Sign the petition to let the provincial government know our community is demanding action, and we need it now. Our petition:

1 Calls upon the Ontario provincial government enact legislation which would prevent large-scale development on the Escarpment lands (such as the proposed subdivision on the 1,500 acres of the Castle Glen Forest); and

2 Demands that the Ontario government permanently protect this environmentally significant ecosystem through legislation and committed funding which creates interconnected corridors of natural spaces for shared wildlife and recreational uses.

Check out our latest video showing what will be lost, forever, if the proposed Castle Glen subdivision proceeds. Over 1,500 acres of forest replaced by 1,600 homes, a gas station, golf courses, and a hotel. Bye bye natural carbon sink, sensitive ecosystem, natural habitat, and important headwaters — right on the brow of the Escarpment!

It could all be gone. Forever.

Check out or recent blogs below, or all of them on our News page!

  • Talisman Update Part II: Beaver Valley Development Group Presents to Council
    Westway, working under the new name, Beaver Valley Development Group (BVDG) presented to Grey Highlands Council on August 3 – watch from the 1:08 mark. While short on substance the presentation was long on buzzwords such as sustainable, wellness, collaboration, listening and ecotourism.  While nothing specific was shared it is very clear that they are intent on moving […]
  • Talisman Update: What Now That the Land’s Been Sold?
    This June saw the final closing of the controversial sale of the municipally owned lands sandwiching the former Talisman Resort to Westway Capital, a GTA-based group that has informally proposed a significant resort and residential development. The land known as Talisman sits on the slope of the Niagara Escarpment protected lands, just outside of the […]
  • The Escarpment Summit: Like-Minded Groups Meet to Discuss Strategy
    At the end of June, the G7 summit met in Germany. Just prior, on June 23, there was a rather different meeting of the minds at an “Escarpment Summit.” The Escarpment Corridor Alliance (ECA) gathered close to a dozen local organizations for a workshopping session to share ideas and support each other in the common […]

Land Acknowledgement

We are grateful to live, work, and learn on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Ojibway, and Anishinabek. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. 

We acknowledge and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place since time immemorial. We also recognize the contributions that Haudenosaunee, Ojibway, Anishinabek, and other Indigenous peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and our province and country as a whole.

This recognition of the contributions and historic importance of Indigenous peoples must also be clearly and overtly connected to our collective commitment to do our part to advance reconciliation in our communities. We must work together to ensure our communities advance relationships with Indigenous peoples built on meaningful consultation rooted in truth and imbued with justice.