Ausma Malik is Toronto's Deputy Mayor and your City Councillor for Ward 10, Spadina–Fort York.

 

Ausma is focused on building a Toronto for All. Her vision for our city is one that includes more affordable housing, improved road safety, more green spaces, improved public transit, and consideration for the climate crisis in decision-making, all while standing up for our local democracy.

As your City Councillor, Ausma works with residents, communities, business owners and advocacy groups to build vibrant, healthy neighbourhoods and ensure our community voices are heard at City Hall.

News & Updates

Beat the Heat in Spadina-Fort York

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day, and I was honoured to join the sunrise ceremony here at Nathan Phillips Square this morning, reflecting on the significance of this day, the importance of June as National Indigenous Heritage Month, and our work for truth, reconciliation and justice, and embracing Mino Baamodziwin: the good life. Have a look at Toronto’s Reconciliation Action Plan, and the Spirit Garden coming to the Square.

Mahjong Night with me!

I’m excited to invite you to a join our first Mahjong Night on Friday, May 31st from 6 to 8 pm at Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas St W)! Join us for an evening of friendly competition, delicious snacks, and discussions on the future of Chinatown. You’ll know Mahjong is a game that has been bringing communities together for centuries, and is a great opportunity to bring us together in our neighbourhood especially during Asian Heritage Month.

Open doors in Toronto

As the leaves come out and the days continue to get longer, there are so many ways to enjoy this season in Toronto!

We still have a few compost drops in Ward 10, for spending those longer days balcony or backyard gardening (or even for your indoor plants!). Bring your own container, shovel, and gloves, and get your garden kick-started for the year!

Watching Toronto bloom

One of the joys of spring is the start of garden season. For me, that is always marked by the city’s cherry blossom and magnolia trees hitting their peak bloom. There are dozens of locations across Toronto, including our own trees in Trinity Bellwoods and at Exhibition Place, many of which are easily accessible by public transit.

Get green this Sunday at Environment Day

Earth Day is April 22nd, and you’re invited to join us to support and champion initiatives this month that make Toronto more sustainable and climate resilient. 

This Sunday, April 14th is your chance to get a bag of the City’s leaf compost, and drop off those items that cannot be put out for cub pickup like paint, batteries, and light bulbs. 

Community Environment Day returns April 14!

Community Environment Day is returning to South Stanley Park! This is a great opportunity to properly dispose of electronic, hazardous, and other kinds of waste which you can't put at the curb, including paint, batteries and light bulbs. Donations will also be accepted on a variety of items that could be reused by others in our community, such as clothing, small appliances, and electronics. Let us know you can attend!

Marching Forward

Next Friday, March 8th marks International Women’s Day. Together, we can work to create a gender equal world, and celebrate the political, social, and activist achievements that have brought us here. This month also brings March Break! Many of our City’s community centres, museums, and public buildings have special programming for students, families and community members to enjoy. 

Getting our city back on track

We’ve been working hard to start this new year off right, with a 2024 budget that gets our city back on track. Over the past weeks, tens-of-thousands of Torontonians like you have shared ideas and feedback through emails, calls, deputations, and town halls of all kinds, including the one we held a few weeks ago with Spadina-Fort York residents. I’m also looking forward to celebrating Black History Month and Lunar New Year in our communities this month, bringing us to gather, reflect, and celebrate.

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