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July 1, 2015 – Canada Day

Today, we celebrate Canada Day – Canada’s 148th Birthday.  Canadians, across the land and overseas, will join together in July 1st festivities.

Whether they gather on Signal Hill, overlooking St. John’s harbour, for the pre-dawn flag raising ceremony; witness the noontime 21 gun salute and fly past on Parliament Hill; march in parades; attend concerts and BBQs; watch fireworks; are sworn in as Canadian citizens at special sessions of Citizenship Court; or, celebrate Canada Day abroad – July 1st is an important day for all Canadians.

Karygiannis questions bus garage price tag

Councillor Jim Karygiannis is questioning the $181-million price tag for the TTC’s McNicoll bus garage.

Toronto Sun June 26, 2015 Don Peat

Karygiannis — an opponent of the project in his ward — visited a garage in Oakville for 175 buses that was built in 2011 at a cost of $45 million and questions why it is $136 million cheaper than the TTC’s 250-bus garage that is supposed to be built by 2019.

“One plus one comes out to 11 here,” Karygiannis said.

June. 26, 2015 – The City’s outdoor pools open for the season this weekend

Today, Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Ward 39 Scarborough-Agincourt) joined Barbara Byers, Director of Public Education for the Lifesaving Society and members of the local community to kick-off outdoor pool season in Toronto with a splash.

The City’s 57 outdoor pools will open on June 26 and will remain open with varying schedules until Sunday, September 6. Visit http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/outdoor-pools/index.htm for pool locations and schedules.

Media Advisory City of Toronto to celebrate opening of outdoor pools Friday, June 26

Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Ward 39 Scarborough-Agincourt) will join Barbara Byers, Director of Public Education for the Lifesaving Society, and members of the local community for the official launch of outdoor pool season in Toronto.

Date: Friday, June 26 (weather permitting)

Time: 2 to 3 p.m., remarks at 2 p.m.

Location: Kidstown Water Park, 3159 Birchmount Rd. (south of McNicoll Avenue)