Ford brothers pan Etobicoke condo development

Ford brothers pan Etobicoke condo development

Posted By: Siobhan Morris smorris@astral.com · 9/16/2012 6:49:00 PM

Toronto’s mayor says there’s “no way” he’ll allow an Etobicoke mall to be converted to 700 unit condo development.

Speaking on Newstalk 1010’s The City, Rob Ford re-affirmed his opposition to the redevelopment of Humbertown Plaza near Royal York Rd & Dundas St W.

The plan is to add 5 condo buildings, retail & office space plus parking.

Neighbours say the area can’t handle all the extra traffic the build would bring to the area.  The mayor agrees.

Last week so many people showed up to a public meeting on the plan at Martingrove Collegiate, that hundreds had to be turned away.

Councillor Doug Ford joined his brother in again panning the development, saying he was going to “go out swinging for the people of Etobicoke”.

The Ford brothers stress they aren’t against development, but Doug Ford says you don’t develop in an area that can’t handle the congestion.