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Letter to Councillor Grimes RE: Continued Operation of ML Ready Mix

On June 23rd, the Mimico Residents Association sent a letter detailing our concern over the ccontinued operation of ML Ready Mix. The letter text is below.

June 23, 2020
Councillor Mark Grimes
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 2N2

Sent via email to: councillor_grimes@toronto.ca

Re: Continued Operation of ML Ready Mix

Dear Councillor Grimes,

I am once again writing to you in regard to and with concern for the continued operation of ML Ready Mix Concrete (“ML”) on the City of Toronto owned property 29 Judson Street. Like many, I was devastated to learn that the driver involved in John Offutt’s death continues to drive dangerously for ML without repercussions. This further emphasizes the urgency that this dangerous and disruptive facility be moved out of our residential community to a more appropriate home at 545 Commissioners St.

Seven months after ML’s “one-year” leaseback expiration, they continue to pose a risk to residents every day. In your October 2020 newsletter you advised that their relocation would be delayed until Spring 2021, however as we enter into Summer ML continues to operate. Interruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic are no longer an excuse.

I want to see accountability and action from your office in support of the relocation of ML Ready Mix from 29 Judson Street. I implore you to take responsibility for ensuring ML is relocated swiftly and held responsible for the safety and environmental related infractions felt by your community members. Moving forward the MRA will be following up regularly with your office for updates on how you are addressing the following:

  1. 545 Commissioners St.
    • Expedited review and processing of Site Plan Approval and Building Permit applications as necessary
  2. Call for an investigation by the Ministry of Transportation regarding:
    • Road safety and driver competence
    • Large trucks illegally entering Judson St. from Islington Ave.
  3. Call for an investigation by the Ministry of Environment in regard to violation of Environmental Compliance Approval certification including:
    • Limit of 3 aggregate deliveries per hour
    • Fugitive dust containment requirement
  4. Call for an investigation by City Transportation
    • Concrete and gravel spills along Judson St. and Royal York Rd.
  5. Future Planning
    • Details into the City’s intention for the property once vacant

We appreciate your kind feedback and swift action on this feedback.

Sincerely,

Mike Majeski
President
Mimico Residents Association

cc: John Tory, Mayor – City of Toronto <mayor_tory@toronto.ca>

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