May 22, 2018 – Racist Slurs spray painted on Wali ul Asr Muslim School Statement by Jim Karygiannis, Councillor, Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt and Deputy Mayor Glen De Baeremaeker
Earlier yesterday evening, we were notified that someone had spray painted racist slurs and defaced the Wali ul Asr Muslim School on Torrance Road.
This is a school for children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Along with their academic studies, they are taught good manners, mutual respect, peace, kindness, love and tolerance. Tomorrow morning, these children, as they return to school, may be greeted with disrespect, intolerance and hatred.
Racial slurs” F…. u Muslim” have been witnessed at the back of Wali ul Asr Muslim School East Campus 425 McCowan Road Toronto, ON M1J 1J1
Jim Karygiannis, Councillor, City Newcomers Advocate and Deputy Mayor Glen De Baeremaeker will be present as City Staff remove these racial slurs.
When: Tuesday May 22, 2018 6:30 am
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all residents of Toronto a Happy Victoria Day.
On the morning of May 20, 1941, the skies above Crete were filled with a strange new phenomenon – thousands of Nazi paratroopers landed in a massive invasion of the island, the first German airborne invasion in history code named ‘Operation Mercury’.
May 19, 2018 – 104th Anniversary of the Pontian Genocide – 104η Επέτειος της Γενοκτονίας των Ποντίων
It is with a deep sense of reverence that I commemorate, with members of the Pontian community, the 104th Anniversary of the Pontian Genocide.
It is with a deep sense of reverence, that I join with you to remember the tens of thousands of men, women and children who were killed during the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka.
The war was an uprising against the Sri Lankan government by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE or Tamil Tigers), a separatist militant group in order to protect and gain rights for the Tamil minority.
Since the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka in May, 2009, there has been a marked deterioration in Sri Lanka with respect to human rights and the rule of law. The current situation is most disappointing to those who believed there was an opportunity to create a viable and strong democratic country with the end of the civil war.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Somaliland community on the occasion of Somaliland Independence Day.
Somaliland, located in the Horn of Africa, asserted its independence as the Republic of Somaliland on May 18, 1991.
City of Toronto’s long-weekend activities
The City will offer a wide variety of activities for residents on Monday, May 21, including the annual Victoria Day fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay Park. Many family attractions, including two historic sites, a farm and other facilities will be open, however City-operated recreation centres will be closed and recreation programs across the city will not operate that day.
The City will host Victoria Day fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park starting at 10 p.m. on Monday, May 21. The show will feature about 2,000 fireworks with a spectacular finale.
As Ramadan begins, I would like to offer warm regards to all Canadians who are observing this holy month.