As your City Councillor for the past 12 years, I’ve always been impressed with the passion, optimism, and strength of our community members. We know that our Ward is growing, which is why I’ve worked tirelessly on your behalf to make sure we’re well positioned to take full advantage of our potential. When you take a look at what’s happening, and what’s ahead of us, in Ward 4, there are many reasons to be optimistic for our future.
For families in our Ward, the outlook has never been better. First of all, we have Dr. Donald Massey School which moved in portables to accommodate the children moving into the area. This means more kids will be able to go to school closer to home. In addition, we have more playgrounds for kids to enjoy themselves in. I recently attended the opening of the new Brintnell playground and we just broke ground for the new Hollick Kenyon Playground. When you combine them with the existing parks, trails, and playgrounds in our communities; everyone will be able to enjoy countless number of hours outside.
And with a little something for everyone, the new Clareview Recreation Centre is set to be completed late next June. It’s the first of its kind in our city and will include a recreation centre, library and academic center, in addition to an extensively upgraded arena facility. So you will be able to take stroll around the track, read a book, go for a swim, and more, all under the same roof!
A good indicator of the strength of a community is the new housing being built. And in Ward 4, things are looking very bright. We’re seeing 10 to 20 new house permits every week. We have the areas of McConachie, Gorman, Ebbers, and Cy Becker coming up, and you’ll see the Fraser Point roads and infrastructure by this fall. It’s clear to me that people want to live in our Ward. And, as evidenced by the all the new garage permits we’re seeing, the people living in our community have many good reasons to stay.
There are many benefits from being able to shop close to home. It’s one of the reasons I’ve worked on bringing more businesses into our community. The results are paying off as we’re seeing tenants like Marshalls, Lowe’s, HomeSense and otherscoming setting up shop in the New Manning Town Centre. As your representative on City Council, I will continue to make sure our community is business friendly so you can take advantage of all the benefits of shopping locally. In the next few weeks watch for the construction to begin on the first build out on the Fort Road site.
All in all, my years of experience on City Council, talking with community members, and being at community events gives me the tools necessary to ensure our community continues to head in the right direction. I would be honoured to have your vote on October 21st, to continue to represent you.