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McNicoll Bus Garage meeting to be hosted by TTC

McNicoll Bus Garage meeting to be hosted by TTC

Scarborough Mirror  Friday  Jan 30, 2015

The TTC is again bringing its plans for the McNicoll Bus Garage to northwest Scarborough residents on Thursday, Feb. 5.

The commission, which bought land east of Kennedy Road and north of McNicoll Avenue in 2005, says a garage is badly needed to service its expanding bus fleet.

Councillor Karygiannis hosts city budget forum for Scarborough-Agincourt residents

Councillor Karygiannis hosts city budget forum for Scarborough-Agincourt residents

Scarborough Mirror January 23, 2015

Agincourt residents can have their say on Monday, Jan. 26, on what they’d like to see, or not see, in the City of Toronto’s 2015 budget.

Jim Karygiannis, councillor for Ward 39 (Scarborough-Agincourt), hosts a budget forum for his constituents from 7 to 9 p.m. at L’Amoreaux Community Recreation Centre on McNicoll Avenue.

Fee increase could force baseball club off field

Costs per season expected to go from $4,800 now to about $37,000 by 2017

CBC News Jan 20, 2015

Young baseball players say a jump in fees charged by the city is threatening to price them off the field.

The baseball diamonds at Neilson Park — home of the Scarborough Stingers baseball club — have been reclassified by officials, so fees to use them will go up in stages over the next two years.

Scarborough councillors set goals for 2015

Stopping McNicoll bus garage plan key priority for newly elected councillor Jim Karygiannis

Scarborough Mirror By Mike Adler December 31, 2015

For Scarborough’s city councillors, 2015 looks like a year to keep doing stuff they did before and, just maybe, something they only dreamed of doing.

Not so for Jim Karygiannis, the only new city councillor for the area. Topping his to-do list are two things his constituents may want, but which his most of his colleagues would say are impossible.

Job One: Stop and then move the proposed McNicoll Avenue bus garage, which Toronto’s transit commission says is desperately needed, not to mention a done deal.

Rookie councillors look ahead to their term

BY DON PEAT, CITY HALL BUREAU CHIEF – TORONTO SUN
NOVEMBER 23, 2014

Jim Karygiannis
Scarborough-Agincourt (Ward 39)
Previous job: Member of Parliament
Age: 59

What do you hope to achieve this term?

“I’m coming into council with an open mind. The dysfunctionality that was there before, I’d like for us to turn the page and make sure that we work together as a council. I’ve noticed some of my colleagues are still in that mindset and that has me very much troubled.

“TTC wants to put a bus garage (on McNicoll Ave.) right beside three of my senior centres and I’m not too pleased. I’m looking to work with them in order for us to find an alternative space to move that TTC bus garage — somewhere which is convenient for them and does not aff