On May 9, over 100 area residents met for a Community Workshop to learn more about the possible widening and to express their opinions. Many more contributed their views in writing to the City.
At this point, the City is finalizing the Environmental Assessment for the road, looking at the impacts of the proposed widening and alternative solutions and design that could improve traffic flow with less impact on the trees and local homeowners.
In the 1980s I was a school trustee and strongly opposed the widening of the road at the expense of the trees on the Britannia Farm property. I’m still unconvinced that widening is the solution.
At the public meeting, residents were nearly unanimous when asked if they are against a widening of McLaughlin Rd. that would remove hundreds of mature sugar maples.
It’s important that the voices of all residents be heard during the public consultation process. If you couldn’t make it to the meeting, email or phone and let me know what you think of the proposals. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-896-5500.