Plans for Summer Season in the Beach

With the warmer weather on the horizon I’ve been working hard to set up a proactive plan for the summer season at one of our neighbourhood’s most treasured Toronto gems: the waterfront. We’re addressing the concerning behaviour we saw in...

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November 26, 2021 - eNewsletter

Hi Neighbour, Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week and are ready for your weekend. I've had the opportunity to get out and be with the community quite a bit lately - and the connection in-person after the last 20 months has been...

November 12, 2021 - eNewsletter

Hi neighbour, I hope you had a good week and are looking forward to a restful weekend ahead. I'm writing you at the end of a long, 3-day City Council meeting with 167 items on the agenda. I want to highlight three significant decisions...

October 29, 2021 - eNewsletter

Hi there, Happy Friday! I hope you're keeping warm - as well as safe - as the weather begins to cool. With the fall fully underway, City Council is back to a busy schedule of meetings and there's a lot happening in the community for you to...

Going all-in on the small business...

This morning I’m joining Mayor Tory, Councillor Fletcher and Deputy Mayor Thompson to announce two actions that put City Hall all-in on the small business recovery.If approved, a new small business property tax class will come into effect next...

A record day for road safety at...

Today's meeting of Toronto-East York Community Council may well have been a record-breaker for a single City ward. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of thousands of community members who've been reaching out to my office, community council...

Gardiner/Lake Shore Construction Update

Starting August 31, 2021 at 9pm the Logan Ramps at the east end of the Gardiner are going to be permanently closed. This work is part of a much larger project to reconfigure the Gardiner, improve Lake Shore Boulevard East and create flood...

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for...

We’ve seen that vaccines are the best safeguard we have in the fight against COVID. The City of Toronto has made incredible strides towards meeting our vaccination targets, with over 2,300,000 people partially vaccinated and over 2,000,000 people...

Launching the Live Music on Patios...

It's official! Toronto's Live Music on Patios Pilot has launched, ready for the long weekend! This is all about supporting the local music sector, bringing more energy to our main streets & helping businesses back on their feet.Lots of...

Bringing a community garden to Dentonia...

A group of engaged, passionate residents are working hard to bring a community garden to a portion of Dentonia Park. There is a detailed process to create a community garden on City of Toronto parkland, and one of the steps is having demonstrated...

City action on LDD Moth (European Gypsy...

The LDD moth (formerly Gypsy Moth) populations have been very concerning this year, not just in Beaches-East York but also around the city. City of Toronto forestry staff are aware of this and I’ve been working closely with them to make sure they...

Misinformation about affordable housing...

Hi there, I’m posting this update because many community members have received some problematic and stigmatizing misinformation in the mail and online about the City’s proposal for much needed affordable housing at Queen and...

A Canada Day of Reflection

This will be a Canada Day like no other. As we come out of a collective daze, trying to make sense of immeasurable suffering and literal, unquantifiable loss, I know many of us are left wondering: what should we do today, how should we...