Councillor Ausma Malik (Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York) introduced a motion on May 11, 2023, seconded by Chris Moise (Ward 13, Toronto Centre), to recognize Hanlan's Point as a Historically Queer Space and ensure the City engages Toronto's queer community in Toronto Island Park planning.
Last week we took another important step forward in our work to protect the future of Ontario Place. The General Government Committee adopted my motion to defer consideration of a land transfer being demanded by the Ford government until City Council makes a decision on the development application for Ontario Place.
Councillor Ausma Malik (Ward 10, Spadina-Fort York) welcomed the decision of General Government Committee to adopt her recommended motion to defer consideration of a land transfer being demanded by the Ford government until City Council makes a decision on the development application for Ontario Place.
Councillor Ausma Malik (Ward 10, Spadina–Fort York) along with representatives of Ontario Place for All called attention to the strongly critical staff report on the Ontario Place development application being considered today at Toronto East York Community Council (TEYCC).
We’ve got to get the future of Ontario Place right. And the current development application raises a lot of serious concerns.
It was a great disappointment but unfortunately no surprise that yesterday's provincial budget contained no significant support for Toronto. Our city deserves better. And we will continue to fight for it.
While there are changes ahead in the Mayor's office over the next few months, our work serving our communities in Spadina–Fort York continues as determined as ever.
Our downtown communities deserve reliable public transit. Recently, it was reported that the TTC’s 501 Queen St streetcar would be replaced by shuttle buses for 20 months due to disruptions created by the planned Ontario Line construction work by Metrolinx. Our offices have been working jointly with City staff to minimize disruptions to service.
Today at Toronto and East York Community Council I, along with Chris Moise and Paula Fletcher, established a new Ontario Line Sub-committee with unanimous support from our Council colleagues.
Like you, I'm one of 1.7 million people who use TTC every day. Riders and workers can, and should, be safe moving across our City.
From what we're seeing and hearing, it hasn't felt that way lately. Violence prevention is urgently needed. More crisis response workers, 24/7 drop-in spaces, and better transit service are proven investments in our safety, unlike an increase of policing.
Torontonians know and recognize Hanlan’s Point, Canada's oldest continuous queer space, to be a safe, public, and precious place that has deep meaning and connection to Toronto’s 2SLGBTQ+ community.
I'm one of 1.7 million people who use TTC every day. Riders and workers can, and should, be safe moving across our City.
Happy new year! This week the City of Toronto's 2023 Budget was released. As we know, budgets convey priorities. We are still digging into the details, one thing that is clear: while people in Toronto are struggling, the choices in this budget do not do enough to make life better.
We have a duty to keep our communities safe, and the planned increase in the 2023 budget to Toronto Police Services of $48.3 million announced by the Mayor on Tuesday will not necessarily make people safer, but there are concrete investments we can make right now to increase community safety.
It’s an honour to be your new City Councillor for Toronto’s Ward 10, Spadina–Fort York. In the month since the term began I have been busy working with my team setting up our office, meeting with our local community and neighbourhood organizations, being briefed by City staff on projects taking place throughout our ward, and learning the ins and outs of City Hall.