They Are Hoping For A Peaceful Protest In The City Of Brampton, Ontario, Canada's Heart Lake Community
Nestled to the north end of the City of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, you find an area, affectionately known by the City's residents, as Heart Lake. This section of Brampton took it's name from the large and popular conservation area that is found there, but right now, the area residents are showing a lot of heart and spunk to preserve their neighbourhood.
You see, since its inception the Heart Lake community has never housed a condominium high rise building, but that is set to change on a 10 acre vacant parcel of land at the corner of Conestoga Drive and Sandalwood Parkway. The residents here have come to terms with the fact that a high rise will be built in their neighbourhood, what is concerning them, is the number of buildings, the size of those buildings and the increase in population they will bring and the traffic issues.
Currently the zoning is approved for no more than 419 units, not to exceed 20 storeys. The developer's proposed plans however, is to construct 6 highrise towers and other buildings that will total 834 units. 4 buildings are scheduled to be 20 storeys, and the 2 other buildings to be 12 & 18 storeys as well as a 7 storey office building. The site does not border any single family homes, it is surrounded by library, police community centre, parks & a playing field, but this is not where the concern is.
The concern lies in that Conestoga Drive and Sandalwood Parkway is a feeder intersection that aids in funneling the traffic from this neighbourhood out into the City; put this added population into the mix in this area, and the traffic will bind and clog up, especially during peak hours.
The City of Brampton will be in court asking for an appeal from the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) July 14th, 2010. In the meantime the concerned residents of Heart Lake are holding a peaceful protest rally on Sunday June 6th between 2 and 4 p.m.. They are asking for 2,500 vehicles to show up at that intersection of Conestoga and Sandalwood in Brampton, Ontario, Canada to demonstrate to the OMB, just what impact this number of units in one area will have. The organizers of the rally are pleading for the demonstration to be a peaceful one, which it needs to be, to get the attention and understanding of the OMB.
The nearby Loafer's Lake Recreation Centre will be offering a Free Swim between 1 and 5 p.m., a kids craft room, babysitting room and cooling room to assist the families attending.
They Are Hoping For A Peaceful Protest In The City Of Brampton, Ontario, Canada's Heart Lake Community.
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