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February 2019 – Ward Report

Dear Constituent,

Welcome to the new Ward 22. I would like to thank you for re-electing me as your City Councillor for Scarborough-Agincourt and to extend my best wishes for good health, good luck and much happiness throughout 2019. 2018 brought in many changes to the City of Toronto structure and I want to let you know that I welcome the challenge these changes present! I look forward to working closely with you to ensure that our community is a safe, beautiful and enjoyable place to live, work and play.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions, concerns or suggestions with respect to any municipal related matters. I can be reached at 416-392-1374 or email me at jim@karygiannis.net. If you would like to join my email list and be kept up-to-date on the events and issues in our community, please visit my website and sign up at www.karygiannis.net.

Ward Report – Jan 2019

February 16th, 2019 – Meet Your Ward 22 City Councillor Agincourt and Bridlewood Malls

February 16th, 2019 – Meet Your Ward 22 City Councillor


Mark your calendars for the Annual Ward 22 Meet Your Local City Councillor event! This year, I will be hosting two separate Meet & Greet Sessions on Saturday, February 16th 2019. During these Sessions, I will be available to answer your questions regarding the new Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt and municipal matters at City Hall. The Meet & Greet Sessions will be held at the following locations:


Meet & Greet 1: Bridlewood Mall

2900 Warden Ave, Scarborough, ON M1W 2S8

10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Meet & Greet 2: Agincourt Mall

3850 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1T 3L4

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


I look forward to seeing you there!

February 13th, 2019 – Flag Raising Ceremony of the 54th National Flag Day of Canada 10:30AM at L’Amoreaux Community Centre (2000 McNicoll Avenue)

February 13th, 2019 – Flag Raising Ceremony of the 54th National Flag Day of Canada


Come and celebrate National Flag Day of Canada with the community! The Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club will be hosting a flag raising ceremony on Wednesday, February 13th from 10:30 am to 11:30am at L’Amoreaux Community Centre (2000 McNicoll Avenue). In the past, many community members and schools have participated in this annual Ceremony honouring the red-and-white Maple Leaf Flag, a symbol of Canadian pride and unity. Refreshments will be provided.

February 2, 2019 – E-Newsletter

February 2019 E-Newsletter

Dear Constituent:

Happy Lunar New Year! This year, February 5th marks the start of the Year of the Pig for many Scarborough-Agincourt community members.

The Lunar New Year is a time that marks a fresh beginning and the prospect of good fortune in the year to come. As families prepare to gather in celebration of the occasion, I would like to wish those in our community who observe Lunar New Year a wonderful and prosperous Year of the Pig.

Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00am to 12:00pm L’Amoreaux Tennis Bubble Re-Opening

L’Amoreaux Tennis Bubble Re-Opening


The L’Amoreaux Tennis Bubble is open for use once again! Hosted by the Scarborough Winter Tennis Club, the Tennis Bubble Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00am to 12:00pm at L’Amoreaux Tennis Centre, 300 Silver Springs Blvd, Scarborough, ON M1V 1S4. Members of the community are welcome to take part in the event, which will feature a free round-robin and refreshments.

February 5, 2019 – Chinese New Year , 中国新年 , 中國新年

Chinese New Year

Statement by Jim Karygiannis,

Member of Toronto City Council


I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Chinese community on the occasion of Chinese New Year – The Year of the pig.


The Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important festival in the Lunar Calendar.

Scarborough health care divide deepens after Birchmount cuts approved

Scar Health Network

The Scarborough Health Network decided on Jan. 24, 2019 to close in-patient Women’s and Children’s services at its Birchmount campus in Agincourt. – Dan Pearce/Metroland

A long-standing divide over hospital care in Scarborough just got worse.