Author Archives: Sustainable Vaughan

Transit City North

Sustainable Vaughan is launching an ongoing series commenting on the city’s public transit future, the political decisions shaping its infrastructure and its relevance to our lives. Are you a regular transit user? Do you swear by your car and would … Continue reading

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Vaughan Council to Re-Vote on Urban Boundary Expansion

Former Co-Director of Sustainable Vaughan and newly elected Councillor Deb Shulte is bringing forward a resolution to remove the Urban Boundary Expansion from the new Official Plan. Click to access CWA0111_15.pdf This resolution will be occurring on Tuesday January, 11 … Continue reading

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War on Traffic Congestion has no champion in Vaughan

Rob Ford revealed his now infamous “War on the Car” ending transit plan back in September. To make his transit plan a reality, the newly elected mayor is now counting on money currently earmarked for York Region’s Viva Rapid Transit … Continue reading

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The City Above Toronto Just Grew further North

It’s not only the past antics of the current mayor and council that’s enraging Vaughan citizens this election. As with most of the GTA, nothing gets voters’ blood boiling more than traffic congestion. With the Spadina Line subway extension still … Continue reading

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Sustainable Vaughan Letter to the Province

Dear Hon. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Hon. Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Victor Severino, Housing and Assistant Deputy Minister (Growth Secretariat) After documenting in great detail where, we believe, the Vaughan Official Plan is in … Continue reading

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Sustainable Vaughan believes The City of Vaughan and York Region’s Official Plans do not meet the Provincial Criteria for an Urban Boundary Expansion

1) Not providing the six missing intensification numbers in the official plan results in non compliance to Places to Grow Act 2.2.8.2 a) (See Hemson, “Housing Analysis and Employment Land Needs, Final Report” Table 2). Places to Grow Act 2.2.8.2 … Continue reading

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Letter to the Mayor and Council

Mayor and members of council, Politically you have nothing to gain from approving the urban boundary expansion. Approving the expansion opens the door to an OMB appeal and allows your opponents and critics to blame you during the upcoming municple … Continue reading

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Sony Rai Deputation to Vaughan Council June 14th, 2010

I’m not quite sure how anyone is suppose too properly comment on the secondary plans when there is so much information missing in the Hemson Housing Analysis and Employment Land Needs Report. Without this information it becomes difficult to compare … Continue reading

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Sprawl Speaker Series

Sustainable Vaughan announces the first installment of The Sprawl Speaker Series. This public lecture series is intended to inform Vaughan citizens about the City’s draft Official Plan. Find out how the city intends to allow urban sprawl to continue and … Continue reading

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Shawn Smith Deputation to Vaughan Council May 17th, 2010

I’m speaking as a transportation engineer, citizen concerned for the future of my city, and father of two kids who stand to inherit the decisions made by our generation. I believe we need a more compact city, which is why … Continue reading

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