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The Greenbelt, for those who don’t know, is a protected band of land that surrounds much of the Golden Horseshoe. It was created by the province in 2005 as a way to contain urban sprawl, particularly into environmentally sensitive areas, and includes green space, farmland, forests, wetlands, and watersheds.

Now the province wants to expand the Greenbelt into much of the land around Guelph and that has a lot of people worried.

There is much debate over the effect such a move would have on both housing supply and prices. Developers blame the province’s anti-sprawl policies, including the Greenbelt, on the soaring house prices that have made home ownership a pipe dream for many as the available land for single-family and semi-detached homes shrinks. On the

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