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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Woodbine Bike Lanes - Community Meeting...

REGISTER HERE for the virtual community meeting on Monday January 18, 2021 at 6pm. The Woodbine bike lanes have been a source of heated debate in our community since they were installed in fall 2017. Since I was elected City Councillor in...

2020 Community Newsletter!

Happy holidays, everyone! I hope the year is winding down for you all nicely and you're getting some time to relax over the holidays. This has been a tough year for us all, and some time to rest, relax, and reflect is needed. As we're wrapping...

Local Offers and Deals!

This pandemic has been hard on us all, but the impact on our local businesses cannot be overstated. With the second lockdown, they've been feeling an unprecedented level of pressure. I know that our community has been doing what we can to support...

Supporting Local Businesses

Throughout the pandemic, I've been the Small Business Lead for the Mayor's Taskforce on Economic Rebuild and Reccovery. This has involved engaging businesses all across the city, hearing their concerns, delivering policy-change to support them, and...

Update on Metrolinx work in Small's...

Many of you have reached out to me in the last week or two with your concerns about the Metrolinx work planned in and around the Small's Creek Ravine, as well as  general concerns about the Metrolinx corridor expansion work to accommodate a...

How To Reserve a Time For Leisure...

This winter, we're doing what we can to encourage folks to get outside. Fresh air and exercise does wonders for physical and mental health, and is especially important as we continue through this second lockdown. For more information on the...

Getting Involved at the Local Level -...

Community involvement in political decisions is critical. Those who are being impacted by the decisions being made have unique perspectives and information that is crucial to the process. With meetings going virtual, it has been difficult for some...

Toronto's Plan for the Winter

Did you know that Toronto has an incredible plan for making the most of this winter? A lot of winter rec programming starts today. With COVID affecting the season, we're finding ways to make the most of the cold and dark to keep ourselves...

Support the effort - bringing a...

Sign the petition and help bring a community garden to 25 Oakcrest Avenue! Dear neighbours, I’m working with a group of passionate local leaders to bring a community garden to Beaches-East York. Led by East End Neighbourhood Urban Farm...

Lest We Forget - Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day is a time for our community to come together, remembering and honouring the brave men and women who fought for this country. Ceremonies will look a bit different this year with restrictions on in-person gatherings. I hope that...

Second Wave - Small Business Update

It’s been a little while since I’ve updated folks on what’s happening on the small business file at the City. First, I want to continue sharing my thanks for the hard work and kindness you are showing to support local businesses in our...

Community Consultation - Development...

A development application has been submitted to the City of Toronto for an 110-unit, 6-storey condominium building at 1684 Queen Street East. The City hosted a virtual community consultation meeting on October 13, 2020. A recording of the video is...