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University of Toronto Scarborough
David J Roberts

Week 9 GGRC33 Is Toronto Sprawling?  No area in GTA is unplanned. Has to do with over land use planning.  Developers always need to get approval to do development  Because there is provincial over land use,  In reality, all of Toronto has been planned and has much higher density than many of the cities that has been criticized Population Built Up  Transit race affects this density Forced infilled development by Toronto. Developers knew that there was no development going to be done within the greenbelt. The reason why residences are so concentrated unlike USA Concerns about sprawl in 1980s and 1990s  Changes of immigration and employment and other economic conditions  Migration internationally and within the country to Toronto  This increased population growth means lower farmland  Environmental protection has become more important at this time  Constrained development from rising prices and protecting environmental lands Politics of suburban sprawl, growth management  Developers and market should control growth doesn’t match with environmental agenda and protection  Part of why there was a conservative government in Ontario was because the support of the 905 area  E.coli contamination (lack of municipal control in water management) at this time but it heightened awareness for protecting water FINAL PAPER - Literature Review: review.pdf Opposition to ‘Big Pipe’  Take sewage from York Region to Pickering where it will be treated and then dumped to lake Ontario  Big environmental hazard  Big pipe going through the most environmentally sensitive land areas  The question is, what sort of damages would this cause to already protected lands? o Opposition argues that they should deal with the water sewage at the York Region  Why it got approved? o B/C developers were willing to pay 80% of the cost Oak Ridges Morane Act  Only 8% for new growth  Development has already happened there but new developments are disallowed Potentially affects housing values If development arises in greenbelt areas. Bond Lake, Richmond Hill  Conflict with developments that have already happened  If they have intervened further than they would have done, they would’ve gone to court and lost Greenbelt  Greenbelt gets expanded north and south side of the oak ridges morane Part of the influence of the greenbelt, Neptis studied th
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