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Arts and Culture Programming at Guild Park and Gardens

Toronto Arts and Culture is gathering feedback on future arts programming at the Guild Park and Gardens as part of the sites revitalization.  Your input is needed to create an inclusive art programming for everyone building on the legacy of Rosa and Spencer Clark who originally ran an artist colony on the site. 

City of Toronto Community Survey  re: Arts & Culture Programming at the Guild Park and Gardens - click here

The suggested programming will be shared at a future public meeting after input all is reviewed.   If you would like further information please contact my office at 416-392-4008.


News Release: City Councillor Paul Ainslie Asks Toronto Police Service Board
For Open Data

TORONTO – On Wednesday April 20, 2016 The Toronto Police Services Board supported City Councillor Paul Ainslie, and directed Toronto Police Chief Saunders to report back at the July 21, 2016 Board meeting on an improved policy implementation process to release Open Datasets.

The Toronto Police Services website contains public information, which is not in a proper useable format expected of an Open Dataset.  Today governments are moving towards a standard dataset format. If information is not uploaded in the proper format the viability of productive use of it becomes very limited.

"The Toronto Police Services must release raw data, within a historical context, which is easily transferable. The format must conform to the Province of Ontario's OPEN BY DEFAULT standard, which is not being done today." Informed Councillor Ainslie. The information currently available on the TPS website includes shooting & homicide statistic charts and maps, crime indicators and annual statistical reports as maps and graphs with no associated data.

"When viewing information residents want the capability to view it on their devices while mapping the information they need.  If we are already collecting the data and making it publically available, we need to now format it into the proper datasets for compatible use." Commented Councillor Ainslie.

City Council last month adopted two similar recommendations put forward by Councillor Ainslie requesting that Toronto Fire Services and Toronto Emergency Services to provide for an Open Data format for public use.

"Open data serves as a positive tool communicating relevant information to the public.  It provides for a transparent dialogue where accurate information would be accessed assuring the public the Toronto Police Services along with all emergency services are serving the public to the best of their ability." Added Councillor Ainslie.


Community leaders, physicians, team up to Save Our Hospital

Founding committee members agree Rouge Valley Health System should not be dissolved

Durham – Scarborough, March 16, 2016 – Today the names of the founding members of the Save Our Hospital Action Committee were announced.

These ten business and community leaders have come together with ten physicians, who work in our hospitals every day, to lead the charge to save Rouge Valley Health System from being dissolved.

Together the Ajax-Pickering and Centenary sites of the Rouge Valley Health system provide excellent, integrated care for our community and region. Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering and Rouge Valley Centenary, are under threat of being separated. Dissolving RVHS reverses more than a decade of effective regional integration and  puts at risk care in our community. Dissolving RVHS is contrary to  the Ministry directions for increased integration of regional care that puts ‘patients first’

We ask our friends in politics, business, community and patient care to join with us to convince decision makers to build on our community experience, to move forward with progressive integration options, and to keep our hospitals together in the Central East LHIN.

Please visit our website at www.keeprvhstogether.com to sign our petition to put patients first in health care planning for Scarborough East and West Durham.

Action Committee Founding Members:
Shiv Bansal, Dale Bartlett, Jim Boyko, Dr. Michael Chang, Dr. Anjala Chelvanathan, Michael Claener, Janet Ecker, Randy Filinski, Dr. Steven Fishman, Dr. Paul Galiwango, Dr. Stephen Gallay, Dr. Saleem Kassam, Peter Lobraico, Dr. Howard Petroff, Dr. Mark Prieditis, Dr. Joseph Ricci, Dr. Jeffrey Spodek, Raj Thavaratnasingham, Terri Toms, Jim VanDusen


Councillor Ainslie's Mobile Office

Coming to You

10 am - 11:30 am

Main Lobby

Next Mobile Office:
May 5, 2016
4110 Lawrence Ave. East


As Chair of the Government Management Committee we have approved
$373 million in Tax Savings since 2010

  • Services Benefit Cards annual savings of $6.2 million (62 million over 10 yrs)
  • Sole Source contracts reduced at a savings of $22.5 million
  • Core Service Review implementations for service delivery $25 million in savings
  • New Collective Agreement, full and part-time workers $150 million in savings over next 4yrs.
  • Eliminated paper news clippings, switched to electronic $170,000 saved
  • Eliminated paper pay stubs savings of $300 to be fully implemented by December 2014

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Online posting of all Purchasing Card (PCard) transactions. Adopted by CC in April 2011, Transactions for all City Divisions on the cities open data page. 
  • Open Government Committee has been formed of all the ABC's to focus on how all the divisions can move forward to strive for Open Government to best serve the residents.
  • Pod Casts have been in place for over one year. Social Media has been enabled to reach the residents of Toronto on meetings, important Issues, committee & volunteer opportunities.  This tool is keeping our residents up to date on the goings on at City Hall.
  • Idea Market launched in 2011. Front-line employees participate advancing City Divisions to reach the City's priorities.
  • Civic Engagement, Council votes and attendance records, along with City agendas, now recorded and online, More public consultations in 2011/2012 budget process



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