Powerful Ontario developers stand to cash in if Highway 413 is built

An inside look at their connections to the Ford government

Eight of Ontario’s most powerful land developers own thousands of acres of prime real estate near the proposed route of the controversial Highway 413, a Torstar/National Observer investigation has found.

Read the full story in Thestar.com here or on Yorkregion.com here.

Torstar/National Observer investigation re Developers' ties to the PC Party
Developers' ties to the PC Party

Various members of the Cortellucci and DeGasperis families and associates from Fieldgate Homes have also donated to some Richmond Hill council members' election campaigns, some of whom also have close ties to Doug Ford and the PC party.


Election Campaign Donations

Acting Mayor Joe DiPaola received donations from:

- The Cortellucci and DeGasperis families for his 2014 and 2018 election campaigns


- Fieldgate associates Jack Eisenberger, Yitzchok Gunsburg, Dennis Kohn and Thomas Kohn for his 2018 election campaign and from Jack Eisenberg for his 2014 campaign


Regional Councillor Carmine Perrelli received donations from:

- The DeGasperis family for his 2014 and 2018 election campaigns

- Fieldgate associates Jack Eisenberger, Dennis Kohn and Yitzchok Gunsburg for his 2018 campaign


Ward 2 Councillor Tom Muench received donations from:

- The Cortellucci and DeGasperis families for his 2018 election campaign

- Fieldgate associates Jack Eisenberger and Yitzchok Gunsburg for his 2018 campaign


Ward 1 Councillor Greg Beros received donations from:

- The DeGasperis family and Fieldgate associate Jack Eisenberger for his 2014 election campaign