Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Make all reports related to the GTA Arena public, including the scope of work asked for from each consultant:

Whereas a number of reports pertaining to the proposed GTA Centre Arena was commissioned by the City of Markham and
Whereas these reports continue to be unavailable for Markham Residents to review and
Whereas the release of these reports would not divulge any information on issues that warrant being kept confidential and
Whereas all meetings held at Markham Council could be public. The Municipal Act does not mandate Council to go in camera for any reason other than a request within the Freedom of Information.
Now therefore be resolved:
That all such reports, slide show presentations and related documents be immediately released to the public, including the scope of work requested and including those authored by:

1.      Miller Thompson - Power Point presentation

2.      KPMG Reports

        Markham Sports Entertainment and Cultural Centre Project Highlights.

               Assisting the Town of Markham in pursuing a Sports and Entertainment facility as a public private     partnership

3.      Weir Foulds 

        How to make this a Municipal Capital Facility

        How the potential Centre transaction might be structured 

4        BDR – Opinion Letter and Report presentation

5        Professor Daniel Mason and Professor Brad Humphries

Review and analysis of the financial forecast and purported economic benefits by both consultants and the proponents of the GTA Centre.

6        Town of Markham- Economic Opportunity - Stephen Chait

7        Raymond James – 27 pages and 42 pages

8        Barry Lyons    - Consulting Opinion on the benefits of the proposed GTA Centre

9        Ron Carinci    - the minutes of the meeting

10    Fasken Martineau  - 2nd legal opinion

11    Any other documents or reports that were provided and that are not included in the above


Moved By Councillor Karen Rea   

Seconded by Councillor Don Hamilton 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Downsview Library
2793 Keele St,
(Keele & Wilson)

Toronto, M3M 2G3

What is the urban forest and why does it matter? Join us to learn about Toronto’s urban forest and the benefits it provides our city. Find out how you can help it thrive by getting involved in LEAF’s planting, education and stewardship programs.

Friday, February 28, 2014

All of the 2.8 million ash trees in York Region are at risk due to the Emerald Ash Borer.  We must act now to defend our urban forest through treatment and replanting! 

Help spread the word and become an EAB Ambassador. Attend this training workshop in Newmarket on Saturday May 31, 2014. It’s easy and LEAF will help you every step of the way! Learn how to identify ash trees and the signs of EAB. Find out about tree planting programs available to you and how to effectively share that information with your neighbours. All attendees will receive a resource kit.