City of Toronto budget, building transit & some happy news!

Dear residents,

Please see below my note to you about this week's City of Toronto budget meeting and an upcoming Metrolinx consultation on how we can move forward with expanding public transit for Toronto and our region.

On a personal note, my wife, Melissa and I are delighted to share with you some very special news in our lives. On January 4th, 2013, our daughter, Molly was born. We are deeply happy and feel very fortunate to have such a supportive and caring community around us. Molly has also given the work I'm doing for our neighbourhoods and city even more meaning to me as, like every parent, I think about my daughter's well being in everything I do. To simply put it, our kids will inherit the world we build today.

Here's a photo Molly with her happy and tired dad from last week.

Melissa and I look forward to introducing her to you in the coming months on Ward 22's streets, parks and playgrounds and wish you and your family our very best this new year.



2013 City of Toronto Budget

The 2013 budget will be debated by City Council over the next few days. Thank you so much for the feedback I've received over the past several weeks on our community's priorities for our ward and our city. I believe this budget must address the services residents value and rely on every day, be responsible with every tax dollar and invest surplus funds in reserves rather than budget based on one-time infusions. I look forward to working with my colleagues on doing this well and I intend to represent, and reflect, what I've heard directly from ward 22 residents.

Keeping you informed and engaged in a priority for me. To watch the meeting beginning Tuesday, January 15th at 9:30am, please click here. To follow our agenda, please click here.

Metrolinx Public Roundtable Meetings

Next month, Metrolinx will be hosting public roundtable meetings regarding The Big Move, a plan to rebuild transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. For more information on the Toronto meeting dates, please visit Improving our city and region's transportation network is an issue I have actively worked on for a long time and I support the direction Metrolinx is taking with The Big Move. To read more about my advocacy for improved and expanded transportation, please visit click here.

Need assistance?

Like always, feel very welcome to contact me or my staff by phone at 416-392-7906 or by email at [email protected]

For ongoing council and community information, along with a calendar of events, please visit

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Dear Residents,

I hope this finds you healthy and well. As always, I hope that you find this e-newsletter helpful and informative.

Due to the upcoming municipal election on October 24th, integrity rules state that I am unable to send out community updates after August 1st. Therefore, you will receive my next update later in the fall if I continue to have the honour to serve you. Over the past four years, we have achieved so much together, in every one of our Toronto-St. Paul's neighbourhoods and the many important initiatives we have brought to City Hall to improve our city.

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