On December 14, I tabled a motion, with the Mayor's support, to officially adopt the new name “Sankofa Square” for Yonge-Dundas Square by the end of Q2 2024. The motion also covered the removal of the Dundas name from three additional city assets and the launch of a public education campaign that will extend into 2025, focusing on acknowledging the impact of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and slavery.
As many in the community know, the air conditioning at the St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre has not been functioning this summer. While staff has been exploring repairs, the temperatures within the building have been dangerous to both residents and employees alike, reaching above 40C.
Our community is experiencing trauma. However, we recover best with love by standing in solidarity at times of struggle. That means all levels of government and the community together must support each other.
Joint statement with Councillor Ausma Malik on Hanlan's Point and the Toronto Island Park Master Plan.
Mayor Tory's resignation means that now more than ever, all of our councillors need to work together to give our city and our people the strong, effective City Council they can depend on, and deserve.
Metrolinx must demonstrate real community consultation through their development of the Ontario Line.
Toronto Public Library's new Intellectual Freedom and Equity Statements fall short of their intended purpose.