- Participating in workshops and provincial consultations on regulations relating to the Lake Simcoe Protection Act
- Supporting organizations that share our interests, including Campaign Lake Simcoe, Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition, Innisfil District Association, Ladies of the Lake, AWARE Oro Medonte, Environmental Defense League, and Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition.
- Monitoring the agenda of Oro-Medonte Council
- Maintaining awareness among our members of ongoing issues and developments
2. Burl’s Creek
Proposed Rock Concert Park at Burl’s Creek
We are writing to you to ask for your help in stopping this development. You may have heard that the above-noted property, along with 600 additional acres of prime agricultural land, are being altered to accommodate multi-day summer rock concerts for up to 100,000 patrons, with their vehicles and campers. If allowed, this will be the largest rock concert venue in Canada! 40,000 tickets have already been sold so far for the first concert this July.
These changes (including building of roads, amphitheatres, grading, clear cutting of mature trees, stripping of topsoil) are being carried out without a legal by-law, in contravention of the County and Township Official Plans and the Provincial Policy Statements. This construction continues in spite of Lake Simcoe Regional Conservation Authority laying charges under the Provincial Offences Act, now before the courts. The Township (O-M) has just acknowledged that the enabling by-law, passed by Council (July 16, 2014), was enacted improperly – without the mandatory public meeting or notice – and is illegal.
If this mammoth rock concert park is allowed to proceed, every resident between Shanty Bay and Hawkstone will be subjected to intolerable impacts: from traffic gridlock to noise intrusion into the morning hours to decline of property values and the environment.
Two citizen groups – WORA and SaveOro – comprising some 800 members have joined forces to fight this. We have been advised by our lawyer that the only way we can stop this is to obtain a court injunction against the promoter and then appeal the pending Township By-law, if passed, to the OMB. We are asking you to support our cause in order to protect the quiet enjoyment of our Oro homes and to protect their property value.
Please say “yes” so that together we can protect our community.
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