If you happen to be in town for the long weekend, I encourage you and your family to check out the newly improved Glen Edyth Drive Parkette! The new design features two play structures, one junior and one senior, additional seating and landscaping, as well as a new accessible woodchip play surface. Thank you to [...]
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Mona Piper Playground and Cudmore Creek Park (250 Manor Road E) Earlier this month, I was delighted to finally celebrate the opening of our two new midtown parks alongside many friends in the community. I would like to extend a very special thank you to Manor Road United Church and Mona Piper's family in their [...]
I am very pleased to announce that my motion to provide $350,000 in local developers' fees to support the construction of an accessible play space at Brown PS was supported by City Council this week. As you know well, Brown Public School has long been in need of new recreational facilities to serve local students and the [...]
Midtown in Focus, City Planning's detailed vision for the future of Midtown will be presented at Planning and Growth Management Committee on Thursday, July 5th. Please see my letter to the Committee requesting that the Provincial Government authorize the City to put a pause on all condo development until the much needed hard infrastructure and [...]
Advocating for Safer Streets The Vision Zero initiative is based on a principle that there is no acceptable number of road fatalities. While we may never have the ability to control instances of human error on our streets, we do have control over how they are designed and the police can control how they are enforced. From [...]
I'm delighted to support AppleTree Markets, a local Ward 22 non-profit organization, which will once again be transforming June Rowlands Park, every Tuesday between 3 and 7pm, into a vibrant "town square" for the seventh year of our community's popular farmers’ market. The market is a place where you are sure to see friends and [...]
The Toronto St. Paul’s Tenants’ Associations Network will be holding the St. Paul’s Riding All Candidates Meeting where you will have the opportunity to learn where your Provincial candidates stand on today’s tenant issues such as Above Guideline Increases (AGIs), Renovictions, the Landlord and Tenant Board and affordable housing. Please join me in attending this [...]
Council decided this week to move forward with a 17-stop LRT extension of the Eglinton Crosstown from Kennedy Station to the University of Toronto's Scarborough Campus (UTSC). While I strongly endorse this LRT line, the Mayor's continued support of the 1-stop Scarborough subway has left no funding available for this Crosstown extension. Further, the City's [...]
Since 2012, I have been strongly advocating for the City of Toronto to protect tenants from extreme heat. Despite motions that I moved in 2012, 2013, 2014 and, 2017, no substantive action has been implemented by the Medical Officer of Health or the Municipal Licensing, and Standards Division. No solutions were presented to Tenant Issues Committee earlier this year [...]
City Must Act to Protect Toronto Tenants from Extreme HeatSince 2012, I have been strongly advocating for the City of Toronto to protect tenants from extreme heat. Despite motions that I moved in 2012, 2013, 2014 and, 2017, no substantive action has been implemented by the Medical Officer of Health or the Municipal Licensing, and Standards Division. No [...]