York Quay Neighbourhood Association covers Toronto’s iconic Central Waterfront, with members in every building. YQNA is actively engaged in what shapes our neighbourhood – traffic, transit, planning, cultural and social events, policing, environment, noise, businesses, and the great urban renewal transforming Queens Quay. YQNA welcomes all residents to participate, share their ideas and enjoy our events.
City Council is gearing up for a crucial vote on the Island Airport. Will they lift the ban on jets and expand the runways far into the lake? Porter and the Toronto Port Authority are spending enormous sums on advertising and lobbying (the TPA using federal tax dollars) to push for a huge jet expansion. If we don’t protest this commercial takeover of our iconic Waterfront, it will change forever.
Please help by:
- Sending the on-line petition to everyone you know to let our councillors know we cherish the Waterfront.
- Attending a public consultation with results going to City Council.Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Fort York – Blue Barracks Room
2-3 pm, Drop-in
3-5 pm, Workshop
Monday, September 9th, 2013
Metro Hall – Rooms 308-309
THE NEXT MEETING HAS CHANGED TO:
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Direct Energy Convention Centre, Exhibition Place – Salon 205
7-9pm, Presentations and Discussions
- Read the City’s public consultation booklet, though it’s heavily slanted in favour of jets and contains misinformation. It proves how much our voices are needed! We are told that extended runways are “good for the environment”. And the Jets — still untested and on the production line — are praised for their “average” noise levels.
If the Tripartite ban is lifted, we face a noisy, polluting mini-Pearson on our doorsteps. Come to the meetings and alert friends and neighbours to help save the Waterfront.