I am committed to working for you at Toronto City Hall.
I fell in love with Ward 47 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.
I want to use my professional experience and grassroots activism to work for you.
As your Ward 47 Councillor, I will foster the creation of community working groups to ensure we have local development with vision. We need to attract and foster local, family-owned restaurants and shops. We need to create seniors housing. And we need to ensure new housing developments fit the character of our community.
I recognize that community development is not just about the built environment. We need to develop programs that allow our seniors to stay longer in their homes, and we need to ensure safe school zones for our children.
A key component of a vibrant community is fast and reliable public transit. We need an integrated transit network with dedicated long-term funding that relies on all modes of transit, including the Scarborough Subway Extension, Eglinton East LRT, express buses, and GO Transit.
As a local resident, I understand our needs.
As your Ward 47 Councillor, I promise to be a strong voice for our community, while remaining accessible and accountable to you.
Together we can move plans into action and build a stronger Scarborough within the City of Toronto.
Jennifer McKelvie, Candidate for Ward 47 Councillor