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April City Council Highlights

April City Council Highlights

Toronto City Council had another full and engaging agenda this past April 16 and 17. There was timely discussion about fixing the Vacant Home Tax, big strides in improving tenant assistance for those impacted by rental demolitions, and plans to expand both its Student Nutrition Program and the Alcohol in Parks program. 

March 2024 City Council Update

March 2024 City Council Update

Toronto City Council had a jam-packed and exciting session this past March 20 and 21. Aside from lively discussion about the 2026 FIFA World Cup, section 37 funds were released for projects coming from my office’s Participatory Budgeting 2023 exercise.

The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead

In this special update, I explain what this year’s adopted budget means for us in Toronto Centre and the work to be done in the year ahead.

The Mayor's Budget

The Mayor's Budget

On February 1, Mayor Olivia Chow released her version of the budget. This iteration comes after the Staff budget was released on January 10th and underwent extensive public consultation at pre-budget consultations last November, budget town halls, and budget committee meetings. 

Letter to the West Don Lands Committee

Letter to the West Don Lands Committee

It’s with profound sadness but also immense gratitude to learn that the West Don Lands Committee (WDLC) has made the difficult decision to cease operations. Since 1997, the WDLC has helped shape many neighbourhoods and advocated for an accessible and beautiful waterfront in Toronto.

Getting Toronto Back on Track: The Proposed 2024 Budget

Getting Toronto Back on Track: The Proposed 2024 Budget

Over the last week, I have heard from many constituents about the City’s proposed 2024 budget. I wanted to address the concerns I have heard regarding the property tax rate increase as I can understand the anxiety this has caused. 

 

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