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
- The closest home, is less than 100 meters away from the boundaries of the power plant
- The Coram Crescent community, is located about 200 meters from the power plant
- The boundaries of the Sherway Neighbourhood (Mississauga), are about 500 meters away from the power plant
- Havenwood Public School, and the PLASP Early Learning and Child Care Centre, are located about 1.2 km from the power plant, there are also various other schools located within a couple of kilometers
- The Trillium Queensway Health Care Centre is located about 700 meters from the power plant
- The Dorothey Ley Hospice, is located about 900 meters from the power plant
- Sherway Gardens, and the Sherway Gardens Condo Towers are located about 1km from the gas power plant, there are two additional towers currently under construction.
- The area is primary light industrial
- Several studies have been done on the impact of property values when a home is located close to a power plant. It is a generally accepted principle, that a home’s value will drop when located next to any kind of power plant.
Power Plant Building
- The Power Plant smokestack will be approximately 40 meters high. That is equivalent to a 14 storey building (assuming 9 foot floor heights)
- The main power plant building is 20 meters, which is approximately 7 stories high
- Both the stack and building will be visible from the intersection of West Mall and Queensway
Proximity to Ecologically Sensitive Areas
- The area is next to the ecologically sensitive Etobicoke Creek ravine
- The Etobicoke Valley is currently undergoing a clean up and beautification process (See Sherway Trail Update)
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:
- John Wilkinson, Minister of Environment [Contact]
- Brad Duguid, Minister of Energy [Contact]
- Laurel Broten, MPP – Etobicoke South – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Donna Cansfield, MPP – Etobicoke Centre – email@example.com
- Charles Sousa, MPP – Mississauga South – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hazel McCallion, Mississauga Mayor – email@example.com
- Rob Ford, Toronto Mayor – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Peter Milczyn, Ward 5 Councillor – Toronto – email@example.com
- Mark Grimes, Ward 6 Councillor – Toronto – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario [Contact]