|Where will the money come from to|
build the transit systems needed in
the Greater Toronto Area?
MARKHAM, ON - April 25, 2012 - Five grassroots groups are hosting an important public forum on transportation and transit in the Golden Horseshoe Area of Ontario to review potential funding tools for transportation and transit plans.
What: Moving Forward - A Public Forum on Transportation and Transit Transportation and Transit Forum
Markham Civic Centre – Council Chambers
101 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham, ON
May 12, 2012 1:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods of Ontario (F.U.N.)
Transport Action Ontario (TAO)
Markham Action Group for Improved Community (MAGIC)
Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA)
Mississauga Residents’ Associations Network (MIRANET)
John Howe, Metrolinx
Matti Siemiatycki, University of Toronto
Richard Joy, Toronto Board of Trade
Alan Brown, Town of Markham
Eric Miller, University of Toronto
Paul Bedford, “Urban Mentor”
For more information: http://www.urbanneighbourhoods.ca .
Peter Miasek, President
Transport Action Ontario
Peter Miasek, President of Transport Action Ontario, said: “There have been a number of studies identifying alternative funding tools to support transportation investments. We need to follow some of the bold actions and creative approaches that have been successful elsewhere.”
Resident leaders and elected officials from across the province have already confirmed their attendance. Harry Eaglesham, Vice President, Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods of Ontario, commented: “Our goal is to empower community leaders and elected officials to push for advancement of transportation infrastructure and new funding tools”
Mary Brawley, President, Markham Action Group for Improved Community said, "It doesn't matter if you are driving a car, sitting on a bus, biking or using your feet, moving about is difficult, expensive, stressful and bad for business. We also know that every day people are also concerned with finding and paying for new ways of connecting people to their places of employment, places of worship, shopping, schools, family and entertainment.”
About the Host Organizations
Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods of Ontario (F.U.N.) - an umbrella group connected with over 500 neighbourhood associations across the province of Ontario. http://www.urbanneighbourhoods.ca
Transport Action Ontario (TAO) – a non-government provincial organization advocating for sustainable transportation in Ontario. http://www.transport-action.ca/ontario/
Markham Action Group for Improved Community (MAGIC) – an umbrella group representing more than 40 residents’ associations in Markham.
Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA) - an umbrella group representing more than 30 residents’ associations in North Toronto. http://www.fontra.com
Mississauga Residents’ Associations Network (MIRANET) – an umbrella group representing more than 30 residents’ associations in Mississauga. http://www.miranet.ca
Cities Centre, University of Toronto
City Institute, York University
Toronto Board of Trade
Civic Engagement Canada
Town of Markham