Video: Ward 32 all-candidates debate

PHOTO: Phil Lameira
PHOTO: Phil Lameira

Ten candidates running to be the next city councillor for Beaches-East York Ward 32 shared their policy ideas at a Oct. 7 debate hosted by Community Centre 55 and Beach Metro Community News at St. John the Baptist Norway Church. All questions were submitted by Beach Metro News readers. Candidates Bruce Baker and Jim Brookman declined requests to join in the event.

Below is a video of the entire two-hour debate split in two parts.

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That is quite and ending to the debate. I’ve never before seen a candidate try to wrestle the mic away from another candidate.

What a bully.

Not really surprising given that she called the John Tory show, lied about who she was, and descended to name calling. She still hasn’t apologised for the sole source contract she pushed through for a 20 year monopoly on food services on the Beach. Or best of all, when she fought against a quadrapelegic who was trying to build a wheel chair accessible home.

Very poor audio at best. Could only see the action and hardly hear what is to be the next four years. What is forgotten and always is, is those residents north of the railyway tracks. MMM voted for the condo development at 2359 Danforth Avenue which will be 99 one bedrooms out of a 136 units (at Danforth/Morton Rd where the heritage Hydro Bldg is located) without an Avenue Study completed and entrance from Morton Rd and not off the Danforth. Because of the residents in the area taking time out of their busy day to attend the TEYCC meeting on this issue we will now have an Avenue Study from Don River to Vic Park Ave. Further, because of these residents expressing their concern, all future condos will not be permitted to apply for a parking permit for extra vehicles however does not take into account the visitor parking nor the extra traffic travelling along Morton through a very narrow street which is Stephenson Ave. and has two way traffic with parking on the north side and only allows a very narrow passway for two way traffic and even more difficult in the winter months. We already receive the traffic doing the back door boogy to Main St to reach the beaches and the other way during rush hours with a park for kids located at Stephenson/Westlake. We need development and moreover we need good planning and good development. This development was based on a long lot rather than a short lot…short sighted. Again, someone feel asleep at the wheel and is allowing residents to pay for their not caring and not wanting to ensure the best. I would like to see our residents receive the best!

Donna Braniff
Danforth East Association of Ratepayers Inc.
(DEARs of the Danforth)

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