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.
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