Federal Government withdraws 413 environmental assessment requirement

This past Thursday the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario submitted a joint application to the Federal Court to withdraw the federal environmental assessment for Highway 413. The withdrawal means that arguments about the legalities surrounding the Federal Impact Assessment Act will not be clarified by the courts. It also means there will …

Join us Saturday October 1 for a walk/ride through farms and conservation areas threatened by Highway 413

Harvest Ontario Walk/Bike If you are interested in showing your displeasure about the Ontario PC government’s plan to ram a provincial limited access highway through the heart of the greenbelt all but destroying Brampton’s planned Heritage Heights community, here is your chance. Several grassroots organizations have banded together to raise awareness about the proposed 413 …

Brampton Council rejects motion to reconsider highway 413 position

During today’s meeting the motion to reconsider the City’s support for Highway 413 was defeated. A two-thirds majority vote was required to reopen the topic but the request put forward by Councillor Whillans and seconded by Councillor Santos was rejected in a 6-5 vote. Here’s how the vote went. ForCouncillor BowmanCouncillor PalleschiCouncillor SantosCouncillor VicenteCouncillor Whillans …

Brampton Council to revisit support for the 413

January 23, 2022 In an interesting move, two Brampton Councillors are asking that the City withdraw its support for highway 413. It was previously thought that the Provincial Government would support the City’s plan of a “Boulevard” option for the portion of the highway running through the Heritage Heights sub-division in the City’s northwest. More …

The Far-reaching impacts of Provincial Highway Building

When I was a boy growing up in Erindale, a hamlet that is now part of Mississauga, I would often see animals and plants rarely seen today. Bluebirds, Eastern Meadowlarks, Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting; these birds would often be seen around our backyard feeder. Salamanders could be found under almost every rock in our garden and …

Community Climate Council Strike for the Greenbelt

Highway 413 Public Information Centre Ontario is currently facing a multitude of environmental challenges due to changes in policies by the Provincial Government. Now, more than ever, our collective voice is crucial in protecting the Greenbelt. The Community Climate Council (CCC) is organizing a Climate Strike for next Friday September 15th, from 3-6pm at Gage …

Save Huttonville Forest…for the generation that will inherit our mistakes

Submitted by: Save Huttonville Forest member Ken MacDonald A year ago, a Brampton resident stumbled upon a peculiar finding on City maps, while searching for future walking trail plans in his new Huttonville neighbourhood.  Placing a digital image of subdivision proposals over Google Map images revealed that 37 houses were to placed directly over a …

Articles of Interest

Highway 413 and the Bradford By-Pass, Why are Environmental Groups Seemingly Against Progress? A lot of people in Ontario are in favour or building more highways in the Province to help alleviate traffic congestion and open up land for further development. Ontario will be taking in many hundreds of thousands of new people over the …

Events

2024 Community Environmental Events 2024 Rooted in Hope Events The following events are part of the Rooted in Hope Project. You need not have participated before to join future events. You do, however, need to register. Event Time, Place, Registration Details TRCA Rooted in Hope Tree Monitoring and Maintenance Program Volunteers will help TRCA staff …