Kristyn Wong-Tam has been a vocal advocate for evidence-based transit planning and active transportation solutions across Toronto. As City Councillor, she has stood up against the one-stop Scarborough Subway proposal that has already ballooned to $3.35 billion, supported new cycling infrastructure, and has been a leading voice for accessibility at City Hall.
Kristyn has always championed the Relief Line as Toronto’s number one transit priority and has consistently voted in support of a Scarborough LRT program that serves more communities. She is also a strong advocate for the Waterfront LRT, which is integral to the City of Toronto's plans for the redevelopment of the industrial Donlands and ensuring that new neighbourhoods, including East Bayfront, are integrated into Toronto’s transit network.
Kristyn and the community at Open Streets TO, Toronto's largest free recreation program.
In the downtown, she oversaw the implementation of new separated bike lanes on Wellesley Street and Sherbourne Street and has mandated that bicycle lanes be maintained around long-term construction sites whenever possible. When Toronto’s fledging bike share program, BIXI was in jeopardy, Kristyn obtained support of prominent corporations to secure more than one million dollars for its expansion and has pushed new development funds into downtown stations to facilitate the networks expansion into new communities.
Kristyn was also City Council’s top champion for Sidewalks for All - the campaign to ensure all sidewalks are wide enough to be accessible to pedestrians. In the downtown, she has consistently pushed developers to provide more space for pedestrians in their projects and has obtained more sidewalk space around construction sites.
As your City Councillor, Kristyn will:
- Push for the cancellation of the Scarborough Subway to achieve the Scarborough LRT plan and network-wide improvements
- Expand cycling infrastructure, bike-sharing and active transportation opportunities throughout the downtown and beyond to encourage safe and convenient transportation options
- Engage community in the replacement of Toronto’s ferries to ensure that residents and tourists have convenient, safe, and reliable access to where they work, live, and play