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About Us

The Greenbelt Council is a key part of the government's approach to Greenbelt protection, which includes the Greenbelt Act, 2005 and a Greenbelt Plan that permanently protects approximately 1.8 million acres of greenspace across the Golden Horseshoe.

The Greenbelt Act, 2005 requires that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing appoint a Greenbelt Council to provide the Minister with advice on the Greenbelt.

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Composition of the Council

The Greenbelt Council is comprised of one or more members who support the objectives of the Greenbelt, as well as a Chair, appointed by the Minister through the Public Appointments Secretariat.  The members of the Greenbelt Council come from a variety of backgrounds and are all experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated to Greenbelt Protection.

Mandate

The mandate of the Greenbelt Council is to provide advice to the Minister on the Greenbelt. The Council’s Memorandum of Understanding sets out those matters that the Council will provide advice on, which generally includes: any matters pertaining to the Greenbelt Act or the Plan, as set out in subsection 15(3) of the Greenbelt Act, the establishment of performance measures to track the effectiveness of the Plan in achieving its goals, any proposed amendments to the Greenbelt Plan, and the ten-year review of the Greenbelt Plan.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
777 Bay Street, 13th Floor
Toronto, ON   M5G 2E5
(416) 585-6014