It’s a beautiful weekend for a stroll – to the advance polls! Voting in advance is a great way to avoid the long Election Day lines and to give yourself a time cushion just in case your best laid plans don’t pan out. But Sunday is the last day to vote in advance!
My family and I cast our ballots on Thursday morning, along with a group of supporters eager to participate in local democracy. It was quick, easy, and fun – plus, we took the streetcar there and back on just one fare thanks to the 2-hour transfer!
Still doing your research? Come to the all-candidates debate this Monday, October 15 where I will be speaking to tenant issues posed by the Toronto St. Paul’s Tenants’ Associations Network. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the people who are asking for your vote in St. Paul’s, including trustee candidates. I look forward to meeting and speaking with residents about the many ways we can work together to make our community more livable, whether you rent or own your home.
What: Ward 12 All-Candidates’ Debate
Where: Timothy Eaton Memorial Church (view map)
When: Monday, Oct. 15, 7-9 pm
I am honoured and humbled to have received support from a wide array of people, including local residents, city-builders, and advocates for many important issues. On Friday, John Tory announced he is endorsing me as well, and I appreciate his vote of confidence.
One thing that my endorsers have in common is that, at some point, we have come together around an issue and worked out a solution. We don’t always start from the same perspective, but we work from a place of respect to find our common ground. In this way, together we have made our neighbourhoods, our city, and our world a little better.
Being a city councillor means getting good things done for your community and your city. With only 25 councillors, collaboration, communication, and creativity will be prerequisite dispositions to implementing poverty reduction measures, improving public transit, building affordable housing, and so much more. You can count on me to stay true to my values and to lead by example by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. That’s how, together, we will make Toronto a better place to live.
This is the work I love to do, and hope to continue doing, with you in the new term of Council.