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infrastructure

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Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Rob Burton, Oakville Town Council, Kevin Flynn, Daiene Vernile, Gary Carr, Mélanie Joly, Bill Mauro, Indira Naidoo-Harris, Kathleen Wynne

Save historic Glen Abbey from destruction and development

The Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, a site of significant cultural, historic and natural heritage is threatened with destruction by a proposed high density development of luxury residential, commercial and retail spaces on its precious limited green space.  Situated on the heritage-designated former Raydor Estate, the present course was designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus in his first foray in championship course design. Prior history included indigenous hunting grounds, sawmill, Jesuit monastery and country club. As of 2007, majority ownership of the club property changed to predatory billionaire property developer Rai Sahi of Morguard Corp., who as of September 2015 called for the site's destruction. It is Canada's most famous golf course for now 42 years, and has also been home to Golf Canada and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. As of this July, it will have hosted 30 Canadian Open Championships, more than any other course, with the first having been in 1977. Many historic sports achievements have occurred on this course, including a shot by PGA star Tiger Woods regarded as the most spectacular both of Woods' career and in recent PGA Tour history (https://youtu.be/G2AvRfxgpL4?t=305). The golf course in this half century has not only defined the Town of Oakville's identity, but also provides significant economic benefits for the hundreds employed in the service and hospitality sector especially when hosting one of the largest single international sports events in all of Canada. The proposed development calls for the significant destruction of the manicured and natural landscape, woodland canopy, wildlife habitat and rich absorbent soils in Halton Region's largest watershed to be replaced by multiple enormous multi-level structures in a mature site expressly and historically zoned for perpetual recreational purposes.  The proposal ignores the Town's significant official plan, which concentrates meaningful growth in other specified areas with transportation infrastructure and economic activity.  In so doing, the developer's proposal encourages a perverse density that will overwhelm the existing Town corridors and facilities,  adversely affecting neighbouring residents and businesses. This development will disembowel the proverbial heart of Oakville, scarring its historic, cultural and natural legacy. This petition calls upon the Mayor Rob Burton and Town Councilors, as well as Members of Provincial Parliament for Oakville Kevin Flynn & Indira Naidoo-Harris, and Provincial Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport Daiene Vernile, Provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro, Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne, Federal Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly and Halton Region Chair Gary Carr to oppose the destruction of Glen Abbey by recognizing the intangible value of cultural and natural heritage of preserving Glen Abbey and thereby the legacy of nature, sport and history for future generations. As of December 20, 2017, Glen Abbey has been designated as a cultural heritage landscape. But ClubLink is still attempting to circumvent this designation with a preemptive application for demolition and other appeals. We need protective action now! Save Glen Abbey, the heart of Oakville and national treasure.  

Save Glen Abbey
10,855 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to Mayor Brian Bowman, Councillor Devi Sharma, Councillor Ross Eadie

Make Chief Peguis Trail Extension #1 Priority for City of Winnipeg Infrastructure Projects

This is about the western extension of the Chief Peguis Trail (CPT) from Main Street to Brookside Boulevard. This western extension of CPT is a critical component for a modern and functional City of Winnipeg. For too long, dangerously high volumes of traffic have been forced to use nearby residential streets that were never designed for such levels. This is an extremely hazardous and dangerous situation for affected residents and our children. These high volumes are also costing the City millions of dollars by wearing out streets that were not built to sustain heavy volumes of traffic. Safety improvements aside, the economic impact and development, including committed commercial partners if the CPT extension is approved, are too great to ignore. We cannot risk losing such an immense economic development opportunity. Everyone in our city will benefit, including residents and businesses, and the extension will provide much needed civic tax dollars by increased commercial development. The CPT project must be prioritized and made the City's number one infrastructure priority. Residents north of the Assiniboine River deserve to be afforded the infrastructure funding and development that residents of South Winnipeg have enjoyed for the past 15+ years. The CPT extension will not only benefit the residents of North Winnipeg, but everyone who must travel through the area for recreational centres, shopping, and schools. The economic impact will provide every Winnipeg citizen, regardless of address, with a better-funded city, a stronger transportation system and improved job market. I urge you to get this project started because we cannot wait any longer. The federal government has committed their funding for this project and the provincial government has also committed to and is ready to support this project. This is an opportunity that should be seized because we all know how quickly government funding priorities can change. Mayor Brian Bowman and the Executive Policy Committee must understand this critical need for the CPT extension. With an approaching election, the residents of Winnipeg are now expecting the Mayor, EPC and City Council to approve and fund the CPT extension so the project can get started. The City of Winnipeg needs this critical piece of infrastructure. Seven Oaks School Division is strongly supportive of this initiative, please find more information here including a video of a recent town hall meeting with all levels of government where the federal and provincial governments assured funding *IF* the City prioritized the project. https://www.7oaks.org/Pages/Chief-Peguis-Trail-Expansion.aspx  

Garden City Residents' Association
283 supporters