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April 26, 2018 – Councillor joins visually impaired Torontonians calling for improvements to WheelTrans.

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, City Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, joined Ms. Donna Jodhan and Ramla Abukar from CNIB, as they flag concerns with the Wheel-Trans application process for visually impaired users.

“Recently, Ms. Jodhan, who is visually impaired, brought the issues with respect to the Wheel-Trans application to my attention.” said Councillor Karygiannis.  “I spoke with officials at Wheel-Trans and also took the problems to the City of Toronto Ombudsman, but was unable to obtain a resolution to this matter.”

April 26, 2018 – Jim, you have done great services to the Scarborough community

From: T
Sent: April-26-18 9:29 AM
To: Jim@karygiannis.net
Subject: XXX Crescent – Tree

 

Dear Jim Karygiannis,

My name is T..

Dear Jim, you have done great services to the Scarborough community as and MP over many years and now as the councillor to my ward 39. All the constituents are proud with your services. I have seen you at almost all the community functions and visiting the constituency area and the areas of ward#39 but didn’t have a chance/reason to talk to you in person. I hope we will meet soon

Sincerely,

K

April 23, 2018 – Updated message – Incident near North York Civic Centre

Here are the updated messages related to today’s incident near North York Civic Centre.

The City extends its deepest sympathies to those affected by today’s horrific incident and thanks those who assisted and continue to assist at the scene, including first responders, members of the public, TPH staff who provided CPR, hospital staff and others.

At present, the number of deaths confirmed by officials is 10 and the number of injured is at 15.

April 21, 2018 – Congratulatory Certificate Request

From: Q
Sent: April-21-18 10:40 PM
To: jim@karygiannis.net
Subject: FW: Congratulatory Certificate Request

Dear Councillor Karygiannis,

Thanks a million for delivering door-to-door the certificate to us.  It was truly a good pleasant surprise to find out when returning home this evening the certificate was already in our mail box.  We emailed you last night and we got it this evening!!  What an extraordinary service!!

April 20, 2018 – E-Newsletter

Dear Constituent:

I hope this message finds you and your family well.

This month will be a busy one in Scarborough-Agincourt. With the arrival of warmer days in Toronto, there will be more neighborhood cleanup events and general outdoor activities happening around the community.

April 17, 2018 – Snow Removal Update

Dear Constituent;

Further to my email of yesterday, I have received numerous calls and questions as to what is happening with snow clearing.

If you wish to see my comments on CTV Toronto please click here:

 

Unfortunately, City staff, supported by the Mayor, decided that we did not need to clear the streets and sidewalks.

 

Bicycle lane on Richmond Street East downtown snow was cleaned

 

Finch Ave East sidewalk snow not cleared

This is a snow storm, like the others we have had this winter, and the City should have cleaned the snow.

The City, however, did clear bicycle paths downtown. Meanwhile our residents had to walk on the street because the sidewalk had not been cleared.

People have called and emailed me with respect to placing a claim into the City for damages that they incurred due to physical injury or property damage.

Here is what you need to do if you want to file a claim for damages or personal injury which you incurred because of the storm:

 

Claims against the City of Toronto

Note: February 16, 2017 – Due to the recent severe winter weather and fluctuating temperatures, the City is experiencing higher than normal claim volumes. As a result, acknowledgements from the City Clerk’s Office and ClaimsPro may not meet the target of two business days.

Insurance claims against the City

April 16, 2018 – People’s response about snow plowing

Estelle
Subject: saw you on CP24…CONRATRULATIONS AMAZING

Hello Mr. Karygiannis,

We saw you tonight on CP24 April 16th, you were the first to stand up and say how wrong Mayor Tory and the Transportation Dept  to NOT PLOW our city streets, because of some BS about catch basins may be blocked!!!!!!!

As you said this is a absolute smoke screen and made no sense what so ever.  As you say the city was paralyzed , people could not get out of there driveways, roads were treacherous, city sidewalks NOT CLEARED, bus routes hard to get too because of unploughed roads and walkways, seniors struggling , mothers with prams not able to able to get down a street…… How can this happen.  Thoughtless, inconsiderate

April 16, 2018 – Failure City Snow Storm Response

Dear Constituent

My phone has not stopped ringing off the hook today with the response which you have had in regards to snow plowing.

I have received emails that the municipality of the City of Markham has done a better job at cleaning their snow.

I have been on the phone and email with City of Toronto Transportation department staff and I am getting answers that they will address our concerns as best as possible.