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June 19, 2018 E-Newsletter

Dear Constituents:

Our June 2018 Ward Report is out click here for more info or read below.

As our community is busy preparing for the festivities and events of summer, I would like to invite our senior residents and their families to our annual

Seniors’ Information Session.

This year’s Session will feature representatives from government agencies, including Toronto Paramedic Services; Toronto Fire Department; Toronto Police Services; and, Service Canada to provide information on benefits and health and safety tips for seniors.

The Seniors’ Information Session will be held on Thursday, June 21st, from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns with respect any municipal-related matters, please do not hesitate to contact my office. We can be reached by phone at 416-392-1374 or by email at jim@karygiannis.net


Scarborough Celebrates Canada

Come and join us for “Scarborough Celebrates Canada”

Day festival, on Sunday July 1st, from 12:00pm to 9:00pm at Bridlewood Mall!
Presented by the Heritage Skills Development Centre, the festival will celebrate our country’s diversity through a unique Canada Day cultural experience. For Festival updates, please visit




BELL Notice of Construction

Aecon Utilities has been in Ward 39 performing construction for the purpose of upgrading Bell Canada infrastructure to support fibre cable to your home and your neighborhood.

They will be installing new or repairing old infrastructure on the municipal property out in front of your home.

Aecon will do their best to keep excavations, traffic disruptions and any other inconveniences to you to a minimum during their work. Once their work is complete affected areas will be restored to its previous condition.

Our office is aware of situations where property owners have reported significant excavations on their lawns. We are monitoring these situations closely.

If you have any questions regarding the construction work, please contact Aecon representative Bill Cairns by phone at 416-768-2919 or by email at aeconfibreinquiries@aecon.com


Reminder: Cut Long Grass and Weeds in Your Garden

Please be reminded that there are strict rules regarding the height of grass on properties. As per City of Toronto rules, the height of grass and weeds on private properties must not exceed 20cm (8 inches) in height.

If an owner or occupant fails to comply, city staff may perform the necessary work to bring the property into compliance. The cost of this work and administration fees will be charged to the owner’s property taxes.


Re-Surfacing Driveways

Are you thinking of re-doing your driveway by replacing the asphalt and/or paving stones?

In order to do so, you will need to contact Transportation Services at the Scarborough Civic Centre in order to obtain a Paving Permit. You may contact Transportation Services at 416-396-7505 visit them at the Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, 2ndFloor.


Scarborough-Agincourt Trillium Garden Awards

We are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Trillium Garden Awards!

Submit photos of your beautiful, well-cultivated gardens for a chance to be recognized for contributions in beautifying your community spaces.

Previously, the Trillium Garden Awards were awarded to residents with the most outstanding front gardens across the City of Scarborough/Scarborough District. Although the Awards have been discontinued Scarborough-wide, we are continuing this tradition in Ward 39 for a second year running!

Please send all photo submissions to jim@karygiannis.net with the subject line

“Ward 39 Garden Awards” by July 20th, 2018. If you do not have Internet, please call my constituency office at 416-321-2788.


No Littering in Ward 39

It has come to my attention that there have been cases of littering in parks and roads around the Ward. Please be reminded that littering and illegal dumping of garbage is a bylaw violation and carries a fine of $365.

I would like to remind everyone to be mindful of disposing of garbage appropriately in public areas.

Keeping our neighbourhoods clean is a responsibility that we all should share for the benefit of our own enjoyment and of our neighbours as well.


Have you called 311 and encountered unfair treatment by the City?

My office is here to help with any City-related concerns and issues, including mismanagement of your matters by City staff and services. Please feel free to contact us if you have encountered any such issues – we will maintain confidentiality and resolve your issues appropriately.