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February 7, 2020 – 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Community Information Session and Community Event Reminders

Dear Neighbour:


Over the past few weeks, the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus has created uncertainty for people in Scarborough-Agincourt. In light of this, I will be hosting a Community Information Session together with Toronto Public Health representatives regarding the outbreak. The Session will:

January 27, 2020 – January 2020 Wrap-Up – E-Newsletter

Dear Neighbour:

I hope this message finds you and your family well.

This upcoming month will be a busy one at City Hall and in Scarborough-Agincourt. As we head into the month of February, a variety of community events will be taking place within the Scarborough-Agincourt community. Please take a minute to read through this E-Newsletter for updates and announcements regarding our community.

January 26, 2020 – Update – Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – Wuhan Flu 更新——新型冠状病毒(2019新型冠状病毒)——武汉肺炎 更新——新型冠狀病毒(2019新型冠狀病毒)——武漢肺炎

Update – Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – Wuhan Flu


On Saturday, January 25, 2020, the first presumptive positive case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was confirmed in a Toronto resident who had recently travelled to Wuhan, China.

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been identified at the same time as influenza (flu) is common in Toronto. While the risk of getting infected in Toronto remains low, Toronto Public Health is advising residents to take the usual measures to reduce the risk of the transmitting the flu and respiratory illness, which include:

January 23, 2020 – Update – Wuhan Flu 更新——武汉肺炎 更新——武漢肺炎

Dear Constituents:


On January 23, 2020, the World Health Organization decided that the Wuhan coronavirus is not yet a public health emergency of international concern.

According to the Canadian Minister of Health there are several people in Canada being monitored for signs of the Wuhan coronavirus, but that the risk to Canadians remains low.

Public Health officials are asking Canadians to be vigilant and take precautions the usual measures to reduce the risk of transmission of the flu and respiratory illness. These measures include:

January 10, 2020 – January 2020 E-Newsletter

Dear Neighbour:


Happy New Year! May you and your family have a wonderful and prosperous 2020.


During the month of January, many of our Tamil and Chinese community members in Scarborough-Agincourt will be celebrating the occasions of Thai Pongal and Chinese New Year respectively. To those of you, who will be celebrating these occasions, I send my warmest greetings to you and your loved ones:

January 8, 2020 – Wuhan Flu

Dear Constituent:

Yesterday, Toronto Public Health issued a bulletin with respect to the cases of the undiagnosed viral pneumonia which are being investigated by health authorities in the City of Wuhan, in central China. Chinese authorities have engaged the World Health Organization (WHO) to assist with the investigation. The WHO reports that the main symptoms of this pneumonia are a fever followed by difficulty breathing. Toronto Public Health is not aware of any reported cases of this illness in Canada and the overall risk to residents is considered very low.

December 18, 2019 – December 2019 E-Newsletter


From my family to yours – Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings!


Dear Neighbour:


I want to thank those of you who visited my website and took part in the City Budget Increase Survey.


Although slightly more people voted for the “Do not increase our taxes” option than the “Raise our taxes” option, I voted in favour of the building levy increase because I have been assured that part of the increase will be used for the extension of the Sheppard Subway.