Snapshot

Urban sprawl is both economically and environmentally unsustainable and while developers make significant profits off sprawl, existing residents end up footing the bill for servicing costs through increases to property taxes year over year.

There are plenty of opportunities to grow within the existing urban boundary, providing a mix of detached housing, townhouses, apartments and condos. This type of careful planned growth will make better use of existing infrastructure, including roads, sewers and parks, while preserving valuable agricultural land. Further, it will help build more vibrant neighbourhoods, support better transit and help keep schools open.

Hamilton, Canada

Stop Sprawl Hamilton

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Story

We are urging residents to stand up to costly and inefficient urban sprawl. The people of Hamilton and Hamilton Council decided not to expand the urban boundary and preserve 3,300 acres of prime farmland. But the provincial government wants to ignore our decision. They want to expand urban boundaries in Hamilton and Halton by 14,000 acres and carve up the Greenbelt across southern Ontario. We are fighting to save farmland and create more housing options within our urban boundary.

But this work needs money, so please donate today!

We need your help to stand up for local food and farmers, clean air and water, and for efficient planning. So please donate today. Funds will be used for signs, flyers, website costs and ads on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you!