Our concerns can be summarized as follows:
- The highways, if built, would encourage and facilitate an unprecedented level of urban sprawl in the GTA, which would destroy important green spaces and prime farmland.
- They will incur a significant cost to taxpayers which will be borne by the Provincial Government alone (the Federal Government has indicated it will NOT cost-share).
- People who live along the highway route (your residents) will suffer health impacts.
- Commuters will see little to no benefit from these highways. And in any case the pandemic has drastically changed our commuting patterns.