Dear Municipal Leaders,
Thank you for your commitment to our community and public service. We wish you all the best in the upcoming elections.
Our family firm, Longo’s, has a location at Burloak and the QEW on Wyecroft Road and has been a proud partner in the Oakville and Halton community for over eight years at this location and in four other locations throughout Halton for over forty-two years. We look forward to providing more employment opportunities and continued services to our valued customers of this community for many years to come. As you may know, we have been and will continue to be active in the community through donations and support for various charitable organizations. Giving back to the community is core to our values.
As the election draws near, we felt it necessary to comment on an outstanding issue in our community that we feel should be of concern to all candidates in the Halton and Oakville area. Traffic congestion is not just a problem facing the residents of the GTA; traffic congestion has become a major issue in the Halton and Oakville area. We are now very concerned about the potential for added and long-term consequences that traffic congestion will have on our customers’ shopping experience, our company’s supply chain and our employees’ ability to travel conveniently to their place of work.
We are encouraged by and optimistic about the candidate for Region and Town Council for Ward 1, Sean O’Meara, as he has brought renewed attention to the problem of traffic congestion and has been calling on the Town of Oakville to put the Wyecroft Bridge on the Town’s 10-year Capital Plan. The objective here would be to connect Bronte Road to Wyecroft at Burloak with a new bridge. In addition to Mr. O’Meara’s commitment, Councillor for Ward 2, Pam Damoff, has also indicated her support to see this infrastructure project become a priority for the Town.
Longo’s supports these efforts to address our infrastructure needs and we believe that this bridge is long overdue. We are now calling on all candidates, both for the Town of Oakville and the Region of Halton, to make this project a priority for Council.
As our community continues to grow, the need for a comprehensive plan to move residents around our Region will be vital to the livability of our Town. Public, pedestrian and vehicular traffic would all be well served by the proposed bridge.
We remain committed to making our community a more livable place to be and if we can be of any further assistance on this issue or any other, please do not hesitate to contact us.
President & CEO
Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.