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03 Dec

Scarborough Junction Mural Unveiling

Earlier this fall, we celebrated the official unveiling of the Scarborough Junction Mural on the St. Clair underpass (just east of Warden). With the help of local historians Barbara Dickson, John Everest and Rick Schofield, a concept was developed to depict the history of the area: The south wall depicts the early development of the Scarboro Junction, and the north wall depicts the little known history of the women who worked at the GECO factory during WW2. A special thank...

28 Nov

Toronto Water Warns of Misleading Communications

Residents advised to be cautious of potentially misleading communications about Toronto Water programs The City of Toronto has received complaints from Toronto residents who have been given notices from independent contractors (such as flyers, notices placed on door knobs and lawn signs) that appear to be designed to look like they are communications from the City of Toronto about a number of programs and services offered by Toronto Water. Toronto Water does not conduct door-to-door sales of any kind and does not...

28 Oct

Michelle Berardinetti celebrates ‘rewarding’ victory in Scarborough Southwest

Scarborough Mirror: By DANIELLE MCKEGNEY Scarborough Mirror Councillor Michelle Berardinetti was returned to City Hall to represent Ward 35 for a second term after besting her seven challengers in Monday’s election. Berardinetti won with a huge margin over her nearest competitor – taking 63 per cent of the vote. She won the ward in 2010 with 50 per cent of the vote against the incumbent. “It’s great. I’m just so proud of the work that my staff and my office did over the...

29 Aug

Class yearbook: Toronto councillors sum up the term in one sentence

By: City Hall Bureau, Published on Fri Aug 29 2014 We asked all 45 members of city council to summarize the waning four-year term in one sentence or less. Most responded in person, some via email. And some of them broke the one-sentence rule. Here are their responses: “This was an extremely productive term for the taxpayers of Toronto, thanks to new subways, lower tax increases, more efficient and transparent government, fiscal accountability and restraint, privatized garbage collection and historic...

31 Jul

Scarborough Junction Mural Coming Soon

I am thrilled to announce that Scarborough Southwest’s latest mural project has begun. I have secured funding through the City’s underpass revitalization program to be dedicated to the underpass on St. Clair Avenue West, just east of Warden Avenue, and this summer you can expect to see colour enhancing these dreary walls. With the help of local historians, Barbara Dickson, Rick Schofield and John Everest, the artist is creating a visual representation of the area’s unique history. Did you know that...

11 Jul

City working hard to coordinate construction

There is a myth that the City is not coordinating construction projects on our streets. In fact, the City has a strong coordination effort in place before any work ever begins. Outside factors such as weather, work by outside agencies, and sheer volume of projects are often responsible for the congestion we experience every day. One thing is certain: The city is facing an unprecedented amount of construction on our roads and it’s causing frustration for drivers. The City is updating a...

08 Jun

June 2014 Newsletter

Summer is almost here, and with it comes sunny days and fun community events. It’s a great time to get outside and enjoy Scarborough Southwest. In this issue, you will find information on summer events and activities in our community. If you have a community event you would like me to promote, please contact my office.   View Newsletter ...

21 May

May 2014 Newsletter

Spring is in the air and some warmer weather has finally arrived! If you are anything like me, you have already been out digging in your yard and preparing your gardens.  In preparation for our beautiful gardens I have arranged for our annual ‘Compost Days’ in six parks in Ward 35. Please note that in an effort to be fair we rotate parks every year.  Our next Compost Day is this Saturday at Corvette Park (9am), Danforth Gardens Park (11am) and Madelaine Park (1pm).

06 Nov

Basement Flooding

November 2013: Incidences of severe and intense rain storms have without question increased in recent years. Changes in climate and in particular the heavy rainfall events have placed severe strain upon our storm and sewage systems that were not designed or constructed to function effectively with these emerging and unfamiliar weather patterns. I have put together an important information package on what you need to know to protect your home against basement flooding. What’s in the Package? Basement flooding general...

21 Dec

2012 Highlights 
in Ward 35

“Fail to plan, plan to fail” – this is an important mantra that I stand to live by. At the start of every year, I create a long list of goals that are set out by YOU, the residents of Ward 35, and then set out to strike them off the list one by one. Projects can take more or less time than anticipated, and much of this is subject to City staffs’ cooperation and the essential participation of...