Category Archives: Formal Sumission to OMT, with History

Title and Summary

Note. ┬áThe full text of this submission is also available in PDF format. CONCORD WEST COMMUNITY SUBMISSION TO THE ONTARIO MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION REGARDING THE AUGUST 26, 2010, NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF TRANSIT PROJECT ASSESSMENT PROCESS September 27, 2010 SUMMARY … Continue reading

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1.1 Denied right of access

1. Background of the Present Submission 1.1. Concord West community residents are denied their rights of access to the Bartley Smith Greenway/Langstaff Ecopark, as well as to the Glen Shields community Since 1954 the residents of Concord West have had … Continue reading

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1.2 Ecological threat

1.2. A threatened ecological community Moreover, the area marked in green in Figure 1 serves as ecological community for a variety of threatened wildlife contiguous with the western margin of the Upper West Don River. It is ecologically part of … Continue reading

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1.3. Unacceptable Streetscape plan

1.3. An unacceptable Master Plan Study proposed by the Concord West Urban Design Streetscape Committee In January 2007, in its adopted Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Study, the City of Vaughan repeatedly acknowledged the rights of access and circulation of … Continue reading

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1.4. A simple solution

1.4. The solution to the continuing refusal to provide the Concord West community with its lawful access to greenspaces The simple solution to the problems of access to the surrounding greenspaces, currently denied to Concord West residents, and to the … Continue reading

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1.5. Petition to OMEI

1.5. The petition to OMEI Minister B. Duguid requesting implementation of the solution proposed by the Concord West Seniors Club The Concord West Seniors Club then decided to take the initiative. It ran a petition, signed by virtually all households … Continue reading

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1.6. The OMT Design Concept

1.6. The community finds out about the Concept Design proposed by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, to place a complex traffic hub on the ORC greenland and adjoining lands on the south side of Highway 7. Since no answers, explanations … Continue reading

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1.7. CW community response

1.7. Constructive response of the community to the Design Concept planned by the OMT: unanimous approval of an alternative plan for the location of the traffic hub contemplated by the 407 Transitway Project Cognizant at last of the plan intended … Continue reading

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1.8. Sept 14, 2010 meeting

1.8. The September 14, 2010, meeting of the Concord West Residents Ad Hoc Committee with the relevant Provincial and Metro officials In attendance at the September 14, 2010, meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee were: George Ivanoff, Senior Environmental Planner … Continue reading

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2.1. Community’s alternative plan

2. The present submission of the alternative plan, unanimously approved by the Concord West community, for the location and articulation of the traffic hub required by the 407 Transitway. 2.1. The alternative plan, unanimously approved by the Concord West community, … Continue reading

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2.2. Merits of community’s plan

2.2. The evident merits of the alternative plan proposed by the Concord West community It is evident that the alternative plan proposed by the community does not require the construction of a road running south from Highway 7 to feed … Continue reading

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2.3. Comparison of proposed plans

2.3. A comparison of the proposed plans The lack of merit of the OMT-proposed Concept Design is multiple and extensive. Not only does it profoundly and adversely affect the social environment of the Concord West community, but it transforms the … Continue reading

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2.4. Request to Premier McGuinty

2.4. The Concord West community requests Premier Dalton McGuinty to intervene and provide the effective conditions for (1) technical assessment of the alternative plan and (2) mutual dialogue between the community and the OMT. As the alternative plan proposed by … Continue reading

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Conclusion

In conclusion, the Concord West community hereby formally submits to the OMT, in response to the Notice of Commencement of Transit Project Assessment Process published in the Thornhill Liberal on August 26, 2010, its alternative plan to the current OMT-proposed … Continue reading

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