The Downtown Relief Line
Council voted to take the next steps in planning the relief line for the subway. While we have spent years debating a one stop subway in Scarborough. I am thrilled that we are finally moving forward on a proposal that will make a huge difference to all those that enter our downtown to work and play. Council approved the relief line alignment, which will run east from the downtown core and north under Carlaw Avenue to Pape Station. It will consist of five new stations between Pape and Queen Station, then connect Queen to Ossington. Staff will also be providing a business case for extending the relief line farther north to Don Mills.
The 2018 City Budget
Council also started discussing the 2018 City Budget. I continue to feel that we are not funding what is important to the City of Toronto. The proposed 0% increase to City Divisions is not in keeping with inflation. It will result in an approximate 2% cut to our organizations such as parks, libraries, and affect our most vulnerable residents. Although this motion passed, I will continue to fight for the needs of the residents of Ward 13 throughout the entire budget process.