TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS Since 1954 when York South-Weston was devastated by the flooding damage and loss of life brought on by Hurricane Hazel, and subsequent severe flooding in 2013, 2018 and 2020;
WHEREAS the Rockcliffe area located in the floodplain of Black Creek has experienced severe surface and basement flooding for years;
WHEREAS expansion of industry on the floodplain of Black Creek has only increased the risk and reduced management of flooding so that insurers are telling homeowners they may no longer be eligible for coverage;
WHEREAS the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority has identified the Rockcliffe area as the highest priority flood vulnerable areas in its jurisdiction;
THEREFORE WE, the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to provide immediate relief to homeowners suffering from flooding damage and that green infrastructure investment in York South-Weston to immediately mitigate and ultimately prevent future flooding.