In the December 12 edition of the Toronto Star 100+ groups – from community organizations to health groups to farmers – sent Premier Ford a strong message: Don’t destroy Greenbelt lands! Cancel Highway 413 & the Bradford Bypass.
Highway 413 will destroy over 2,000 acres of prime farmland including 400 acres of the Greenbelt. It will cross 85 rivers and streams and will spew over 17 million tonnes of greenhouse gases by 2050.
The Bradford Bypass will destroy a section of the provincially significant forested Holland Marsh Wetland in the Greenbelt.
It will pave over the home of several endangered species, add more salt and oil pollution to Lake Simcoe, and contaminate private wells.
These highways will also put more cars on our roads and increase gridlock. Ontario should invest in public transit and sustainable cities instead.
Please join us in opposing the construction of Highway 413 and Bradford Bypass.