Respect for Local Planning
TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS the Ford government did not notify City of Toronto staff or City Councillors prior to issuing Ministerial Zoning Orders for three sites in the West Don Lands;
WHEREAS these orders sidestep the local planning process and shutter community input;
WHEREAS local planning should be driven by local communities and the long-term public interest, not dictated by heavy handed orders from the province;
THEREFORE, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to:
Call on the provincial government to stop its lobbyist-driven MZOs in the West Don Lands and elsewhere, and restore transparent and evidence-based planning that includes public consultation and respect for heritage conservation, the environment and local decision-making.