6th Annual YSB Sleepout

sleepout.jpgRain didn't stop us from participating this evening in the 6th Annual YSB Sleepout. Participants committed to spending one night outside in the cold to raise money and awareness around the issue of youth homelessness. While the evening does not aim to replicate homelessness, participants spend the evening without many of the comforts of home, calling attention to the realities faced by well over 1,000 young people in Ottawa annually. You can see more photos here


Harry Kingston Point

Harry_Kingston.jpgIt was an honour today to join Teri Kingston, her friends and colleagues as we named the point at the Nepean Sailing Club -Harry Kingston Point after her late husband. Harry passed away last summer following his battle with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Harry was very active with Toastmaster's for 49 years and came to be known as "The Coach" He also served on the Ottawa Police Services Board, Neighbourhood Watch and was also an active member of the Crystal Beach Community Association for a number of years. Harry continually demonstrated his commitment to community and those around him. He always reminded his family, friends and colleagues that "I got you back" . Next spring a permanent boulder with a bronze plaque will be installed on the point. More photos can be seen here


Mark Taylor on CFRA - November 9, 2017

Today I had an opportunity to discuss the draft 2018 City budget with my council colleague Riley Brockington and CFRA's Rob Snow.

 


Mark Taylor on 1310 News - November 8, 2017

Great discussing the City's 2018 Draft Budget with Carol Anne Meehan yesterday. 

 


Candlelight Ceremony in Memory of Our Veterans

It was truly an honour to attend this respectful candlelight ceremony to commemorate our veterans last night. It was also a special privilege to commemorate Stuart Kettles by naming a street in Bay Ward after him.

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Please click here for more photos from the event. 


Mark Taylor on 1310 News - October 20, 2017

Always fun joining the Carol Anne Meehan Show on 1310 News. Interesting discussions on the City's budget process and consultations today. Please click here for the full interview recording. 

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Mark Taylor on 1310 News - October 17, 2017

I always appreciate the opportunity to go on 1310 News with Mark and discuss the day's pressing issues. 


Respectful Reinterment

IMG_5661.jpgToday I was deeply honoured to have the opportunity to pay my respects to the   52 residents of Bytown who's remains were unearthed during the building of the LRT project in Ottawa's downtown. 

 


Twinning Capital Rivers

IMG_3017.JPGWe were reminded this morning "Water Knows no Boundaries" ! I was pleased to represent Mayor Watson and our City at the official signing reconsigning the agreement between Canada and the United States of the Twinning of our two Historic and Capital Rivers - The Ottawa and the Potomac.  You can see more photos here


Another Great Fall Weekend in Bay Ward

This past weekend I was happy to attend a series of fun and exciting events and activities throughout the ward. I was lucky to attend the kickoff of the new Hair Fellas and Cuts for Kids partnership, host my annual Movie in the Park, chat with residents at the Honeywell Homestead Days and Accora Village Fest, and deliver remarks at the Poet's Pathway unveiling. Great to see such an active and vibrant community out and about. 

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