Friends of the ROUGE NATIONAL URBAN PARK, represented by the Hon. Peter Kent, the Hon. Pauline Browes and Toronto Deputy-Mayor Glen DeBaermaeker met with the new ONTARIO PLANNING REVIEW COMMISSION, Chaired by the Hon David Crombie, and presented the following points to the Commission:
-Urging the Commission to support the concept of the Rouge National Urban Park (i.e. Bill C40)
-Encouraging the Commission to push the Ontario Government to honour their promise to transfer the Provincial lands that were previously agreed upon to the new park
-Asking the Commission to support the inclusion into the Park of all remaining adjacent Federal lands
-Requesting the Commission to support the protection of the natural National Historic features from the Oak Ridges Moraine to the mouth of the Rouge River
-Asking the Commission to support the development of an extensive trail network connecting the Oak Ridges Moraine, the Green Belt and Lake Ontario
The Commision is scheduled to report in September of this year.
In the meantime, you can help by contacting the Ontario Planning Review Commission, indicating your support!