I supported constructing an LRT in Scarborough rather than a Subway.
In the summer of 2013, I agreed to explore the possibility of a Scarborough Subway as long as certain conditions were met. These conditions included a substantial Provincial contribution, and a financing plan that would not jeopardize other transit priorities for our City. These conditions were not met, and therefore, I voted for the fully-funded LRT plan.
I was very concerned that the cost of a subway extension would become a financial burden for the citizens of Toronto and, would not serve enough residents. Furthermore, the LRT plan could have been constructed much faster ensuring that residents of Scarborough would not be stranded without rapid transit for an extended period of time.
Unfortunately, City Council voted 24-20 for the Subway extension plan. Although I did not support the decision I respect the will of Council.
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
I just wanted to let you know that on Tuesday March 18th, at 7 p.m, the Beaches Recreation Centre will host a meeting where interested parties can hear about plans to improve the park’s north edge along Queen Street. I will be there, along with city staff, the Beach Village BIA, and consultants from Plant Architect Inc.
For any additional information, please contact my office at 416-392-1376, or call Trevor Schmidt with Toronto Parks at 416-395-7898.
Have a great day!
I just wanted to let everyone know that The City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto held a media briefing yesterday regarding the Gardiner Expressway East Environmental Assessment (EA). The media briefing presentation can be viewed in full by clicking here: Gardiner East Assessment
I just wanted to let everyone know about some great upcoming events being run by East End Arts, a Local Arts Service Organization created to serve the east end of Toronto.
Friday JANUARY 17, 7-9pm: Visual Artists Show & Share. Receive and share friendly feedback on your visual artwork at Art Cave, 155 Lamb Ave.
Tuesday JANUARY 28, 7-9pm: Business Tips for the New & Experienced Artist. A small panel of new and experienced artists will discuss their experiences with business development. At Beach Business Hub, 2181 Queen St. E., #301.
Wednesday FEBRUARY 5, 1:30-3pm: Coffee & Grants. Learn about how to write and submit a community arts grant to the Toronto Arts Council.
Monday FEBRUARY 17, 10am-5:30pm: Family Art Attack! Celebrate family day by competing in family teams to create works of art.
Wednesday FEBRUARY 26, noon-3pm: Making a Living Making Art: Protecting Your Creative Rights. Co-presented with Neighbourhood Arts Network.
These are a fun way to meet other local artists and community members and hopefully learn something new in the process.
All are welcome but space is limited so please, sign up online.
I want to share with all of you some information from the Electrical Safety Authority regarding advice for homeowners without power due to the Ice Storm.
If your neighbours have power and you don’t, it could be because the wiring on/in your house is damaged. You will need a licensed electrician to repair the damage before Toronto Hydro can re-connect you to the main power supply. Once the work is completed, please place a sign on your door indicating that you are ready to be reconnected.