Community and Culture

  • 50 Years of BIAs

    Over the last 50 years, BIAs in Toronto have been leaders and innovators in not only supporting local businesses but improving our communities as well. Toronto now has 84 BIAs, representing 70,000 businesses. To all Davenport and Toronto BIAs, thank you for all your work!
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  • Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club – Champions in our Community

    It has been a very busy season for Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club. In addition to running a Summer Camp for over 10 weeks, the Club facilitated many initiatives to support its community and members, including a lunch and breakfast program at Pelham Park, providing backpacks filled with school supplies to kids in need and hosting art classes for people in the community. Thank you for all your amazing work!
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  • Brazil Flag Raising at City Hall

    Today, I was honoured to have participated in today's Brazil flag raising ceremony. The Brazilian community has contributed greatly to our city and I am proud to be able to recognize their rich culture at City Hall. While we were not able to celebrate together as a community this year, I wish all Brazilians in our community and city the very best on this joyous occasion. Parabéns Brasil!
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  • Sam Ciccolini Laneway Naming

    On February 14 we officially dedicated the laneway behind St. Clair Avenue West and Dufferin Street to Sam Ciccolini, a noted member of the Community in the Corso Italia area. Sam has been supporting this community for decades by creating employment opportunities, hosting charity events and through youth sports and camps. 
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  • Sistering Update – COVID operations, mural

    Throughout the pandemic, Sistering has been operating to serve vulnerable women in Toronto. While their Bloor Street location was offering only limited service until July, they were operating all of their services out of a community centre in Parkdale to allow for social distancing.   In July, I joined the Sistering team to unveil their new mural, which was created by a local artist and inspired bycommunity input. The quote it features "Until all of us have made it, none...
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  • Dupont Planters

    In an effort to beautify the neighbourhood, make it more enjoyable for pedestrians to walk on Dupont and support the flourishing new businesses as well as improve safety, members of the community worked with my office and the City's Public Realm Division to improve our planters, review some traffic matters and plan new murals. These efforts, including securing the sod and plants, were led by Kevin Putnam and Vicky MacGregor, who I want to recognize and thank on behalf of...
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  • TCHC Capital Investments – 2020

    The Toronto Community Housing Company 2020 Building Renewal Capital Budget of $350 million is a $37-million increase compared with 2019. It's the largest-ever annual investment in capital repairs since the TCHC was created in 2001. In Ward 9 alone, we have seen nearly $15 million in TCHC capital investments since 2018, with nearly $6 million invested in 2020:  • 11 Randolph Avenue - $258,945 • 136-150 Perth Avenue - $ 48,992 • 331 Bartlett - $ 337,738 • Campbell/Antler -...
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  • Concerning Incidents in Our Community

    There have been several concerning incidents in and around our community with an individual in a vehicle conducting indecent acts towards women. Please stay alert and report any relevant information to the Toronto Police Service at 416-808-1400. More information can be found in here.
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  • Big On Bloor – Call for Submissions

    The Big on Bloor festival is looking for 10 artists to showcase their landscape/cityscape photographs or photo-collage works on selected doorways in the Bloordale neighbourhood. Photographs chosen should explore the festival’s theme of “Re-routing”, exploring how we each navigate ourselves ecologically, socially, emotionally and locally. You can learn more by visiting Big on Bloor’s Instagram stories.
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  • Davenport Just Recovery Webinar

    Green West Wave, Davenport Mutual Aid Network, and St. Anne’s Church will be hosting another webinar for their Just Recovery series, focused on housing and homelessness. This event is happening tomorrow, Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00PM. You can register for this event here. 
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City Hall Address:

Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Suite C42
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Open: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 416-392-7012

Fax: 416-392-7957

Constituency Office:

1240 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M6H 1N5

Open: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
1pm - 6pm

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