To the editor:
My name is Lisa Neighbour, and I’m a resident of the city of Toronto.
I just wanted to spread the word that GTA residents are very much against moving the Ontario Science Centre, and building a huge private spa at Ontario Place.
The reason I thought you and your readers might be interested in this issue is that every taxpayer in the province will pay at least $65 so that a foreign-owned private spa can have an underwater parking lot. The deal with Doug Ford's government also includes a 99-year lease to Therme, an Austrian company, with all the details kept secret.
I was wondering if people in the north know that this expensive, private, distant facility is being built on land in the GTA, owned by the province, at their expense.
We are very concerned that the Provincial Government is wasting our taxes on something that will only be enjoyed by the very few. We feel that the money would be better spent on our health care, affordable housing, roads and infrastructure etc.
Their plan also includes ruining a beloved park by cutting down hundreds of trees, and unlike our fortunate northern friends, we don't have very many trees to start with.
For more information, you can go here.
Thank you for listening,