Broad Coalition Opposes Island Airport Expansion at Executive Committee Meeting

NoJetsTO: Citizens and Organizations from Across Toronto Speak Out Against Jets on the Waterfront July 4, 2013 TORONTO – Packed ranks at yesterday’s Executive Committee meeting delivered a strong message to Mayor Rob Ford and his inner circle of City Councillors that Torontonians don’t want jets ruining their waterfront. “What we are witnessing is an organized and strong coalition to save Toronto’s waterfront from jets,” NoJetsTO chairman Anshul Kapoor said. “The strong turnout and passion for the waterfront today shows that the Mayor and his corporate friends have a fight on their hand.“ The Executive Committee debated a staff update on the ongoing review that could lead to opening the Island Airport to commercial jet aircraft. Deputations were so numerous that speaking time was cut short. “Torontonians cherish their waterfront as a place to live, work and play: NoJetsTO thanks the more than 30 individuals and community groups that came to speak out,” Kapoor added. “Over the summer we will continue to build the coalition against jets on the waterfront.” “As we have seen before with the ‘no’ to the downtown casino plans, Torontonians are willing to speak out for their city,” the NoJetsTO spokesman continued. “Jets on the waterfront is a dangerous push in the same vein as the casino idea. We will see to its defeat too.” NoJetsTO is a coalition of concerned citizens and groups dedicated to preserving Toronto’s mixed-use waterfront and a boutique Island Airport. Representing residents and organizations across Toronto, NoJetsTO opposes the expansion of the Island Airport through jet aircraft and extended runways. NoJetsTO's goal is to protect the current Tripartite Agreement that governs the Island Airport.
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