Current Issues We Are Working On

During the year the Thornhill Ward One Executive Commitee meets. The issues discussed in these meetings are detailed below.

You can read comments made by other residents and contribute your own thoughts by clicking on "Write/Read Comments" below each news item.

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Excessive Development in Thornhill

FELLOW THORNHILLER: WE NEED YOUR HELP! July 2022
Excessive Development Will Negatively Impact our Neighbourhood.

Our alliance of resident associations is bringing you up-to-date on current developments in the John & Bayview area, as we are very concerned about the future livability of our
community.

If the applications submitted by developers to the City of Markham for Shouldice & Thornhill Square are approved, along with the Tridel property already under construction on the Ladies Golf Course, the results for John & Bayview will be:

● 5,000-7,000 added residents

● 3,000+ added vehicles (in an area underserved by local transit)

● 9-12 new high rise towers (up to 30 storeys in height)

● The removal of health-providing green space, & over forty 85 year-old trees from Shouldice

● Significant added stress to already excessive traffic congestion

● An overloading of municipal services (community centre, schools, etc.)

● A 20%+ reduction in Food Basics and other commercial, retail, and professional space

● Reduced parking for Food Basics & Shoppers.
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We have been working hard on your and our behalf to address this by:
● Strongly engaging our neighbours
● Submitting 1,700 petitioner signatures, plus over 300 deputations to Council to oppose excessive development proposals
● Conducting tours of the potentially impacted sites with Municipal Councillors and MPPs to make them aware of our issues and proposed solutions
● Meeting several times since last fall with the two key Markham Council members involved to ensure they understand and are addressing our concerns
● Monitoring progress towards a resolution of our concerns by requesting frequent updates from the City of Markham.
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INCREASED MEMBERSHIP GETS GREATER ATTENTION FROM THE CITY OF
MARKHAM’S REPRESENTATIVES. IF YOU WANT YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD, SUPPORT US! VISIT AWRA OR WOSTRI WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact WOSTRI (Ward One South Thornhill Residents) if you live WEST of John & Bayview at thornhillwardone.com or email at info@thornhillwardone.com

Contact AWRA (Aileen-Willowbrook Residents Association) if you live EAST of John & Bayview at awrathornhill.ca and email at awra.thornhill@gmail.com

Landmark of Thornhill Community

FOR MORE more detailed information about this issue go to:
http://www.thornhillwardone.com/baydevs.shtml

Wednesday, August 10 2022

Urban Park Dark Sky - Benefits it can bring ...


Some 200 places around the world have now achieved Dark Sky status. Frankie Adkins explores the benefits nights without light pollution can bring.


https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220614-the-crusade-for-darker-night-skies

Thursday, June 16 2022
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