Join NoJetsTO and Local MPs for an Information and Planning on Waterfront Jets Issue TORONTO - Join us and local MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough–Rouge River) and Dan Harris (Scarborough–Southwest) for an evening of information, brainstorming and planning on tackling the jets issue. Plus, meet our new Scarborough volunteer coordinator Liz Glor-Bell. NoJetsTO Scarborough meeting Wednesday, April 8th, 7:00 p.m. Cedar Ridge Creative Centre 225 Confederation Drive
- Island Airport master plan public meeting: Tuesday, March 31
- Waterfront Toronto town hall: Wednesday, April 1
- Port Authority expansion study - scope presentation: Saturday, April 11
Airport Master Plan Public MeetingOn Tuesday, March 31st, the TPA is holding a public meeting on their Island Airport master plan – one of City Council’s demands. Let’s tell them that there is no place for jets on our waterfront. Let's be clear: the airport master plan is part of the push for the planned expansion of the Island Airport. Based on a previous 2012 draft master plan, this master plan will have to assess the massive infrastructure expenses needed to accommodate jets. This meeting has open house from 5:30 to 6:30 pm with displays and TPA staff ready to answer questions. At 7 pm, PT’s consultants will give a presentation, followed by a question and answer period. Port Authority airport master plan public meeting Tuesday, March 31, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Room 206, Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place (Princes’ Boulevard and Newfoundland Drive)
Waterfront Toronto Town HallBut there is more. On Wednesday, April 1st, on the anniversary of the City Council vote, Waterfront Toronto is hosting a town hall on the ongoing waterfront revitalization work. Together we will show our support for the stewards of the momentous renewal our waterfront is undergoing. Waterfront Toronto’s President and CEO John Campbell will present a review of what has been achieved to date and provide an exciting look ahead to the future of our waterfront. You will then have the opportunity to ask questions and share your views. So don't miss out! Waterfront Toronto town hall Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Bram and Bluma Appel Salon Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge Street (near Yonge and Bloor)
Port Authority Airport Expansion Study - Scope PresentationAs if this wasn't enough, on Saturday, April 11th, the Port Authority will present the scope of its airport expansion study ("Environmental Assessment"). That's when they will have to show if they are serious about an objective study. Port Authority expansion study - scope presentation Saturday, April 11, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Room 714, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building 222 Bremner Boulevard Join us for these crucial events on the future of our waterfront.
NoJetsTO Wants Yout to Email or Depute at the 1st Climate Change Subcommittee Meeting
TORONTO - The City's new Subcommittee on Climate Change wants to hear from you. Send a clear message that an expanded island airport will be a major greenhouse gas polluter from jets and increased traffic. Make your voice heard at the subcommittee's first meeting this Monday March 2nd, 7 p.m., Council Chamber at Toronto City Hall. Simply show up and depute. You can also email a submission to firstname.lastname@example.org Here are some suggested items to consider from Livegreen.ca:
- The Subcommittee will make recommendations to the Parks & Environment Committee based on research and community engagement. By the end of the Subcommittee's term – December 31, 2016 – what do you feel the Subcommittee should have accomplished and/or created?
- How would you like NoJetsTO to be involved and engaged in the Subcommittee's work?
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WCQ7jyrFq0VhHhUVuoFBY5jkfWTP5eW_Q-EkaDvMJCE/viewform?embedded=trueTogether we can deliver a strong message against jets and any attempts to whitewash the dangerous expansion plans. Together we will fight for a study that's independent and that looks at all the risks involved. Porter has stacked public consultations before with employees, so let's not take any chances. More info: Toronto Port Authority website
Tuesday, April 1
- What: City Council meeting
- Why it's important: this is it - City Council is slated to vote on the jet issue. Come on out and show City Council where Torontonians stand.
- When and where: Toronto City Hall, Council Chamber, 3rd floor, (3C on the elevator), 9:30am
- Note: deputations are not possible. However, media will be swarming City Hall - let's give them an earful.