…. Despite objections from Mammoliti and members of the Turkish community in the public gallery, council voted to recognize the Armenian genocide, at the request of new Councillor Jim Karygiannis. Though Karygiannis and Mammoliti are newfound council allies, there were no words exchanged over the unusual break in allegiances…..
A motion to ban city employees from downloading the Uber app to their work phone and an Ombudsman report that raises serious questions about the conduct of city hall security during Rob Ford’s mayoral tenure are both on the agenda today as city council wraps up a two-day meeting.
Jim Karygiannis, the new councillor for Scarborough-Agincourt Ward 39, had what to outsiders might seem a novel reaction to word that a major infrastructure improvement touching his ward was to be postponed, possibly indefinitely. He was, to use his own words, “ecstatic.”
TORONTO – Leaving the Sheppard LRT in limbo until at least 2021 sets the stage for another transit fight.
Councillor Jim Karygiannis said Tuesday that he’s “ecstatic” that construction of the LRT is being delayed until the Finch LRT is finished by 2021. He vowed to mobilize Scarborough residents to urge City Hall and Queen’s Park to finish the Sheppard subway instead of building the light-rail line.
Residents of the Kensington Market, Grange, and Harbord Village neighbourhoods shared their views about local rooming houses Monday night in the second of 14 neighbourhood consultation sessions the City has planned on the contentious issue between April 7 and May 7.
Water leaks, mould infestations, broken heaters and tiny bedrooms holding far more people than they were intended to fit — Ramalingam Sethu has seen it all in the 18 years he’s spent living in Toronto rooming houses.
Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong’s attempt to have the city take a broad look at taxi regulation was shot down by council on Thursday, leaving the controversial issue to advance piecemeal in the coming months.
The councillors leading the opposition to Mr. Minnan-Wong are members of a city hall committee that is trying to wash away some of the most bitterly debated changes of previous rounds of taxi reforms.