Ontario Protecting Environmental Treasures of Vaughan-Woodbridge

Published on January 23, 2019

Part of the Made-in-Ontario Plan to Preserve and Protect our Environment for Future Generations

Ontario’s Government for the People released a new made-in-Ontario environment plan to help protect our air, land and water, address litter and reduce waste, increase our resilience to climate change and help us to do our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan includes actions to treasures like Boyd Park and Kortright Centre are there for future generation The plan will help protect the Vaughan-Woodbridge we know and love, ensuring that its pristine beauties and strong communities can be enjoyed now and in the future. Most importantly, it achieves all this without increasing taxes on the people of our province. 

“We promised the people of Ontario that we are serious about addressing environmental challenges of our day while respecting hardworking taxpayers – and we are keeping that promise,” said Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. “This made-in-Ontario plan is tailored to our province’s specific priorities and region-based challenges and opportunities. Throughout our plan, we propose solutions that strike the right balance between a healthy environment and a healthy economy. Our plan will not impose an unconstitutional, punishing new carbon tax on families and businesses.”

This government will ensure that polluters are held accountable with stronger enforcement and tougher penalties for breaking environmental laws. One of the underlying themes of our plan is transparency and a commitment to making real-time information about monitoring, incidents and enforcement available to the public.

We will also enable others to be environmental leaders and do their part in developing environmental solutions. This includes helping unleash the resourcefulness and creativity of our private sector while freeing them from burdensome taxes and red tape that make them less profitable and hinder their growth. We will promote integrated, tangible environment solutions that save people and businesses money, address local priorities, and support our communities in doing their part for the environment.

Michael Tibollo, MPP Vaughan-Woodbridge was provided a tour of the many innovative elements of sustainability at the Kortright Centre in the community and announced at a reception following the tour, the Provincial Governments commitment to the Environment. “ I am delighted that we will be taking smart steps to ensure that we have a legacy for future generations” said Tibollo. “ I am proud to be part of a government that is bold and pragmatic and that will ensure that our values are reflected in our actions especially when it comes to our communities

A sampling of photos are attached. More photos available on request