Sent: January-19-20 9:53 AM
To: Councillor Jim Karygiannis
Subject: Re: Snow plowers blocking driveway
Good morning Councillor:
For the past 7 years l have been sending the same request, this is the first time l heard directly from the councillor – not an aide and action was taken.
I really appreciate your prompt response, the driveways were cleared this morning. You were my MP for some years, very effective then and same now.
Thank you very much, have a great day.
For the snow event of January 18, here is an update on Transportation Services’ winter operations plans as of January 20 at approx. 7am.
Note: These plans are estimates only and subject to changing conditions such as timing of the event and the amount of precipitation.
Transportation Services has received an updated forecast from our weather provider, MeteoGroup.
Weather: Dry and cold Monday with considerable sunshine. Dry Tuesday as well with sunny breaks. Looking ahead it’s looking dry Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with partly cloudy skies and high temperatures around 0C.
– Salting on expressways & main roads are complete as of Sunday afternoon. Cleanup operations continue for bike lanes, layby parking areas, etc.
– Salting operations on local roads were completed Sunday evening but will resume Monday morning where required & continue throughout the day
– Cleanup operations on main roads are continuing focussing on parking areas, centre left turn lanes, etc.
– Plowing operations on local roads were completed Sunday afternoon.
– Cleanup operations will continue through the day Monday focussing on missed streets, parked car locations, etc.
Trails & Separated Bike Lanes
– Salting & plowing of the Martin Goodman Trail & Humber Bay Waterfront Trail was completed on Sunday and will resume Monday if required.
– Salting & plowing of the separated bike lanes was completed on Sunday and will resume Monday if required.
Sidewalks & Bus Stops
– 2nd round of sidewalk clearing on high & low pedestrian volume sidewalks was completed Sunday evening.
– 3rd round of sidewalk clearing will be deployed on Monday am if required.
Based on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s forecast, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto in anticipation of colder weather conditions within the next 24 hours or longer. The Extreme Cold Weather Alert will be in effect until further notice.
Extreme Cold Weather Alerts activate local services that focus on getting and keeping vulnerable residents inside. A warming centre is open at Metro Hall by 7 p.m. the day an alert is called, and remains open continuously until noon on the day an alert is terminated. Other services include notification to community agencies to relax any service restrictions, availability of transit tokens in some drop-ins, and additional overnight street outreach.
Throughout the year, 24-hour respite sites provide meals, places to rest, and service referrals at locations across the city. People can call 311 for locations and to connect to Central Intake for a referral. Homeless Help lists site information at http://www.toronto.ca/homelesshelp.
The City asks that residents help vulnerable people by calling 311 if there is a need for street outreach assistance. Call 911 if the situation is an emergency.
Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature in the daily forecast suggests temperatures will reach approximately -15 degrees Celsius or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder. The Medical Officer of Health may also consider other weather-related factors when issuing Extreme Cold Weather Alerts.
Exposure to cold weather can be harmful to your health. Hypothermia occurs when the body’s core temperature drops below 35 degrees Celsius and can have severe consequences, including organ failure and death. Frostbite can also occur in cold weather when skin freezes and, in severe cases, can lead to amputation when deeper tissues freeze.
Those most at risk of cold-related illness are people experiencing homelessness or those under-housed, those who work outdoors, people with a pre-existing heart condition or respiratory illness, elderly people, infants and young children. People with heart problems can experience worsening of their condition up to several days after cold weather occurs.
During an Extreme Cold Weather Alert, members of the public are encouraged to take the following precautions:
• Check the weather report before going outside.
• Dress in layers, making sure your outer layer is windproof, and cover exposed skin.
• Wear a hat, warm mittens or gloves, and warm boots.
• Stay dry. Your risk of hypothermia is much greater if you are wet.
• Choose wool or synthetic fabrics for your clothes instead of cotton, because cotton absorbs and holds moisture, no longer keeping the wearer warm.
• Seek shelter if you normally spend long periods outside. Depending on the wind chill, exposed skin can freeze in minutes.
• Drink warm fluids other than alcohol.
• Warm up by taking regular breaks in heated buildings when enjoying winter activities outside.
• Consider rescheduling outdoor activities, or limiting time outdoors, during colder temperatures, especially if it’s windy.
• Heat your home to at least 21 degrees Celsius if infants or elderly people are present.
• Call or visit vulnerable friends, neighbours and family to ensure they are not experiencing any difficulties related to the weather.
More information and tips for staying warm during cold weather are available at https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/health-programs-advice/extreme-cold-weather/.
Information to help residents prepare for extreme weather and weatherproof their homes is available at https://www.toronto.ca/extremeweatherready.
Toronto Sun January 13, 2020 Kevin Connor
Toronto homicide detectives are monitoring the suspicious death of a woman following a Scarborough highrise fire Monday morning.
Police were called to 25 Bay Mills Blvd., in the Sheppard Ave. E. and Warden Ave. area, just after 3:30 a.m.
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Jim Karygiannis, Councillor – Ward 22
The Scarborough Health Network
Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt and Scarborough Health Network are committed to delivering the best services for the residents of Scarborough. By working together, we are committed to ensuring investments in our health and community infrastructure that will make our community stronger, healthier and better.
Sent: January 10, 2020 8:08 PM
To: Councillor Karygiannis
Subject: Re: January 2020 E-Newsletter
I wanted to thank you. I had called last year about a raised sidewalk that needed repair. Your office said they would help and they did! My sincere thanks to everyone.
Happy New Year! May you and your family have a wonderful and prosperous 2020.
During the month of January, many of our Tamil and Chinese community members in Scarborough-Agincourt will be celebrating the occasions of Thai Pongal and Chinese New Year respectively. To those of you, who will be celebrating these occasions, I send my warmest greetings to you and your loved ones:
February 13th, 2020 – Flag Raising Ceremony of the 55th National Flag Day of Canada
Community Flag Raising
National Flag Day of Canada, or Flag Day, is a day where we celebrate & honour our Canadian Flag that made its first debut on February 15th, 1965.
Canada’s flag, the red and white maple leaf, is a symbol that unites all
Canadians and reflects the common values we hold so dear – equality, diversity and inclusion. I hope that you will join me as we proudly raise our Maple Leaf flag.
WHEN: Friday, Thursday 13, 2020 @ 10:30 am
WHERE: L’Amoreaux Community Centre
2000 McNicoll Avenue