Tag: Community

My Statement on Policing in Toronto

As a long-time advocate for reducing and reallocating the police budget towards social and community programs and mental health, of course I am planning to support the proposed Matlow/Wong-Tam motion that has been circulating online. I want to make this very clear as I have been hearing from a number of people who are uncertain… Read more »

Data shows ActiveTO weekend road closures make room for thousands of people to enjoy physical activity along Toronto’s most popular trails

Today, Mayor John Tory announced that data shows ActiveTO major road closures are making room for people to be physically active along Toronto’s busiest and most popular trails. Each weekend, these closures make space for residents to be outside, physically active and practise physical distancing while enhancing their overall wellbeing. City staff collected and verified… Read more »

Statement on Anti-Black Racism

Like many of you, I am deeply disturbed and I mourn with you the murder of George Floyd, the tragic death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, the shooting of Chantel Moore in New Brunswick and the continuing pattern of police violence against Black, racialized and Indigenous people. At the same time, I am inspired by the spontaneous… Read more »

City of Toronto working to reopen farmers’ markets across the city, St. Lawrence Market outdoor market opens Saturday

Today, Mayor John Tory announced that the City of Toronto is working with market organizers to safely reopen farmers’ markets usually located on 22 City sites. Farmers’ markets are valued members of the food supply chain and provide Torontonians with access to fresh fruits and vegetables, encourage residents to get outside and be physically active,… Read more »