Author Archives: Sustainable Vaughan

Susan Sigrist Deputation to Vaughan Council May 17th, 2010

Attention: Clerk’s Department, City of Vaughan I wish to be notified of the adoption of the Official Plan. I do not agree with items in the official plan. I do not support urban expansion into the white belt between Teston … Continue reading

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Sony Rai Deputation to Vaughan Council May 17, 2010

Mayor and council, thank you for giving me this opportunity to speak. Sustainable Vaughan is a grass roots community organization focused on issues of sustainability and the environment. This is not an anti-development organization. This organization is supported by both … Continue reading

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Deb Schulte Deputation to Vaughan Council May 17, 2010

Mayor, Members of Council and Staff, I want to thank you for this opportunity to comment on the decision of the City to include the “white belt” lands (sprawl) in the Official Plan and express my disappointment in the public … Continue reading

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David Schenck Deputation to Vaughan Council May 17, 2010

Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you tonight on this critical issue. I want to focus on the role of York Region, the economic impact associated with the proposed urban boundary expansion, as well as the public process … Continue reading

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Eve Roa Deputation to Vaughan Council May 17, 2010

I am here on behalf of the future generation. My children are being taught in school to live an environmentally friendly life. They are taught to do their share by recycling, turning off the light, and use less water, to … Continue reading

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York Region Urban Boundary Expansion Public Hearing

As some of you are already aware, York Region is pushing ahead with approving the urban boundary expansion onto white belt lands this summer. The region had targeted an urban boundary expansion for Vaughan, East Gwilliambury and Markham as far … Continue reading

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Sustainable Vaughan’s Letter to the Province

Dear Hon. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Hon. James Bradley, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Victor Severino, Housing and Assistant Deputy Minister (Growth Secretariat) Sustainable Vaughan is a collection of concerned and active local citizens representing an organized and educated … Continue reading

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Sustainable Vaughan Receives Funding

Members of Sustainable Vaughan met with the Greenbelt Alliance and Environmental Defence today.  These organizations are two of the provinces strongest advocates fighting against urban sprawl and unsustainable development. Both groups are supporting Sustainable Vaughan’s position that there should be … Continue reading

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Citizens of Vaughan call for a Moratorium on Sprawl

Sustainable Vaughan request the City remove the urban sprawl in the white belt lands from the New Official Plan and focus growth in the existing Urban Boundary, in both the designated intensification and the existing Greenfield areas, reviewing the need … Continue reading

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Vaughan Official Plan Calls for Sprawl

The City of Vaughan is set to release a draft of its new Official Plan May 3rd and council will vote on adoption of the plan on September 7th. This leaves citizens the summer to study the document and voice … Continue reading

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