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Maps to the Proposed Greenbelt Plan (2016)

Proposed revisions to the schedules and appendices include:

  • updated settlement area boundaries and transitioned matters reflecting the latest municipal official plan schedules;
  • updated Niagara Escarpment Plan boundary; and
  • proposed Greenbelt expansion areas including new Urban River Valley areas, two areas in Hamilton, one area in Grimsby and the Lake Gibson area in Thorold in Niagara Region.

Proposed Schedules and Appendices


Proposed Schedule 1: Greenbelt Plan Area
 - Map showing the Greenbelt Plan Area as proposed to be revised. This includes the Protected Countryside, Urban River Valley Niagara Escarpment Plan Area, and Oak Ridges Moraine Plan Area

Proposed Schedule 2: Niagara Peninsula Tender Fruit and Grape Area - Map showing the Niagara Peninsula Tender Fruit and Grape Lands Specialty Crop Areas within the Greenbelt Plan Area as proposed to be revised.

Proposed Schedule 3: Holland Marsh - Map showing the schedule for the Holland Marsh Specialty Crop Area within the Greenbelt Plan Area as proposed to be revised.

Proposed Schedule 4: Natural Heritage System - Map showing the schedules of the Natural Heritage System within the Protected Countryside of the Greenbelt Plan Area as proposed to be revised

Proposed Appendix 1: Schematic showing natural system connections among the Protected Countryside, Niagara Escarpment and Oak Ridges Moraine - Map showing proposed changes to the schedule of the Natural Heritage System within the Protected Countryside, the Niagara Escarpment Plan Area, and the Oak Ridges Moraine Area.

Proposed Appendix 2: Schematic showing settlements within Greenbelt Area - Map showing the settlement areas within the Greenbelt, including: Towns, Villages and Hamlets in the Protected Countryside, Rural Settlements and Settlement Areas in the Oak Ridges Moraine Plan Area as proposed to be revised, and the Urban Areas and Minor Urban Centres in the Niagara Escarpment Plan Area. 

Detailed Mapping 

Detailed mapping showing proposed revisions to the Greenbelt Area boundary and Greenbelt Plan.

Growing the Greenbelt - Proposed Urban River Valley Areas 

Maps showing the lands along urban river valley corridors and associated coastal wetlands proposed to be added to the Greenbelt Area and the Greenbelt Plan as Urban River Valley areas.  The proposed Greenbelt Plan’s policies would apply to only publicly-owned lands in these new areas. 

Growing the Greenbelt - Proposed Protected Countryside Parcels in Niagara Region and Hamilton   

Maps showing the lands proposed to be added to the Greenbelt Area and the Greenbelt Plan as Protected Countryside in the: 

Proposed Adjustments to Greenbelt Area Boundary 

Maps showing proposed adjustments reflect matters that were already in a planning process, prior to the creation of the Greenbelt Plan and thus allowed to continue. The proposed changes align with municipal official plans and existing urban boundaries.

Proposed Adjustments to Greenbelt Area Boundary – Niagara Escarpment

Map showing a proposed adjustment to the Greenbelt Area to add land that is covered by the Niagara Escarpment Plan