Little Jamaica Community Conversation: Meeting Highlights & Next Steps
On Monday May 31st, BlackUrbanismTO, Kojo Rakanwu Geb and I co-hosted a town hall to hear directly from community members on how Little Jamaica’s local neighborhoods and businesses can flourish now and into the future. With over 100+ community members in attendance, the evening was filled with honest, fruitful and helpful feedback. To review the meeting highlights and next steps, please click below.
City Council Unanimously Votes in Favour of Protecting & Preserving Little Jamaica
I’m happy to announce that my motion to explore heritage designation for Little Jamaica was unanimously approved during April’s City Council meeting. This is truly a historic moment for members of Toronto’s Little Jamaica and African, Black and Caribbean communities as the motion ensures that Black voices are driving the process of exploring and protecting the past and future of their community. I’m grateful for the support from my colleagues on Council, in particular, Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson, who seconded the motion, Mayor Tory, City staff, and key community stakeholders such as Black Urbanism TO (BUTO) and CP Planning.
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BlackUrbanismTO’s Community Check In with Little Jamaica: Instagram Live with Councillor Josh Matlow
Watch BlackUrbanismTO interview me on their Instagram Live about my motion to preserve and protect Little Jamaica, break down the short and long term plans and much more!
Supporting Black-Owned and Operated Businesses and Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Eglinton Avenue West’s “Little Jamaica”
With significant inputs from BlackUrbanismTO, CP Planning, Reclaim, Rebuild Eglinton West and other community partners, I moved a motion in September 2020, seconded by Deputy Mayor Thompson and supported by Mayor Tory, at City Council to comprehensively and holistically address the past, present and future short-term and long-term challenges facing Little Jamaica
City of Toronto Study: Little Jamaica and the Eglinton West Neighbourhoods
The Eglinton West corridor / Little Jamaica is a community of great cultural heritage significance. The City of Toronto is undertaking a study of the area, intended to support and celebrate this cultural corridor.
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