Toronto Region Communities Confront Sprawl

While the province's smart growth intitiative remains lacking in specifics and a firm commitment to action, three suburban Toronto communities find themselves actively wrestling with sprawl issues.

May 30, 2003, 11:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"Not much unites three ongoing battles in Pickering, Oakville and King Township except that all are politically messy (i.e. real, unlike the lighter-than-air vapours of "smart growth") and, this being a double-election season, volatile to the point of bitterness. But together their outcomes could help shape the entire region."

Thanks to Geoffrey Singer

Tuesday, May 27, 2003 in The Globe and Mail


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