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June 13, 2018 – June E-Newsletter

Dear Constituent,
I hope this message finds you and your family well.

This has been a busy month in Scarborough-Agincourt, and at City Hall, for a number of issues that directly affect our community.

If you would like your community event to be included in our next e-newsletter please contact my office. For any questions, I can be reached by phone at 416-392-1374 or by e-mail at jim@karygiannis.net.

Please take a minute and pass this email to your neighbors, family and friends.

Happy Father’s Day.

Father’s Day is a day to honour not only our fathers, but all the men who have been a father-figure in our lives – brothers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, friends or ‘Big Brothers’.

The celebration of Father’s Day dates back to 1908.  Over the last century, we have paid tribute to fathers and thanked them for their guidance, wisdom, unconditional love and support that have helped shape our lives. Read More..

Be Aware of Potential Scammers in Parking Areas! 

It has come to my attention that there are potential scammers in our neighbourhoods attempting to extort money from drivers. These scammers have allegedly pretended to be hit by vehicles coming out from parking areas in order to claim personal injury money or compensations.

In order to avoid situations as such, I would like to remind everyone to check their surroundings carefully when backing out of a parking space. Be very aware of the proximity of pedestrians from your vehicle, especially around the back side.

If you believe you have been targeted by scammers around parking areas, do not give into any of their demands. Call the police immediately before you take any further action.

Finch-Kennedy SmartTrack/GO Station Online Public Consultation

Metrolinx and the City of Toronto are hosting a series of online town hall meetings to consult the public on the new SmartTrack/GO stations across the City, including the new Finch-Kennedy station.  This is part of the current environmental assessment process for the new stations.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask the Project Team questions live via an online interface or their phone.

The Finch-Kennedy/Lawrence-Kennedy SmartTrack/GO station consultation will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. To participate in the online public town halls, please visit smarttrack.to/townhall or call 800-457-6180.  

Toronto Police Service 42 Division Information Session

Members of the community are invited to an Information Session hosted by the Toronto Police Service 42 Division. The purpose of this Information Session is to discuss changes to the Neighbourhood Officer program currently in place in the Division. The Information Session will be held on Tuesday, June 26th 2018, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Chester Le Community Corner (201 Chester Le Boulevard, Scarborough, ON).

For more information, please contact the 42 Division Community Office by phone at 416-808-4251 or by e-mail at 42west@torontopolice.on.ca .

Youth Summer Animation Program

Calling all young creative minds! Never Gallery Ready is offering a FREE summer program on photography and animation for youngsters aged between 13 to 18 years old. Participating youth will build skills in media production, storytelling and digital photography by creating photo-essays and GIFs (photo and collage frame-animations) over the course of the 4-week program.

Workshops will be held at L’Amoreaux Community Centre, on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 1:00pm to 4:00pm, from July 4th to July 26th. A final showcase will be held on August 15th at L’Amoreaux Community Centre from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Click here to register and get ready for a July of creative fun!

Scarborough Celebrates Canada

Come and celebrate Canada Day – Scarborough Style! Join us for Scarborough’s biggest outdoor Canada Day Festival, Scarborough Celebrates Canada on Sunday July 1st, 2018 from 12:00pm – 9:00pm, outside Bridlewood Mall (2900 Warden Avenue).

Enjoy live performances from a diverse array of artists; family fun fair games; tasty ethnic food; dance competitions; prize giveaways; a “Cultural Pavilion” showcasing the various cultures that make up our community, and much more! Come in your cultural clothing to win big prizes as “Best Dressed”. Presented by the Heritage Skills Development Centre, this fun-filled Festival will celebrate Canada’s diversity through a unique cultural experience. Entrance is free!

To learn more about the upcoming Festival, please click here…

16th Canada International Children’s Art Festival

Come out and enjoy beautiful artwork by the young artists of Toronto! The Canada International Children’s Art Festival’s exhibition will be held at Toronto City Hall from August 19th to 23rd. featuring artwork portraying the theme of this year’s Festival: Flowers.

The Children’s Art Festival, previously known as the Canada International Children’s Art Exhibition, was founded in 2002. Over the past sixteen years, the exhibition has featured over 10, 000 young artists aged 17 and under from across the world.

For more information on the Festival, please click here…

Track Your Water Use With MyWaterToronto

With summer’s arrival and Toronto’s soaring temperatures, the City of Toronto is reminding residents that they can track their water use online with MyWaterToronto, the City of Toronto’s online water use tool.

Use the tool to track your water use, to better understand your water use habits and look for ways to save. The tool can also be used to identify prolonged and unexplained water use increases, which can mean you have a leak.

You will need your utility bill to sign on to the tool. To learn more and get started, please click here…