Alliance to End Homelessness 2016 Report Launch

I was pleased to have an opportunity to offer the city's perspective on the Alliance's 2016 report. There is a lot of work to be done, but the city is making positive progress regarding affordable housing. 


Mark Taylor on 1310 Power Lunch - April 11, 2017

Deputy Mayor Taylor was on 1310 Power Lunch with Mark Sutcliffe and Mel Adams. Topics discussed included the new Moneysense neighbourhood rankings, the United Airlines debacle, Wendy's nuggets, and Jian Ghomeshi.

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Community LRT Meeting - Woodpark

We had a great public meeting last night in Woodpark. The focus was the Stage2 LRT line. The turnout was amazing, wonderful to see so many residents engaged. We heard a variety of comments and suggestions and discussed a number of topics like noise and vibration, connectivity, parking, and traffic.


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Winthrop Court Renovations Tour

I had the opportunity to tour Winthrop Court renovations with Ottawa Community Housing and United Way Ottawa. Thanks to PCL Construction for their support on this project.


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10 Minutes on being a volunteer - at the Algonquin College Student Volunteer Awards

My thoughts on being a volunteer: 


Mark Taylor on 1310's Power Lunch - March 23, 2017

I was pleased to join 1310's Power Lunch with Mark Sutcliffe and Michael Allen yesterday to discuss Budget 2017, bilingualism, Starbucks, financial literacy training, and the attack in London.

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Boys and Girls Club and Ottawa Community Housing Arts Camp Launch

Thanks to Ottawa Community Housing for putting on this great March Break arts camp with the Boys and Girls Club. I was grateful to attend and listen to the children's performances and say a couple words along with Councillor Fleury, Stephane Giguere, Stefan Keyes, and Christo Bilukidi.


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2017 Laskin Memorial Moot Court Competition

The Laskin Memorial Moot Court Competition kicked off this past weekend at the Supreme Court of Canada. I was happy to provide the opening remarks on behalf of Mayor Jim Watson.


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ATEH Members Meeting and Cornerstone Announcement

I started today with a Q & A session with the Alliance To End Homelessness members. It was a great opportunity to tell them what the Special Liaison role represents and to listen to their feedback on how we continue to move Ottawa forward. 


Project Cold Days interview

Nice working with the friendly guys from Project Cold Days last night. We had great discussions on Ottawa and how to end homelessness. I'm excited to see what the final film is going to look like.