Councillor Shelley Carroll

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Friday, April 08, 2005

April 8 - Meetings Coming Up

Yes, the TTC picture is looking grim. This will be a difficult weekend for Toronto. I have been at City Hall all day and want to assure you the Mayor and TTC Chair, Howard Moscoe are ready to talk all weekend. I know that TTC Management and Transit Union Leadership badly need sleep but the Mayor has made his position clear, "Get a short rest and get back to the table."

As a family of two careers, one car and two teenagers who TTC to school I am as anxious as all of you. Tomorrow morning there will be all sorts of instructions in the newspapers including parking changes on main streets and designated free parking lots in the suburbs for car-pooling. Be sure to buy a paper. Keep in mind that the Leslie/Oriole Go Station will be up and running as usual. Check their website for schedules.

And let us all cross our fingers that after a short rest and with clear heads, both sides will want to find a solution for Toronto in Toronto; without resorting to Provincial back-to-work legislation.

Meanwhile community meetings are coming up:

Wednesday, April 27th: Forest Manor P.S.
Parkway Forest Residents discuss building improvements, tenant issues, and development issues in the area. All are welcome.

Monday, May 2nd: Shaughnessy P.S.
All Ward 33 residents invited. A general information session on the basics of the Toronto Official Plan. It's current influence on the City will be explored.

Saturday, June 4th: Peanut Town Festival
Lots of fun in and around Oriole Community Centre. Refreshments. Get in touch with us to get involved.

Most important of all: Join us for 20 minutes at 2:00 p.m. April 22nd for the Mayor's
. We will be at the centre field in Parkway Forest Community. Step outside and spruce up your own front step or join us to pick up litter with the students of Forest Manor P.S.