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Five Things Friday: A Weekly Round-Up


Five Things Friday a new weekly series from Councillor Wong-Tam and the
Ward 27 team that provides updates on new and on-going initiatives from City Council and across the ward. Sign up to our newsletter to get the latest news.

1. IRSS Legacy Sculpture

IRSS Restoration of Identity as a gesture of reconciliation from Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre proposed for Nathan Phillips Square passes Toronto City Council 36-0. This initiative represents Call to Action No. 82 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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2. $10/Day Childcare Campaign

Toronto ACORN's campaign for $10/day childcare across Ontario passes Toronto City Council unanimously. We have the most expensive childcare in Canada. This must become a provincial ballot box issue!

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3. Bloor Street Bike Lanes

Toronto City Council votes 36-6 to make Bloor St. bike lanes permanent! In the end the votes weren't even close. Next step will be to close the gap east and west.

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4. Toronto City Hall Indigenous Office Moves Ahead

Plan for Toronto City Hall Indigenous office moves ahead. “This is a great starting point,” a member of the Aboriginal affairs committee said before the proposal was endorsed. Read the story here.

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5. Help change the conversation about homelessness

Make your voice heard and help shape the conversation around homelessness. How should the City of Toronto discuss services for vulnerable clients & shelter users? Share your ideas here.

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