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413(ish) reasons why building Highway 413 is a very bad idea

There are many reasons why building Highway 413 would ultimately be a disaster for Ontario. 

413(ish) reasons why building Highway 413 is a very bad idea

Highway 413 preferred route

VIEW A MAP OF THE PROPOSED ROUTE

Take a look at the communities, farmland, waterways, greenbelt and forests that will be bulldozed to make way for the redundant highway.

MAP OF THE PROPOSED ROUTE

stop the 413

GET A LAWN SIGN

Request a lawn sign from a location most convenient to you and help raise awareness in your community. 

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Traffic during rush hour on a highway under construction

demand a federal review

Hwy 413 needs a full environmental assessment. The current provincial government is trying to exempt Hwy 413 and future highways from provincial environmental assessmentsIt's time for the federal government to step in!

DEMAND A FEDERAL REVIEW

Now, more than ever, Ontario needs to push back and tell the government to #StopThe413

Forests, Greenbelt, Farmland and Waterways are under threat! The redundant highway would not only cost taxpayers billions of dollars, but encouraged more greenhouse gas pollution, pushing our climate goals further out of reach. 

 

Not to mention that the highway will create more traffic congestion on local roads, and will only save drivers 30-60 seconds per trip.

The Problems with Highway 413

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Climate Change

Hwy 413 will add over 17 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 - resulting in $1.4 billion in damages from pollution!

CLIMATE CHANGE

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Farmland Loss

Hwy 413 would pave over 400 acres of greenbelt and over 2,000 acres of Ontario's most productive farmland!

Farmland Loss

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It Won't Save Time

An expert panel study found that Hwy 413 would only save drivers in the region 30-60 seconds per trip!

It Won't Save Time

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It's Expensive

Hwy 413 will cost taxpayers as much as $10 BILLION dollars which means less money to invest in crucial public transit.

It's Expensive

ENDANGERED SPECIES

Biodiversity Loss

29 federally identified species at risk would be harmed if the highway is built.

Biodiversity Loss

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Loss of Indigenous Heritage

Hwy 413 would impact physical & cultural heritage, within Mississauga of the Credit First Nation's territory, including ceremonial, and burial sites. It could also destroy important archaeological sites of the Huron-Wendat.

Loss of Indigenous Heritage

Map of the Highway 413 Proposed Route

These are the communities that will be negatively impacted by the proposed highway route, along with over 400 acres of Greenbelt, endangered species habitats, and 2,000 acres of prime farmland.

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Solutions & Alternatives to Highway 413

Instead of wasting money on a destructive and unnecessary highway, here is how Ontario can meet the region's transportation needs. Read more alternatives in the expert panel review.

Invest in public transit like GO Regional Express Rail (Kitchener, Bolton and Milton), and increase rapid transit in Brampton and Vaughan
Hwy 407 is underused and only 15km away from the proposed Hwy 413 route. Investigate feasibility of truck lanes and widen existing roads
Continue monitoring and modelling as transportation technologies and transportation patterns evolve

Timeline of Highway 413

This redundant and destructive highway has already been cancelled before and must be cancelled again. See details in the timeline below.

Highway 413 Timeline with IA & logo (2)

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