Councillor Shelley Carroll

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Monday, January 17, 2005

Jan 11 - Zoo Budget

More Budget Reviews today. I met to review the Toronto Zoo Budget today. As a member of the Zoo Board of Management I know the challenges. Last year was the first year in six that these folks received anything equal to the annual amount they used to receive as an attraction of the old Metro City Government. Still in all, they opened the new Kids Zoo and Splash Pad and had one of their best attended summers ever. What a fantastic comeback from the difficult SARS/Blackout year in 2003.

Attended the Henry Farm Ratepayers Association AGM tonight. Some very unique fundraising efforts as well as just plain neighborhood fun events planned for the year. Some very dedicated volunteers there. I gave an update on the development applications in the area. While no development application is proposed right inside the Henry Farm area, the HFRA are a very active group. They were glad to be informed and will be an active part of any organizing needed in the Ward on this issue.