The site of a multi-year redevelopment of public and private housing and social infrastructure, Regent Park’s population is roughly equivalent to Moss Park, but with 40% fewer households due to a greater presence of families. The neighbourhood has the largest household size in the Core with a high presence of children in all age ranges and nearly triple the Core average of single parents. This neighbourhood has the second-lowest average household income and the highest social assistance rate in the Core. It is also the most multilingual neighbourhood, with over 50% of residents speaking a language other than English at home. Large cohorts of immigrants from Bangladesh and China have arrived in recent years.

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Community Cleanups

Community Cleanups

The City of Toronto’s annual spring cleanup of parks and public spaces returns Friday, April 19 to Monday, April 22 (Earth Day).

Since 2004, the City of Toronto has held city-wide spring cleanup weekends. This year marks the 19th year of Clean Toronto Together, the largest municipal cleanup event in Canada. 

On Saturday, April 20 you can join me and my team and  The Friends of Regent Park at the bake oven in Regent Park to clean the park, as we will be providing garbage bags and gloves for a community wide park clean up! 

(St. James Town Clean Green 2023)

If you are a concerned resident, member of the community or a community organization who is interested in helping clean your local park, ravine, sports field or trail, register your team at the Clean Toronto Together website. You can also contact our office to request and pick up clear garbage bags and nitrile gloves. Help your community sparkle this Earth Day!

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.

Statement: Shooting at Parliament and Dundas

Statement: Shooting at Parliament and Dundas

Toronto Police have informed me that this afternoon, there was a shooting at a residence near Dundas Street East and Parliament Street that left two people dead and one with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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. 

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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