Effective Thursday, April 8, 2021, the Province of Ontario is under a Stay-At-Home Order. Please only leave home for essential trips including, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, obtaining health care services (including receiving a vaccine), outdoor exercise or walking pets in your community, attending work that cannot be done remotely, or child care or school.
Learn more about these restrictions by clicking the button below.
Rouge Beach Improvement Projects - Public Engagement
Parks Canada is seeking feedback about enhancements to the Rouge Beach and Marsh Area of Rouge National Urban Park until May 1, 2021. The project involves a 2.5 kilometre trail connection and boardwalk from Rouge Beach to the Mast Trail adjacent to Kingston Road.
The West Rouge Community Association is in support of Route 1 - West Bank for the trail connection as this route has the least impact on West Rouge residents. The Community Association has provided Parks Canada with a letter of support for Route 1, however various community concerns including parking issues and waste management have been highlighted within the letter based on feedback from residents. You can view the letter of support here.
You can also read a toronto.com newspaper article featuring a discussion about the strain placed on Rouge National Urban Park with Reza Khoshdel, WRCA's Director of Environment and Conservation here.
To learn more about the projects, click the button below. You can also register for virtual community workshops about the projects being held on April 27, April 28, and May 1 by clicking here.
The City of Toronto is undertaking a survey about allowing "Garden Suites" in backyards of homes. A "Garden Suite" is a second house built in the backyard of a property. The City anticipates that these homes would provide affordable housing and homes for growing children or aging parents.
You can learn more about the project and access the survey by clicking the button below. The survey is open until April 30, 2021.
Port Union Road Widening - Public Information Session
Port Union Road is being widened between Lawrence Avenue and Island Road. The work will include addition of a second northbound lane, sidewalks on both sides of the road, bike lanes, and centre-turn lanes.
A final detailed design of the project will be shared via a virtual information session on Monday, May 10, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A registration link for the information session will be available soon at www.toronto.ca/portunionroad. Click the button below for more information.
Update - Waste Processing Plant on Coronation Drive
Coronation Organics withdrew their Environmental Compliance Approval applications submitted to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks on February 24, 2021.
The company had proposed to construct and operate an anaerobic digestion/biogas creation facility that could have resulted in 100 heavy trucks per day driving through the Southeast Scarborough community. In addition, there were a number of environmental concerns related to noise and emissions from the facility.
While it’s possible that new applications may be submitted in the future, the Ministry has indicated that should the company wish to re-apply in the future, the Ministry will ensure that any proposal, similar or revised, involves sufficient consultation with the public and members of the community.
The West Rouge Community Association will continue to monitor this matter.
The City of Toronto, TTC, and Metrolinx are working towards launching a trial public transit service to connect West Rouge residents to and from Rouge Hill GO station using an automated shuttle. The automated shuttle trial is expected to begin operating in the spring of 2021.
Learn more about the Automated Shuttle Trial by clicking the button below.