As I walked to the Scarborough Civic Centre in the freezing rain, I looked to the sewer grate that wasn't catching the water and absent mindedly removed the garbage that plugged the sewer and had a flash back to my childhood on Allister Avenue where each and every rain storm I would put on my boots and raincoat to make sure the water was flowing well on my street, moving any debris in the way of the rushing water, ensuring no one would get splashed by cars driving through puddles on my street.
What I do and who I am are intrinsically. I've always been working for a more efficient and liveable city!
While meeting with Ward 42 residents yesterday I heard time and time again the same concerns of residents:
Residents are happy with the increased sense of safety and community policing as well as the introduction of the National Rouge-River Park and the environmental protect it provides.
Please feel free to message me with your thoughts on the great things happening in the community as well as the issues you'd like to see address by your soon to be named City Councilor.
I was planning on releasing the majority of my platform at the 42 Voices Debate all night, however due to the cancellation, I will be releasing it today, please see below:
1) What/who are the key resources (community organizations, resident, etc) in Ward 42 and how do you plan on collaborating with them? External partnerships for community re-branding and neighbourhood development
1. Peace builders programming at TDSB & TCDSB
3. Ladies that Code at City Library / The Spot
4. Seedy Saturdays
5. Repair Café
6. Tool Library
7. Bike Toronto Bike Fest to support 42 Riders
8. College of Building Trades March Break & Summer Camp
9. Pre/ Postnatal/ Seniors Yoga
10. Adding a bee apiary to local community gardens with the Toronto Bee Co-op or Food Share
11. Not Far From The Tree fruit collection
12. Farmers Market
13. Ward Spelling Bees competetions
14. Encourage free Math Tutoring for students
15. Bringing Engineering Month to Malvern Mall with OCETT and POE
15. Volunteer Toronto
16. Rotary Club – Target funding for space investment
17. Girl Guides / Scouts Canada / Cadets Cultural Focused troops
18. UTSC & Centennial College for March Break / Summer Camps or Saturday Clubs such as York and Ryerson University offer
19. Leaf Toronto – Tree Tenders training
20. Visions of Science for MFRC after school clubs ANC to build volunteer opportunities for intergenerational learning and cultural teachings