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2015 Planned Street Furniture

Each year, I work with City staff to ensure that Ward 35 receives its fair share of City planned installations of street furniture. Additionally, residents can call 311 to make a request for street furniture in their neighbourhood. City staff will begin a study of the request and approve the…
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City of Toronto’s holiday activities and recreational options

The City of Toronto invites residents and visitors to take advantage of the City’s many activities, programs and attractions available during the holidays. Holiday schedules for recreation facilities: Holiday hours for outdoor rinks, indoor skating, ski, snowboard and swim programs will be in effect from December 24 to January 1.…
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Public Appointment Opportunities Now Open

Are you a resident of the City of Toronto and at least 18 years of age? Give back to your community and join a public board. The City of Toronto needs local residents to serve on high-profile, challenging, and exciting boards of directors for City agencies and corporations. Being on…
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Here Comes The Snow

It’s that time of the year again – winter! A Canadian winter can sometimes mean a lot of snow, and the City of Toronto is ready. Here are a few things that you can expect as we gear up for another winter in Toronto. Prior to the onset of a…
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Fire Station Opens at 2575 Eglinton

Last September, I was honoured to be a part of the dedication for the new fire station at 2575 Eglinton Station 221. After two years of construction, this state-of-the-art facility is now open and serving the residents of Ward35. Highlights include a full back up generator (importance of which was…
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Yes, In My Back Yard

ATTENTION HOME OWNERS: Do you have ground level outdoor space available to share? The Taylor-Massey Food & Garden Committee is looking for spaces for gardeners in the community. Start planning your garden now. If you are interested in participating, please call 416-699-7920 ext. 405
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Yes, In My Backyard

ATTENTION HOME OWNERS: Do you have ground level outdoor space available to share? The Taylor-Massey Food & Garden Committee is looking for spaces for gardeners in the community. Start planning your garden now. If you are interested in participating, please call 416-699-7920 ext. 405
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Should Toronto Host a Casino Complex?

Many of you have been asking me where I stand on the matter of building a casino in Toronto. I want to begin by making it clear; I will take my lead from you. Email me, call me or complete the poll at the end of this post and let…
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