(Source: The Toronto Star)

Eyebrows have been raised over the source of a recent full-page ad in a Markham newspaper warning about the dangers of unbridled intensification as the city considers a bold proposal for a permanent food belt.

The plan would prevent development in a 2,000-hectare agricultural zone within the city and allow intensification along major corridors and specific areas.

When Tom Farrar, the man who said he paid for the ad, accidentally emailed a proof, it was revealed the client for the ad’s design was TACC Construction Ltd.

Read Phinjo Gombu’s full article “Developer denies ties to controversial Markham ad” in the Toronto Star (January 20, 2010).

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