In a motion filed by Coun. Jim Karygiannis and seconded by Coun. Glenn De Baeremaeker, Toronto is recommending the GPS-enabled app be removed from approximately 12,000 smartphones that have been issued to city employees.
Toronto Sun May 14, 2015 Don Peat
TORONTO – More than 100 taxi drivers parked their cars around City Hall on Thursday.
The two-hour middday protest snarled traffic on Bay and Queen Sts. and representatives of the drivers warned there will be more protests in the coming weeks.
…. 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…..
CP24.com May 6, 2015 Chris Fox
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.
Scarborough-Mirror April 30, 2015 David Nickle
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.
The Sheppard East light rail line might be on the back burner, but the shift in provincial transit priorities could bring another old transit debate to the foreground: namely, the old Sheppard subway.
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.