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May Wrap-Up – 2019 E-Newsletter

Dear Constituent:


With the beginning of summer, the Scarborough-Agincourt community will be gearing up for a variety of events and activities. My office will be hosting a free Community BBQ in support of the campaign against the closures of the Obstetrics and In-Patient Pediatrics Departments at the Scarborough Hospital – Birchmount Site, affectionately known in our community as the “Scarborough Grace”.

The Save The Grace Community BBQ will be hosted at the Kidstown Water Park (3159 Birchmount Rd [Birchmount/McNicoll]) on Friday, June 14th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Please join me and the doctors of the Scarborough Hospital – Birchmount Site as we continue to fight against the hospital closures.


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.


Thank you in advance for your assistance and co-operation.




Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt




Road Closure – Steeles Avenue East from Redlea Avenue to Silver Star Boulevard


Please note that there will be a full closure of Steeles Avenue East between Redlea Avenue and Silver Star Boulevard, between 8:00 pm on Friday, May 24 to 6:00 am on Monday, May 27, 2019. As part of the Stouffville GO Expansion and Regional Express Rail projects, a temporary diversion railway track will be installed at the railway crossing located on Steeles Avenue East by EllisDon Transit Infrastructure.


For more information, please contact Eoin Grant, Superintendent, Ellis Don Civil Division, at 647-867-1256, egrant@ellisdon.com



Ward 22 All-Development Community Meeting


Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt will be experiencing residential and commercial developments over the next few years. In order to keep residents well-informed of the upcoming developments in our community, my office will be hosting a Ward 22 All-Development Community Meeting. Residents are welcome to come and view proposed development plans and ask questions of representatives of the development sites, City Staff, and me.


Event Details

Location: L’Amoreaux Community Centre – Park View Room at 2000 McNicoll Avenue, Scarborough

Date: Monday June 10th, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


For more information, please contact my Constituency Office at 416-321-2788.



Ward 22 All-Schools Traffic Safety Community Meeting


As your City Councillor, I have continued to be engaged with all community schools regarding school zone traffic safety measures. At the last Scarborough Community Council meeting, Brookmill Boulevard Junior Public School received approval for new traffic safety measures. They now join two other schools which received new traffic safety measures during the previous term of Toronto City Council.


In continuing my commitment to ensuring your child’s safety, I will be hosting a Community Meeting, with City of Toronto Staff, to discuss traffic safety measures for each Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt school.


Event Details

Location: Stephen Leacock Seniors Community Centre at 2520 Birchmount Road, Scarborough

Date: Monday June 17th, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


I hope to see you there.



Kennedy Public School Fair


Come out and join the Kennedy Public School community for an afternoon of fun with the family! The Fair will feature a variety of games and rides, a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, food trucks, face painting and more.


Event Details

Location: 20 Elmfield Crescent, Scarborough

Date: Saturday June 1st, 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


If you would like to volunteer, sponsor or donate, please email kennedyps@tdsb.on.ca



Associations of Northern Scarborough Community BBQ


The Scarborough Community Associations’ BBQ celebrates the collaboration and achievements of our diverse neighbourhoods through the perseverance and support by our community associations and dedicated residents. It is an afternoon to mix and mingle, grab a hot dog, learn about the services our city has to offer, and further discover the neighbourhoods we live, play, and work in.


Event Details

Location: Agincourt Mall – South Parking Lot (along Sheppard Ave. E.)

Date: Saturday June 1st, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm



Agincourt Public Library Customer Appreciation Day


The Scarborough-Agincourt community has always been supportive of the three local Toronto Public Library branches – and now, it is your turn to be thanked for your support! The Agincourt Public Library will be hosting a Customer Appreciation Day featuring a Puppet Musical Show, Chinese Dance Performances and a tour of the Digital Innovation Hub and Green Screen Room.


Event Details

Location: Agincourt Public Library at 155 Bonis Avenue, Scarborough

Date: Saturday June 15th, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Puppet Musical Show from 10:30 am – 11:30 am)



Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club Annual Electronics Recycling Event


The Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club, in conjunction with the Ontario Electronics Stewardship, will be hosting their annual Electronic Recycling Collection Event on Saturday, June 15th. Accepted items include computers, printers, televisions and other portable electronic items. Clothing will also be accepted for donation. (Please note: large electronic items including fridges, stoves, washers, dryers and dishwashers will not be accepted)


Event Details

Location: L’Amoreaux Community Centre at 2000 McNicoll Avenue

Date: Saturday June 15th, 2019

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm


For a full list of accepted items, please click here…



Road Closure at Finch Ave. East between Milliken Boulevard and Baylawn Drive


Please note that there will be a full closure of Finch Avenue East between Milliken Boulevard and Baylawn Drive, between 7:00 am on Saturday, June 1st to 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 2nd 2019. As part of the Stouffville GO Line expansion, Metrolinx is undertaking track panel upgrades and watermain constructions along the Stouffville line railway corridor.


For further questions or concerns, please contact Azim Ahmed at 416-202-5837 or by e-mail at azim.ahmed@metrolinx.com



Arts in the Parks 2019

It’s that time of year for Arts in the Parks again! This year, Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt will have 3 feature performances hosted at Beverly Glen Park (75 Beverly Glen Boulevard), with the first event, The Heart of the Park – Kaeja d’Dance being held on July 6th, from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. Stay tuned for more Arts in the Parks events happening throughout the summer!

For more information on Arts in the Parks and featured events, please click here…



Toronto Hydro Scam Calls and Messages


In 2018, Toronto Hydro received more than 1100 reports of scams, and customers have paid more than $45,000 to fraudsters. The majority of scams target small business and residential customers. Reports of fraudulent activity from customers involve text messages, emails and threatening phone calls. To learn how to identify and report fraudulent calls and messages, please click here…



TTC Subway Closures Month of June


Maintaining subway infrastructure in a state-of-good-repair is critical to ensuring a safe, reliable transit system. While the TTC does much of its maintenance work on the subway at the conclusion of service each night, it will continue to require weekend closures to complete improvements to infrastructure and signals.


For the full list of weekend and late-evening closures in the month of June, please click here…