Advocacy group drops out of Vaughan hospital project - 2012-01-09
A private non-profit organization awarded a controversial $10 million federal grant toward building a hospital complex in Vaughan — as part of a campaign promise made by Conservative MP Julian Fantino — is pulling out of the project.
The Vaughan Health Campus of Care sent a letter to city council and staff on Dec. 15, expressing the group's disappointment with the city's "considerable change of direction" in plans to develop a health-care complex on a 35-hectare site at Jane St. and Major Mackenzie Dr.
"VHCC is reluctantly acquiescing to the City's desire to terminate VHCC's involvement in the development of the Campus of Care Lands," states the letter signed by CEO Melinda Gorgenyi and developer Michael DeGasperis, chair of the board for the organization. Gorgenyi refused to comment to the Star on the letter or the ongoing negotiations with the city.