MPP's Report - MPP Vijay Thanigasalam
I hope you all had the most delightful and wonderful spring season. I am happy to say that once again, we have survived the harsh Toronto winter and I look forward to the warm weather ahead! These past months have been busy for my staff and I, as we have taken part in many events here in the community, and continued to advocate for Scarborough – Rouge Park at Queen’s Park to make your life more affordable and prosperous. These are some of the events and news I wish to highlight for you all.
GO TRAIN ANNOUNCEMENT
I am very excited to echo the news that since January 13th, 2020, four peak period express GO trains will stop at Rouge Hill GO Station to give customers more options when commuting. Two are during the morning peak period leaving Rouge Hill at 6:28 a.m. and 8:58 a.m. and arriving at Union Station at 6:55 a.m. and 9:25 a.m. In addition, two evening return trips leaving Union Station at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. and arriving at Rouge Hill at 5:28 p.m. and 6:25 p.m. With the weather getting warmer, and more commuters using the GO train, this will help increase flexibility by reducing commute times, and allow residents to get to and from work or school faster. This is just the first step for Rouge Hill towards two-way, all day GO train service, part of our government’s ongoing commitment to get Ontario moving, by increasing service levels and providing more options for commuters.
Throughout this year, I have been working on putting together a Job Fair that took place on March the 14th at the Malvern Family Resource Centre. It brought me great joy to see so many local businesses connecting with the skilled labour force we have here in Scarborough. Events like these provide great opportunities for members of the community to make connections with local employers, and for employers to keep hiring people from Scarborough. By encouraging Scarborough businesses to hire local workers, our community can continue to prosper. People attending the fair were also able to update their resumes and develop important skills needed in the workforce in mock interviews and workshops. Thank you for all those who attended the event and I am looking forward to hosting this again next year!
2ND ANNUAL COMMUNITY BBQ
Continuing from my inaugural community BBQ day that I hosted last summer, I’d like to invite every reader, and their friends and family to Adam’s Park on June the 28th at Picnic Area D from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm, where I will be holding my second annual BBQ! It was great to see so many people attend it last year, and I’m hoping to see even more people this year. We will have lots of great food, soft drinks and snacks for all to enjoy and fun activities for children. I am looking forward to meeting the many residents of Scarborough - Rouge Park, while listening to any issues or concerns people may have. So, lock down the date on your calendars and come to enjoy, what will be a great day, with me and your loved ones!
On top of the many events I have taken part in in the riding, I have also been busy representing your interests and being the voice of Scarborough - Rouge Park. Our government has achieved so much in the two years we have been in office. We have reduced red tape and are working on protecting our environment, lifting people out of poverty, and importantly, creating over 295,000 jobs in Ontario, which ensures that this great province will continue to lead the way in Canada.
In closing, my staff and I are always here to help. We can be contacted at 416-283-8448 or firstname.lastname@example.org and the Constituency Office is located at 8130 Sheppard Ave. East, Unit 105. Please call ahead to set up an appointment with me. I look forward to meeting you.