TORONTO — Opponents of the Ontario government’s proposed Highway 413 project have announced plans to hold a day of action to protest the project.
A Nov. 11 statement announcing the Nov. 13 protests at various locations in the GTA was issued by individuals and groups including the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Sustainable Mississauga and Environmental Defence.
Highway 413 would run from the Highway 401/407 interchange in Halton to Highway 400 in Vaughan. The Bradford Bypass would run between Highways 400 and 404 through the Holland Marsh.
Events are scheduled for Bolton, Holland Landing, King City and Mississauga.
“The Bradford Bypass runs through one of the most sensitive and largest wetlands in the Greenbelt, near the shores of Lake Simcoe. There are alternatives to solving the gridlock, but putting our water, climate and the legacy of the Greenbelt at risk aren’t among them,” stated Margaret Prophet, Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, in a release.
“Ontarians will be paying upwards of $49 million per kilometre for this destructive highway. Our communities deserve better.”