CCFEW news update, Jan. 20, 2013 – Lakeview Waterfront Connection, Sherway Trail project

Following text is from CCFEW. Aerial photos are from Credit Valley Conservation; third photo is from Jaan Pill.

[I’ve broken longer texts into shorter paragraphs to enhance readability and have made a spelling correction]:

There are two public meetings of note this week:

The first concerns a new waterfront park adjacent to Marie Curtis Park.

The second could result in the loss of funding to build the Sherway Trail, a 700 metre extension of the Etobicoke Valley Trail north, under the QEW to Sherway Drive.

Lakeview Waterfront Connection

Environmental Assessment Public Meeting – Jan 22, 2013

The Mississauga and Etobicoke Lakeshore communities are encouraged to attend a public meeting for the Lakeview Waterfront Connection project Environmental Assessment.

The meeting will be held on

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at the
Mississauga Seniors’ Centre,
located at 1389 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga, L5G 4L1.

The meeting will start at 4:30 with an open house.

There will be a presentation at 7 p.m. and attendees will provide collective feedback during a facilitated break-out session from 7:45 to 9 p.m.

Background

Project Study Area. Source: www.creditvalleyca.ca

The Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project (LWC Project) Environmental Assessment (EA) is a project being undertaken by Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and the Region of Peel (co-proponents), with the support of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the City of Mississauga.

Planning for the LWC Project is supported by recent planning initiatives undertaken by the City of Mississauga and spearheaded by active public support, which identify a strong desire to provide public access to the eastern Mississauga waterfront and create a new natural waterfront park in the Lakeview neighbourhood (Inspiration Lakeview).

The LWC Project is intended to enhance the degraded local aquatic and terrestrial habitat conditions (based on the local historical conditions and using other reference sites along the north shore of Lake Ontario), and provide public access to the waterfront in an area that currently does not provide such opportunities.

The co-proponents are seeking to achieve the public vision for the waterfront while meeting the LWC Project goal and incurring minimal additional costs to regional or municipal capital budgets.

Currently, the Regional and Municipal governments have long-term plans for infrastructure works throughout the City of Mississauga that are anticipated to generate significant volumes of clean fill which are typically treated as waste and hauled long-distances for disposal.

The intent of the LWC Project is to use this generated material as a resource to meet the naturalization and public access objectives and use the offset costs from the reduced haulage for the other infrastructure projects to actually fund the planning and implementation for this new natural waterfront park.

Click here for more information on the Credit Valley Conservation website. [Click on link in previous sentence for more information.]

Lakeview Waterfront Connection - Regional Study Area. Source: www.creditvalleyca.ca

Sherway Trail project

View from pathway under QEW bridge at Etobicoke Creek near Sherway Gardens. Jaan Pill photo

The purpose of this next meeting is to remove funding from the Sherway Trail project, effectively killing it for the foreseeable future.

This project is a key multi-use trail linkage underneath the QEW, connecting the Etobicoke Valley Trail to the south with Sherway Drive to the north.

Construction was expected to begin 3 years ago, but the MTO has still not granted permission to or even entered into meaningful discussion about allowing the trail to cross its land (beneath and adjacent to the QEW).

Come out and make your voice heard for the trail!

Date: January 24, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Etobicoke Council Chambers,
399 The West Mall, Main Floor, Etobicoke, ON M9C 2Y2

This message was sent to the CCFEW (Citizens Concerned About the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront) mailing list.

 

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