I am reaching out to Ward 43 residents to get your feedback with respect to my performance as your City of Toronto Councillor, both locally, and at City Hall.
The surveys are an opportunity for you to evaluate my performance to contribute to my understanding of how I can better serve all of the people I represent. You may participate in two ways:
Full evaluation should take roughly 5 to 15 minutes to complete.
Full Survey Link
Short evaluation should take roughly 3 to 5 minutes to complete.
Short Survey Link
I look forward to your comments!
Help name the future arts facility at Guild Park and Gardens! Flyer
The big decision at City Hall…City Council adopted the next steps in the process to build the extension of the Bloor-Danforth subway to the Scarborough Town Centre. In July 2016, City Council voted to build both this station and the Eglinton East Crosstown LRT together with a $2 billion budget… The budget for the subway station alone has risen to $3.5 billion with only 5% of it designed to date. Ridership projections have gone down by 49%. This budgetary increase for the subway station has taken all the money out of the proposed LRT extension to the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus at Ellesmere and Morningside. City Council is now asking the Federal and Provincial governments for additional monetary support. Link to City Council Decision
Community Bus Project Cancelled: The increased budget for the subway extension is also leading to the cancellation of the community bus project we have been advocating for at the TTC for over 5 years.
Transit plans and facts on the Eglinton East Crosstown LRT can be viewed here and on my website. On Monday March 28, I was a member of a panel at a community transportation meeting. During the meeting many residents, including youth made it clear they support the LRT which allowed for necessary, better, public transit travel on local roads networks to work, shop and attend school. Light rail transit would also encourage improved business access along LRT routes, as they are above ground where people can see the community and get off where needed, as opposed to longer stops below ground on a subway. The area known as the "Golden Mile" located along Eglinton Avenue at Victoria Park is receiving light rail transit. The entire area is being revitalized with residential and business opportunities. This is what I will continue to fight for in Scarborough East.
Sir Robert Borden School Job Skills Training Centre and Community Hub: We need better job skills training in eastern Scarborough….not more housing! A joint group will be presenting to the Toronto District School Board's Real-Estate Division to purchase the site. This group is working closely with City staff and community organizations. I have been hosting regular meetings with interested stakeholders including the East Scarborough Storefront, the Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough, trade union representatives, the University of Toronto Scarborough and Centennial College to house a trade Centre in Scarborough East, with a strong located at the preference for it to be located at Borden with a linked community hub.
Metrolinx projects: As a follow-up to my request for noise barriers along the Lakeshore East Corridor expansion between Guildwood GO Station and Pickering GO Station, Metrolinx has advised they have heard our concerns and have moved forward in conducting an additional noise review. This review will focus on reducing the noise at the source including exploring new technologies being developed worldwide, reviewing available technologies placed on the tracks and the trains such as rail dampeners. The noise review is to be concluded by the Fall of 2017. Additional Metrolinx updates
Councillor Ainslie's Mobile Office
Coming to You
10 am - 11:30 am
Next Mobile Office:
April 25 - 3847 Lawrence Ave. E.
The Guild Alive with Culture Art Festival being held on July 29 through to July 30, 2017 needs your support. Volunteer and get involved in your community. Please visit the festival site.
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Probus Club in Guildwood
Guildwood Farmers' Market
UTSC - Draft Secondary Plan
Guildwood Refugee Action Committee(GRACE)
Metrolinx GO Expansion (Guildwood to Pickering)
Scarborough Transit Planning Update
Chartwell Retirement Residences Redevelopment Proposal
Emerald Ash Borer(EAB)
Guild Park and Gardens
Toronto Public Library’s What's On
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
saveONenergy Home Assistance Program (HAP)