Thursday, June 9, 2016

Next Public Meeting for the Shoreline is June 28th

If you would like to be involved in the process of protecting the natural environment and shaping the future of Toronto's shoreline, please attend this meeting. 

Keeping the remaining 2 km of sand beach natural is the best legacy we can leave for future generations. We do not need more paved and hardening shorelines.

This project is based on outdated ideas from the past. In 1992 the province of Ontario established the Waterfront Regeneration Trust to implement recommendations of 'Regeneration', a Royal Commission report which included public consultations. One of the recommendations was to create a continuous waterfront trail along the shorelines of Lake Ontario. This is not a good reason to continue with this project. This is not 1992. 

This project is not environmentally responsible. We need to let the TRCA know that we are serious about protecting what natural beauty and biodiversity remains and paving a shoreline is not the way to go about this. There is nothing regenerative about paving our beaches!

This information is from the TRCA website:


The purpose of this second PIC meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 28th, will be to review and receive feedback on the Preliminary Preferred Alternatives and draft Effects Assessment Criteria.
Agenda for the evening is as follows:
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Open House
  • 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. | Presentation
  • 7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Q&A and Discussion


For further information on the project or to provide comments, please contact:
Lionel WorrellProject Coordinator, Waterfront Watershed Strategies Division
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
5 Shoreham Drive, Toronto ON, M3N 1S4
Phone: 416-661-6600 ext. 5305 



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