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February 24, 2021
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Hon. Jeff Yurek
Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks
College Park 5th Flr
777 Bay St.
Toronto, ON M7A 2J3
Re: Environmental Compliance Approval for 70 Glen Scarlett Road
Dear Minister Yurek:
An application for Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) for air and noise was
submitted by Ryding Regency Meatpackers Ltd. (Ryding Regency), with consultation
open from November 1, 2018 – December 16, 2018. During that time, 93 comments
were submitted expressing concerns, with it noted on the Environmental Registry of
Ontario (ERO) that:
In general, all commenters expressed concerns about increasing production/emission
levels from the site and a potential negative health impact related to these increase[s].
Additionally, commenters expressed concerns about odour emission from the site, lack
of proper responses to complaints, inappropriate land use/city zoning, residential
property values, air and noise pollution from delivery trucks on public roads and future
development of the area.
The Ministry granted Ryding Regency the ECA for air and noise (ERO No. 013-4066)
on March 12, 2020. By this time, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency had already
cancelled Ryding Regency's Safe Food for Canadians licence and their operations
The community of York South—Weston has learned that a new meat processing plant,
Tru Harvest Meats Ltd. (True Harvest), is planned to open at 70 Glen Scarlett Road,
formerly home to Ryding Regency, on March 1, 2021. It has been reported that the
plant will work towards being one of the larger facilities in Ontario, processing 1600
heads per week.
Please confirm whether ECA has been granted to Tru Harvest Meats Ltd. for operations
at 70 Glen Scarlett Road and if not, what action will be taken by the Ministry to ensure
that the facility does not begin operations without all necessary approvals.
Ward 5 York South−Weston
cc: Faisal Hassan, MPP, York South—Weston, via email at FHassan-QP@ndp.on.ca