TO The Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
WHEREAS the decision of the government to abandon the Relief Line will delay subway construction in Toronto;
WHEREAS the decision to route this subway line called the Ontario Line, above ground south of Gerrard Street will damage parks and residential streets;
WHEREAS routing of the Ontario Line above ground will require the rebuilding of six railway bridges from Gerrard Street to Eastern Ave.
WHEREAS the bridge reconstruction will cause extended traffic jams for many months, if not years;
WHEREAS continuing the Ontario Line underground from Gerrard Street to south of Eastern Avenue would address all these problems;
THEREFORE, WE THE UNDERSIGNED petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to call on the Government to keep the Ontario Line underground from Pape and Danforth to south of Eastern Avenue and to carry out a thorough and inclusive environmental assessment consultation with the affected community.