Diane Dyson’s first run as city councilor wasn’t what she expected. She doesn’t know her ward, her competition or her budget, but she does know one thing about this election — “it’s making voter’s heads spin.”
The former municipality of East York, as well as others, will now officially be able to display their pre-amalgamation flags on street signs.
The East York logo and other former municipalities’ logos will be allowed on street signs, city council decided last week.
Street signs displaying the East York logo is a reminder of what a strong and proud community East York continues to be after amalgamation.
The union representing Toronto’s front line police officers says reductions to the police budget will have a noticeable impact on public safety.
On Tuesday, the City released its preliminary 2017 budget, which proposes a $4.4 million cut to annual police spending. Also included in the report are increases to property taxes and investment in public transit.
Mike McCormack, the president of the Toronto Police Association (TPA) warned that crime will rise as Toronto’s population increases.
“We have huge sporting events, (and Toronto is) a destination city,” McCormack said. “That’s a huge demand on police resources. There is clear evidence that properly deployed police officers have an impact on crime prevention.”