Category "News"

Toronto Budget 2020 - East End...

On January 29th, 7 - 9pm, I'll be hosting an East End Budget Consultation with a presentation from Stephen Conforti, Executive Director of Financial Planning. The presentation will take roughly 30 minutes, with the remainder of the time allocated...

Speed Limit Reductions in Beaches -...

One of the most common issues I hear about from residents is road safety. 42 pedestrians were killed on Toronto's streets in 2019 alone. This is unacceptable, and we need to be doing more to prevent this. Reducing speed is one of the most impactful...

BEY News Vol. 1, Issue 1

My first Beaches-East York newsletter went out over the holidays. You can download a PDF version here or keep scrolling for a page-by-page view. If you'd like to get bi-weekly updates on what's happening in the community and my work at City...

Woodbine Bike Lanes Update: December...

One of the issues I hear most about in my office is the Woodbine Bike Lanes. I've received several hundred calls, emails and messages about this over the last year and I want you to know that I am working everyday with the City staff responsible to...

Fairmount Park Bake Oven

On November 24th we unveiled Ward 19’s first community bake oven in Fairmount Park! Special thanks to former Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon and the Fairmount Park Ice masters for all their hard work over the years to bring the oven here for the...

GO Expansion in Our Community

Metrolinx is planning to start construction of a fourth line on the Lake Shore East corridor in 2021. This is part of the GO Regional Express Rail project which will bring all-day, two-way service to many of the commuter GO train lines. This is an...

Main Street Planning Study - A Vision...

Growth is coming to the Main Street area. We need to ensure that this growth is managed properly to maintain the quality of community services and programs. At Community Council today, we approved new planning policies to guide our efforts in this...

Update on the Crescent Town Bridge...

In late 2018, the Crescent Town Bridge collapsed. Thankfully no one was around at the time and there were no injuries as a result. The incident provoked some serious concerns about the maintenance and upkeep of the rest of Toronto's ~170 privately...

Danforth Corridor Study Launch!

Yesterday was the public launch of the Danforth Corridor Study, in which we'll be mapping out the future of one of Toronto's most iconic streets. The study will be focusing on three areas; complete streets, vibrant retail & good planning. We...

Crescent Town Bridge Update - November...

Late last year, the Crescent Town Bridge partially collapsed. Thankfully there were no pedestrians around the bridge at the time and there were no injuries as a result. On November 19th from 6:30 - 8:30pm, join us at the Crescent Town ES -...

Improving Accountability and...

In April, I asked the City to look at posting transcripts of Council Meetings to improve our accountability and transparency. I'm very disappointed to hear that we won't be moving forward with the idea despite world-class cities like Los Angeles...

Subway Wheel Flats - Community Update

The TTC detected an increase in wheel flats on subway vehicles operating on Line 2 (Bloor – Danforth) in October of 2018. They are created when the wheels are moving but not rotating (e.g. emergency braking or loss of traction). These flats...