Sustainable Communities

Protection of the Pickering Lands

WHEREAS the designated lands for development constitute prime Class 1 farmland and are adjacent to an ecologically sensitive urban national park (i.e., the Rouge National Urban Park); WHEREAS the loss of over 13,000 acres of prime farmland, the GTA’s healthiest watersheds and freshwater streams, and important natural habitat is indefensible; WHEREAS a clear business case for an airport or economic zone on the Pickering ...more »

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Cellphone Service for the Underground TTC Network

The Government of Ontario, via Metrolinx and the TTC should sign an agreement with Canada's telecom providers, to get cellular and LTE services underground. This has been done in Montreal, so it is possible in Canada. All underground sections on the subway and streetcar network should be "wired", along with future network extensions like the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and the Scarborough Subway. While commuting, one can ...more »

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Dedicated Transit Funding

We must have the courage to call for a 1% sales tax to be secured and dedicated to transit expansion.

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End the Transit Debate

All parties: The Province, Metrolinx, Toronto, and the TTC need to sit down together and mediate the issues going on. One councillor or one minister should not have the right to derail an entire contract. Using transit to get votes is wrong and dirty politics and that is what we have been seeing with the scarborough subway. Ontario will never be a world class destination without it's major economic area having world class ...more »

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Encourage Growth in Smaller Communities

To help encourage growth is smaller Ontario communities, have all new Canadian Immigrants choose to live in a community/village/town/city that has a population of less than 60,000. This will help diversify Ontario multiculturalism and will help curb a seeming trend of Canadian Immigrants flocking to the larger cities. Have the primary address, for each person/family that would fit this regulation, remain at that address ...more »

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Extend The TTC Subway Line

I think many people want the TTC Subway Line to be expanded. So why not? It's not very expensive and It brings a lot back to the community and Ontario as a whole including lowering the amount of money lost because, of lost productivity or grid lock. In the end it's a win-win situation.

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Open Government

Change the Megacity - we were better before Mike Harris

We here in Toronto have been poorly governmed every sinc eMike Harris forced the Megacity on us... we cannot go back to have 2 full tiers, like in Peel or York Region, but we could do soemthing close... Have a elected council of 25-30 councillors to deal with social services, police, fire, transit etc., but elect about 10-12 councils, with councillors "at-large", to vote on planning issues. right now, each councillor ...more »

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Education

The Hearn Power Plant - Museum of Industry

Toronto only has one major museum (the ROM) dedicated to mainly antiqueties. It would be great to build a large industry (trains, planes, space, power generation, farming, factory, transit, etc.) museum in the heart of downtown Toronto. The Hearn Power Plant (the old coal plant) is in the heart of the port-lands, and is sitting unused and mostly gutted - used as a film set for the last few years. It is one of the largest ...more »

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Sustainable Communities

GO Transit - Muskoka Weekender

To save people time and money as well as prevent the need to expand the 400, Go Transit should provide weekend service to Orillia, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Huntsville via the Barrie train - first with busses from Barrie on trains leaving on friday night, and returning on sunday night (or monday's for long weekends) during the summer. They should provide long-term covered parking in those locations so people can leave ...more »

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Eliminate property tax subsidy component of OMPF

Over $500 million/year is transferred from the Ontario government to municipalities deemed to have an insufficient tax base to maintain certain levels of municipal service through the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund. This discourages municipalities from becoming more efficient, such as through changes to zoning, development charges, and property taxes to cause more compact land use. The property taxpayers of the city ...more »

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ONTARIO AUTONOMISM

I believe that one of the best ways for the Ontario Liberal Party to win the next Ontario provincial election, would be to adopt an overall "Ontario First" approach to its relations with the Government of Canada, which has proved to be very popular in other Canadian provinces. Specifically, the Ontario Liberal Party should adopt the ideology of provincial autonomism, which would seek to balance the needs of Ontario along ...more »

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Canada Day Parade

Canada Day Parade Downtown Toronto

 

July 1 is Canada Day and Downtown Toronto does not have a Canada Day Parade for seniors and their Grandchildren to attend

 

Th city is growing exponentially and filling up quick with Families. This will boost morale and Canadian Pride and increase tourism to the Downtown Core

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