Statement - Planned rally on September 28

As you may have already heard, there is a group of homophobic and transphobic individuals organizing a march and rally on September 28. They have published their intention to march on Church Street from The Esplanade (the boundary of Wards 10 and 13) to Davenport Road, right through The Village. Recently, anti-Muslim organizations have published their intention to join this march.

Hate has no place in our communities. As the local Councillor for the south side of Church and The Esplanade, I stand with and in support of Councillor Wong-Tam's ongoing work to protect The Village community, and in solidarity against homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, and all forms of bigotry. We will continue to stand together to build safe and supportive communities.