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February 2, 2019 – E-Newsletter

February 2019 E-Newsletter

Dear Constituent:

Happy Lunar New Year! This year, February 5th marks the start of the Year of the Pig for many Scarborough-Agincourt community members.

The Lunar New Year is a time that marks a fresh beginning and the prospect of good fortune in the year to come. As families prepare to gather in celebration of the occasion, I would like to wish those in our community who observe Lunar New Year a wonderful and prosperous Year of the Pig.

Toronto is currently experiencing severely cold weather and major snowfalls. 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 Scarborough Ontario M1T 3T6.

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


Save the Scarborough Grace – Sign the Petition!


The Scarborough Health Network Board of Directors has voted to close the In-Patient Pediatrics and Obstetrics Units at the Scarborough Hospital’s Birchmount Campus (known affectionately as the ‘Scarborough Grace Hospital’ in our community).


Denying essential health services to members of our community is unthinkable and disgraceful and I cannot express how strongly opposed I am to the proposed cuts at the Scarborough Grace Hospital. As the only Scarborough hospital north of Highway 401, the needs of northern Scarborough’s residents are once again being neglected.


I have fought hard in the past to keep other services from being cut at the Scarborough Grace, and I will continue to do so for the good of our community’s families. If you are opposed to the proposed closures at the Scarborough Grace Hospital, please click here to sign the petition. Our community’s families, and many other families living in northern Scarborough, deserve to have a full-service hospital.


February 13th, 2019 – Flag Raising Ceremony of the 54th National Flag Day of Canada


Come and celebrate National Flag Day of Canada with the community! The Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club will be hosting a flag raising ceremony on Wednesday, February 13th from 10:30 am to 11:30am at L’Amoreaux Community Centre (2000 McNicoll Avenue). In the past, many community members and schools have participated in this annual Ceremony honouring the red-and-white Maple Leaf Flag, a symbol of Canadian pride and unity. Refreshments will be provided.


February 16th, 2019 – Meet Your Ward 22 City Councillor


Mark your calendars for the Annual Ward 22 Meet Your Local City Councillor event! This year, I will be hosting two separate Meet & Greet Sessions on Saturday, February 16th 2019. During these Sessions, I will be available to answer your questions regarding the new Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt and municipal matters at City Hall. The Meet & Greet Sessions will be held at the following locations:


Meet & Greet 1: Bridlewood Mall

2900 Warden Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 2S8

10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Meet & Greet 2: Agincourt Mall

3850 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1T 3L4

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


I look forward to seeing you there!


Tips for Frozen Water Pipes


With the cold weather continuing into February, it is important to prevent your water pipes from freezing. Click here for the City of Toronto’s tips on how to prevent or thaw frozen water pipes.


L’Amoreaux Tennis Bubble Re-Opening


The L’Amoreaux Tennis Bubble is open for use once again! Hosted by the Scarborough Winter Tennis Club, the Tennis Bubble Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00am to 12:00pm at L’Amoreaux Tennis Centre, 300 Silver Springs Blvd, Scarborough, ON M1V 1S4. Members of the community are welcome to take part in the event, which will feature a free round-robin and refreshments.


City of Toronto Public Appointments Applications – Open Now


Are you interested in serving the City of Toronto? The Public Appointments Secretariat is currently recruiting over 300 public members across 50 boards of City boards, committees and tribunals.


Residents of Toronto interested in engaging with the City are encouraged to apply. To view the list of vacancies, and to apply, please click here…


Pam McConnell Award for Young Women in Leadership


Nominations are now open for the City of Toronto’s Pam McConnell Award for Young Women in Leadership, which recognizes the exceptional leadership of young women in Toronto.


Women residing in Toronto between the ages of 16 to 29, and have demonstrated leadership and commitment to community work, are invited to apply for the Award. Two recipients will be presented with an award and a $500 prize at an International Women’s Day event on March 8th. Runners-up will also be acknowledged for their outstanding achievements.

The deadline to apply is February 8th, 2019. Eligibility rules apply. For more information on the Leadership Award, please click here…


Careers in the Visual Arts Meet and Greet


Interested in pursuing a career in the Visual Arts? The North York Public Library will be hosting a Meet and Greet event featuring OCAD staff and arts professionals on Saturday, February 9th from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the North York Central Library Auditorium. Youth between ages 13 to 24 are invited to meet with industry professionals and ask any questions about careers in the arts.


For more information, please click here…


TTC Delay Notes


Have you been late for work due to service disruptions or delays when ‘Riding the Rocket’? The TTC offers written notes and explanations in the event of customers being caught in service disruptions and delays. Should you require a note confirming service delays for your employer, you may request one from the TTC’s Customer Service Hotline at 416-393-3030.