One of the planks of Accordion City’s new mayor, David Miller, was that
he would “open up City Hall”. It looks like he’s taking one step
towards fulfilling that promise by means of a series of town hall
seminars called Listening to Toronto.
Unfortunately, I found out about this a little too late — all
seminars, save Toronto East, are booked solid. The easiest session for
me to attend would be the Toronto South one, which would probably be
occupied by other people who live in the core area of the city.
On the other hand, perhaps I should attend the Toronto East one, for the following reasons:
- To still be able to catch one of these seminars
- To be able to give the city core perspective to attendees from the burbs
- To get the burb perspective, especially in a burb where I’m not from (I grew up in and regularly go to the west end burbs)
If you live in the Toronto East area and are interested in
participating in city politics, you might want to attend. It takes
place next Tuesday, January 20 from 6:45 p.m. – 10 p.m. at L’Amoreaux
Community Recreation Centre (2000 McNicoll Ave).