Loading articles...

Environmental advocates head to Queen's Park for Day of Action over Bill 108

Last Updated May 31, 2019 at 8:30 am EDT

Queen's Park in Toronto as seen in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS/Hugues Cormier

Environmental advocates are headed to Queen’s Park on Friday to fight against a bill that some say caters to wealthy developers, at the expense of communities city-wide.

As it stands right now, developers are required to set aside funds to help build green space around a new housing project depending on its size.

However, but Bill 108 looks to scale back some of those environmental protections.

City councillors Josh Matlow, Gord Perks and Kristyn Wong-Tam will be kicking off a day of action at Queen’s Park at 10 a.m., releasing an open letter signed by hundreds of Ontario leaders that urges the Ford government to reconsider the changes.

Bill 108 is scheduled for a third reading in the legislature next week.

CORRECTION: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly identified the group as housing advocates