Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2017
Petition presented in Legislature calling for new traffic signals in Georgetown
(Queen’s Park) – Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott has presented a petition in the Ontario
Legislature calling on the Ministry of Transportation to fund and install traffic signals at the
intersection of Guelph Street (Highway 7) and McFarlane Drive/Hall Road in Georgetown.
Mr. Arnott launched the petition in March, working with the Town of Halton Hills and local residents,
including residents of The Sands condominium building.
“We have heard serious concerns about this intersection from the Town and local residents for some
time,” Mr. Arnott said. “Guelph Street through Georgetown is not only a local road, but it’s also a
very busy provincial highway. People are rightly concerned about safety, and we need traffic signals
to make this intersection safe.”
According to the Town of Halton Hills, many residents on the south side of Guelph Street are
avoiding the intersection altogether because of the difficulty turning left off of Hall Road. This is
diverting traffic through a residential subdivision to reach Delrex Boulevard.
The petition, which was presented in the Legislature on April 24, contained over 300 signatures.
“I want to thank everyone who signed our petition, and especially those who took the time to help
collect signatures,” Mr. Arnott said. “I want to especially acknowledge the role of Jim Dinneen and
Bruce Hayward for their help, and thank the Town of Halton Hills as well.”
(Attached: Hansard record of Mr. Arnott presenting the petition in the Ontario Legislature, April 24,
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Ontario Hansard – 24-April2017
Mr. Ted Arnott: I have a petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and it reads as follows:
“Whereas there are currently no traffic signals at the intersection of Guelph Street (Highway 7) and
McFarlane Drive/Hall Road in Georgetown;
“Whereas Guelph Street (Highway 7) is an extremely busy corridor and the town of Halton Hills mayor,
council and staff, as well as area residents have expressed serious concerns about the safety at the
intersection of Guelph Street and McFarlane Drive/Hall Road;
“Whereas existing residents of McFarlane Drive and Hall Road, including many seniors who live in the
Sands condominium building, are required to turn onto Guelph Street (Highway 7) at McFarlane
Drive/Hall Road to leave their homes;
“Whereas extensive new residential development on both the north and south side of Guelph Street is
occurring and will be fully occupied by early 2018, which will only increase the volume of traffic turning onto Guelph Street (Highway 7) and McFarlane Drive/Hall Road;
“Whereas pedestrian volumes are increasing, with a large portion of both seniors and children with no
ability to safely cross the intersection of Guelph Street (Highway 7) and McFarlane Drive/Hall Road;
“We, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
“To fund and install traffic signals at the intersection of Guelph Street (Highway 7) and McFarlane
Drive/Hall Road as soon as possible.”
It’s signed by hundreds of my constituents. I agree with it and affix my signature as well.