Amazon moves warehouse project after citizen mobilization

Amazon intended to establish a warehouse in Oakville, according to the municipality, but ultimately chose to move to an industrial area in Mississauga after citizen mobilization. Elected officials informed their citizens of this decision on Monday and Amazon confirmed that the project has been moved to another locality.



Oakville citizens denounced the fact that the company wanted to set up in front of a residential area.


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Oakville citizens denounced the fact that the company wanted to set up in front of a residential area.

18 months ago, Amazon applied to the City of Oakville to locate at 2175 Cornwall Road, but the company finally decided to secure a better location for its warehouse so as not to disrupt the community», Can we read in a press release from the City of Oakville.

According to City Councilor Dave Gittings, citizens have been able to speak out over the past few months during the Amazon application review process. After a full process, we are happy that a more suitable location has been selected nearby», He affirms in writing.

Citizen mobilization

In an email sent to CBC last week, the group Residents for a Livable Oakville denounced the project, citing environmental issues, such as increased traffic, noise and pollution in the area. The group also denounced the fact that the warehouse would be located in front of a residential area. On Saturday, citizens protested against the project in front of 2175 Cornwall Road.

Amazon Canada spokesperson Dave Bauer confirms by email that the company moved its operations to another location»And indicates for his part to have informed the City of Oakville a few months ago».

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