About Jason

Jason Allen
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For the past five years Jason Allen has been at Metrolinx as a Quality and Training Leader, but you’ve seen him around the neighbourhood. While he has spent his days as one of the key members of a team that shifted the focus at GO towards customer service and cross-departmental cooperation (he was awarded the Linx Award for Innovation for his efforts) Jason has dedicated his evenings and weekends to Ward 1. ... Continue Reading


Ward One streets need to be fair for all, not a free for all.

When I was growing up, Dairy Queen was a huge treat. Nothing was better than a soft serve cone on a hot day, so it was no surprise a while ago that when I needed to take the boys for a quick bite, I wanted to see if it was like I remembered. ... Continue Reading

With Great Buildings Come Great Responsibilities

Ward One has busy neighbourhoods filled with great architecture and the possibilities for vibrant new development. As Ward One councillor I will work to put in place ways to make property owners maintain not only our heritage buildings, but the houses that make up the core of our neighbourhoods. I will ensure that all redevelopment takes place in a thoughtful manner that maintains community standards while still producing effective and dynamic new buildings. ... Continue Reading

Making City Hall Work for You

It can be a difficult to work with the city – everything from getting a simple building permit to starting up a new business can seem like going through an obstacle course. My belief is that City Hall is here to make our citizens’ lives easier, not more difficult. I will work with the various departments and with my fellow councillors to make our City Hall a more transparent organization, with clear and easily understood policies. Whether it’s snowplows or buses, our citizens have a right to know where things are and to expect timely, courteous service. ... Continue Reading


Raise the Hammer Post on 220 Dundurn

Many of you know that I regularly write for Raise the Hammer about issues in the ward. Here’s a link to my most recent article about the changes to the plan for the redevelopment at 220 Dundurn. We all know … Continue reading

CFMU Interview

I had the privilege of getting back to my campus radio days on Wednesday morning and recording an interview with Tyler Welch on CFMU 93.3 It aired this morning, but in case you missed it, you can catch the full … Continue reading

The Suburbs Will Die: One Man’s Fight to Fix the American Dream | TIME

Traditional urban planning is a Ponzi scheme.  Here in Ontario, cities are prevented from recouping any more than 80% of the capital costs of new neighbourhoods, to say nothing of the long term costs. That means the only way to … Continue reading

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