I would like to thank everyone who supported me and voted for me. As I have always done, I will be here for The Beach community working to support it, fix problems, and assist people who ask for my help.
Congratulations to Mary-Margaret McMahon on being re-elected as the City Council for Ward 32 Beaches-East York. I also congratulate all of the other candidates for running.
Candidate for Toronto City Council – Ward 32 – Beaches – East York
I am a self-employed business owner; running a company providing phone systems, cabling, and consulting services in telecommunications. I hold an Honors Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Concordia University, as well as certificates from Humber College, and Ryerson University. I live in The Beach Community on Blantyre Avenue (runs north from the R. C. Harris Water Filtration Plant), with my wife Janet, daughter Katherine, who is currently attending a TDSB High School, and our cat Rowan. My community experience is extensive; I am president of the East Beach Community Association, and I have previously served on the Toronto City Cycling Committee. Significant achievements have included:
- I served on the Gardiner Construction Monitoring Committee that was created when we dismantled the Gardiner east of the DVP. Through my efforts, and others the city won an award for a well managed construction project that worked to minimize disruptions to residents and merchants.
- July 2009, I supplied and ran a large washroom trailer at Woodbine Beach; and through my efforts and assistance from the merchant community in The Beach, most of the city trash bins on Queen Street & Kingston Road, were serviced for the duration of the city strike.
- In 2010, I represented residents at the OMB to win a judgement against a large three story home with a deck on the third floor, which would have destroyed residents privacy.
The summer of 2014 I intervened in the construction project on Kingston Road between Victoria Park Avenue & Warden. As a result of the meetings I had with the contractor and City of Toronto Engineering Services, I was able to accelerate progress, and get the work completed to Fallingbrook Road, by the Labour Day weekend, to minimize the disruption to the Elementary School Students at Courcelette Public School.
I have been President of the East Beach Community Association for 15 years, during that time I have helped many people and businesses in the community. I know how to get stuff done, and I have good relationships with many City of Toronto staff. I ask for your vote on October 27, 2014, so I can further expand the assistance I can provide to the residents of Beaches – East York. I am a proven leader who knows how to get stuff done, and work for residents and merchants in the community. I also believe it is very important that emails and calls from members of the community are responded to promptly, and their issues with the city resolved.