Making a difference in Ward 16

 

Traffic Safety

Our local roads are getting busier and residents feel that speed is increasing.

Denzil has a record of implementing appropriate measures to keep our streets safe. In consultation with the local community.

Denzil has obtained approval for the installation of signs, traffic lights and speed limit reductions where warranted.

Denzil has also spearheaded safety reviews in front of schools and the implementation of new safety zones that include “speed limit counters” and signs in the middle of the road that remind motorists they are in a school zone.

Denzil has also, with the assistance of Transportation Staff worked with the community to redesign dangerous intersections.

• Installed Traffic Signals at Victoria Park and Terraview to improve traffic safety.

• Installed Traffic signals at the corner of Victoria Park and Combermere to improve traffic safety.

• Installed safety measures on Avonwick Gate to improve safety near Annunciation Catholic School.

• Installed safety measures (signs) on Underhill Drive to slow traffic in front of Milne Valley Public School.

• Reduced speed limits on Underhill Drive to 40 kmh.

• Reduced speed limits on Brookbanks Drive to 40 kmh.

• Reduced speed limits on Sloane Ave to 40 kmh.

• Installed stop signs on Bartley Drive near Hobson Drive.

• Redesigned the intersection of Bartley Drive and O’Connor Drive to improve safety.

• Redesign the curbs at Three Valleys Drive and Brookbanks to slow down traffic and improve crossings for pedestrians near Three Valley Public School.

• Installed a three way stop at the corner of Brookbanks and Underhill Drive.

• Installed a signalized intersection at the corner of Parkwoods Village Drive and York Mills Road.

 

Community Infrastructure

 

All levels of government have limited resources, but Denzil has the experience to get the things we need for our community.

From renovating and building additions to community centres, building bike lanes in ravines and naturalized areas, improving parks, playgrounds and splash pads, Denzil delivers results.

• Secured funding from the federal government to turn the Leslie St. Spur Line into a bike path.

• Played leadership role in the planned building of the new twin pad arena on the Celestica lands.

• When the school board sold Mallow Public School, I secured over $3 million from the city to build a park.

• Secured $750,000 to build a playground on Mallow Road.

• Played a leadership role in advancing the development of the East Don Trail extending the trail from Lawrence and connecting it to the lower Don Trail.

• Approved $3 million dollars for the renovation of the Broadlands Community Centre and recreation improvements in Broadlands Park.

• Secured funds to improve the public realm on Clintwood Gate, one of the gateways to the O’Connor Hills Community.

• Secured millions of dollars, working with the community and the federal government to save the Senator O’Connor House one of the most important historical buildings in Don Mills.

• Obtained funding to build a splashpad in Graydon Hall Park.

• Secured a splashpad in Brookbanks Park.

• Delivered an addition and upgrades to the Victoria Village Area.

• Secured $850,000 for improvements to Wigmore Park that can include an enhance playground and splashpad.

• Got mural installed beautifying the the Brookbanks underpass tunnel.

 

Libraries

 

Libraries are a precious resource to our community and Denzil’s commitment to the library system in our neighbourhood is strong.

• When the Victoria Village library was threatened, Denzil rallied the community and was able to stop the closure.

• Secured funding that will be used for the updating and enhancement of the Brookbanks Public Library.

• Organized with the community to save Victoria Village Library when it was threatened with closure.

• Obtained funding through development agreements to improve Brookbanks Library.

 

Development

 

Our city is growing and development is a reality for every community in the city.

Denzil has a record of fighting bad development and working with the community to improve development applications.

He works with neighbourhoods, forms Community Working Groups and makes developers listen their concern.

• Worked with the community to reach settlements for the Greenbelt Drive development.

• Opposed the Cadillac Fairview development that will allow for the construction of a 32 storey condominium.

• Opposed the 34 story Canada Post site development application.

• Worked with the community to improve the development at 135 Fenelon.

• Worked with the community to turn an apartment condo application on Curlew Drive to a townhouse application.

• Worked with the community to make sure that a apartment style condo application was rejected in favour of a stacked townhouse development.

• Worked with the Ismail community and was the lead person on Toronto City Council to assist to get the approval for the construction of the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre.

• Opposed the conversion and sale of the open field at the Don Mills Middle School and helped community members to save the green space.

It is a great honour to serve our community as Councillor and Deputy Mayor.

Our new Ward is large and diverse. It goes as far North as the 401, as far south as Gateway Blvd and the DVP, as far west as Leslie St. and as far east as Victoria Park.

We have nearly 95,000 residents and comprise many different neighbourhoods. They include Fenside, Parkwoods/Donalda, O’Connor Hills, Victoria Village, Flemingdon Park, Wynford Drive, Don Mills, and York Heights.

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