fall festival on the upper avenue

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On Saturday, October 19, the Local Residents' Association and I helped organize the Fall Fest Event on Upper Avenue. The community event was a major success and we couldn't have asked for a better turnout.

The purpose of this event was to support our local businesses and build a better and more vibrant Upper Avenue Neighbourhood!

Special thanks to my staff, community volunteers from the Local Residents' Associations and the participating stores and businesses. Big shout out to the Police at 32 Division, Toronto Fire and City Planning Staff. The environment was great on the streets as well as the wonderful music provided by Etobicoke Elvis.

I am so pleased with the aftermath of the event. What a wonderful way to kick start the Fall season!


Eglinton Park Master Plan public consultation meeting

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On Monday, June 24, I attended a meeting organized by staff in Parks, Forestry & Recreation at the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre to present the Preferred Option Plan for Eglinton Park to the community.

City staff and the project consultant team are currently reviewing feedback and comments on the plan.


Celebrating the re-opening and the 25th anniversary of the north toronto memorial community centre

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On Sunday, June 9, I celebrated the grand re-opening and 25th anniversary of the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre with Mayor Tory, Janine Romoff and many residents who have been so patient for its re-opening.

Portions of the centre were closed in March 2018 to undergo renovations that include a new roof and skylight, pool upgrades, mechanical and change-room upgrades, a new building automation system and accessibility improvements. The renovations have also resulted in new floor finishes, plumbing improvements, new light fixtures and window glazing.

Thank you to all the residents and Community Centre patrons that attended today’s celebration!


celebrating katz's deli

On May 24, 2019 Mayor Tory and I honoured the Dorfman Family for the 49 years of sacrifice and hard work that gave Toronto an amazing place to eat and meet friends.

Colonel Jeffrey Dorfman will be fondly remembered as an outstanding Canadian who served his country with distinction of honour. He was a true community builder and his family, led by wife Faye and son Aubrey, along with the entire staff at Katz’s deserved this special recognition by the Mayor of Toronto.

In recognition of almost 50 years of receiving the very best traditional old country Jewish Family Recipes to Torontonians.   

Mazel Tov!

 

We Did It!

On Monday, May 27, Doug Ford announced that the Province would no longer be retroactively cutting $177 million from Toronto’s 2019 Budget. This is an important victory that will mean the City can continue to fund vital public health and child care programs in 2019.

On Saturday, May 25, Mayor Tory and I knocked on doors in Ward 8 to speak to residents about these cuts. Thank you to all the volunteers and Ward 8 residents that came out to the Stop the Cuts Canvass with Mayor Tory and my last two Town Halls. Your passionate advocacy and the actions you took by coming out, asking questions, signing the petition and contacting your local MPP have been critical! Today's announcement shows that when people speak up, fight back and hold elected officials to account, we can make a difference.

We still need to fight to ensure drastic and dangerous cuts are not made to these programs over the coming years. I encourage you to keep contacting your local MPP by phoning, writing and visiting their local office and asking them to speak out against further cuts and Bill 108 - The OMB Bill.

Premier Doug Ford (premier@ontario.ca)

Constituency office: 823 Albion Rd. Etobicoke M9V 1A3  416-745-2859

Robin Martin, MPP Eglinton-Lawrence (robin.martin@pc.ola.org)

Constituency office: 2882 Dufferin St. Toronto M6B 3S6  416-781-2395

thank you!

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