Scarborough Transit Talk is Your Chance to Talk to TTC heads


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!

Click here to download Scarborough Transit Talk Flyer

2013 City of Toronto Budget Community Consultation


Come and find out what is in this year’s proposed City Budget.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
2:30PM-5:00PM @ Scarborough Civic Centre (150 Borough Drive)

Let’s invest in a city that works – for all of us.

  • Recreation and community centres for the whole family
  • Affordable, safe and healthy housing
  • Community programs that support our youth and seniors
  • Faster transit to get us home from work and school

*All Scarborough Councillors have been invited to listen to what is important to residents in Scarborough

For flyer, please download here.

Local Jobs for Local Residents – A Community Benefits Agreement


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:

  1. Visit the campaign website to learn more about successful CBAs.  (to be launched shortly)
  2. Get on the campaign email list so that you can receive notices of campaign actions. Contact  
  3. Invite a campaign organizer to make a presentation to your neighbourhood organization, faith community, union or other group.
  4. Get support from individuals and organizations for the CBA.
  5. Contact the campaign to get leaflets and other materials for publicizing the campaign with family, co-workers, neighbours and others.  For a full flyer, please click CBA handout.
  6. Contact your Member of Provincial Parliament and your City Councillor to express your support for a Metrolinx CBA.

ETT is holding “Partners in Education”


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.

12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Bendale Library 1515 Danforth Road Toronto, Ontario

Come out and join the conversation!
This forum is open to parents, education workers, community workers, and anyone interested in public education at the elementary level.

Light refreshments will be available.

To see full flyer, please click here:  Partners in Education – Dec 8