633 Coronation Dr. Updates
I continue to closely monitor the Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) application before the Provincial government regarding Coronation Organics Processing Incorporated. There is still no application before the City of Toronto. Mayor John Tory and I co-wrote a letter to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Jeff Yurek, to express our opposition to the project and relay community concerns. Minister Yurek is ultimately responsible for approving or denying the ECA application related to 633 Coronation Drive.
The letter from Mayor Tory and I requested a public meeting, citing that "we feel strongly that a public hearing will provide an opportunity for local residents to learn about the project and voice their concerns." We are disappointed that the Provincial government refuses to hold a public hearing on this controversial project. Mayor Tory and I also requested “that the Province work with the City of Toronto's Transportation Services to look at this project holistically and consider the impact of traffic on the local community. We feel it is important that the Municipal and Provincial governments work together to assess the environmental impacts of this project.” To date, the Provincial government has not agreed to expand the scope of the ECA to include offsite transportation impacts.
Mayor John Tory and I support the strong community opposition to this proposal and have encouraged Minister Yurek to deny the ECA application. We will continue to advocate for residents and put pressure on the Provincial government to consider the impacts on our community.