Saturday, April 1, 2017 6:00 am ·  12 Comments
On March 27, 2017 at the Planning Development Meeting, Oakville Councillors have decided to halt the construction of the Lakeshore Road Bridge in Downtown Oakville indefinitely.
There were several factors that were taken into consideration:
Councillors Hutchins, Gittings, Chisholm, and Duddeck along with the Mayor were contacted for comment, and OakvilleNews.Org did not receive comment to affirm or deny the interest by Mattamy. Though, a source from the mayor’s office did indicate that Mattamy CEO Peter Gilgan has been in the Mayor’s office several times over the past month.
Upon hearing that news, Bentall Kennedy CEO, Gary Whitelaw stated, “this is outrageous, our Downtown Oakville holdings will plummet with out the bridge. What I would like to know is how long have town councillors been working with Mattamy to orchestrate this development change.”
Peter Gilgan responded, “Well if Bentall Kennedy had leased the properties they own in Downtown Oakville, councillors and the Mayor may have come to a different decision.”
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