Stop the 413

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The Kleinburg King Vaughan Community invites you to join our effort to stop the construction of the proposed new highway crossing our backyards.

The Ontario government proposes to build a new highway in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), from Highway 401, near Milton in the west, to Highway 400, near Kleinburg, in the east.

The Environmental Impact

The corridor needed for this highway would be 170 meters wide and about 50 km long, extending across the Greenbelt in Vaughan and across undeveloped land not in the Greenbelt (known as the Whitebelt) in Caledon and Brampton. It would have significant environmental impacts, including:

  • Impacts to natural areas such as rivers, valley lands, wetlands, conservation areas and forested areas, including approximately 53 river and stream crossings.
  • Loss of thousands of hectares of prime agricultural lands, including about 1000 hectares in the Greenbelt in Vaughan. The highway would also lead to fragmentation of remaining agricultural lands.
  • Increased emissions of greenhouse gases. Transportation accounts for approximately 33 per cent of all emissions in the GTA. York and Halton Regions have the highest proportion of their emissions from transportation at 47 per cent each. Building a new highway will only increase the emissions of greenhouse gases in these regions when we should be reducing them. Several lower and upper tier municipalities, including King, have declared climate emergencies.
  • Increased air pollution from cars and trucks, adversely affecting health of residents living near the corridor.
  • Damage to streams, groundwater and plants from road salt runoff.
  • Increased urban sprawl which will perpetuate and amplify the impacts listed above.

Our Goals

Preserve

Loss of thousands of hectares of prime agricultural lands, including about 1000 hectares in the Greenbelt in Vaughan are at risk to be lost generating an environmental imbalance.

Educate

With future changes in transportation technology, working from home and climate change imperatives, a new expressway is not the right answer.

Communicate

There is a critical decision to be made that will impact the future of the GTA. Will this Provincial Government support public transit infrastructure that gets residents out of their cars and to work in a convenient, traffic-free and environmentally sustainable way? Or will they condemn future generations to pay for an outdated model of transportation whose costs are too numerous?

Upcoming events

16

Mar

2021

Bi-weekly Meeting

  • Place: Zoom
  • Time: 5:00 PM

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84125079858?pwd=QVVydVJxVyswRmUreTJVaUZicXp4dz09

Meeting ID: 841 2507 9858
Passcode: 413

30

Mar

2021

Bi-weekly Meeting

  • Place: Zoom
  • Time: 5:00 PM

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84125079858?pwd=QVVydVJxVyswRmUreTJVaUZicXp4dz09

Meeting ID: 841 2507 9858
Passcode: 413

13

Apr

2021

Bi-weekly Meeting

  • Place: Zoom
  • Time: 5:00 PM

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84125079858?pwd=QVVydVJxVyswRmUreTJVaUZicXp4dz09

Meeting ID: 841 2507 9858
Passcode: 413

Join Us!

Our community meets bi-weekly via video conferencing. To join our meetings and learn more please contact us using our contact form below.

You can also join us on Facebook to continue our community efforts.

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Vaughan Green Space

Vaughan Green Space

Vaughan Green Space

Proposed Hwy 413 route.

Vaughan Trail Space

Kleinburg Village

Vaughan Farm Land

York Region Outdoor Space

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