Five Things Friday a new weekly series from Councillor Wong-Tam and the Ward 27 team that provides updates on new and on-going initiatives from City Council and across the ward. Sign up to our newsletter to get the latest news.
1. IRSS Legacy Sculpture
IRSS Restoration of Identity as a gesture of reconciliation from Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre proposed for Nathan Phillips Square passes Toronto City Council 36-0. This initiative represents Call to Action No. 82 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
2. $10/Day Childcare Campaign
Toronto ACORN's campaign for $10/day childcare across Ontario passes Toronto City Council unanimously. We have the most expensive childcare in Canada. This must become a provincial ballot box issue!
3. Bloor Street Bike Lanes
Toronto City Council votes 36-6 to make Bloor St. bike lanes permanent! In the end the votes weren't even close. Next step will be to close the gap east and west.
4. Toronto City Hall Indigenous Office Moves Ahead
Plan for Toronto City Hall Indigenous office moves ahead. “This is a great starting point,” a member of the Aboriginal affairs committee said before the proposal was endorsed. Read the story here.
5. Help change the conversation about homelessness
Make your voice heard and help shape the conversation around homelessness. How should the City of Toronto discuss services for vulnerable clients & shelter users? Share your ideas here.