DEVELOPERS WANT TO PAVE OVER THE DUFFINS CREEK WETLANDS - TO BUILD WAREHOUSES
The province has granted developers permission to pave over a large, rare, sensitive and currently protected wetland between Pickering and Ajax in order to build a massive new warehouse complex. But it’s not too late to stop it.
The Board of Directors of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority still has to give their permission for this deeply destructive project to go ahead. Tell them to say no.
Lower Duffins Creek Wetland complex is one of the GTA’s largest remaining wetlands on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Developing this land violates law and provincial policy, is destructive to the environment and will increase local flood risks, all for the sake of making more money for developers.
The province is using a special tool called a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZOs) which fast-tracks development by ignoring legal environmental protections and bypassing public consultation.
The MZO is anti-scientific and anti-democratic. And the Ontario government has been using them more and more to push through projects which will be destructive to our environment.
Take action today to tell the Board of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to say no to the developers' wishes and reject the MZO.