Tag Archives: sprawl

The Big Move Requires a Big Re-Think

“GO Rail represents an underdeveloped asset that has more potential to take cars off the regional highways than any other scheme.” Michael Schabas from The Review of Metrolinx’s Big Move, Neptis Most residents in the GTA are unaware that the … 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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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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War on Traffic Congestion has no champion in Vaughan

Rob Ford revealed his now infamous “War on the Car” ending transit plan back in September. To make his transit plan a reality, the newly elected mayor is now counting on money currently earmarked for York Region’s Viva Rapid Transit … Continue reading

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The City Above Toronto Just Grew further North

It’s not only the past antics of the current mayor and council that’s enraging Vaughan citizens this election. As with most of the GTA, nothing gets voters’ blood boiling more than traffic congestion. With the Spadina Line subway extension still … Continue reading

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Shawn Smith Deputation to Vaughan Council May 17th, 2010

I’m speaking as a transportation engineer, citizen concerned for the future of my city, and father of two kids who stand to inherit the decisions made by our generation. I believe we need a more compact city, which is why … Continue reading

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Deb Schulte Deputation to Vaughan Council May 17, 2010

Mayor, Members of Council and Staff, I want to thank you for this opportunity to comment on the decision of the City to include the “white belt” lands (sprawl) in the Official Plan and express my disappointment in the public … Continue reading

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