About Us

Smart Growth Elora + Fergus is a group of actively engaged citizens of Elora and Fergus.

How many people do we represent? At the outset our group decided that its membership would be confidential. Our "business model" was to work exclusively with and through the Municipality to achieve improvements to the original development plans. Mayor Linton and Andy Goldie accepted that we represented a substantial number of citizens (we do) and were pleased that we had official spokespersons. In the OMB/LPAT hearing our lawyer added that our active membership was more than 10 but less than 100. We are closer to the 100 than the 10. In addition, we have maintained an email list of people who want to follow our progress without being active contributors.

Our main focus at the moment is the proposed development on the south side of Elora, which could increase the population of Elora by as much as 50%.

If you are interested in volunteering your time to help in this endeavour, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at: mailto:contact@sgef.ca

Hiring professionals to do research, perform studies, prepare alternative proposals costs money. The more resources we have, the more seriously we will be taken when the time comes to work with the township and the developer. Please consider donating to help our cause. Any amount helps!

If you have any questions about how your money will be used, please send us an email and we will get back to you right away.