A fond farewell to Ward 27
Kristyn Wong-Tam Ward 27 Councillor
This will be my last article for Post City as the Ward 27 city councillor. With the ward boundary changes this October and a new city government, our very large ward as we know and love it is being divided amongst five new wards in downtown and midtown Toronto.
For those who watch city hall closely, you will know that the Ward 27 workload is tremendous, since we have almost twice the population density of other wards.
Looking back over the past eight years, there is so much that we have accomplished together. We have made major parkland acquisitions and revitalization efforts in Moorevale Park and Ramsden Park, beautified Yorkville streetscapes, promoted active transportation, expanded city service levels, created community safety plans and advocated for new affordable housing. We initiated two Heritage Conservation District studies in one year, launched the long-awaited Yonge Street environmental assessment that will eventually build a vibrant 21st-century street and lobbied for citywide initiatives that have resulted in transformational policy shifts, such as TOCore and TransformTO. We have so much to be proud of, including leading the Toronto efforts to terminate the overreaching Ontario Municipal Board.
These accomplishments would have never happened without my hard-working staff and the successful partnerships and trust that we have with the residents and business operators in the ward and across the city. Thank you for your thoughtful engagement and commitment to Toronto. Let’s stay in touch!