You are my voice. And I say NO.

Open letters to City Councillors, the whole Council and the Mayor. One of a series…

Dear Sir,

As an active member of this community, I do not believe that building a parkway through Jackson Park is in the best interest of the people of this city. As a local taxpayer and voter, I am writing to make known my aversion to this project. The impact on the biodiversity and wildlife habitats in the area will be irreversible. Furthermore I believe it is a shortsighted decision, which affects the long-term vision for our community. It represents a shift in values from that of community, stewardship and healthful lifestyles to that of instant gratification, self-service and destruction.

The debate that is currently taking place surrounding the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto is a perfect example. The one time decision to build a highway into the centre of town, thus destroying access to the waterfront, is now causing great upheaval for the city and it’s residents. A decision of convenience has turned out to create a lifestyle of inconvenience.

While you are in office, you hold great opportunity to create responsible change. Do not let the destruction of our beautiful and irreplaceable park be your legacy. Be wiser and stronger than that.

You are my voice. And I say NO.



This is one of a series of open letters to City Council. They are collected from the many emails, letters and expressions of support we have received as we have mounted our campaign. As the real voice of the people, we feel they are the best arguments against City plans.

If you want to add your voice, send it to us.

Peterborough, it’s a natural! Let’s keep it that way – green, natural, and beautiful

If you agree, then please, Act Now!

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