Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Unanimous Council Vote: No Development in the Woods!

Last week we sat through a 3 hour meeting with a dozen of impassioned speakers, followed by a "compromise" motion that would still have seen much development in some of the woods and grave danger to much of the rest.

That was last week.
This is this week.

Tonight, the Woolwich Council voted unanimously to accept the Staff memo recommending the land not be surplussed, no residential development be undertaken, and the land come under consideration for re-zoning later this year or early next when the Official Plan revision is undertaken.

As one of the loyal supporters of Preserving Victoria Glen Park said, "we showed the community that when you feel strongly about something being right, you CAN affect political decisions!"

Of course, we'll keep an eye on this, and everyone is encouraged to get involved in the Official Plan review when it comes around to make sure the woods is protected - which the council indicated was their intent, but they need to follow the correct "processes."

In the meantime, though, WOOOO-HOOOOOO!


  1. This is such wonderful news. We have pictures of our daughters rolling in the park's autumn leaves when they were 9 months old. I was hoping that as they grow up they would have the woods to enjoy in more than just a photo.

    Excellent work, everyone!

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  3. There is probably no one monitoring this blog anymore but I wanted to connect. Your story has inspired my most recent blog post at http://www.matthewvandermeer.com/2015/11/selling-parkland-township-of-woolwich.html

    We are fighting a similar battle in Breslau but we are losing. Thanks for standing up for what you believe and protecting our environment.