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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mayoral candidate Thomson speaks out against towers on Quarry Lands

CCQLD applauds Toronto mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson for taking a strong stand in favour of responsible development and against the proposed high rise tower complex on the Quarry Lands.

"I am against the development of high rise towers on the Quarry lands," Thomson said. "This project as it creates high rise development and densities without mid and low rise buffer areas surrounding it. Transition between high rise development and single family homes is extremely important to the development of a vibrant community. Toronto must focus and encourage high rise development along transit lines first and foremost.

"This development will place much more stress on existing transit lines as well.
It is not the appropriate development for this neighbourhood and should not be supported."

Candidate Rob Ford, in response to an email from CCQLD, said that in matters such as this one he will take the position of local residents, which can only mean he is against the proposal as well.

So attention Joe Pantalone, Rocco Rossi, George Smitherman and other candidates: We need to hear where you stand on this issue! It is time for all aspiring leaders to stand up and be counted.