Systemic racism plagues society today and has done so for hundreds of years.
For far too long the black community have been unjustly treated by some members of society and other authority figures. This has led to feelings of hate, animosity, and even fear.
Change must happen. The time is long overdue and the opportunity is now to come together; communities, policy makers, social advocates and law enforcement, for earnest discussions that lead to permanent change.
I am committed to talking, working together, and finding permanent and binding solutions to dismantle institutional barriers and counter racial injustices and discrimination so that as Martin Luther King rightly said that, “men would not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.“
I am eager to lend my voice, listen to solutions and help to identify resources as we work to move Ward 20 and the City of Toronto forward, together.
I will be posting the latest links to news and updates, on the COVID-19 pandemic, daily. While social media can be a tremendous tool for communication, it can also raise concerns and anxiety unnecessarily for some.
If you are working to limit exposure to the endless information stream, you can count on my updates for consistent and accurate links, updated daily, to current news from all levels of government.
We recognize that this is a challenging and difficult time for every Torontonian, as each day brings new issues and decisions. With our national, provincial and municipal organization focused on dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak and we applaud their efforts.
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Have you found a street light that’s not functioning properly? Now you can report it directly to Toronto Hydro using this link. To report any street light you’ve noticed that’s not working, click the preceding link and follow the step-by-step on-screen instructions. Once you submit your report, Toronto Hydro will work on getting it fixed, but remember: some repairs take longer than others depending on the weather conditions and parts needed.
As part of Urban Forestry’s natural area management program to help improve the ecological health of the city’s natural areas, pesticide will be used in McCowan District Park. This will be done in order to control invasive plant species. The work is expected to commence November 12 2019 and will take approximately 1 day to complete depending on weather conditions
Application will be completed by licensed City of Toronto staff. Information signage will be posted, along with the standard warning signage, to provide more information to park users. Warning signage will be posted 24 hours before treatment and will be removed 48 hours following treatment, according to MOE guidelines. For more information, please see the attached Fact Sheet which describes the species being treated, and Briefing Note that explains the pesticides being used.