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Monday, April 26, 2010

Quarry Rally Rocks!

The verdict is in: The Quarry Rally rocked!

More than 1,000 Birchcliff residents came out April 25 in support of responsible development on the Quarry Lands. There are so many people who did incredible work and need to be thanked -- event organizers, everyone who delivered flyers and signs, the set-up crew, media outreach -- and of course our elected politicians who came out and took a stand for community building and against the Conservatory Group's high rise plans.

We are proud to say that representatives for all three levels of government were present and spoke to a supportive crowd: Thank you to Toronto Councillors Brian Ashton (Scarborough Southwest), Sandra Bussin (Beaches - East York) and Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre), MPP Lorenzo Berardinetti (Scarborough Southwest) and MP Michelle Simson (Scarborough Southwest). Their message was unanimous: this is a development with zoning from 1968 whose time is long gone, and it's up to political leaders to make it right.

And thanks most of all to everyone in the community who came out on a cold Sunday afternoon to show how much they care about the community. This is just the beginning...but what a start it is.

For some of the media coverage from the event, check out:

We'll be back in touch soon with more updates and post-rally information -- including plans to get more signs!

Board of Directors,


lrv said...

Can you imagine if ALL the people in GTA/Onario now or ever impacted by bad OMB decisions could beome a single voice and protest Queens Park.
How could that be arranged?