The warm weather is bringing more and more outdoor community events with the sunshine! Yesterday morning I joined constituents who filled Regent Park to celebrate Eid — the end of Ramandan. Eid Mubarak Toronto Centre!
The last month at Queen's Park was busy with debate about the budget and committee hearings. During this time, I shared many stories from Toronto Centre with our Provincial Legislative Assembly.
Last week, I described how the St. Jamestown Children's Choir is creating opportunities for young people facing marginalization. Seeing their passion, I was transported back to my own childhood. Music, and later my acceptance into art school, set me on my path out of generational poverty. It was amazing to see so many children from our community being given that same opportunity. If you know a young person who is in Grades 3-8, you can encourage them to get involved with the St. Jamestown Children's Choir. Share this link which they can use to apply to the Choir!
Early in May, an incident with a homophobic and transphobic preacher at the intersection of Church and Wellesley St. E. generated tremendous local concern. Many constituents have told me that they are afraid that the Provincial Government's decision to change Ontario's Physical and Family Health curriculum could be emboldening people who want to commit discriminatory acts. Click here to see my Member's Statement in support of queer and trans communities as they stand up against hateful voices.
And last but not least, Happy Pride Month to all of my constituents! June is an exciting month in Toronto Centre as we celebrate everyone in our queer and trans community. I hope to see you at one of the many events, marches, and street fairs I will be joining.