Ward 8 Complete Streets Report Released

This article, from November 5, has background on the unveiling of the Ward 8 Complete Streets draft report and next steps for the community as we move towards safer, inclusive and family-friendly streets.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On November 4, members of the Ward 8 community joined Councillor Danko, WSP traffic consultants and City staff for the release of the Ward 8 Complete Streets Report and recommended changes to residential roads in Ward 8 to help promote safety and reduce speed.

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Traffic Safety Meeting – November 4, 7pm

This article, from November 2, provides background on the Ward 8 Complete Streets Report and is an invitation for community meetings to further discuss traffic safety around Ward 8.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

At 7pm on Thursday November 4, Councillor Danko will be hosting a virtual community meeting to discuss the proposed safety improvements recommended as a result of the Ward 8 Complete Streets Report as well as hear your suggestions and comments on road safety around Ward 8.

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Join Councillor Danko to discuss the Ward 8 Complete Streets Report

This article, from October 26, provides background on the Ward 8 Complete Streets Report, as well as an invite to get in touch with the office as we unveil its findings and discuss the report on November 4.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On November 4, Councillor Danko will be hosting a community meeting to discuss the proposed safety improvements recommended as a result of the Ward 8 Complete Streets Report.

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Council approves lighting for Buchanan Park area

This article, from July 11, has details on improvements to pathway lighting in the Buchanan Park area.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

At the July 9 Council meeting, councillors voted to approve spending $180,000 to install lighting structures along eight pathways within the Buchanan neighbourhood.

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Encampments in Ward 8

This article, from May 11, has details on the rise of encampments across Ward 8 and how the Encampment Response Team works with individuals to find them appropriate shelter or housing.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Encampments have long been hidden from public view, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, encampments have become more publicly visible. This article has information on the City’s response to encampments.

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Path lighting on the way for Buchanan Park neighbourhood

This article, from April 26, has an initial proposal from the City for the installation of pathways lights in the Buchanan Park area.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With Buchanan residents playing a major role in bringing lacklustre lighting along its many pathways to the attention of the Ward 8 office, an initial proposal for pathway lighting is now viewable to the public, with consultation and community engagement on the way.

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Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching Presented to Buchanan Park School Teacher

This article, from November 30, celebrates Dawn Martens – who won the 2020 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Buchanan Park School will be celebrating one of their own this week, as teacher Dawn Martens receives the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Getting Lit in the Buchanan Park Neighbourhood

This article, from November 28, has details about a new community group, as well as a festive initiative happening in the Buchanan Park neighbourhood.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

There are a few exciting community initiatives being put on by a new Buchanan Park Neighbourhood Group this holiday season, helping to connect neighbours to one another while making Buchanan a “lit” neighbourhood.

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Congratulations to Ward 8’s Trillium Award Winners

This article, from October 13, celebrates the 10 2020 Trillium Award winners from Ward 8.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Trillium Awards were run a little different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Although we cannot celebrate the award winners with a ceremony or presentation, the Ward 8 office would like to salute all those who took the time to participate in the 2020 Trillium Awards program and we’d like to salute the winners in this space.

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Buchanan Park & Bruce Park Updates

This article, from September 28, contains updates on both Bruce Park and Buchanan Park

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Last week we brought you an update on a number of repairs/upgrades to the Westmount Recreation Centre, part of a Ward 8 priority maintenance list financed through the Ward 8 Area Rating Reserve.

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Councillor John-Paul Danko