Moved by: Councillor Jim Karygiannis _________________________
Seconded by: Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam _________________________
On December 13, 1937, the Imperial Japanese army captured Nanjing, the capital city of the Republic of China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army conducted a six-week campaign where an estimated 300,000 people, including young children were tortured, raped, and murdered.
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This dark period in history is seldom discussed, yet the legacy of these atrocities live on in the memories of survivors and it continues to have a deeply felt impact in many Asian societies, including Toronto’s diverse Asian communities.
Toronto City Councillors support Karygiannis’ bid to increase
budget for Student Nutrition Program
I am pleased that Toronto City Council supported my request to increase funding for Toronto Public Health’s Student Nutrition Program.
The 2016 City of Toronto Budget is comprised of Capital and Operating Budgets and
Property Tax Rates and Related Matters.
During discussions on Property Tax Rates and Related Matters, I, again, fought for the Sheppard Subway and transit issues, for residents who live north of Hwy 401.
That City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to report to the January 22, 2016 meeting of the Licensing and Standards Committee on a by-law which would permit the following:
- a. the establishment of a new “hookah lounge” category in Chapter 545, Licensing of the Toronto Municipal Code and consider including the following regulations:
- i. only non-tobacco products are permitted;
- food or liquor not being permitted on the premises;
iii. only coffee, tea and juices are permitted on the premises; and
- minors (persons under the age of 19) are not permitted on the premises, with signage in a prominent location.
- b. an appropriate business licence fee for such an establishment.
- c. the establishment would be required to provide signage that states the harmful health effects of hookahs (waterpipes).
Request a detailed report regarding the feasibility of the City of Toronto displaying its 2017 New Year’s fireworks from the CN Tower as well as Nathan Phillips Square – Councillor Jim Karygiannis, seconded by Councillor Shelley Carroll
Moved by: Councillor Jim Karygiannis
Seconded by: Councillor Shelley Carroll
City Council support efforts by Barrier-Free Canada/Canada Sans Barrieres (BFC/CSB)to urge the new Parliament of Canada to enact The Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA) – Councillor Jim Karygiannis, seconded by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
MEMBER MOTION NOTICE OF MOTION
Letter on Notice of Motion – Types of Events that should be allowed to take place on Exhibition Place grounds
Request for a detailed report from the General Manager of Exhibition Place with respect to banning the OVO Fest after party and similar type events from Exhibition Place grounds in the future and examining other permitted uses currently in the tenant’s (Muzik Clubs) lease – by Councillor Jim Karygiannis, seconded by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti.
Direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, to review the operations of Uber and technologies like it, including benefits to the public and impact on the current taxicab industry – Moved by: Councillor Jim Karygiannis
Councillor Jim Karygiannis, recommends that: