Recent letter to Councillor Mary Fragedakis

No JetsHello Friends of Dieppe Park readers;

Below is an e-mail I recently sent to Councillor Mary Fragedakis regarding the proposed expansion (by Porter Airlines) of airport services on Toronto Island to include Jets.  Clearly, I am in opposition of the expansion.  Regardless of how you feel, I urge you to contact Councillor Fragedakis and let her know your thoughts.  This is an important issue that will adversly effect the lives of tens of thousands who live and play on and around the Toronto Island Parklands.  She can be contacted by e-mail at councillor_fragedakis@toronto.ca.

For more information about the proposal and the negative effects, go to No Jets TO.    Be sure to sign the petition.  Here’s what the Star recently reported.

Best regards,

Ed Horner

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Councillor Mary Fragedakis
Ward 29, Toronto, ON.
October 4, 2013

Hi Mary:

The purpose of this e-mail is  to voice my personal OPPOSITION to expanding air service on the Island Airport (Porter Airlines) by including jets.  I believe any increase in air traffic – not just jets, but ANY aircraft – will degrade daily the experience of the local residents, both on the mainland an on the island.  Further, any increase in Island air traffic can only reduced the enjoyment of the Island parkland and beaches.

I fully understand that there will be a few jobs created by airport and air traffic expansion, but I do not believe the benefits these jobs will bring to Toronto can outweigh the benefits of maintaining a pleasant, low-noise environment on the beaches and parklands.

I urge you to vote “NO” to Island airport expansion, “NO” to any increase in air traffic and “NO” to adding jets to the Porter Airlines route expansion.

Ed Horner

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by patricia Jordan on March 29, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Dear Ed:

    Very good article to Mary Fragedakis. I agree that there is way too much pollution in Toronto. We get enough from our neighbors to the south up the Ohio valley. Keep up the good work to keep Toronto as green as possible.

    Reply

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