I’m honoured to be contributing to Leaside Life as City Councillor for the new Ward 15 – Don Valley West. I’ve already heard from many Leasiders and look forward to connecting with more of you as the term progresses. Over the past few months, I’ve had an opportunity to meet with some outstanding philanthropic and community-based organizations. Working together, I’m optimistic that we can continue to build on Leaside’s reputation as one of the best places to live in Toronto.
I campaigned on a commitment to be a strong voice for the neighbourhoods of Don Valley West while providing leadership on critical, city-wide issues. As you may know, I was recently appointed the new Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and I look forward to your feedback on areas for improvement in our transit service. That said, I first ran for office with the intent of protecting and enhancing neighbourhoods. Above all, Ward 15 remains my top priority and passion as your City Councillor.
Traffic infiltration is clearly a top concern for residents of Leaside and will be a focus for me over the next four years. The ongoing Eglinton Crosstown construction, combined with new development, is exacerbating existing road safety issues on our local streets. I’ve been working closely with neighbourhood groups to gain a sense of the most pressing traffic-related concerns. Your feedback is vital to this process, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
On that note, I will continue to stand up for the unique character of Leaside in the face of mounting development pressure. I’m committed to involving neighbours and community stakeholders in every step of the development process. Over my time in office, my goal has been to make the difficult development review process as transparent and accessible as possible for concerned neighbours.
With your input, I will continue to prioritize the protection and enhancement of Leaside’s park network. Parks, trees, green space, and community amenities contribute to the livability and vitality of neighbourhoods. For those interested, I’ll be including parks updates in my regular Ward 15 newsletters.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. From local potholes to major city-wide initiatives, my office is here to assist and encourage public engagement in municipal governance. You can reach me by email at or by phone at 416-395-6408. I also encourage you to check out my website www.jayerobinson.ca and to sign up for my regular e-newsletters for important Ward 15 and City-wide updates.