Local consultation is vital to proper municipal planning. Residents should have a say in what’s happening in their community, but unfortunately Premier Ford’s government is not engaging in meaningful consultation in his plans to bulldoze heritage properties in the West Don Lands area of Toronto. 

We fear this will repeat itself throughout Ontario.

We invite all Ontario residents opposing arbitrary planning decisions without community input to email Premier Ford, his ministers, and MPPs across the province. 

Doug Ford and his Ministers

Below are some key points; choose one or two — it will be nice if they could get a variety of points from difference sources. Your email doesn't have to be long.

  • Now that there is a pause in demolition of the Dominion Foundry, please embrace meaningful public consultation on the future of the site
  • You talk about "affordable housing" but the indications are that by far most of the housing planned is market condos
  • How can we trust you to do what you say, based on events of the past six months?
  • Now is the time for cooperation and transparency
  • The Foundry buildings represent the unique features of this area
  • The site when fully developed has the potential to attract tourists and generate revenue for the city and province
  • Heritage belongs to everyone in Ontario
  • Any new development needs to integrate community spaces and these should be planned in consultation with the people already living in the neighbourhood
  • We need to be sure that basic infrastructure such as sewers, parking, transit, police services are keeping up with the increase in density

Premier Doug Ford
[email protected]

Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
[email protected]

Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries
[email protected]

Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure
[email protected]


The Conservative MPPs in the 416 area

Conservative MPPs in the 416 area are being directly affected by Ford's behaviour toward the City of Toronto. Time to remind them of this. Below are some key points; choose one or two — it will be nice if they could get a variety of points from difference sources. Your email doesn't have to be long.

  • The PC Ontario government has not revealed anything about plans for the site of the Dominion Wheel & Foundries Co: no public consultations or coordination with the city
  • The Party did well in 2018 in the GTA, but 2022 could be another story. Treating GTA neighbourhoods like this will cost votes.
  • The Foundry buildings are the only buildings remaining in the area that reflect the industrial past of the district
  • Heritage belongs to everyone in Ontario
  • Any new development needs to integrate community spaces and these should be planned in consultation with the people already living in the neighbourhood
  • We need to be sure that basic infrastructure such as sewers, parking, transit, police services are keeping up with the increase in density

Write one, two, three, or all nine! Know that when you write them your email address goes into their database, so you'll probably have to unsubscribe to their newsletters at some point in the future.


Aris Babikian (Scarborough-Agincourt):
[email protected]
Phone: 416-297-6568

Hon. Raymond Sung Joon Cho (Scarborough North)
[email protected]
Phone: 416-297-5040

Stan Cho (Willowdale)
[email protected]
Phone: 416-733-7878

Christine Hogarth (Etobicoke-Lakeshore)
[email protected]
Phone: 416-259-2249

Vincent Ke (Don Valley North)
[email protected]
Phone: 416-494-8778

Robin Martin (Eglinton-Lawrence)
[email protected]
Phone: 416-781-2395

Christina Maria Mitas (Scarborough Centre)
[email protected]
Phone: 416-615-2183

Hon. Kinga Surma (Etobicoke Centre)
[email protected]
Phone: 416-234-2800

Vijay Thanigasalam (Scarborough-Rouge Park)
[email protected]
Phone: 416-283-8448