Spreading the Holiday Cheer at our Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Thank you to our local community leaders and families for celebrating with us! 


This past weekend, our office had the delightful opportunity to host our Annual Holiday Toy Drive at Oakdale Community Centre, and it turned out to be a tremendous success! Teaming up with over a dozen community groups, our volunteers wrapped hundreds of donated toys, which were then distributed to various community groups in Humber-River Black Creek, bringing holiday joy to countless children.

A heartfelt appreciation goes out to the Toronto Professional Firefighters Association for their donation of toys, our dedicated volunteers, talented performers, community leaders, and of course, Santa himself, for joining forces and making this event truly unforgettable. Check out our festive pictures below!

In this newsletter: 

  • Annual Holiday Toy Drive
  • New Bike Share Toronto Locations
  • Free Music Programs in Jane & Finch
  • Holiday Events in our local community centres

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at 416 338 5335 or [email protected]. My team is here to support you.


City Councillor
Ward 7, Humber- River Black Creek

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Annual Holiday Toy Drive 


Our Holiday Toy Drive was a huge success! Grateful for the festive spirit, dance, and joy that filled the weekend. Special thanks to our amazing staff and community leaders for making it all possible.

Shout out to Santa for stopping by and spreading some holiday cheer!

35 Shoreham Holiday Luncheon


Grateful for the festive spirit at our Holiday Luncheon with the seniors of 35 Shoreham! We shared delicious food, played bingo, and had Toronto Public Health join us to offer COVID-19 vaccines.

Holiday event by Salvation Army Yorkwoods Community Church and WeTogether


Joyful moments at the holiday event hosted by Salvation Army Yorkwoods Community Church and WeTogether! Grateful for the sense of community and festive cheer that brought us all together.

Visiting the Marian Shrine


Had an opportunity to connect with some friends at the Marian Shrine of Gratitude.

Grandravine Women’s Fitness Club Holiday Luncheon


Grateful to have attended the Grandravine Women's Fitness Club Holiday Luncheon! A fantastic gathering led by amazing women who are building a strong sense of community and wellness.

Black Creek Community Health Centre Community Holiday Brunch 


Had a blast at the Black Creek Community Health Centre Community Holiday brunch at Yorkgate Mall! From engaging activities to a fantastic turnout of families, it was a joyous occasion filled with connections and wonderful conversations.

John Booth Arena Seniors’ Christmas Celebration 

Spreading holiday cheer at John Booth Seniors' Christmas celebration!

New Bike Share Toronto Locations 


As part of the 2023 Bike Share Toronto Expansion, new docking stations have been installed around Humber River Black Creek. This initiative promotes a cost-efficient and eco-friendly way to travel in Toronto. Some of the new stations are located at:

  • Jane & Finch 
  • Oakdale Community Centre 
  • Weston & Sheppard
  • Lindylou Rd 
  • Lanyard Rd

Check out the map to locate the closest bike to you!

Did you also know that Bike Share Toronto also just launched the Reduced Fare Pass Program? It’s making urban mobility more inclusive! Don’t miss out on this fantastic initiative. 

They are available for Toronto Community Housing Tenants and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients.

Click here for more info.

Free Music Programs in Jane & Finch 


Unlock the world of music at Music Schools of Toronto!  FREE programs for ages 4-18 in Jane-Finch - Choir, DJ, Beatmaking, Percussion, Ukulele, Piano, and more! Term 2 starts Jan 8 @ 1725 Finch Ave W. Registration opens Dec 12. Call 416-364-8900 ×22 or  www.communitymusic.org/registration.  

Holiday Events in Local Community Centres 


Join for some holiday fun, featuring arts and crafts, tasty treats, and exciting sports activities for 6-17 year old. Mark your calendars - December 27th-December 29th.

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