Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, who at one point Thursday told her councillors to “grow a spine,” said some of her colleagues were reluctant to “stick their necks out” and endorse tolls or taxes. “We don’t want to tax our residents any more, but how the hell are we going to pay for transit?” she said.
–ELIZABETH CHURCH AND SUNNY DHILLON, Globe and Mail; May 9, 2013
At last week’s City Council meeting, Toronto was asked to recommend how to pay for transit expansion. City Council chose to be timid and tepid in their recommendations, but Councillor McMahon was vocal in her support for realistic, dedicated revenue tools. The Globe & Mail, Now Magazine, The Toronto Star, and 680 News all wrote about Councillor McMahon’s strong stance on transit funding.
As a result of the work planned on Kingston Road this summer, a new parkette at the corner of Kingston Road and Dundas will be constructed. The corner will be redesigned to be safer for pedestrians, driver and cyclists and new seating and green space will be installed. A public meeting was held last fall with local residents, the Councillor and planning staff.
Please let us know what you think!
Below are the conceptual drawings for the newly designed corner.
As she has made aware, Councillor McMahon opposes the construction of a casino in our city. She believes that casinos damage the social environment in cities and do not offer the economic benefits they advertise. They negatively affect local businesses and prey on the impulses of the addicted and vulnerable. She believes there are alternative, more innovative and less damaging ways to solve Toronto’s financial troubles. Councillor McMahon has heard from many Ward 32 residents and fellow Torontonians of their opposition to the casino at the five consultations held across the city.
Therefore, Councillor McMahon will not be supporting any proposal to place a casino in our city.
Councillor McMahon is a huge supporter of Toronto’s ravines.
On June 16th Ride the Ravine is your best chance to explore Toronto’s hidden valley system and to raise money for a great organization. This year it will pass right through Ward 32, including Ashbridges Park, Kew Park, and then head right up Main Street.
To find our more information check out RIDE THE RAVINES.
Evergreen’s Ride the Ravine long route will pass through Ward 32!