Toronto’s planning needs less...

When I saw Doug Ford’s new planning legislation my first thought was “wow, I can’t believe we’re up to Bill 108 already.” We all know planning in Toronto can be improved. Having worked in the City Planning...

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BetterHomesTO - Improving Your Energy...

Did you know that homes and buildings account for more than half of greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto? BetterHomesTO is a one-stop resource with information, rebates, and incentives to help Toronto homeowners make their homes more energy...

Neighbourhood Community Officers coming...

O'Connor-Parkview will be seeing some new faces with four Neighbourhood Community Officers coming soon! They'll work with the community to identify problems, work in tandem on solutions, and mobilize Police resources where needed. Come to the...

Toronto's Electric Vehicle Strategy

The City’s Electric Vehicle strategy was approved through City Council earlier this week. It identifies a range of actions that we need to take to achieve our goal of no combustion-engine vehicles by 2050. After declaring a climate emergency...

Statement on Child Care in Crescent Town

Child care workers have a direct connection to our community. It’s great to see that a new child care center is moving into Crescent Town, but I stand with Rima Berns-McGown in asking that EYET listen to the community during this transition....

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...