Summer 2017

Dear Residents of Ward 43,


As summer 2017 is coming to an end I hope all the students of Ward 43 are enjoying the start of a new school year. This summer has been full many events. I hope everyone had a chance to catch up with neighbours at one of our many community BBQ’s, and of course at the annual Guild Alive with Culture Festival which was held on the beautiful grounds of the Guild Park and Gardens!


To kick off the summer we had our annual Seven Oaks BBQ on June 6th, 2017. Although we did have a wet start, the Seven Oaks community still showed their bright faces to celebrate. I sure enjoyed myself…


Our Elizabeth Simcoe BBQ on June 20th, 2017 was timed perfectly with school just being let out for the summer, so kids and their families had lots of time to enjoy our BBQ after a long day of school, for an early taste of summer vacation.


The Guild Alive with Culture Festival took place on July 29th and 30th, 2017. This year we celebrated the Festival’s 10th anniversary! We had well over 5000 attendees to celebrate with us. We had many returning artists and community groups and also many new participants for our 2017 line up. For photos and the list of our booth line up and performers please visit


The Heather Heights Woods Community BBQ and Playground Grand Opening was originally scheduled for June 26th but due to harsh weather conditions (no surprise this summer!) we had to cancel the event. Our office eventually rescheduled the BBQ and Playground Grand Opening for August 10th, where we received nothing but good weather and happy attendees.


Our Cornell Park BBQ and Movie Night had an amazing turn out. We had a large number of attendees for the BBQ and later stay for the movie. Thank you to CUP 416 in particular for capping off the evening with popcorn and a well attended showing of “Finding Dory”!


Last but not least was our Mornelle Court BBQ brought to you by Mornelle All-Stars, Toronto Community Housing, Second Chance and my office.


I hope you all were able to make it out to and enjoyed at least one of these events in our home of Scarborough East.

Thank you to everyone for an amazing summer and here’s to the school year 2017-2018!


All my Best,