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Pushback on the new PPS: Submit to the Environmental Registry of Ontario

  • May 17, 2023
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Send your message to the Environmental Registry of Ontario that the new Provincial Planning Statement must be revised to help protect... Continue Reading

Open Letter to Premier Doug Ford

  • April 19, 2023
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Martin Straathof, OFT’s executive director, recently prepared and submitted an open letter to Premier Doug Ford expressing concerns over the current... Continue Reading

OFT Calls for Federal Action to Protect DRAP

  • February 16, 2023
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

The Ontario Farmland Trust is calling for the federal government to take action to protect the farmland contained within the Duffins... Continue Reading

Reflecting on Farmland Policy

  • January 18, 2023
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

One of the biggest policy issues of 2022 that will continue to be an issue in 2023 is Bill 23. The... Continue Reading

Bill 39 Undermines Public Interest

  • December 12, 2022
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

The Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT) is calling for an independent appraisal be conducted to determine the value of the public interest... Continue Reading

Bill 23 Passes

  • November 29, 2022
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

The controversial Bill 23, that will significantly reduce protections for farmland in provincial land use planning and push sprawling development instead... Continue Reading

Agriculture in the Greenbelt

  • May 11, 2022
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

As the weather warms, the birds are singing, the bees buzzing, and farmers dive back into their growing season. Spring is... Continue Reading

Agriculture in the Greenbelt

  • February 15, 2022
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

Did you know that the Greenbelt protects over two million acres of land and 37% of this acreage is farmland? Contrary... Continue Reading

The Greenbelt Expansion

  • March 17, 2021
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

The Greenbelt Plan is a set of policies that protects farmland, countryside, and natural areas in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH)... Continue Reading


  • November 9, 2020
  • OntarioFarmlandTrust

OFT recently voiced support for the protections for farmland in the GGH that are provided by the Greenbelt. The GGH is... Continue Reading