Catherine Fife MPP, Waterloo

Government of Ontario

Virtual rally & town hall: Stop the sprawl!

On Wednesday, May 31 at 7 pm MPP Catherine Fife (Waterloo) and MPP Jessica Bell (University–Rosedale) are hosting a virtual rally and town hall to STOP SPRAWL FROM TAKING IT ALL!

We will be joined by speakers from Greenbelt Promise, the Alliance for a Liveable Ontario, and Kevin Thomason, vice chair of the Grand River Environmental Network

To join, RSVP using this link and:

  • Get the latest on the Conservative's plan to double down on unsustainable urban sprawl.
  • Take action and learn how we can truly solve our housing crisis and protect our farmland and Greenbelt at the same time.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


The Ford government has been forcing municipalities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe to redraw their urban borders and permit development on approximately 16,000 hectares of nearby Greenbelt and farmland. 

Ontario needs to build 1.5 million homes to meet the needs of current and future Ontarians, but not like this. These orders will devour natural spaces and farmland, increase infrastructure costs, vehicle traffic, and pollution, and undermine the building of vibrant transit-supportive communities. The question isn’t whether we build, but how, where, and who we build for. Affordability and sustainability are integral to any good housing plan

That's why the NDP is calling on the Ford government to commit to a housing plan that increases density in areas already zoned for development, by ending exclusionary zoning and building more townhomes, duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes in neighbourhoods close to where people work, play and study.