Sarah Doucette became City Councillor for Ward 13 on December 1, 2010. This year Sarah will be celebrating her 22nd year in Swansea where she has raised her children with her husband Alan. Since moving to the ward, Sarah has been a successful neighbourhood volunteer, engaging the community to build playgrounds, keep swimming pools open, and saved the Swansea Memorial Library from closing, amongst other advocacy work.
Since becoming Councillor, Sarah has continued to work hard for Ward 13. She saved the High Park Zoo, the Lambton bus, and the Runnymede CI and Keele PS pools from closing. She has also stopped cuts to our library hours and TTC services, while successfully expanding childcare services. Sarah brought forward a successful motion to see skating return to a designated area of Grenadier pond, and has also been successful in implementing traffic calming to improve safety on our residential streets particularly in and around our local schools.
With our local residents' associations, Sarah has fought to protect our avenues from unreasonable development. In 2017 Sarah worked with the community on the Bloor West Avenue Planning Study, the Baby Point and Old Millside Heritage Conservation District Studies and the High Park Apartment Neighbourhood Character Study. In 2018 the Bloor Street West Heritage Conservation District Study will begin the community consultation. As City Councillor Sarah listens to her residents and works hard to improving the services that are vital to making Ward 13 an amazing place to live work and play.
Sarah's Committees and Agencies:
Friends of High Park Zoo, Board of Directors
Parks and Environment Committee, Vice-Chair
Swansea Town Hall, Board of Management
Toronto Board of Health, Vice-Chair
The Junction BIA