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The Alderwood Residents Association is now on Facebook and Twitter.
Alderwood has for many years lacked a single voice that can represent those living in our community. Various groups have come and gone, therefore we are making a push to formally organize this group into a residents association. We will be holding our first community meeting shortly. Details will be posted on this website, but if you wish to confirm your interest in attending, please do so by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schneider Electric owns the property located at 445 Horner Avenue. The property currently houses a secure storage unit for soils that are impacted by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Schneider Electric is carrying out a Remedial Program to remove and treat the soil contained in the storage unit at 445 Horner Avenue.
Schneider Electric along with AMEC Earth & Environmental will be holding an open house on October 17, 2011 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Franklin Horner Community Centre (432 Horner Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M8W 2B2).
Community Meeting – Discussion regarding Sale of a Portion of the Former Alderwood Collegiate Grounds
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has identified land it owns in your area as surplus to its needs. The Alderwood C.I. site is located south of Lanor Avenue and east of Thirtieth Street and shares a site with Douglas Park Public School of approximately 14 acres (see map on reverse).
Only a portion of this site (8.5 acres) is to be sold. The TDSB, Toronto Lands Corporation and Etobicoke-Lakeshore Trustee Pamela Gough invite you to an information meeting regarding the sale of the Alderwood C.I. site and to share ideas on the future use of the property. Tuesday, October 18, 2011 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lakeshore C.I. 350 Kipling Avenue, cafeteria (Child minding will be available)
The rally against the Sherway (Greenfield South) Power Plant will take place on Thursday, September 15, at Le Treport Convention Centre, 1075 Queensway East, Mississauga, beginning at 6:00 pm. For more information see the CHIP Canada website.
A 0.7 km northward extension of the Etobicoke Creek Trail known as the Sherway Trail has been in the works since 2009. The trail will connect the northern and southern portions of Etobicoke Valley Park, which are currently separated by the QEW, and connected with a narrow dirt trail.
Approximately 160 meters of the trail has already been already completed in the southern portion of the Etobicoke Valley Park when the Etobicoke Creek Trail was repaved late last year with federal funds from Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
The project has obtained the necessary funding and approvals from the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority, as well as the City of Toronto. The final approvals from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) were in the process of being obtained, when the project was put on hold, pending a decision by the Ontario Realty Corporation who is considering selling a portion of MTO land near the Evans Road and West Mall intersection.
In response to this delay, a letter was sent to Minister Wynne from provincial MPP Laurel Broten, and TRCA Chair Suzanne Barrett as requested by Coalition Sherway Trail Project Team, to try to expedite the process and remove the hold on the project. We will post these letters by next week.
Greenfield South Power Corporation is in the process of constructing a 280 megawatt capacity natural gas power plant at 2315 Loreland Avenue in Mississauga Ontario. The MIRANET website provides a detailed chronology about the project.
Although the plant is in Mississauga, the residents of Alderwood would be directly affected by the emissions from the power plant, since our community is directly down wind from the Loreland location. The power plant will be located approximately 1.2 km from the northernmost boundary of Alderwood.
We believe that the Loreland location is not suitable for any kind of power plant for the following reasons:
Proximity to Residential Areas
Power Plant Building
Proximity to Ecologically Sensitive Areas
Only the current Liberal Provincial Government can stop the Sherway Power Plant.
We urge you to contact your local councilors, and members of provincial parliament, and voice your concerns about this gas power plant:
Schneider Electric is working with AMEC Earth & Environmental to clean up one of the largest polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) storage sites in Ontario, at 445 Horner Avenue. The site was originally owned by Federal Pioneer, an electrical transformer manufacturing company that was acquired by Schneider in 1990. The PCB’s have been stored under a tarp since the late 80′s, and the area has been continuously monitored by Schneider Electric, Environment Canada and Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment.
Although the site has seen inaction for much too long, Schneider Electric has finally taken a series of steps that will lead to the eventual cleanup of the 22,000 thousand tonnes of PCB’s within the next few years. Many Alderwood residents have been receiving notification letters from Schneider informing them of the remedial program. The company also held a community meeting on June 15, 2011, where local residents provided feedback to the company regarding their plans to rid the site of the PCB’s.
Schneider Electric has followed the correct procedures in regards to generating community awareness about their remedial plans, and by taking a pro-active approach to communicating with Alderwood residents. This being said, it is up to the community to ensure that Schneider Electric completes the PCB site clean up in the most safest possible manner.
Links from Schneider Electric
Since the location is within the boundaries of Alderwood, we will continue to monitor the cleanup progress and report any news as it becomes available.
Marie Curtis Park at the foot of the Etobicoke Creek is undergoing a two phase redevelopment with the first phase already underway. The CCFEW website has full details on the project. Both phases are expected to be complete by the end of 2012. Originally the park was scheduled to be redeveloped along with the Arsenal Lands in Mississauga, but that redevelopment is stalled in political bureaucracy, so the city of Toronto and the Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) are going ahead and redeveloping the Toronto side.
Even though the park is located in Long Branch, it is a major regional park and is extensively used by residents from surrounding neighbourhoods of Etobicoke and Mississauga. We will keep you posted on any developments as they become available.