Councillor Shelley Carroll

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Thursday, March 17, 2005

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day continued

The diary continues with this week:

1) March 14th: At the Ward Advisory Meeting we had a long discussion about the challenge of increasing waste diversion in multi-residential buildings. It was good to examine in detail.

End result, we put to a vote the issue coming before council in April. The City will begin the practice of having waste diversion vehicles drive inside townhouse complexes wherever possible in an effort to give landlords more options in accommodating all tenants efforts at diversion. Condo developments may also opt in.

2) March 15th: Today is the big day and all efforts are focused on making a safe and happy Chahar Chanbeh Souri. It's more organized, more regulated as promised. The steering committee are working incredibly hard to organize parking and busing all over the surrounding neighbourhood. Most of the Ward 33 team is on hand to help out. Collette and Jenny are running about helping, Coralie and Janey have taken a break from university exams to join the volunteer Corp and even my husband Sandy is there driving elderly celebrators up and down the hill. Councillor Jenkins is walking from official fire pit to fire pit, happy to be hosting all of these wonderful people in his ward.
A totally exhilarating experience for all.

3) March 16th: Not so exhilarated today. We are limping around realizing that running all over Sunnybrook Park for 4 hours is better left to the youth! Doesn't matter, Justin is conducting an all day organizational review of the way we run the office and serve Ward 33. It is a brain workout but we get to spend the day sitting down.

Youth Working Group in the evening. We are struggling to get the report written on a Toronto Civic Youth Strategy. So much to cover and so little time. We will report to the Mayor's Roundtable on Education, Children and Youth in May.

FOR TOMORROW - Don't forget, tomorrow is the one day where both school boards are on holiday. Hon. David Caplan, our M.P.P. is hosting skating parties at Victoria Village skating rink down south from 2:30 to 3:30 with free hot chocolate. Then it's up to Ward 33 for a Skating Party at Oriole Recreation Centre in the Peanut from 4:00 to 5:00 and more free hot chocolate and fun with the Big Guy. Drop by to say hello even if your skates aren't sharpened.