Ward 43 Residents Update September 2016

September 2016

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Dear Ward 43 Residents,

Back to School!

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 thewayforward@torontopolice.on.ca with a copy to councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca.  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: wtconsult@ttc.ca Telephone:
416-397-8699, TTY 416-393-4555.

Please continue to contact my office with any municipal issues my constituency office located at the Scarborough Civic Centre is available to receive you.

City of Toronto Councillor

Paul Ainslie

Ward 43 – Scarborough East