Vaughan Council sends 4101 Rutherford Road Redevelopment to Mediation

Thank you to all the Weston Downs Residents!  Your passionate letters and deputations made a difference.  On May 18th, through a closed door session, council ratified the motion from the Committee of the Whole meeting of May 11th, 2021, to send the 4101 Rutherford Road landowner and the Weston Downs Community to an LPAT-led Mediation.  Mediation will allow the community, the city, and the landowner to negotiate for a building that will respect the character of the Weston Downs Community. Council committed that if LPAT-led Mediation fails, they will reject the proposed plan.

Prior to the May 11th Committee of the Whole Meeting, Vaughan City planners had recommended that City Council approve the landowners proposal.  On May 11th, City Council had the option to approve or reject the proposal.  City Council deferred its decision and sent it to LPAT-led mediation in order to allow the stakeholders to arrive at a compromise.  Prior to the May 11th Committee of the Whole meeting the landowner had already appealed his case to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT – formally the OMB).

Potential Design

Proposed Building