Protecting Toronto's Tree Canopy
During my time in office, I've worked hard to improve the city's tree by-laws so that we can better protect and enhance our tree canopy.
Trees are our city's lungs, they contribute to the health and wellbeing of our city and its inhabitants through the provision of increased air quality, storm water management, and shading.
Toronto's trees store 1.1 million metric tonnes of carbon, equivalent to the yearly carbon emissions from over 700,000 automobiles.
I've been a long standing advocate for the preservation of trees, working alongside residents to save as many as possible in within Ward 25 and throughout the city.
One of my first actions as a City Councillor was to prioritize tree preservation in environmental assessments. I pushed hard to ensure city crews hand-dig around trees and to narrow streets in order to reduce the number of trees cut down.