Delighted to visit with staff at Children's Book Bank Canada! Since 2008 they have distributed one million books to kids in high-needs communities. They hosted nearly 650 school field trips last year and worked with 25 community partners. They're a Toronto Centre gem. Check them out!
On Friday, I met with 650 Parliament tenants. Originally this urgent meeting was organized to counter December 1 eviction from hotels. The landlord told them this morning that they would be able to stay! Instead, we spent our time productively reviewing next steps which I will be bringing to the landlord.
It was great to meet these Access to Recreation community champions working with the City to enhance recreation services and community development for the residents in Regent Park and Moss Park. You'll be hearing more about their advocacy in the weeks to come.
Congratulations to Olivia Chow, founder of The Change Leaders Institute on their 2nd anniversary. This impressive startup leadership institute at Ryerson University has trained over 4000 young leaders over the past two years. Exciting to watch this movement of change leaders grow!
Thank you to the Cabbagetown BIA for hosting the Cabbagetown Holiday Kickoff complete with Santa, kids, crafts, cookies, the City Choir, plus horse & carriage rides!
At City Hall, we recognized a new partnership between Interfaith Coalition to Fight Homelessness and Out Of The Cold plus Canadian Mental Health Alliance. Mental health supports introduced at select Out of the Cold shelters. Joe Mihevc rightly recognized for his longtime leadership in helping all in need!
I am thrilled to be working with the Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine to encourage women's leadership in municipal politics through organizations such as Women Win Toronto.
Great to chat with North American "8-80 Cities" Emerging City Champions about how we made Open Streets TO happen and the importance of accessible active transportation programming.
Honoured to participate in the Sunrise Ceremony for National Indigenous Peoples Day in recognition of cultures and contributions of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples to Canada. It is important to acknowledge Indigenous lands and Canada's responsibility to honour all treaties.
At Starry Night, celebrating the incredible work of The 519 on behalf of the community in Toronto.
The rain can't hold back the powerful sisterhood. Let's hear it for the amazing volunteers and participants at the Dyke March!
Nothing can stop the LGBTQ2SA+ community from rising. Proud to be Toronto's first openly queer woman elected to City Council. We've made great strides together but until everyone is safe and their human rights respected, City Council will continue to march in support of Toronto's Pride movement.
Helping young friends cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the Ramsden Park playground. Definitely one of the best new playgrounds in Toronto! Thank you to the ABC Residents' Association for your ongoing support.
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