News

Special Liaison on Housing and Homelessness issues

Earlier today I was honoured to accept the challenge put to me by Mayor Watson to assume the new role of Special Liaison on Housing & Homelessness for Ottawa.

I am looking forward to working with Councillor Deans, the Chair of our Community & Protective Services Committee, Councillor Harder, the Chair of our Planning Committee and Councillor Fleury the Chair of our Ottawa Community Housing Corporation on our important work.

COUNCILLOR MARK TAYLOR TO SERVE AS MAYOR’S SPECIAL LIAISON ON HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS

Mayor Jim Watson has designated Councillor Mark Taylor to serve as Special Liaison on Housing and Homelessness issues in addition to his current role as Deputy Mayor.

LOCAL MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL ELECTED TO THE 2016 – 2018 AMO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Toronto, ON, August 18, 2016 – At the Annual Conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Mark Taylor, Deputy Mayor, City of Ottawa, was elected to the AMO Board of Directors, Regional & Single Tier Caucus.   As a member of the Board Mark will help set policy for the Association and serve as a key municipal leader in the Province.

See & Hear

Stage2 LRT Connectivity Consultation

FB_Pic.jpgThis evening the City hosted the 1st of many consultations which focused on access to the new Stage2 LRT stations. Staff were asking for input and ideas from residents on walking paths and bike lanes to the stations. Tonight's session focused on Queensview, Pinecrest and Bayshore stations.  You can see more photos here

City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) Anti Black Racism Forum

28588782680_42857692f4_o.jpgI was honoured last night to be able to share some thoughts at the City for All Women Initiative & the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership's Anti Black Racism Forum. Together we are stronger


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Path to Pride

28241732213_bd86f35f07_o.jpgYesterday I was proud to be part of the launch of United Way's Path to Pride campaign that support our diverse & LGBTQ+ community. A great initiative right before Capital Pride. You can find out more at pathtopride.ca 

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Opinion

August Column

Dear neighbours, 

I hope you are enjoying the best that summer in Ottawa has to offer from its beaches, splash pads and wading pools to its festivals, events and movie in the park nights.

July Column

Dear neighbours,

With classes now over I would like to congratulate all of the students who celebrated their graduations this June. You have bright futures to look forward to and many successes to be proud of. Congratulations!

 

June Column

Dear neighbours,

Summer is finally here and I hope that you and your families are enjoying the warm weather and the many outdoor activities in Bay Ward and across Ottawa.