On this we'll have to completely disagree. In all his years as Councillor he never even managed to get the Warden Woods bike trail repaved (its been gravel for a large section for almost a decade; he's also not completed any vision zero work of substance, not delivered any long promised new parks/park expansions, not managed to get funding for a gym for the Oakridge Recreation Centre (how ridiculous, a Rec. Ctr w/o a gym)............
No major TCHC redevelopments even proposed, even though both Teesdale and Catarqui are in rough shape and would benefit from a re-do; really.........I'd be hard pressed to come up with how the ward is any better off in his years in office.
Lets be completely fair, Michelle Berardinetti, his predecessor in a portion of the ward was less than useless; but that's not really much of a yard stick against wish to measure.
You have to go back to Adrian Heaps and before that Councillor Altobello, to see significant accomplishments including Bike Lanes on Pharmacy and Birchmount, the overhaul of Victoria Park Subway Station, and the streetscape work on Danforth east of VP
The bike lanes on Birchmount were a disaster first and foremost. They were removed not long after they were put in.
I agree with you for the most part. Teesdale and Cataraqui are in desperate need of repair but they are very large scale capital projects. With budgetary constraints the past few years I can see why nothing was done.
As for Warden Woods, paving that entire park won't be cheap. Again, likely a budget thing. I agree it should be paved however.
Parks and park spaces should be developed though there are a few existing in the ward. Buffers Park, Cathedral Bluffs, Taylor Creek Ravine, Warden Woods for example.
Taylor Creek Ravine at Birchmount and St Clair did undergo an overhaul recently. They did some major works down there last year I believe.
Warden Station is also undergoing a major overhaul.
Michelle was more interested in flying across the world paid for by the city. She was always overseas with some delegation from the city.
I told Michelle to her face that she lost my vote because she was an absentee councilor. She cared more for jetsetting than she did her job.