Ainslie seeks industrial use ban to stop lake wind turbines

Inside Toronto

Paul Ainslie, Scarborough Councilor

Paul Ainslie wants other Scarborough councillors to join him in preventing the “industrialization” of the Scarborough Bluffs through the erection of wind turbines.

The Scarborough East councillor is bringing a motion to Monday’s, April 19, executive committee meeting at city hall asking the city to urge the province to place a moratorium on any new wind turbine agreements. He sent out a letter to residents urging their voice to be heard. Ainslie had been told the item will be dealt with at 2 p.m. on Monday.

Those wishing to speak at the meeting need to register with the city clerk’s office by April 16 at 4:30 p.m. by calling Janette Gerrard at 416-392-6627, fax 416-392-1879 or email to

Ainslie is also bringing a motion to Scarborough Community Council looking for support in asking Toronto City Council to request the federal and provincial governments “not be permitted to industrialize” any crown lands along the Scarborough Bluffs, which is how he sees the possibility of a wind farm by Toronto Hydro in the area. Continue reading