Author Archives: Sustainable Vaughan

Casino Dialogues

This past May, Vaughan Council voted to be a host candidate for a casino. During the same meeting Vaughan politicians allowed the council chamber to be a forum for pro casino lobbyist who spent the first two hours of the … Continue reading

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A Casino Next to a Subway?

The future Spadina Subway line expansion into Vaughan was a gift from taxpayers across the country, paid for by federal, provincial and municipal funding. This incredibly expensive infrastructure project provides Vaughan with the key stimulus for its aspirations of creating … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Sprawl Speaker Series

Please join Sustainable Vaughan on Thursday November 22nd for our third annual, Sprawl Speaker Series; Debt Financing and Development Charges, Unsustainable Subsidy or Necessary Tool for Growth? Thursday November 22, 2012 7:00pm – 9:00pmVellore Village Community Centre, 1 Villa Royale … Continue reading

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Current Political Thinking as Backed up as our Roads

Would be Vaughan MPP’s recently proposed solutions to alleviate your traffic congestion woes, unfortunately their proposals, ranging from road expansion to “improving” public transit will do nothing to reduce your commute times. Without real funding attached to these promises, your … Continue reading

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Help Support a Real Cycling Infrastructure

The Region of York is currently proposing a painted bike lane along Highway 7 adjacent to the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Sustainable Vaughan has always maintained that a painted lane is not acceptable and that all new bike lanes on … Continue reading

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Region, Vaughan need to curb insatiable sprawl

The City of Vaughan recently voted to backtrack on a key piece of legislation that would have provided an orderly phasing of development on the City’s whitebelt lands over the next twenty years. In doing so, the city green lighted … Continue reading

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How do you build a cycling infrastructure in York Region?

You start by creating bicycle lanes that people will actually use. York Region is currently planning to create a bicycle lane along Highway 7. This lane will be painted to separate the area meant for cyclists from motorists. Although speeds … Continue reading

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