Ward 14: Toronto—Danforth

Toronto—Danforth is bounded on the south by Lake Ontario and the Toronto Harbour, on the east by Coxwell Avenue and Coxwell Boulevard, on the north by Taylor Creek and the Don River East Branch, and on the west by the Don River.

In 2018, Councillor Paula Fletcher was elected to represent Ward 14 on Toronto City Council.

Ward Advocacy

Ward 14 is represented by the advocacy group Ward 14 Bikes. If you are interested in getting involved in ward advocacy in your neighbourhood, please attend one of the upcoming meetings to learn more! 2019 was their first year as a unified ward group; they were previously represented by ward groups 29 Bikes and Ward 30 Bikes.

Ward group activities

Ward 14 Bikes has a long history of participating in community events, such as the Withrow Park Farmers’ Market, Repair Café Toronto and the TD Festival of South Asia. Group members are especially happy to attend community environment days and to transport compost by bike for residents - an innovation they call #RandomActsOfCompost.

Advocacy Efforts

Members regularly participate in planning and transportation consultations to ensure that cycling and mobility issues are considered in projects - including:

  • Separated bike lanes on the Prince Edward Viaduct
  • Port Lands Acceleration Initiative (PLAI), First Gulf
  • City East Harbour consultations
  • Port Lands Flood Protection
  • Rivertowne Traffic Calming
  • Dangerous speed bump removal in Tommy Thompson Park
  • Martin Goodman Trail Completion project beside Unwin Avenue
  • South Riverdale Traffic Study
  • 2015-16 10-Year Cycling Network Plan update as well as the 2018 reset

The group acted as a client for Ryerson Advance Planning Studio’s report, Connecting Greater Riverdale to the Lake.

Meeting Frequency

Ward 14 Bikes meets (virtually at the moment) on the third Wednesday of the month. Meeting dates are posted on the Cycle Toronto Ward Advocacy Calendar, which include the virtual meeting information.

Contact

Find out what Ward 14 Bikes is up to:

Email: ward14 [at] cycleto [dot] ca

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