With almost 26,000 people, St. James Town is the most populated neighbourhood in the ward. St. James Town has a high presence of children under 15 years and both the most lone parent households and couples with children in the Core. It has the highest number of persons living below the LIM-AT, unemployment is second highest in the Core and nearly a quarter of those who are employed have only part-time work. This is one of the most diverse neighbourhoods with the highest presence of immigrants, most recently from the Philippines, Nepal, and India.

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Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge Update

Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge Update

Work on the Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge and Tunnel Replacement continues as the City works towards finishing this project this summer. 

 

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.

Participatory Budgeting 2024

Participatory Budgeting 2024

Last year was the first time PB was done in Ward 13; we learned a lot about what improvements residents want to see in their neighbourhoods. Now, it’s time to generate some new ideas for 2024!

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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