Author Archives: Sustainable Vaughan

Current Political Thinking as Backed up as our Roads

Would be Vaughan MPP’s recently proposed solutions to alleviate your traffic congestion woes, unfortunately their proposals, ranging from road expansion to “improving” public transit will do nothing to reduce your commute times. Without real funding attached to these promises, your … Continue reading

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Help Support a Real Cycling Infrastructure

The Region of York is currently proposing a painted bike lane along Highway 7 adjacent to the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Sustainable Vaughan has always maintained that a painted lane is not acceptable and that all new bike lanes on … 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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How do you build a cycling infrastructure in York Region?

You start by creating bicycle lanes that people will actually use. York Region is currently planning to create a bicycle lane along Highway 7. This lane will be painted to separate the area meant for cyclists from motorists. Although speeds … Continue reading

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York Region risks empty bike lanes as legacy

A recent Money Sense magazine survey of best places to live in Canada ranked Vaughan 102 out of 190 cities. This is down from the previous year’s ranking of 70, out of the 180 best places.  Much of this survey … Continue reading

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Secondary Suites Make Cities Sustainable

It was recently announced that Mississauga decided to grow up. As a means of increasing its stock of affordable housing, the city has put into plan the legalization of secondary suites (basement apartments) by this coming fall. Currently basement apartments … Continue reading

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Infrastructure, Growth and the Shape of the Suburbs

Infrastructure, Growth and the Shape of the Suburbs; York Region’s Infrastructure Challenges in the next 20 years  Tuesday October 4, 2011, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Vellore Village Community Centre, 1 Villa Royale Ave, Vaughan, ON L4H 2Z7 Sustainable Vaughan … Continue reading

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Sustainable Vaughan Hosts GTA West Corridor Information Night

The Province of Ontario has cancelled the southern portion of the mega Highway which was to connect to the proposed GTA West Corridor, beginning at Highway 400 and cutting through the Niagara Escarpment down to the Niagara Peninsula. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1031007–province-puts-brakes-on-controversial-highway?bn=1 The … Continue reading

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New highway through Vaughan an outdated idea

The Ontario Transportation Ministry is planning a new super highway in the 905, the GTA West Corridor. It will extend across Vaughan to Miton, beginning at Hwy. 400 and cut through Peel and Halton regions. The province believes this highway … Continue reading

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GTA West Corridor; Letter to the Province

June 29, 2011 To Hon. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Hon. Kathleen Wynne, The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Greg Sorbara, MPP for Vaughan and Mr. Neil Ahmed, P. Eng., Consultant Project Manager. Re: GTA West Corridor As residents of Vaughan, … Continue reading

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