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Celebration of awards for Nathan Phillips Square's revitalization

Toronto Councillor Paul Ainslie (Ward 43 Scarborough East), Chair of the Government Management Committee, and Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) will be joined by representatives of the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Public Advisory Group, PLANT Architect Inc., Perkins + Will Canada and City of Toronto staff tomorrow to celebrate and provide remarks about the Nathan Phillips Square revitalization project receiving the 2016 Governor General's Medal in Architecture and other awards.

Date:  Wednesday, September 21
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Theatre Stage, Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

The project's lead architects, PLANT Architect Inc. and Perkins + Will Canada, are receiving the Governor General's Medal in Architecture in a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa today. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in recently built projects by Canadian architects.

A list of all awards presented to the project are available on the City of Toronto website at

Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy
2020 East District "Neighbourhood Summit"
The TSNS District Summit is an opportunity for residents, community groups and network and City partners to engage, inform and create opportunities for collaboration on a number of community and Citywide initiatives.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Scarborough Civic Centre - 150 Borough Dr, Toronto, ON M1P 4N7
Free Registration:

With the return to school our minds turn to the safety on our roads.  Last February I brought this matter to City Council requesting the installation process for school crossing guards to be reviewed by the Toronto Police Services to understand why all of my request for placements are being denied on a regular basis.  True to government form…..This matter has now been placed as an item for review under the Transformational Task Force (TTF) interim report released on June 16, entitled The Way Forward: Modernizing Community Safety in Toronto.   The report recommends the placement of school crossing guards be placed under the preview of the City of Toronto. Your comments on the task force recommendations including those on crossing guards are welcome by emailing with a copy to  I look forward to hearing from you.

The planning for a Community Hub in Scarborough East is moving forward.  Several meetings have taken place at the Sir Robert Borden BTI, 200 Poplar site and at City Hall.  I am working with the Province, City staff and stakeholders who have come forward with the desire to operate a Community Hub at this location.  The prospects are very positive.

The Toronto Ward Boundary Review (TWBR) team is seeking feedback from the public on two items outlined in the Toronto Ward Boundary Review on the revised option 2 which has 44 Wards and incorporates the refinements suggested during the TWBR public consultation process in August - November 2015 as well as a Ward option that is aligned, where possible, with the boundaries of the 25 federal and provincial ridings. There are two ways to provide comments: complete a survey (Online or in PDF) or attend the September 15, 2016 7pm- 9pm public consultation at the Scarborough Civic Center. Visit Report for details.

The TTC will be discussing all community bus requests including my proposal for Ward 43 this Fall together with a Wheel Trans Review.  The report encompasses a strategy including routings, phasing, benefits, and cost implications. Please view the report and advise me of your comments.  I will advise you of the meeting date as soon as it has been scheduled to allow for comments or your attendance. You may review the Study Here under community bus enhancements.  You may also begin to send in your comments and need for a community bus in Ward 43 via E-mail: Telephone:
416-397-8699, TTY 416-393-4555.

Arts and Culture Programming at Guild Park and Gardens

Toronto Arts and Culture is gathering feedback on future arts programming at the Guild Park and Gardens as part of the sites revitalization.  Your input is needed to create an inclusive art programming for everyone building on the legacy of Rosa and Spencer Clark who originally ran an artist colony on the site. 

City of Toronto Community Survey  re: Arts & Culture Programming at the Guild Park and Gardens - click here

The suggested programming will be shared at a future public meeting after input all is reviewed.   If you would like further information please contact my office at 416-392-4008.

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As Chair of the Government Management Committee we have approved
$373 million in Tax Savings since 2010

  • Services Benefit Cards annual savings of $6.2 million (62 million over 10 yrs)
  • Sole Source contracts reduced at a savings of $22.5 million
  • Core Service Review implementations for service delivery $25 million in savings
  • New Collective Agreement, full and part-time workers $150 million in savings over next 4yrs.
  • Eliminated paper news clippings, switched to electronic $170,000 saved
  • Eliminated paper pay stubs savings of $300 to be fully implemented by December 2014


  • Online posting of all Purchasing Card (PCard) transactions. Adopted by CC in April 2011, Transactions for all City Divisions on the cities open data page. 
  • Open Government Committee has been formed of all the ABC's to focus on how all the divisions can move forward to strive for Open Government to best serve the residents.
  • Pod Casts have been in place for over one year. Social Media has been enabled to reach the residents of Toronto on meetings, important Issues, committee & volunteer opportunities.  This tool is keeping our residents up to date on the goings on at City Hall.
  • Idea Market launched in 2011. Front-line employees participate advancing City Divisions to reach the City's priorities.
  • Civic Engagement, Council votes and attendance records, along with City agendas, now recorded and online, More public consultations in 2011/2012 budget process.

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