‘Hate crime’: Mural for slain, trans black women defaced

1297752353467_ORIGINALThe mural was placed at its current location [on Somerset at Bank] while Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney’s office was trying to find a suitable, permanent location.

McKenney told the Sun Thursday she’s disturbed by the vandalism.

“It’s not just vandalism. It’s a hate crime,” McKenney said. “It was a cowardly act that happened in the middle of the night.”

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Preston Street North Traditional Mainstreet Study

Preston RowAt the Council Meeting on February 11, 2015, I moved a motion to have Preston Street, between Somerset and Albert, removed from the 2014 Zoning Review. The motion directed staff to begin a Secondary Plan Amendment to the Bayview Station District Secondary Plan to include Preston Street North. My intent was to protect the residential character of the neighbourhood.

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