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Indigenous-led coalition protests above-ground section of ECWE

January 9, 2023  By CBC News

An Indigenous-led coalition is resurfacing calls to bury a 1.5 kilometre stretch of the long-anticipated Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (ECWE) to protect local green space.

The ENAGB Indigenous Youth Agency, along with community and park associations, will stop construction with a blockade that could last “days or months” if demands aren’t met, a press release from the coalition reads.

Indigenous advisors, elders and youth joined Stop the Trains in Our Parks and Mount Dennis Community Association Saturday for a protest in the Eglinton Flats — an area in the Humber River Floodplain that houses parks and green space Metrolinx is planning to build over for the ECWE.

(CBC News)


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