“I was shy about canvassing at first, fearing people would slam the door, but people have been overwhelmingly nice and polite,” says Paul Bocking, a Toronto City Council candidate in Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest. “I taught at Birchmount Park Collegiate a couple of years ago. The concerns of my students around rising TTC fares and cuts to frequency of bus routes got me interested in running.” A resident of Ward 35 for four years, he’s currently working on a PhD in Economic Geography at York and is also an occasional teacher with the TDSB. We met on the former Scarborough border at Victoria Park Ave. where the ward begins.
A walk with a candidate: Paul Bocking takes aim at Scarborough Southwest.