Stop the 20 Year Private Parking Lot Lease on Lakeshore

Your Voice Counts! Toronto is about to sign a 20 YEAR LEASE with the Palais Royale Corporation that would cover green waterfront parkland with a private gravel parking lot. Help STOP the immediate destruction of waterfront parkland. We NEED your help in presenting Mayor Miller with signatures no later than June 28, 2006. Pegasus Group Inc. is doing a great job renovating the old Palais Royal with the intention of renting out the site for private functions and events. Unfortunately the Palais Royale Corporation is now pushing the city to sign a 20 YEAR LEASE that would establish a private 135 car gravel parking lot on currently treed waterfront parkland. Not only does the lease grant the Palais Royale Corporation a private parking lot in the waterfront area, it also diverts city funds of $500,000 for the initial construction costs and administration fees of this parking lot. Your tax money! The current lease and the proposed waterfront parking lot lease are not available to the public so a

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The citizens of Toronto are sponsoring this petition to stop the destruction of waterfront parkland. Please note this petition will be presented to the City Clerk and Members of City Council. The names and contact information will be publicly available to any person who may wish to examine the document.

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Email MAYOR MILLER and tell him he needs to step in and defer a 20 year lease that would cause any waterfront destruction for private parking lots. http://www.toronto.ca/mayor_miller/contact.htm or click on the link: mayor_miller@toronto.ca Councilor Sylvia Watson Sylvia Watson is pushing for the parking lot and refuses to look at other viable options. Contact Sylvia Watson with your opinions at: 416.392.7919 councillor_watson@toronto.ca Read the letter the 5 Area Residents Associations sent to Councilor Sylvia Watson after her public consultation. They asked to defer. http://parkdale.to/q=node/99 It all started with parking under the willow trees. Now they are trying to move the parking lot to another parkland area. See the articles that started it all... View / download the April 26 CBC news segment covering this issue: http://parkdale.to/files/cbc-news-lakeshore-20060426.wmv View the Globe and Mail article \"Pave Paradise and Put up a Parking Lot\" http://66.49.160.189/q=node/93 View the Toronto Star article \"Battle brews over western Toronto beaches\" http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServerpagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1146174637038&call_pageid=968350130169&col=969483202845 View the Spacingwire April 24th article http://spacing.ca/wire/p=719 SEE the beautiful willow tree parkland posted on The Bulletin website. http://www.thebulletin.ca/cbulletin/content.jspsid=13536248372573722071268695954&ctid=1000000&cnid=1000767 Please Note: Due to the large number of visitors wanting to see the willows, the Bulletin website might be down during various times of the day.

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    Joanna MacArthur, Canada

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    Renee Knight, Canada

    8 years ago Comments (optional, but we would like to hear them): This makes no sense whatsoever. Parking and parks don't go together. Solutions for parking should be underground, not on ground. Transit is also an option. Our waterfront is abysmal, should we make it worse
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