Plans to build a highway expansion east of Toronto are forcing scores of people out of their homes and some longtime residents say the province isn’t compensating them fairly.


Paul Burgess has had to leave an Ajax, Ont., property where he ran a business and where he lived as a child. The government is expropriating some 300 homes in the area so that it can build an interchange from Highway 401 to Highway 407 East. (CBC)

As part of the pending expansion of Highway 407 East, the province is seeking to build an interchange from Highway 401.

In order to build that interchange, however, the province needs to expropriate some 300 homes sitting in the way.

But a handful of neighbours next to Highway 401 say they are getting a raw deal, in which the province is not paying them enough for their land.

Click on the video above to see a full report from the CBC’s Jeff Semple.