Mike Layton Hosting Budget Town Hall — Tonight, December 5, 2013

Layton-budgetJoin Mike Layton this Thursday, December 5 for the Ward 19 Budget Town Hall. City of Toronto staff will present the proposed 2014 City Budget. This includes both your property tax rate and funding for important public programs and services such as child care, libraries, our roads, transit, shelters, and more.



  • Thursday, December 5, 6pm – 8pm
  • Bob Abate Community Recreation Centre
  • 485 Montrose Avenue (map), one block west of Christie and Bloor

For more information, including infographics explaining the proposed budget, click here.


Local pool and wading pool slated to close

Richard Lautens/Toronto Star file photo

The Toronto Star is reporting that the outdoor pool at Stanley Park and the wading pool at Fred Hamilton Playground are two of those slated to be closed under terms of Mayor Rob Ford’s 2012 budget cuts.

Stanley Park and Fred Hamilton are both in Councillor Mike Layton’s Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina.

“The city just put a bunch of money into Stanley Park pool. It’s the park that serves all the condos on King St.,” he said, predicting a fight from residents.

The wading pool is well used, Layton said, adding that if it is targeted he will see if there are other funds available to keep it open.