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World’s Largest Protected Greenbelt Under Review

November 23, 2015

Ontario’s Greenbelt spans 7,300 square-kilometres and stretches from Cobourg to Collingwood to St. Catharines, making it the largest greenbelt in the world. Designated as protected lands in 2005 to prevent suburban sprawl and the destruction of natural marshes and agricultural land, the Greenbelt plan is now undergoing a coordinated land use planning review.

The province held several regional town halls from March to May 2015 to solicit public feedback on how to strengthen and improve existing plans, which focus on supporting regional transit and higher density neighbourhoods, protecting agricultural lands, and mitigating damage of local ecosystems.

Covering more land than the entire province of Prince Edward Island, the Greenbelt’s forests currently reduce carbon dioxide levels the equivalent of taking 27 million cars off the road. These ecosystems are the home of 78 threatened or at-risk species, but also offer a wide variety of outdoor spaces and recreation options for visitors and residents alike to enjoy.

With population growth in the Golden Horseshoe expected to rise 50% over the next 25 years, there are questions as to how the province can accommodate such a significant population increase without detracting land from the Greenbelt. However, the original Greenbelt Plan took this into account by leaving 1,500 square kilometers of undeveloped land available for new communities to take root and existing cities to expand. Ensuring these communities have the required infrastructure to connect with neighbouring municipalities makes them an easier sell for homebuyers who’d prefer to buy in more urban areas – something Greybrook and our developer partners have taken into account when investing in areas such as Fergus, Hamilton, Vaughan and beyond.



Delos’ School Air-Quality Study Sheds Light on How to Protect Other Industries

Company News
November 30, 2021

The Well Living Lab, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota, performed a study to find out if adding portable air purification units would help to keep the air clean from viruses and other harmful airborne…

Greybrook Team Takes Part in Movember

November 29, 2021

Since inception, Movember has proudly welcomed more than five million supporters and has funded more than 1,250 innovative men’s health projects across 20 countries, raising awareness and donations for testicular cancer, prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. With the…

Toronto Life Masterclass on Real Estate Investing Hosted by CEO Peter Politis

November 28, 2021

The Masterclass offered insights into the world of investing in real estate development, the current Toronto market, and the future of housing in the GTA. Listen to the full Masterclass below. The Masterclass discussed a variety of topics including what…

The House of Assembly Breaks Ground in Toronto’s Junction Triangle

Portfolio Updates
November 26, 2021

Peter Politis, CEO and Sarah Mansour, Executive Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at Greybrook Realty Partners joined our developer partners at Marlin Spring to celebrate this major project milestone and speak about the area’s exciting evolution. This transformation of…

Greybrook’s Christopher Kozub Honoured as 2021 Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40

Company News
November 25, 2021

This year, Greybrook is pleased to announce that Christopher Kozub, Greybrook Securities Inc., General Counsel has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer Under 40 as winner of Lexpert’s 2021 Rising Stars Award. Finalists from law firms, in-house legal departments, government,…

Watch Canadian Business and Toronto Life Insider’s Fireside Chat with CEO Peter Politis

October 27, 2021

Watch the full virtual Fireside Chat below. During the discussion, Peter recounts the unique position Toronto is in for real estate investment opportunities, giving the city plenty of room for long-term sustainable growth. Ranking as one of the most livable…

Watch the Waldorf Astoria Residences Miami Project Film

October 22, 2021

Watch the short film below. Designed unlike anything built before in Miami, this luxury residential and hospitality tower will include a stack of nine offset glass cubes, replicating a freestanding sculpture in the sky. The design is led by concept…

Construction Progresses at Symphony Towns in Oshawa

Portfolio Updates
October 18, 2021

With phase I foundations and framing complete, the construction team has been hard at work beginning the drywall and interior finishing work. Alongside developer partner, Marlin Spring, the townhome project will bring over 200 beautifully designed homes to the heart…

Society Atlanta Makes Waves with Latest Announcement

Portfolio Updates
October 15, 2021

The exciting news was picked up by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Agent Magazine and REBusiness Online. Society Atlanta is the latest addition to our growing nation platform in partnership with PMG. With plans set for Atlanta our expanding portfolio…

Groundbreaking Held for Artistry Project in Downtown Toronto

Portfolio Updates
September 30, 2021

  Peter Politis, CEO of Greybrook Realty Partners and Jared Berlin, Executive Director of Greybrook’s Asset Management group joined our developer partners at Tribute Communities to celebrate this major project milestone and official construction kick off. Located in Downtown Toronto,…


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