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URGENT News from Councillor Doucette – Runnymede Fire Station 424 to be closed

Message from Councillor Doucette:


Dear friends and residents,

Runnymede Fire Station 424 is slated to be closed by the City. There is no funding for the station in the 2013 budget. In order for a proper public consultation, I have arranged an Emergency Community Meeting on Sunday, December 9 from 2 to 4 pm at Swansea Town Hall (Council Chambers).  Fire Services will make a presentation and take questions.

At this meeting I will be collecting names of individuals wanting to depute at the Budget Committee’s public consultation dates of Monday, December 10 or Tuesday, December 11.  If you want to depute on Monday or Tuesday next week, please give us your names at the end of the December 9 meeting.

If you cannot attend any of these meetings, here are your options for letting the City know how you feel about their plans to close the Runnymede Fire Station.

  1. Send something in writing to the Budget Committee and all the Councillors. You don’t have to input all the email addresses yourself, simply ask that your email be shared with or copied to the Mayor and Councillors. The Budget Committee clerk, Kelly McCarthy, can be reached via email buc@toronto.ca or postal mail at 10th floor, West Tower, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2.
  2. Click here for the petition I’ve started. Print it, sign it, send it to me or drop it off at your local Fire Station by Friday, January 11.

Fire Stations in Ward 13 can be found at:

  1. 590 Jane St (at Page St),
  2. 358 Keele St (south of Dundas St W),
  3. 462 Runnymede Rd (at MacGregor Ave),
  4. 83 Deforest Rd (at Lavinia Ave).

I plan to present this petition to the January 15 City Council Meeting.I wish this meeting announcement was not at such short notice but the foreshortened time line for the budget has created this very difficult situation.

Best regards,

Sarah Doucette
City Councillor Ward 13
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Suite C46. Toronto ON.
Phone: 416 392 4072