.

Friends Submission on Regional Governance

Upper tier governments have played a hugely significant role in providing coordinated and cost-effective management of our farmland and natural…

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Plan Canada: Ontario Government relegates Smart Growth to the Dust Bin

Read Victor Doyle’s article about the systematic dismantling of the award winning smart growth framework, https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:a0b2c021-7e27-4775-a5b4-be7ef9db0b1a

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Friends submission to Province on PPS policy changes

PPS ERO July 29 2023.docx To open full submission click on link above. partial text copy below Submission on ERO-019-6813…

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Do we really need to build on Ontario’s Greenbelt?

The Ontario Provincial Government recently passed Bill 23, more commonly known as the More Homes Built Faster Act, which opened…

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Friends of the Golden Horseshoe- Submission on ERO-019-6177

Review of A Place to Grow and Provincial Policy Statement December 30, 2022

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Friends of the Golden Horseshoe Newsletter #4

Click here for newsletter – see text below Recap of Fall 2022 As most are aware, this Fall saw the…

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Ford Lied about the Greenbelt.

Check out this news article on Bill 23 and Greenbelt lies https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:bf545908-8691-3d83-8ae1-a6eb35fe644b

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Bill 39 – ‘Strong Mayor Powers’ – Better Municipal Governance Act, 2022

Submission by Friends of the Golden Horseshoe Click to view our submission

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Greenbelt Plan Removals Submission

The proposed Greenbelt removals are a massive betrayal of all Ontarians.

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Bill 23 Submission, More Homes Built Fast Act

The Friends of the Golden Horseshoe is a group who have a vision for healthy and prosperous communities throughout the…

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Victor Doyle: Ford government is squandering the future of the Golden Horseshoe

Without any mandate, using rapidly escalating housing prices as the rationale, and pursued under the cover of Covid, the Ford…

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Slides from Highway 413 Webinar

Presenter slide decks from April 20th webinar Slide Deck- Ken Greenberg Slide Deck –Tim Gray Slide deck – Divya Avora…

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Growth Planning presentations, Kevin Eby and Susan Lloyd Swail

Durham Presentation Deck February 2022 Niagara Presentation Deck March 2022 Simcoe Presentation Deck February 2022 Waterloo, Wellington, Brant Presentation Deck…

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Housing and Growth Articles and Research

The future is not the past: Challenging the use of historical propensities to determine future housing mix Kevin Eby, Winter…

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SAVE THE GREENBELT

Friends care about keeping our Greenbelt protected.

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HOW WE GROW MATTERS

The province is pushing for more carbon intensive growth than we can afford

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