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April 20, 2018 – E-Newsletter

Dear Constituent:

I hope this message finds you and your family well.

This month will be a busy one in Scarborough-Agincourt. With the arrival of warmer days in Toronto, there will be more neighborhood cleanup events and general outdoor activities happening around the community.

April 17, 2018 – Snow Removal Update

Dear Constituent;

Further to my email of yesterday, I have received numerous calls and questions as to what is happening with snow clearing.

If you wish to see my comments on CTV Toronto please click here:

 

Unfortunately, City staff, supported by the Mayor, decided that we did not need to clear the streets and sidewalks.

 

Bicycle lane on Richmond Street East downtown snow was cleaned

 

Finch Ave East sidewalk snow not cleared

This is a snow storm, like the others we have had this winter, and the City should have cleaned the snow.

The City, however, did clear bicycle paths downtown. Meanwhile our residents had to walk on the street because the sidewalk had not been cleared.

People have called and emailed me with respect to placing a claim into the City for damages that they incurred due to physical injury or property damage.

Here is what you need to do if you want to file a claim for damages or personal injury which you incurred because of the storm:

 

Claims against the City of Toronto

Note: February 16, 2017 – Due to the recent severe winter weather and fluctuating temperatures, the City is experiencing higher than normal claim volumes. As a result, acknowledgements from the City Clerk’s Office and ClaimsPro may not meet the target of two business days.

Insurance claims against the City

April 16, 2018 – Failure City Snow Storm Response

Dear Constituent

My phone has not stopped ringing off the hook today with the response which you have had in regards to snow plowing.

I have received emails that the municipality of the City of Markham has done a better job at cleaning their snow.

I have been on the phone and email with City of Toronto Transportation department staff and I am getting answers that they will address our concerns as best as possible.

March 30, 2018 – Happy Easter, Passover, Orthodox Easter Wishes

Dear neighbour,

This weekend, many of us will be celebrating Easter, Passover and next week Orthodox Easter. To those of you who will be observing these occasions, I send my warmest wishes and hope that you and your loved ones will have a wonderful weekend of celebration.

Easter Greetings
I would like to take extend my warmest wishes to all who are celebrating Easter. Read more..

March 8, 2018 – March Break E-Newsletter

Dear Constituent:

I hope this message finds you and your family well.

This has been a busy month in Scarborough-Agincourt, and at City Hall, for a number of issues that directly affect our community.

If you would like your community event to be included in our next e-newsletter please contact my office. For any questions, I can be reached by phone at 416-392-1374 or by e-mail at jim@karygiannis.net.

Please take a minute and pass this email to your neighbors, family and friends.

Thank you in advance

 

Jim Karygiannis

March 3, 2018 – E-Newsletter

Dear Constituent,

Last week, our community experienced a tragedy with the loss of little Duncan Xu.

I join you in expressing our condolences and prayers to his family and to the Kennedy Public School Community.  Losing a child is not an easy thing for the family to go through.

In response to the death of Duncan, we are taking more measures to make sure that our school community is safe.  I ask that you please drive safely and obey the traffic laws.  Traffic laws were developed to ensure the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians.  There is no excuse to disobey them.  If everyone follows the laws, it will go a long way to ensure that our children can go to and from school safely.

Read More…. March 2018 E-Newsletterre..

 

February 9, 2018 – Ward 39 E-Newsletter

For City of Toronto Winter Maintenance Activities. Please visit my website at http://karygiannis.net/wp/category/snow-weather-advisory/ for updates and notices of major snowfalls.

You are invited to a Community Flag Raising Ceremony Friday, February 14, 2018 10:00 am

February 15, 2017, marks the 52nd anniversary of National Flag Day in Canada when we celebrate this enduring emblem of what it means to be a proud Canadian.  On February 15, 1965, Canada’s red and white maple leaf flag flew for the very first time.

January 8, 2018 – 2018 BUDGET CONSULTATIONS

Dear Constituent:

The Budget Subcommittee of the City of Toronto is hosting meetings to hear public presentations on the 2018 Capital and Operating Budgets.

This is the opportunity to voice your opinions on the City budget and proposed changes. I encourage all residents to come out and have your say.

The City will be hearing public presentations for the Scarborough wards on Monday, January 8th in the afternoon and evening. I will be present at both times to hear your presentations. Please see below for more information:

 

Monday, January 8th, 2018

 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

and

6:00 pm – onwards

 

Scarborough Civic Centre, Council Chamber 150 Borough Drive

To register to make a presentation email buc@toronto.ca or call at 416-392-4666.

For more information on the City budget and to read presentations, notes, and reports visit the City budget website at www.toronto.ca/budget.

A PARKING REMINDER – Winter is here and the City needs to clear snow when it falls. Cars that are parked on streets during the day and night interfere with snow plow operations. Please do not park your cars on the road so that our roads can be cleared quickly and our streets stay safe.

December 21, 2017 – Happy New Year – Skate Board Park

Dear Constituent:

Happy New Year may 2018 be healthy and prosperous for you and your family.

I have been working to deliver on the promise of a Fundy Bay Skateboard Park and playground enhancements. In December, I hosted a public meeting with City staff and the design consultant where residents were invited to provide feedback on the proposed plans. The consultation phase is now complete.