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FORUM: Tackling road congestion, noise, and safety (June 2024)

July 19th, 2024 · No Comments

City council working through the summer

By Dianne Saxe

Thank you to everyone who turned out for our two Environment Days in May and June at Central Technical School and Fred Hamilton Park! I hope you have also enjoyed our first long weekends as we kick off the summer weather. I have managed to plant some cherry tomatoes and herbs in pots this year; so far they are withstanding the hungry rabbits.

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FORUM: Undoing vacant home tax debacle (May 2024)

June 14th, 2024 · Comments Off on FORUM: Undoing vacant home tax debacle (May 2024)

Booze in parks gets green light, revamp of recycling on the horizon

By Dianne Saxe

Spring arrived early this year with turbulent weather in April and sunshine in May. It’s also been an eventful season: I hope you had a chance to enjoy the total solar eclipse, the Easter parades, Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, Toronto’s luscious bounty of cherry blossoms, and holiday meals with friends and family.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FORUM: A busy agenda at city council (Apr. 2024)

May 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on FORUM: A busy agenda at city council (Apr. 2024)

Many environmental initiatives getting the green light

By Dianne Saxe

Spring has arrived. Flowers are pushing up and there are so many ways to enjoy beautiful University-Rosedale. This spring we want to highlight great local music venues, festivals, parks, and environmental events. Hot Docs, Fringe, Jazz Fest—these and other Toronto arts organizations need your support if they are to survive.

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

FORUM: University-Rosedale update from the councillor’s chair (Mar. 2024)

April 7th, 2024 · Comments Off on FORUM: University-Rosedale update from the councillor’s chair (Mar. 2024)

Budget, development planning, and safety, fill agenda

By Dianne Saxe

The 2024 budget is finally done. Thank you to the thousands of people in Ward 11 and across Toronto who participated in this year’s intensive consultations. 

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FORUM: Eventful new year at city council (Feb. 2024)

April 5th, 2024 · Comments Off on FORUM: Eventful new year at city council (Feb. 2024)

Budget, development planning, and safety, fill agenda

By Dianne Saxe

Winter weather is always challenging for city staff. Thank you again to all of our frontline workers in emergency response, shelter and outreach, and construction, who are hard at work in winter conditions. I arrived back at my desk more determined than ever to tackle the city’s challenges.

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A hectic first year in University-Rosedale  

December 23rd, 2023 · Comments Off on A hectic first year in University-Rosedale  

Housing, new greenspaces, traffic, and construction dominate

By Dianne Saxe

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FORUM: Keeping it green and safe in University-Rosedale (Fall 2023)

December 4th, 2023 · Comments Off on FORUM: Keeping it green and safe in University-Rosedale (Fall 2023)

Over 100 development files pending in this ward alone

By Dianne Saxe

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather as much as I am. Thank you to everyone who helps to look after Toronto school children returning to school, including teachers, cleaners, cooks, bus drivers, and crossing guards. 

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

ON THE COVER (Summer 2023)

September 14th, 2023 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Summer 2023)

On Aug. 16 Toronto Police Service Deputy Chief Rob Johnson, Councillor Dianne Saxe, Mayor Olivia Chow and MPP Jessica Bell were among the many dignitaries in attendance at a commemorative baseball game including the Italian and Jewish communities that marked the 90th anniversary of the Christie Pits Riot. COURTESY THE CITY OF TORONTO

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Tags: Annex · News · On the cover

FORUM: Fighting on five fronts (Summer 2023)

September 14th, 2023 · Comments Off on FORUM: Fighting on five fronts (Summer 2023)

No sleepy summer in University-Rosedale

By Dianne Saxe

I hope you’ve had a good summer, even if it has been the hottest in at least 120,000 years. Here are a few of the issues we have been working on for you.

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FORUM: Addressing a housing shortage (May/June 2023)

August 8th, 2023 · Comments Off on FORUM: Addressing a housing shortage (May/June 2023)

Building a greener, safer city

By Dianne Saxe

If you’re anything like me, June means enjoying fine weather with fine people, and I hope that all of you are able to enjoy the summer to its fullest. 

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FOCUS: Saxe: Net-zero is possible (April 2023)

August 8th, 2023 · Comments Off on FOCUS: Saxe: Net-zero is possible (April 2023)

Town hall stresses carbon-emission accountability

By Fox Oliver

On April 20, Dianne Saxe (Ward 11, University-Rosedale) spoke to her constituents about carbon budgets, the expansion of sustainable vehicle fleets, and support for cyclists—her vision for the future of Toronto and what is possible for the city.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR (April 2023)

August 8th, 2023 · Comments Off on LETTER TO THE EDITOR (April 2023)

RE: Budget passes in consensus vote, March 2023

Thank you for the complimentary copy which arrived in my mailbox on March 20. I found it an interesting read, but must take exception to the “Forum” column by Dianne Saxe.

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Tags: Annex · Letters · Opinion

FORUM: Leveraging a green agenda (April 2023)

August 8th, 2023 · Comments Off on FORUM: Leveraging a green agenda (April 2023)

Finding impactful uses for community benefit funds

By Dianne Saxe

I hope you are well and enjoying the warm spring weather. I am thrilled to report that over the past few months, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with many of my council colleagues on a range of important initiatives. These initiatives are aimed at improving Ward 11 and our city. 

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Tags: Annex · Opinion