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Peel Regional Council Vote surprises Caledon Resident

Written by Patti Foley

Another Caledon resident expresses surprise and dismay over Peel Regional Council’s decision regarding Bolton’s expansion:

To Whom It May Concern:

I am astounded and dismayed by Regional Council’s decision to support Option 6 as the preferred location for residential expansion of the Bolton Rural Service Centre, in spite of their own planning professionals’ recommendation that Options 3 and 4 provide the optimum combination of social, environmental and economic benefits. Not to mention the meticulous due process undertaken by the Town of Caledon in their own review of the options – which largely coincides with the Regional planners’ conclusions.

It is beyond me why anyone would support the creation of a residential development isolated from the rest of Bolton by the employment lands to the east and north, not to mention the planned 400 series highway slated to pass through the area (considerations of which have been mysteriously placed on hold!). Does anyone seriously think that these residents will support Bolton core retail businesses, when the urban areas of Brampton are so readily accessible – not to mention the proximity or the GTA!

As to the comment that planning residential development around a future GO rail station is not well founded, I am led to question why Metrolinks made the decision to put development of that station off indefinitely. In light of that and in light of the suspension of plans for Hwy 413, how else can one view the Region’s decision but with great suspicion? What is going on?! Who is pulling the strings? It feels as though someone has put a stranglehold on Caledon.

Very truly yours,

Dorothy Mazeau, B. Arch.


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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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