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May 23, 2016 – Victoria Day

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all residents of Toronto a Happy Victoria Day.

Queen Victoria’s birthday, May 24th, has been celebrated in Canada since before Confederation.  In 1845, the Parliament of the Province of Canada passed legislation to officially recognize May 24th as the Queen’s birthday.

Today, the Monday before May 25th is known as Victoria Day.  Following her coronation in 1953, that day is also recognized as the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

Vesak Day – May 20, 2016

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Buddhist faith in Canada on the occasion of Vesak Day.

Vesak is a significant day in the Buddhist calendar as it marks the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Gautama Buddha

May 19, 2016 – 102nd Anniversary of the Pontian Genocide

It is with a deep sense of reverence that I commemorate, with members of the Pontian community, the 102nd Anniversary of the Pontian Genocide.

We pause to remember an atrocity perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire – the deaths of three hundred and fifty thousand Greeks between 1914 and 1922.  We also remember the 1.25 million individuals who were deported.

May 15, 2016 Ward 39 Updates

Dear Constituents,

We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming

Community Compost Day
Saturday, May 28th
from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Bridlewood Mall.

Council Highlights important to Ward 39
Toronto City Council meeting of May 3, 4 and 5, 2016

May 15, 2016 – Hydro One Vegetation Maintenance

This month Hydro One will be completing vegetation maintenance work along the transmission corridor in our neighbourhood, between McNicoll Avenue and Steeles Avenue.

This work is critical to ensure a safe and reliable supply of power to Toronto Hydro customers and to minimize the risk of power outages. It also allows crews safe access to perform required repairs on our equipment and keeps the corridor safe for public use.