Civics 101: Toronto Edition

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

A LECTURE BY
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon
Chair, Parks and Enviroment Committee, City of Toronto
Cameron Hall | Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Map

FREE Admission | Everyone Welcome

City Hall can seem daunting! While there is much to offer, navigating bureaucratic channels can often be challenging. This lecture will aim to empower citizens of Toronto to get involved in local issues, and to understand the inner workings of City Hall. Councillor McMahon will draw on her experience as Chairof the Parks and Environment Committee to speak about some of the pressing issues related to parks, forestry and the environment in the City, and how civic action plays an important role in helping the City to achieve its goals.

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ABOUT THE LECTURER:

Mary-Margaret McMahon is the Toronto City Councillor for Ward 32 Beaches-East York. First elected in 2010, Councillor McMahon has sat on various committees and boards, including Audit, Public Works and Infrastructure, Licensing and Standards, Executive Committee and is currently Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee. Councillor McMahon is also a voting member on 5 BIA's in her ward and has served on the Young People's Theatre Board and the Design Exchange Board. Councillor McMahon has championed many initiatives at City Hall, some of which include TransformTO, the City's climate change plan, the development of a Laneway Suites as-of-right planning policy, the introduction of Indigenous cultural competency training for City Staff, incorporating Indigenous place-making in parks, and the implementation of the 10 year Cycling Network Plan, particularly the Woodbine Bike Lanes.

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