York Region Article: Land dispute holds up 404 expansion
Click on the link above to read about an ongoing fight over expropriation in York Region. A Hearing of Necessity was held on September 21 of this year to determine whether the expropriation proposed for the expansion of Highway 404 was "fair, sound and reasonably necessary" as required by the Expropriations Act. Five landowners involved have rejected the compensation offers made by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and there is also opposition to the Environmental Assessment proposed for the expansion project. The MTO had originally projected 2012 for the start of operations of the expansion, but has now pushed the date back to 2013.