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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

Jim Karygiannis speaking to media at the scene.

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.

May 22, 2018 – Media Advisory – Racial Slurs

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.

Where: Wali ul Asr Muslim School East Campus on Torrance Road

When: Tuesday May 22, 2018 6:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 18, 2018 – Tamil 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.

March 16, 2018 – City of Toronto’s long-weekend activities

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.

Fireworks
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.