Dear residents and friends,
I deeply appreciate your support and confidence and I look forward to an ongoing dialogue with you on the many issues, challenges and opportunities we'll face together as a community here in Ward 22, St. Paul's and as a city.
I'm advocating for a more thoughtful, creative and responsible new approach for city council. I want council to engage our city's residents with an inspiring plan and make informed decisions that are based on evidence, community consultation and the merits of arguments - rather than ideology or left or right-wing partisanship.
My staff and I are here to assist you with any concerns or questions you may have. We're also working every day to improve our local neighbourhoods- along with supporting the many valued services Torontonians rely on every day. You are always welcome to contact me at 416-392-7906 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Councillor Matlow spoke on options for the Scarborough Subway, March 31, 2016.
Councillor Matlow spoke on tenant issues related to the Residential Tenancies Act, December 18 2013.
Moved by: Councillor Matlow
Seconded by: Councillor Layton
Traffic congestion is a significant problem for Toronto's motorists, public transit users and cyclists. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently noted that the Greater Toronto Area suffers from the longest work commute times in North America. This congestion costs the region's economy an estimated $3.3 billion per year while negatively impacting on the quality of life of our residents. The long-term solutions to this problem include building a more accessible, extensive and efficient public transportation system in addition to encouraging car-pooling and cycling.
On Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14, 2011, the Yonge Subway will be closed between Bloor-Yonge Station and Eglinton Station in order to begin installation of a new double cross-over section of track just south of St. Clair Station. When completed, subway trains will be able to be turned back at St. Clair Station. Regular subway service between these stations will resume on the morning of Monday, August 15. Two additional weekend closures will be required to complete this work; tentatively scheduled for September 17-18 and October 29-30.
Watch the City of Toronto's Special Committee meetings on the Core Service Review via Live stream: http://tinyurl.com/3ulyupb
A Note from Joe Pennachetti, City Manager
Welcome to the third of my regular messages to the Toronto Public Service. In my last note to you on May 20, I provided details on the City's Ideas that Work employee suggestion initiative, the launch of a multi-year financial planning process and the Service Review Program which is being undertaken in preparation for the 2012 Budget Process. The City is facing difficult decisions for 2012 and future years to meet its budget challenges. We currently have a 2012 operating budget pressure of $774 million.
The Davisville (June Rowlands) Park Splash Pad construction has been delayed by two weeks.
I hope you had a fun and relaxing Canada Day weekend.
For your information, I'm providing you with a brief update on three items that may be of interest to you.
- TOMORROW, July 5: Eglinton 2020 (LRT) Forum
- Oriole Park Update
- Summerlicious - July 8 to 24, 2011
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