At the start of their development application for Ontario Place, the Province agreed to respect the City’s planning review process and public engagement framework. Alongside City staff, I have worked to ensure the process is democratic and transparent. That means allowing the public to consider the proposal – and any changes – with full details and with facilitation of City staff in public forums – not through public relations messaging by one of the Province’s lease holders.
I was glad to vote yesterday at Canoe Landing Community Recreation Centre in the Mayoral By-Election. There is just one ballot, so you can vote in any advance poll location across the city! Your vote is your voice for the city we want. I am also working to ensure community voices are heard as part of a robust and transparent public engagement process for the development application at Ontario Place.
Last week we took another important step forward in our work to protect the future of Ontario Place. The General Government Committee adopted my motion to defer consideration of a land transfer being demanded by the Ford government until City Council makes a decision on the development application for Ontario Place.
Councillor Ausma Malik (Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York) welcomed the decision of General Government Committee to adopt her recommended motion to defer consideration of a land transfer being demanded by the Ford government until City Council makes a decision on the development application for Ontario Place.
Councillor Ausma Malik (Ward 10, Spadina–Fort York) along with representatives of Ontario Place for All called attention to the strongly critical staff report on the Ontario Place development application being considered today at Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC).
We’ve got to get the future of Ontario Place right. And the current development application raises a lot of serious concerns.