DOWNTOWN PROGRESS IN TORONTO CENTRE WITH HELP FROM CITY COUNCILLOR KRISTYN WONG-TAM

 

From Councillor Wong-Tam – “Over the last 12 months the Toronto Centre team responded to over 5,000 resident service requests. We launched several local campaigns – protecting tenant’s rights, saving small businesses, advancing cultural designation for the Church-Wellesley Village; and successful charge for Yonge/TOmorrow, and of course there’s more.”1) – Massey Hall Revitalization after 3 years. The entire revitalization will soon be part of a bigger facility called The Allied Music Centre, featuring a multi purpose, multi stage performance and education complex. 2) – Then there’s The  Downtown East Action Plan to get elevated levels of service to systemic issues such as neighbours’ homelessness, mental health and addiction crises, new funding for affordable and addition services – as well there’s needle pick-ups, and more Parks Ambassadors in a strong network across the ward. 3) – The Ontario brand of a much-needed new subway line proposed by the province, connecting The Science Centre to Exhibition Place – a long distance between those two. There’ll be 15 stations, including three in Toronto Centre. 4) – Improvements to the Glen Road Bridge and Tunnel across the Rosedale Valley Ravine. Work is expected to begin imminently and will last two years. 5) – The North Market Redevelopment is now underway! The St. Lawrence Market complex has been a city landmark for more than 200 years. It’s one of the most valuable historic sites in Toronto. Expected to be operational in 2023. 6) – And a few more . . . . Revitalization plan for Dundas and Sherbourne neighborhoods; St. James Town food hub; plus an Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 22,000 square feet of office space downtown at 200 Dundas Street East. It will be the largest Indigenous innovation hub in the world.  And there you more or less have it. Thanks to City Councillor Kryistyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13, Toronto Centre.