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January 14, 2019 – E-Newsletter

E-Newsletter – January 2019


Dear Constituent:                                                    

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy New Year.

January will be a very cold month for Torontonians. For the latest weather advisories, please visit my website at: http://karygiannis.net/wp/category/snow-weather-advisory/ .

My office is here to address concerns regarding the community. For web-based constituency services, please visit my website at www.karygiannis.net and complete the Constituency Assistance form.

If you would like your community event to be included in our next e-newsletter, please contact my office. For any questions or comments, I can be reached by phone at 416-392-1374 or by e-mail at jim@karygiannis.net. My constituency office is located at 3850 Finch Avenue East, Suite G7.

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

Happy New Year.




Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Chair of Scarborough Community Council


100 Queen Street West, Suite A1
Toronto, ON  M5H 2N2
Phone: 416-392-1374
Fax.: (647) 723 0278




No Overnight Parking in Ward 22 North of Finch Avenue East


Please be reminded that there is no street parking allowed between 2:00am and 6:00am, 7 days a week, on all residential streets north of Finch Avenue East. This bylaw is currently in effect and vehicles found in violation will be fined $50 each. To advise residents of this change, “No Overnight Parking” signs are currently being installed on residential streets north of Finch.


Overnight Street Parking Survey South of Finch Ave E.

Overnight parking on the streets in Ward 22 has become a serious problem. There are streets, where, if there was an emergency, first responders’ vehicles would not be able to pass.


As winter approaches, we will soon be having our streets ploughed. I have been asked by City Staff, if I would consider having no overnight parking in Ward 22 as a pilot project, in order to make sure our streets can be ploughed effectively. If you reside south of Finch Ave E., consideration is being given to have no overnight street parking in the Ward from 2:00 am to 6:00am.


I am writing to ask for your opinion with respect to this matter. Please fill in the survey click here.  You can also call me at 416-392-1374 or fax me at 647-723-0287 and let me know your opinion.


Meet & Greet

Save the date for the Annual Ward 22 Meet Your Local City Councillor Event on Saturday, February 16 2019. During this time, I will be available to answer your questions regarding Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt and municipal matters at City Hall. I will be hosting 2 Meet & Greets at the following locations:

Meet & Greet 1: Bridlewood Mall

29 Warden Avenue

10:00am – 12:00pm

Meet & Greet 2: Agincourt Mall

3850 Sheppard Avenue East

2:00pm to 4:00pm

I hope to see you there!


Flag Day 2019

Save the date for Flag Day 2019! The National Flag Day of Canada, also known as Flag Day, commemorates the debut of Canada’s red-and-white Maple Leaf Flag on February 15th, 1965. Join me and the Scarborough-Agincourt community as we proudly raise our Maple Leaf Flag together.

To mark the occasion, a Flag Raising Ceremony will be held on February 13th, 2019 at L’Amoreaux Community Centre (2000 McNicoll Avenue, Scarborough, ON M1V 5E9) from 10:30am-11:30am. For more information regarding Flag Day 2019, please do not hesitate to contact my office.


2018 Automatic Rent Reduction Notices

Automatic Rent Reduction Notices for 2018 have been mailed out in December 2018 to tenants of affected rental residential properties. The Residential Tenancies Act allows residential tenants to automatically reduce their rents if taxes on their property have decreased by more than 2.49% between two consecutive years.

For further information, please click here…


2019 Waste Reduction Community Grants Program

Applications are now being accepted for the City of Toronto’s 2019 Waste Reduction Community Grants Program. Now into its second year, the Program provides grants of up to $25,000 to innovative community-based projects that reduce residential waste and/or increase participation in the City’s waste diversion programs.

Apply before March 1st, 2019 in order to be eligible for consideration. Join the movement to reduce waste in the city!

For more information about the Program, please click here…


2019 Local Champions

Applications are now open for the 2019 Local Champions initiative.

Local Champions was launched by the Centre for Connected Communities and George Brown College in collaboration with the City of Toronto. Local Champions aims to equip participants with knowledge in community building and provide a networking opportunity with other civic contributors across the city.

Deadline to apply for the 2019 Local Champions is February 4th, 2019. Eligibility rules apply. For further information on applications, please click here…


2019 Youth In Policing Initiative Summer Program

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 2019 Youth in Policing Initiative Summer Program. Students between the ages of 15-18 as of July 2nd, 2019 are encouraged to apply.

Please visit www.torontopolice.on.ca/yipi to apply. No paper applications will be accepted. The application deadline is February 4th, 2019. Please read eligibility rules before you apply.