Wetlands are wonderful, or not, depending on which side of Etobicoke Creek you’re standing upon

 
By way of background regarding the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project, I’m pleased to share with you the following for the public meeting — held on Feb 23, 2012 — which I found highly inspiring.
 
The Mississauga side is developing wetlands using landfill. This will involve what are described as significant savings in financial costs (for transport of landfill) and costs to the environment.
 
The Stormwater Management project on the Toronto side of Etobicoke Creek, meanwhile, in the most recent public information session, informed residents of South Etobicoke that the wetlands idea — and the concept of using lanfill to extend the shoreline — had been explored, and apparently had been found wanting.
 
It’s always interesting to compare notes on what is found appealing, or not, depending on which side of Etobicoke Creek one happens to be standing upon.
 
Below is the message announcing the February 23, 2012 meeting in Mississauga:
 
From: Inspiration Lakeview Inspiration.Lakeview@mississauga.ca
Date: February 16, 2012
To: Inspiration Lakeview Inspiration.Lakeview@mississauga.ca
Subject: Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project – Public Information Centre

Inspiration Lakeview engaged an entire community in public sessions that helped plan a better future for Mississauga’s eastern waterfront.  The result was a visionary plan that forms the basis for the future revitalization of the Lakeview lands. 
 
The City [of Mississauga] is working together with a number of other governments and organizations to move the plan forward and take the next steps to reach our goal.  We are dedicated to delivering a new, sustainable community on the shores of Lake Ontario.
 
Work is now underway on a number of projects that together, will make that vision a reality.
 
The first project ready for public review and comment is the Lakeview Waterfront Connection led by Credit Valley Conservation, with the assistance of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.  This project will create a new, natural waterfront park along the shoreline in Lakeview using fill from Peel Region’s underground water and sewer system projects.
 
An environmental assessment (EA) required by provincial environment laws, must be completed before the work can begin. 
 
The first public meeting required by the EA will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at the Mississauga Seniors Centre, 1389 Cawthra Road, Mississauga.
 
Help us to make sure the Lakeview Waterfront Connection is what Inspiration Lakeview envisioned it to be.  See you there!
For more information on the project or if you are unable to attend the Public Information Centre, please visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/lwc or contact Brooke Erickson at 416-661-6600 ext. 5581 or berickson@trca.on.ca.
 
 
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