Bussin falls short in Beaches-East York

For the 107,000 residents of Beaches-East York, it’s going to be another four years with Mary-Margaret McMahon in the councillor’s chair. McMahon polled 15,762 votes. The runner-up was Sandra Bussin with 4,552 votes. “I knew this would be difficult,” Bussin said. “It was really nice to go talk to people, and see what they were thinking. I also made life-long friends thanks to this campaign.”

Library security guards expensive, unnecessary, mayor says

The 2010 shooting death of a father by his son using a crossbow at Main Street library was raised Thursday during the Toronto budget debate at City Hall. Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon referenced the murder of Si Cheng in response to an unsuccessful money-saving proposal by Mayor Rob Ford to cut security guards at libraries.

City looking into whether TTC overcharged Festival of South Asia

With the help of city council, street closure charges put forth by the TTC for re-routing buses in place of streetcars during the popular Festival of South Asia have been slashed. Now it’s up for investigation whether the TTC has been overcharging for those street closures in years past.