January 2017 e-News

My January e-Newsletter was recently published which contains information on my upcoming town hall meetings on January 10th and January 17th. Mayor John Tory will be joining me on January 10th in discussion of city-related issues. Please mark your calendar from 7pm to 9pm at Agincourt Recreation Centre, 31 Glen Watford Dr, Scarborough.

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January 8, 2017 – Scarborough’s New Years’ Skating Party

You’re invited to “Scarborough’s New Years’ Skating Party!“, a free community event to kick off the new year. Bring your family and friends for an afternoon of skating, enjoy live music, entertaining games and activities, and participate in the “Mannequin Challenge” on Ice! Light refreshments will be served.

Let’s welcome the New Year together in Scarborough on Sunday, January 8th, 2017, from 2pm to 4pm, at Albert Campbell Square, 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough! Bring your skates and hope to see you there!

Join the Discussion about Toronto’s 2017 Budget at Subcommittee meetings – Scarborough Session on January 5

The preliminary 2017 tax supported budgets are being considered by the Budget Committee for recommendation to the Executive Committee and City Council. Residents can attend Budget Subcommittees listed below:

  • January 5, 2017 | 3pm and 6pm | Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 399 The West Mall
  • January 5, 2017 | 3pm and 6pm | Scarborough Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 150 Borough Drive
  • January 9, 2017 | 3pm and 6pm | North York Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 5100 Yonge Street
  • January 9, 2017 | 3pm and 6pm | East York Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 850 Coxwell Avenue
  • January 10, 2017 | 3pm and 6pm | York Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 2700 Eglington Avenue W.
  • January 10, 2017 | 9:30am – 6pm | City Hall, Committee Room 1, 100 Queen Street W.

Written comments can be submitted to the Budget Committee at buc@toronto.ca, or Mail: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 10West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2. Attention: Budget Committee.

To make a public presentation at one of the Budget Subcommittee meeting listed above, please register by email to buc@toronto.ca or call 416-392-4666 before 12noon on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Steeles Avenue East Bridge EA Public Event – January 4

The City of Toronto has conducted a study to evaluate options for a grade separation between Steeles Avenue East and the Stouffville Go Transit Rail Corridor (east of Kennedy Road) and has recommended the following:

  • replace the level crossing of Steeles Avenue East and the railway tracks with an underpass/road under rail
  • widen Steeles Avenue East from 4 lanes to 6 lanes between Redlea Avenue and Midland Avenue
  • incorporate cycling facilities on Steeles Avenue East from Kelvin Grove Avenue to Midland Avenue
  • improve pedestrian facilities

The map below outlines (in red) the study area:

There will be a public consultation on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 with a drop-in session from 6pm – 7:45pm and a Q&A from 7:45pm – 8:30pm, at L’Amoreaux Community Recreation Centre, 2000 McNicoll Ave (just west of Kennedy Road). For more information, please see the notice, or visit the website.