Urban Development & The Green Belt
By the end of this lesson I will be able to answer these three questions:
1) How is urban sprawl impacting Southern Ontario?
2) What is the Green Belt?
3) Why is the Green Belt important to Southern Ontario?
Which Image Matches Where You Want To Live As An Adult?
Record theses key terms in your notebook:
Where Are People Moving In Southern Ontario?
What three cities are going to grow the most?
Why is Brampton expected to grow, while Mississauga is not?
Why are cities outside of Toronto growing so fast?
Brief History of Urbanization in Canada
Compare The Two Images
How are people traveling in Toronto in the 1920's? Describe the way the street and city look.
What is different about the image from present time?
Queen & Yonge 1920's
Yonge Street Present Time
Urban Sprawl is Consuming Our Farmland
How is Southern Ontario Dealing With Urban Sprawl?
The Green Belt
The Golden Horseshoe
The Greater Golden Horseshoe is home to Canada’s largest urban center. This is a region that wraps around the Canadian shores of Lake Ontario, from Niagara Falls, extending to Northumberland County. The region is home to more than 8.4 million Canadians, and is expected to grow to 11 million by the year 2031 (Greenbelt, 2014).