Balance is also an issue in Ward 5. The area spans well-settled neighbourhoods of Timberlea, and newer areas of town as far east as Cedar Hedge Rd. The older parts deal with aging infrastructure, concerns over safe streets, and redevelopment. The newer areas; traffic flow (specifically along Cedar Hedge), having enough resources (schools, parking considerations, etc), and even further limited expansion.
Allendale, and the Milton Seniors’ Centre bring a high concentration of Seniors to the area . Milton Mall, the businesses at Derry& Thompson are the business community. How the issues/needs of these distinct groups will be part of the challenge for the next councillor.
A question to consider going into election day : Who can balance all of these interests the best?