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Staying connected by being connected

The internet has become a necessity, and as a city we have to meet our commitments to equity. This week, City Council took an important step forward, as we work to ensure accessible internet access for all. To access government services (or updates like this newsletter) internet access is needed to fulfill your needs in a timely manner. We must create a city where we can all belong by not deepening the digital divide, but by closing it.

Understanding our truth

This Saturday marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day builds on Indigenous community efforts, which established Orange Shirt Day in 2013 to honour Phyllis’ Story, whose new orange shirt was taken on her first day at residential school when she was just six years old. We wear orange to honour survivors, families and those we lost.

FALL in love with our City’s new fiscal framework

After the summer recess and the introduction of the new Mayor, City Hall is moving fast this fall to make changes to improve the lives of Torontonians as we look to create more housing, improve our financial stability, and make the City a safer, more just society. Last week City Council approved the new financial plan, creating a path forward to protecting the services our City needs to grow and prosper.

Happy Labour Day!

It is hard to believe it is already September! Students are getting ready to go back to school, the CNE is coming to a close, and people across the ward are preparing to enjoy one last long summer weekend. I want to wish everyone a safe and happy one, and all the best to the students getting set to return to school on Tuesday. 

Press Release: Deputy Mayor Ausma Malik's Statement on Ontario Place Redevelopment Plans

At the start of their development application for Ontario Place, the Province agreed to respect the City’s planning review process and public engagement framework. Alongside City staff, I have worked to ensure the process is democratic and transparent. That means allowing the public to consider the proposal – and any changes – with full details and with facilitation of City staff in public forums – not through public relations messaging by one of the Province’s lease holders.

Alcohol in Parks Pilot

This week at City Council, a two-month pilot program to allow personal alcohol consumption in select parks across our City was approved to run from August 2 to October 9. In our ward the two parks have been selected, Roundhouse Park and Trinity Bellwoods Park.

Press Release: City moves forward recommendations for accountability on Metrolinx’s Ontario Line construction

The Subcommittee on Metrolinx’s Ontario Line Construction approved the City’s Recommendations for Metrolinx's Ontario Line Construction. They outline clear direction to Metrolinx and the Provincial Government on how to build and implement the Ontario Line to ensure the best results are achieved for Toronto residents.

Show Your Love for Toronto

Today we opened Love Park, a beautiful new green and public space at York St and Queens Quay West which transformed an old off-ramp into the literal heart of our waterfront! It's an inspiration for this city I know we love, and the ways we show it. Here's three ways that we have coming up.

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