New charges on developers proposed by York Region could affect the economic viability of Slessor Square says Bob Forrest, one of the key people behind the controversial project.

Press reports quote from a letter sent by Forrest to the Region in which he complains about current development charges which are “staggering”.

He goes on to say he will be having a discussion with associates about the economic viability of Slessor Square.

Seems to me that taxpayers shouldn’t carry costs that properly belong with developers.

That’s what these development charges are all about.

The Region will decide on the level of any new charges in May.