Over the past several years, I have had the privilege of meeting many of you at your doorsteps, your living rooms, your back porches and all throughout the community. I've heard incredible stories and learned so much from each and every one of you.
As the year comes to an end, I would first like to thank everyone who has been involved in Our West End. Whether it was knocking on doors or sending me an email reporting a crime -- I've received hundreds of emails this year -- your participation has made this experience worthwhile. Because of you, we have been able to share valuable information regarding crime and have been able to assist police and city authority regarding any issues and challenges we face. We have accomplished quite a bit in a short period of time. Some of our accomplishments include:
- Park lights ordered and soon to be installed in North Merritt Park
- Community Town Hall meeting for Bridgeview residents regarding traffic, crime and park lights
- Neighbourhood Watch formation in Bridgeview area
- Noise complaints processed
- Streetlight complaint at College/Randolph and in front of 349 Rankin was repaired
- Alley closing concerns addressed
- Valuable reporting on crime and helpful hints shared
- Hundreds of subscribers added to Our West End
Friends, our work has only begun. Yes, we have made progress, but there is much more to do before we can eradicate the perception that the west-end has been plagued with for years -- a perception of crime, instability and neglect. To make our west-end the best place to live, work and play, we have to continue to build on our momentum, continue knocking on doors and continue engaging citizens to get involved. Change will not come easy but I am confident that we are on the right path. We can rebuild this west-end, brick by brick, block by block, helping hand by helping hand. I look forward to continuing this work with you in 2012.
Please enjoy your holiday. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Fabio Costante Windsor
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