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January 16, 2018 – E-Newsletter Ward Report

Dear Constituent,

I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year.

Once again this year, I will be posting the City of Toronto Winter Maintenance Activities. Please visit my website at http://karygiannis.net/wp/category/snow-weather-advisory/ for updates and notices of major snowfalls.

Please check out my latest ward report: http://karygiannis.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Ward-Report-Jan-2018-2-Read-Only.pdf

I am also writing to bring a few items to your attention:

Public Meetings

  1. City of Markham is proceeding with plans to allow residential towers at Pacific Mall and Market Village. City of Markham is looking to intensify the area which means more Condo Buildings. There will be a public meeting regarding this proposal. Come out and have your say: Monday, January 22, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM L’Amoreaux Community Centre
  2. The City of Toronto is looking to build a bicycle path along McNicoll Ave. between Birchmount Rd. and Pharmacy Ave, which will be connected with neighbourhood recreational centres. There will be a public meeting. Come out and have your say! Monday, January 29, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:00 pm L’Amoreaux Community Centre

Other Items

  1. Applications now being accepted for new City of Toronto Waste Reduction Community Grants Program. The City of Toronto is now accepting applications for its new Waste Reduction Community Grants Program. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to support innovative community-based projects that reduce residential waste and increase participation in the City’s waste diversion programs. The deadline to submit an expression of interest is February 23. More information about the Waste Reduction Community Grants and the application process is available at http://bit.ly/2BlYvDp.
  2. 2018 Community Projects and Events Grants We are excited to announce the launch of the 2018 Community Projects and Events funding stream. Through this fund, the City of Toronto provides two streams of one-time funding that support community groups and organizations to build vibrant, equitable, inclusive and safe communities. More information is available at: http://karygiannis.net/wp/2018/01/10/january-10-2018-2018-community-projects-and-events-grants/
  3. Smart City Challenge: How would you improve Toronto through data and technology? The City is competing for $50 million in the Federal Smart Cities Challenge and we need your help to come up with an ambitious and unique idea. Using data and technology, smart cities have the potential to improve all aspects of livability and opportunity in a city– from transportation, the environment, economy, communities, engagement and social services. We want to know your ideas for how data and technology can make a meaningful impact to life in Toronto. Think big! Please share the City is competing for $50 million in the Federal Smart Cities Challenge and we need your help to come up with an ambitious and unique idea. Using data and technology, smart cities have the potential to improve all aspects of livability and opportunity in a city– from transportation, the environment, economy, communities, engagement and social services.

    We want to know your ideas by February 2, 2018 by completing an online survey or through a hardcopy form at a local Toronto Public Library branch. For more information including how you can share your idea and get involved, visit the Smart Cities Challenge page on toronto.ca.

  4. The Toronto Police Service and the Toronto Police Services Board in partnership with the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services is now accepting applications for the 2018 Youth in Policing Initiative Summer Program. Click here for more information: http://karygiannis.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Job-Ad-2018-Summer-Program.pdf

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