Save The Foundry - Respect Local Planning

Save The Foundry - Respect Local Planning

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Friends of the Foundry started this petition to Doug Ford (Premier of Ontario) and

STOP THE DEMOLITION.

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Local consultation is vital to proper municipal planning. Residents always deserve to have a say in what’s happening in their community, but unfortunately that’s no longer the case throughout Ontario, with heritage buildings and environmentally protected lands threatened by Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark.

Premier Ford’s government is not considering any community feedback in his plan to bulldoze heritage properties in the West Don Lands area of Toronto. We fear this will repeat itself throughout Ontario.

In fact, Premier Ford and Minister Clark not only didn’t consult the community, they didn’t even provide a courtesy notification to the local MPP or City Councillor. A troubling development, considering that Minister Clark has issued Ministerial Zoning Orders (MZOs) throughout Ontario, affecting various sites including conservation areas.

Without any notification or announcement on Thursday, January 14, 2021, a demolition crew arrived at the Dominion Foundry Complex, located at 153 to 185 Eastern Avenue. Built in 1917 to produce railway equipment, the properties were added to Toronto’s heritage register in 2004 to preserve architectural and historical significance to life in the city during the WWI and post-war eras. Today, that heritage stands precariously threatened by Premier Ford’s bulldozers.

We invite all Ontario residents opposing arbitrary planning decisions without community input to sign this petition. Today it’s Toronto’s heritage under threat, tomorrow it could be your community or conservation area.

FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDRY

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