I am committed to working for you at Toronto City Hall.
On August 20, I submitted a Change of Ward Notification form at Toronto City Hall to run for Councillor in Ward 25: Scarborough-Rouge Park. The change of wards is in response to Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, passed by the Government of Ontario on August 14, 2018. The Act reduces the number of Toronto Council wards from 47 to 25. The new 25 ward boundaries align with the current federal and provincial electoral ridings. You can find a map of Ward 25: Scarborough-Rouge Park here.
Since registering as a candidate on May 1, Team McKelvie has visited every door in the former Ward 47. Along the way, we have taken more than 1,200,000 steps on the campaign trail towards a goal of 2,929,886 - one step for every resident in the City of Toronto.
I fell in love with eastern Scarborough more than twenty years ago, when I enrolled at UTSC and first volunteered with Rouge Park. For 13 years, my husband and I have lived here with our children because it’s a fabulous place to raise a family.
Committed to Scarborough, I served as President of the Centennial Community & Recreation Association, and was the first President of the Scarborough Community Renewal Organization. In these roles, I worked collaboratively with neighbourhood associations throughout Ward 25 to advocate for local residents at City Hall. I have also been a strong advocate for local economic development, the relocation of municipal jobs to Scarborough, and the creation of a local skills training centre.
As councillor for Ward 25: Scarborough-Rouge Park, I will advocate for safer school zones for our children. I will also work towards new seniors housing options and programs in our ward. I believe that strong partnerships are needed to develop an integrated transit network. Building strong partnerships is essential to ensure Scarborough transit moves from plans to action. I support the Scarborough Subway extension, Eglinton East LRT to Malvern, and a stronger express bus network.
I want to use my professional experience and grassroots activism to work for you. I'm looking forward to meeting all residents of the new Ward 25 on the campaign trail.
Thank you for your continued support.
Jennifer McKelvie, Candidate for Councillor Ward 25: Scarborough-Rouge Park