Dear Neighbour,

We are thrilled to share that we are one step closer to stopping the sale of the Old Orchard building at 375 Dovercourt that currently houses West End Parents Daycare and Orchard Montessori.

Last night, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Planning and Priorities Committee voted to ensure Old Orchard remains in public hands, and as a community hub and daycare.

This motion will go to the full Board meeting on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, for a final vote.

We are proud to have worked hard alongside the West End Parents and Orchard Montessori school communities to save this building. In the face of short-sighted provincial pressure to sell off this school board-owned property, we came together to demand a longer term view of our community’s needs in light of development pressures and demographic change. This is a example of what can be accomplished with strong, passionate leadership.

As we receive more information, we will keep you informed. You can also check out the TDSB website or contact Trustees Malik and Stiles directly at 416-395-8787.

Ausma Malik, Trustee for TDSB Ward 10, Trinity-Spadina
Marit Stiles, Trustee for TDSB Ward 9, Davenport, and
City Councillor Mike Layton, Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina