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1 in 4 Toronto ‘holistic centres’ offer erotic massages, auditor general says

Toronto permits 25 body rub parlours but has no cap for holistic centres

CBC News October 27, 2017 Nick Boisvert

Holistic centres are licensed to provide services such as natural medicine, homeopathy, reiki and shiatsu.

A new report from Toronto’s auditor general has found that more than a quarter of the city’s licensed holistic centres appear to be offering unauthorized services that may be sexual in nature.

October 26, 2017 – E-Newsletter

Dear Constituent:

I hope this message finds you and your family well.

Last Thursday, I hosted a Town Hall Meeting for the new SmartTrack – GO Transit station planned for Finch – Kennedy (which is proposed with no parking lot).  City of Toronto and Metrolinx staff attended, listened and answered questions from residents on this station.

City Planning is NOT supportive of a Pick-Up and Drop-Off centre at the station or a Commuter Parking Lot. This is a mistake. My position on a Commuter Parking Lot is clear: Suburban residents north of the 401 must have the ability to drive to the station to take transit downtown. Without a parking lot, commuters will pass on taking transit and this will increase gridlock.

I want to take this opportunity to share information on news and events happening in Scarborough-Agincourt and across the city. Particularly:


  • Beverly Glen School Pumpkin Parade
  • Steeles/Agincourt featured in Toronto Life’s November Issue
  • News: A majority of Torontonians identify themselves as Visible Minorities
  • St. Sylvester Separate School visit to City Hall
  • Safety Reminders and Warnings
  • Birchmount-McNicoll Street Light Installation
  • Road Resurfacing, Sidewalk, and Curb Repairs on Ambercroft Boulevard
  • L’Amoreaux Park North Planting Plan for Fall 2017
  • McNicoll Bus Garage Weekend Work
  • Toastmasters Meetings for Public Speaking Development
  • Nominations for Women of Distinction Awards
  • Neighbourhood Grants Call for Applications
  • WaterSource “Not Down The Drain” Campaign
  • Toronto Public Health Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Weekend events with Road Closures in Toronto

If you would like your community event to be included in our next e-newsletter please contact my office. For any questions, I can be reached by phone at 416-392-1374 or by e-mail at jim@karygiannis.net.

Please take a minute and pass this email to your neighbors, family and friends.         Read More…  October 26 2017 E-Newsletter


Jim Karygiannis


How to Combat a Government-Controlled Cannabis Monopolu

How to Combat a Government-Controlled Cannabis Monopoly

Marijuana.com October 20, 2017 Jon Hiltz

In early September, Ontario was the first of the Canadian provinces to announce its plans for a marijuana retail framework. To the chagrin of the unlicensed cannabis community, the government decided that a provincially-controlled system would be the best option.