Oshawa Environmental Advisory Committee
Meeting Agenda

Committee Room

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The City of Oshawa is situated on lands within the traditional and treaty territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Anishinaabeg and the signatories of the Williams Treaties, which include the Mississaugas of Scugog Island, Curve Lake, Hiawatha and Alderville First Nations, and the Chippewas of Georgina Island, Rama and Beausoleil First Nations. We are grateful for the Anishinaabeg who have cared for the land and waters within this territory since time immemorial.

We recognize that Oshawa is steeped in rich Indigenous history and is now present day home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. We express gratitude for this diverse group of Indigenous Peoples who continue to care for the land and shape and strengthen our community.

As a municipality, we are committed to understanding the truth of our shared history, acknowledging our role in addressing the negative impacts that colonization continues to have on Indigenous Peoples, developing reciprocal relationships, and taking meaningful action toward reconciliation.

We are all Treaty people.

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[At the February 26, 2024 Council meeting, the following motion was referred to the Oshawa Environmental Advisory Committee]

That Item CO-24-11 be referred back to the Oshawa Environmental Advisory Committee in order for the Road Salt Working Group to provide a report to Committee and Council on its respective project before presenting to the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee.

That based on Report OEAC-24-17 from the Tree Giveaway Working Group that the Committee approve September 14, 2024 for the date of the tree giveaway.

That based on Report OEAC-24-18 from the Fall Film Night Working Group that the Fall Film Night Working Group recommends to the Committee that the date of October 24th, 2024 be chosen to hold the Fall Film Night event as per communication between Branden Morris and the Regent Theatre.

That based on Report OEAC-24-19 from the Mind Your Plastic Working Group that the City works with Mind Your Plastic to implement a Plastic-Free Events Policy.

That based on Report OEAC-24-20 from the Bloor Simcoe Intensification Working Group Report that:

  1. Bike lanes be installed along Bloor St to support the intensification of the area; and,
  2. Conserving the old growth trees that are present at the southwest segment of the vacant lot located at the Northwest corner of
    Wentworth St W and Simcoe St S.; and,
  3. Part of the vacant lot be utilized to create green space and sports/exercise equipment or fields for the community; and
  4. The study team considers our comments and questions during the intensification study process; and,
  5. A mitigation plan be developed should de-vehicalization in the area be not as successful as projected; and,
  6. The City should continue to promote applicable Community Improvement Plan financial incentives to help grow and support development.

That Report OEAC-24-21 from the Road Salt Working Group be received for information.