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  • April 05, 2013

March Blog

Hello Vaughan residents! March was another exciting month for me both at Queen’s Park and in the community. Be sure to visit the photo section on my website, or visit my page on Facebook, to see pictures from all the happenings and to keep updated on upcoming events.


I was happy to attend the opening of the Legoland Discovery Centre at Vaughan Mills on March 1st. The Legoland Centre provides families with the opportunity to spend valuable time together learning new skills and playing in a fun and safe environment. Legoland is truly a world-class attraction that has brought a number of jobs to Vaughan and is certain to bring increased tourism to the area.

On March 6th, I was pleased to host a town hall in Kleinburg at the Doctor’s House. I always enjoy these events as they give me the opportunity to speak candidly with residents. We have had a number of successful town halls so far and this one was no different; many people from Kleinburg and the surrounding areas were in attendance and it was great to see so many civically minded people packed into one room to talk about the issues affecting our community. One of the main topics discussed was the 427 extension, a topic I have raised to the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and advocated for several times.

In and Around Queen’s Park:

It is always an honour to bring the thoughts and opinions of Vaughan residents to the Ontario Legislature. On March 7th I was able to ask the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure about the progress being made with the 427 extension. This was one of the important issues brought up at my Kleinburg Town Hall and I was happy to bring your ideas to the table that day. I was happy to hear Minister Murray confirm that this project remains an important priority for our government. To watch the video exchange click here.

On March 18th I was also pleased to ask our Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for an update on the progress being made with the Vaughan hospital. Minister Matthews assured me that progress is on track to be delivered as promised (with tendering to begin in 2014 and construction shortly after that) according to the plans set out in our government’s multi-year infrastructure plan. I know that having a full-service hospital is important to the residents of Vaughan and it was assuring to hear the Minister affirm her support for the project. To watch the video exchange click here.

Upcoming events:

On April 30th I look forward to seeing you at my town hall being held at the Al Palladini Community Centre at 9201 Islington Ave. It will be held in Activity Room #1 from 7:30pm to 9pm.

Until next time…

Should you ever need any assistance, please feel free to contact me at my office.

Steven Del Duca
MPP Vaughan
T: 905-832-6630

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