Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is staying warm and relaxing with family and friends this holiday season. It was great to speak with many CCRA members at the Annual General Meeting in November. It is always helpful to hear your feedback on city planning and services.

Skate with Santa

Join me on Sunday, December 10 for a community skate with Santa at Heron Park Arena (292 Manse Road) from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Drop in to meet Santa, enjoy some hot chocolate and connect with other residents of Scarborough–Rouge Park. I hope to see you there!

Toronto Police Toy Drive

I was pleased to join our local police to kick off the Annual Police Auxiliary Toy Drive with 41, 42 and 43 Divisions last month. The toy drive was first started in 1994 by Auxiliary Officer Carrie Malin and has supported thousands of local children and families over the years.

If you’re able, please consider giving a new, unwrapped toy. Toys can be dropped off until noon on December 15 at 43 Division, 4331 Lawrence Avenue East.

Thank you to our local Auxiliary Officers for supporting our community through this holiday initiative.

Updates to Vision Zero

In November, the City of Toronto approved updates to the Vision Zero Plan. The plan is intended to reduce traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries on Toronto’s roadways. Since the start of the plan in 2017, city staff have installed over 430 school zones, launched the Automated Speed Enforcement camera program, and implemented Pedestrian Head Starts at over 1,200 intersections across the city.

The City of Toronto’s complement of Crossing Guards has also grown to over 800. These initiatives have led to an overall 15% reduction in fatalities and serious injuries between 2018 and 2022, compared to the previous five-year average.

Since 2017, 25 Community Safety Zones and 18 School Safety Zones have been installed in Scarborough–Rouge Park. Updates to the Vision Zero plan include streamlining the requirements for traffic calming measures, and expanding Community Safety Zones and Automated Speed Enforcement areas. For more information on Vision Zero, visit the City of Toronto’s website:

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