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Town of Caledon responds to GTA West Corridor Announcement

Posted on Friday February 09, 2018

In response to the announcement from the Province of Ontario that it is discontinuing the Environmental Assessment process for the GTA West Corridor, the Town of Caledon released the following statement:

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The GTA West Corridor has been identified as a necessary piece of growth infrastructure to help alleviate congestion on Caledon roads and gridlock throughout the GTA, which has a significant impact on our plans for growth and overall economic competitiveness.

The Province’s decision will have significant impacts to the Town in its long-term land-use and transportation planning.

We anticipate that the Province will quickly release the lands that are no longer included in the corridor to allow development plans that have been in place for years to move forward.

“I am disappointed that the Province has discontinued the EA process,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “Literally hundreds of jobs are at stake while major investors that we know of are forced to hold up planned investments without adequate transportation access.”

Caledon is committed to actively working with the Province to ensure that Caledon’s interests are represented in the forthcoming Northwest GTA Corridor Identification Study.

“Our goal is to create an innovative, transportation system that unlocks Caledon’s potential for both residential and employment growth,” Thompson said.

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