Our city is quickly becoming overwhelmed by traffic congestion. The GTA has the longest commute times in North America and it costs our region’s economy billions every year in lost productivity and a reduced quality of life. One of the sources of these long commute times is vehicles parking illegally during rush hour in the […]

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The draft 2012 budget was introduced by the Mayor Monday, November 28. The cuts, “efficiencies” and increases to user fees proposed in the budget will have significant impacts on public services in Ward 19 and across the city. I want to ensure your voice is heard and that we work together as a community to stop these cuts. If you have not RSVP’d to our Ward 19 budget town hall being held this Thursday, please do so by e-mail councillor_layton@toronto.ca or phone (416) 392-4009.
I have been working hard to uncover what the proposed cuts will mean to you and our neighbourhoods. I will continue to update my website and I have listed some initial thoughts in this post.

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Route diverting between King Street and Fleet Street. Effective December 5-12.

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Winter, with its colder temperatures and snow, is just around the corner. Here are a few tips the City of Toronto is providing to help you get ready for the wintry weather.

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After several months, a few different concepts for the Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge are coming forward to City Council on November 29. They all have similar design elements to the award winning design previously considered for the bridge.
Our preferred proposal includes two bridges, with one bridge linking Wellington Street south to the Ordnance Street area and a second bridge spanning from Fort York north to the Ordnance Street area. Both spans would be linked by a park and would be fully accessible from Ordnance Street. This option has better access, use of space and most reflects the original design.

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