Statement on Provincial Partnership with Business Re: Mimico GO Station.

The Province of Ontario has signed a Letter of Intent with Vandyk Group of Companies regarding the Mimico GO station. As per yesterday's official announcement from Metrolinx, the Minister of Transportation, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Christine Hogarth, Vandyk will finance and build a new Mimico GO station, in exchange for the right to develop above the new GO station. 

As the City Councillor for the area, I was not provided with any information prior to this announcement. I have concerns regarding over intensification in this area, and the pressure that it places on our local infrastructure. 

I look forward to hearing more about this plan, and about opportunities for community engagement in the process. 

You can read more from the official announcement here.

Sincerely, 

Councillor Mark Grimes
Ward 6, Etobicoke-Lakeshore