Toronto Mayor John Tory paid a surprise visit to Woodside Square Shopping Centre, one of Scarborough’s most diverse and distinguished community malls, on Saturday March 4, 2017. Mall tenants and patrons of all ages were pleased to not only be greeted by Tory but also have the opportunity to express their concerns about the state of the city. Tory was all ears as he embraced suggestions of ways to improve infrastructures throughout Toronto communities. Tory has recently garnered attention in the media for his persistence regarding the Scarborough subway extension. His continuous advocating for the transit commuters of Scarborough among other social services did not go unnoticed during his appearance at Woodside Square which is at the center of community happenings and initiatives. Mayor John Tory’s surprise visit reassured community members and the people of Scarborough that their voices are heard. Considering the current political climate in parts of the world, it’s refreshing to see an elected head acknowledge the shortcomings of their district while engaging the public for effective solutions.

Fatima M – Triovest

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