For almost 21 years the community had tried to undertake the revitalization of Jesse Ketchum Parkette -- a small but vital City-maintained park on TDSB-owned land. Despite funding being in place, the 2 entities could not agree on a renewed operating agreement. With the election of Chris as Trustee, a new spirit of cooperation ensued and the project is now slated for completion in late 2018. His leadership was instrumental and it is gratifying to hear that his priorities include greater respect for our public realm as our city intensifies -- including pedestrian and bicycle accommodation and safety. I’m am confident Chris will bring that same effective leadership in his continued role as Trustee, Toronto Centre, University-Rosedale.