Whereas the provincial government has not contacted city of Toronto staff or the City Councillor regarding construction or demolition of the Foundry at the Dominion Foundry Complex at 153 to 185 Eastern Avenue;
Whereas this land contains the Dominion Foundry Complex, the largest concentration of heritage buildings to be preserved within the 80 acre precinct, and the demolition of these heritage assets would be an incalculable detriment to proper city planning;
Whereas the MZO issued for this site contradicts the principles of good, local planning that should be driven by local communities and the long-term public interest, not dictated by heavy handed orders from the province;1,032 signatures
Therefore we, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to call on the Provincial Government to immediately stop any and all demolition activity of the Foundry buildings and to work collaboratively with the City of Toronto, communities and stakeholders on this important site, without exception.
You can read this open letter MPP Morrison and fellow MPPs sent to Premier Doug Ford about construction noise here.
TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS the Ford government altered the lawful construction working hours to allow for a 6:00 AM start, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
WHEREAS residents living near residential and commercial construction sites are jolted awake every morning by the sound of delivery trucks and
other construction noise;
WHEREAS many residential and commercial construction projects are not truly essential, yet are still being given essential status amidst the
COVID-19 pandemic;580 signatures
THEREFORE WE, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to reinstate the previous City of Toronto noise by-laws for construction hours for residential and commercial projects immediately without delay and stop the endless construction noise impacting the quality of life of Toronto residents.