Thursday, 21 October 2010


In case anyone is not on our mailing list - below is the email that went out this morning. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful team, and am touched by the many messages of support coming in following last night's airing of Goldhawk Live on RogersTV. Now on to four more days of non stop hard work to keep pressing our message of Be Healthy, Be Mobile, Be Engaged to close out the most important week of them all!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Toronto Star endorses Bryan!

I am delighted to share the news that the Toronto Star has endorsed our campaign for City Council in Ward 40! In their words:

“Fresh thinking and original perspectives are essential given the financial challenges and broad public frustration left behind by the departing council. More city-builders are needed in office — energetic people capable of co-operation and inspiration.”
"Well-spoken Bryan Heal, a worker at a non-profit agency helping children and youth, deserves a chance to show what he can do."

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Weekend advanced vote is here!

Hi Everyone!

If you haven't already done so, be sure to go out and vote this weekend! Polling locations are being set up in every ward, and Bryan will be joining Ward 40 residents at Holy Spirit Catholic Church to cast his ballot on Sunday.

This is the only weekend opportunity people will have to vote, so we will be pushing hard encouraging as many people as we can to join us in voting early. Here are the three biggest ways you can help!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Final fundraiser as the race heats up!

Dear friends

With advanced voting and debate season under way, the race is heating up in the final weeks! Tuesday's All-Candidates meeting was great fun, a spirited discussion was had, and I was delighted to make my case to an engaged room of residents in the Antrim & Dundalk communities. Many thanks are in order to the Glamorgan school and the Scarborough Civic Action Network (SCAN) for playing host, to all who came out to listen and learn, and to help: Sarah, Ronni, Scotty and Dad - you were a fantastic team to have had on hand!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Ward 40: This is what your ballot looks like!

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Saturday, 9 October 2010

Labour Council endorsement

Thank you Toronto & York Region Labour Council for endorsing me and our "Be Healthy, Be Mobile, Be Engaged" campaign in Ward 40!

The official Toronto plan estimates that 1 million new people will move to our city, and twice as much to the GTA. Many of these new residents will call Scarborough home. When thinking about how to move people to work, get them to school, and reduce gridlock on our streets - there is no greater economic investment then an expanded TTC that better connects Scarborough to the rest of the city, and integrates seamlessly with transit systems in neighbouring municipalities. It's time for the GTA's municipalities to work better together and compete as an economic region - and that starts with a strong public transit system that connects us all.

In Scarborough, while our population has and continues to grow, there hasn't been a major transit investment since the introduction of the SRT line in 1985. Now reaching the end of it's lifespan, most of us will agree that it has not live up to it's potential. It's nice to have an election where transit is one of the defining issues, and while we all have varying viewpoints with whether we would like to see an expansion underground or above ground - what is not in question is that it is time to upgrade the SRT and extend the Sheppard line east from Don Mills and into Malvern.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Sheppard Transit & Upcoming Events

Dear friends

On the heels of receiving high marks from the Public Transit Coalition and an “A” grade from the Toronto Environmental Alliance, I was happy to host a meeting this week on one of the biggest issues on all of our agendas: Transit City, and the proposed TTC plan for Sheppard Ave. Many thanks to all who braved the weather to come out for a spirited discussion on what has been the most contentious issue in our ward. Like many of us, if there is a chance to amend the current plan I will continue to advocate for the Sheppard Line to be built underground – it will be better for users, better for roads, and better for our community. For more info on my views on these and other transit priorities, please visit

Looking forward, we’ve got two more big events coming up next week and if you can spare a few hours – I need all the support I can get!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Advanced weekday voting begins!

Tired of this election? Wanna get it over with already? VOTE EARLY!! Starting today you can vote at your Civic Centre from 10am-6pm on Oct 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13.

For more info at the Torontoist:


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