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CONCORD WEST COMMUNITY SUBMISSION
TO THE ONTARIO MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION
THE AUGUST 26, 2010, NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF
TRANSIT PROJECT ASSESSMENT PROCESS
September 27, 2010
The present submission to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation is divided into two parts, the background and the submission proper. The background explains how the Concord West community arrived at the proposal of an alternative plan for the GO/Metrolinx traffic hub located by the existing OMT/MTO Concept Design on the south side of Highway 7. The present submission proposes that it should be located on the north side, in or around the Concord Floral Lands. The present submission also requests that (1) the proposed alternative plan be technically assessed for its merits in all of its relevant aspects (social, environmental, etc); (2) a comprehensive environmental study of the overall area in question be conducted and released to the public as soon as possible; and (3) the OMT team working on the 407 Transitway Project be directed – for the reasons presented herein – to find a solution for the traffic hub that does not locate it on the south side of Highway 7, nor makes it adjacent to the Concord West community, so that the OMI (Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure) may transfer to the TRCA (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority) the ORC greenland adjoing the Concord West community to the east, and currently under petition to the Honorable Minister R. Chiarelli.