As Eidul Fitr approaches, marking the end of Ramadan, I would like to offer warm regards to all who are observing this religious holiday.
The right to worship and observe the tenets of one’s faith is a basic right and is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Jun 22, 2017 CBC News Jun 22, 2017 Muriel Draaisma
More than 200 people in northwest Scarborough told city officials on Wednesday that they are opposed to a pilot project that would legalize rooming houses in their area of the city for three years as the city figures out how to regulate them.
The City is launching a pilot study that proposes a zoning approach to Multi-Tenant Homes (Rooming Houses) and licensing requirements. Ward 39 is included as a pilot study area. I am opposed to our ward being included and I strongly believe Rooming Houses should not be studied at all. Rooming Houses negatively impact the character of our neighbourhoods and the effectiveness of first responders to respond to calls. Rooming Houses present a danger to the tenants living in those properties. Tenants, especially new Canadians and low-income families, must be protected from Rooming House landlords who have no regard for safety standards including violations of the fire code.
I encourage residents of Ward 39 to attend the City’s public meeting on this issue at the following date and time:
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
L’Amoreaux Community Centre
2000 McNicoll Ave.
For 38 consecutive years, the Trillium Garden Awards were a tradition in the City of Scarborough/Scarborough District. During the fall of each year, Scarborough residents would be recognized for their contribution in beautifying their community through their efforts in maintaining a beautiful front garden.
AGM Notice: Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities on Wednesday, June 28th
Please see this message from the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities:
This year, the Golden Maple Leaf Senior Association is co-organizing with Canada National TV (CNTV) to host One Hundred Community Groups of Toronto Celebrating Canada 150 event.
Please join Councillor Jim Karygiannis, Hon. Arnold Chan, MP, Soo Wong, MPP, and other guests for this celebration of Canadian culture!
Sunday, June 25th, 2017
Canada National TV Art Centre
1936 McCowan Road
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM
I hope this message finds you and your family well.
I like to wish all our fathers and grandfathers Happy Father’s Day. (click here to read Father’s Day message)
This week, I hosted a press conference for English and Chinese media on the present and dangerous state of Rooming Houses in Ward 39. I am calling on the City of Toronto to wake up, listen to and respect the concerns of residents in Ward 39 opposed to Rooming Houses.
Sent: June-15-17 11:04 PM
Good Evening Jim,
Thank you for your kind help on this matter.
Father’s Day is a day to honour not only our fathers, but all the men who have been a father-figure in our lives – brothers, stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, friends or ‘Big Brothers’.