The Orbit - Innisfil
A giant development proposed along the GO Train line in Innisfil. This mega-project is slated to pave over farmland and radically change how Innisfil grows for decades to come. It will also place a great burden on nearby Lake Simcoe.
In Innisfil, the proponent of a controversial development, The Orbit, has successfully sought backing from council to seek a Minister’s Zoning Order, or MZO, from the province.
If the province grants this request the developer gets a short cut through rules meant to ensure the public is consulted, environmental impacts are studied, and financial consequences understood.
Issuing a MZO effectively eliminates public input and reduces oversight into the net benefit of a development.
Innisfil council should affirm the principle that the voice of residents – your voice – matters when its comes to how their community develops, and require developers to follow the rules in place without any shortcuts.
Paving Over Farmland
≠ Urban Growth Centre
Why is it a concern?
How Can You Get Involved?
- Use our MZO action page to tell elected representatives of your concerns regarding their use.
- Write a letter to local papers outlining your concern with the development.
- Use our sign up form, below, to get updates on environmental issues, including The Orbit, happening in Innisfil.
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