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Newly re-elected Ward 32 councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon and Ward 36 councillor Gary Crawford will both serve on Mayor John Tory’s executive committee for the 2014-2018 council term. Crawford joins the executive as chair of the city’s budget committee, while McMahon will serve as a member at large.

Sheila Cary-Meagher, school trustee for the local Ward 16 of the Toronto District School Board, was elected vice chair of the new board of trustees for the 2014-2018 term.

Residents who want a say in the City of Toronto’s ward boundary review can do so at a Jan. 7 meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. at the S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Avenue. Visit for more public meeting dates, information, or to complete an online survey.

A seniors’ excursion to Niagara Falls is on Community Centre 55’s agenda for the new year. Hosted by the centre, together with the West Scarborough Seniors Club, the trip’s first stop is at the Upper Canada Cheese Company for some tasty sampling and appetite whetting before lunch at the Niagara Culinary Institute’s BenchMark Restaurant. The chefs will prepare a delicious meal of butternut squash soup starter, an entrée choice of roast chicken or vegetable primavera, chocolate caramel hazelnut tart for dessert, and tea and coffee. After lunch, the tour heads to Niagara Bird Kingdom, then continues home along the Niagara Parkway. Mark Thursday, Jan. 29, on your calendar. The trip will depart CC55 at 9:30 a.m. and return there at the end of the day. The cost is $60 per person. For more information call 416-691-1113.

Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon and the developers building condos at 1960 Queen Street East and 303 Kingston Road will host public meetings to reduce any construction-related disturbances on Dec. 18 at the Beaches Rec Centre. The Queen Street meeting starts at 6 p.m., while the Kingston Road meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

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