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Toronto councillors protest decision to not debate city’s financial future

Councillors Mary Fragedakis and Mike Layton said they were worried that delay would only cause further harm. Read more at Metro News.

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Danforth in Sunshine at 197th anniversary of Greek freedom

This 197th anniversary of Greek Independence was celebrated on the Danforth with bright sunshine Sunday. Notables from Premier Wynne to Mary Fragedakis took pride of place to march abreast with other elected officials. Read more and see some great pictures at the Bayview-News.

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Toronto 2018 budget: council approves spending plan but nixes vehicle tax proposals

Councillor Mary Fragedakis’s motion to add $2 million to the budget to help ease overcrowding on the TTC passed 36-6.  Read more on the CBC website.

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Time Based Transfers on the TTC

The mayor and two Toronto city councillors are asking the TTC to investigate whether time-based transfers can be implemented across the transit system for customers who use PRESTO. Read more on the CP 24 Website.      

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East end police stations seeking new home

Fragedakis said community involvement is a vital step in this process of choosing a new station location. “It’s really important that the public be part of the discussion around where that should be, since they’ve decided to merge the two divisions,” she said. Read more in the […]

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East York flag to fly on street signs across former borough

City Council has voted 26 to 11 with seven not voting to approve the use of the 1967 East York flag on street signs in the former borough. The motion was brought by Janet Davis (Ward 31) and Mary Fragedakis (Ward 29).  Read more at the Bayview News.

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How Toronto could become a destination for tourists who love to run

City councillor wants Toronto to develop a marketing plan to sell the city’s races and marathons. Read more on the CBC website.

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Telecoms should unlock FM radio on smartphones, city councillor says

Read more about Councillor Fragedakis efforts to get City Council to support this important national campaign in this CBC article.

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U of T Scarborough explores how urban agriculture intersects with social justice

While urban agriculture is widely practiced in many respects, it’s also misunderstood, particularly the important role it plays in migrant communities both culturally and nutritionally, notes Hammelman, who is a post-doc researcher at U of T Scarborough’s Culinaria Research Centre. From her experience, urban agriculture not only supplements […]

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$80M TTC budget hike not quite at ‘record’ level

Councillor Mary Fragedakis moved a motion to find the $1.2 million for the subway reliability program, which TTC CEO Andy Byford told council would help cut down on track-related subway delays by up to 30 per cent. “I think we owe it to subway users. I know […]

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