Ontario's Anti-Sprawl Plans

Ontario, Canada, plans to curb urban sprawl with a new growth management strategy.
October 29, 2004, 3pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Along with protecting the greenbelt, the government plans to use the locations of sewer and water lines, highways and transit routes along with electricity transmission lines to direct growth into specific centres rather than following growth where developers choose to build homes and businesses and shopping centres.

The strategy to control and direct urban growth has national implications, partly because federal money will help build the transit corridors and partly because it follows a similar strategy that has shaped the growth of the Vancouver area."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Friday, October 29, 2004 in The Globe and Mail

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