Elimination of some Hamilton Greenbelt areas spurs community consultations

Keen to voice your viewpoint about the 795 hectares of Hamilton’s Greenbelt land taken by the province?

You can do so as a result of by accomplishing a study and attending an open home about the concern Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Peller Hall in Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre at 357 Wilson St. E. Staff members will make a presentation and average a Q&A session setting up at 7 p.m. Registration is not required.

Ontario taken out 795 hectares of land –  larger than the dimension of two Binbrooks – from the Greenbelt within just the City of Hamilton on Dec. 16, 2022. Even though the Town of Hamilton opposed the transfer, the province nevertheless ideas to shift forward with Greenbelt land growth in the city. 

“Though the Metropolis continues to be opposed to Greenbelt land removal, the Government of Ontario’s determination is in impact and the lands are no extended in the Greenbelt Plan Area,” the Metropolis wrote on its web page. “The Town expects the Govt of Ontario will use its powers to difficulty a Ministers Zoning Purchase (MZO) to approve new urban development in just these former Greenbelt Strategy regions. This indicates that there would be no municipally-led setting up procedures for these lands and the City of Hamilton will not be the acceptance authority for these lands.”

The provincial land and growth facilitator has asked for feedback from Hamilton on how Greenbelt lands will be formulated. As effectively, it reported Hamilton can negotiate and request  “community benefits” – or developer contributions to the group – further than typical specifications located in the Organizing Act.

The City of Hamilton is in search of enter from the community about the 3 locations removed from the Greenbelt by the province. The community feed-back will be offered at the particular organizing committee conference on Thursday, Sept. 14 starting up at 6:30 p.m. at the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre. Then it will be submitted to the provincial land and improvement facilitator.



To submit published feedback, submit a pre-recorded video clip with feedback or pre-sign up to make oral submissions, get in touch with the legislative coordinator of the planning committee on the initially floor at 71 Principal St. W. or e mail [email protected]

All those who desire to make their opposition to Greenbelt advancement recognised are questioned to submit their reviews directly to the government of Ontario. 

The Town explained the lands eliminated from the Greenbelt space are different from the 2,200 hectares of land that Ontario additional to Hamilton’s Urban Boundary in November 2022 . The provincial final decision went from Metropolis council’s endorsement of a “No City Boundary Expansion” advancement alternative, according to the City on its internet site.

The adhering to are the 3 Hamilton lands taken off from the Greenbelt:

  • E book Street Lands: The major region taken off from the Greenbelt in Hamilton at 727 hectares in measurement with 185 hectares determined as a “core area” with substantial woodlands and wetland.
  • Whitechurch Lands: These lands are 64 hectares south of Hamilton’s new city boundary, southeast of Mount Hope. The lands are not recognized as a main location.
  • Fifty Highway Lands: These lands are four hectares in measurement and found near St. Gabriel Elementary University. It is at the moment specified as a specialty crop place acceptable for escalating fruit.

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