February 24, 2021
Today, Mississauga Council approved a motion that strongly opposes the construction of the proposed GTA West Highway (413).
“I’m so proud of Council for passing this motion today. The proposed GTA West Highway will have a disastrous impact on the environment, encourage residential sprawl and increase our dependence on cars,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “As a Council, we’ve been so dedicated to trying to combat these issues, so we could not longer simply stand idle. Too many experts and organizations have come out against this planned highway, and today we stand with them.”
Organizations include: Environmental Defence, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods, Gravel Watch Ontario, Halton Environmental Network, National Farmers’ Union-Ontario, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition, Sustainable Vaughan, Transport Action Ontario, the Wilderness Committee and Sustainable Mississauga; as well as formal votes from the municipalities of Halton Hills and Orangeville. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the regulatory authority for developments in flood plains, wetlands and valley lands has also objected to the potential impact of the proposed highway as well as the streamlined Environmental Assessment process.
The motion will be shared with: the Premier of Ontario, Minister of Transportation of Ontario, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Brampton, Caledon and Peel Councils, Mississauga Members of Parliament and Members of Provincial Parliament and Councils of the Regions through which the proposed GTA West Highway will travel.