Got something to say about the TTC? We want to hear about it!
May 15, 2013 7:00 – 9:00PM Scarborough Civic Centre – Council Chambers150 Borough Dr. RSVP: Registration is required and can be done for free HERE
Join us at Scarborough Civic Centre on May 15 to share your Compliments, Complaints, Suggestions and Questions about public transit in Toronto with the TTC’s Chief Executive Officer, Andy Byford and the TTC’s Chief Customer Service Officer, Chris Upfold.
TTCriders and Respect Scarborough are partnering to give transit riders in Scarborough a voice!
The event will include a short presentation followed by an open mic Q&A. Andy Byford and Chris Upfold will be responding directly to your feedback and questions!
Scarborough residents are invited to take part in an exciting conversation on ways to engage after election time. Take this opportunity to get your civic action toolkit and connect with a wide range of civic groups & activities in Scarborough!
Speakers and panelists include: Paul Bocking | Dave Meslin | Scarborough Civic Action Network | Midland Park Community Association | West Scarborough Community Action | Heathwood Ratepayers Association | Malvern Action for Neighbourhood Change | Civic Awareness Project | Toronto Envisioning Neighbourhoods Together (TENT) initiative – East Scarborough Storefront & Centre for City Ecology | Brian Ashton, former Toronto City Councillor | David Soknacki, former Toronto City Councillor | Respect Scarborough | Scarborough Anti-Poverty Coaltion | Scarborough Transit Action | Committment 2 Community | And more!
This event is organized by Scarborough Civic Action Network.
The new LRT rapid transit network can provide more than better transit
The new Light Rapid Transit (LRT) network is a $8.4 billion project. It will provide better transit for hundreds of thousands of people. This project can improve the lives of many people in other ways as well.
Respect Scarborough along with other community groups are launching a campaign to make sure that people living near the LRT receive the greatest possible benefit from the project.
The goal of the campaign is a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with Metrolinx, the public agency that is building the LRT.
What is a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA)?
A CBA is a commitment to provide jobs and other benefits for local residents. In many countries, communities demand CBAs when new industries or public sector projects are built.
The construction of the Metrolinx LRT transit network will create many employment opportunities. Let’s make sure that local people get a fair share of those jobs.
Community groups have already started to pressure Metrolinx for a CBA that will provide jobs in local communities, especially for our youth.
Although most of the focus is on jobs, other issues may also be addressed in the CBA with Metrolinx.
The campaign for a CBA with Metrolinx is an opportunity to raise urgent issues facing our communities and get real results! It will take a lot of work to achieve a Community Benefits Agreement with Metrolinx. Together we can win a CBA that produces real results for our communities!
Here is what YOU can do to support the campaign for a Metrolinx Community Benefits Agreement:
Please join Elementary Teachers of Toronto for a conversation about our public education system and how we can make it stronger together. This will be an opportunity for educators, community workers, and parents to talk about issues that we currently face in education, including the effects of Bill 115.