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May 9, 2018 – E-Newsletter

Sheppard East Subway Extension – We Need Provincial Funding Now!

Dear Constituent:

The Provincial Government cannot continue to ignore the issues with transit and accessibility in Ontario’s largest city. As the Provincial Election Campaign is now underway, it is time to make the issue of the Sheppard East Subway extension heard by Candidates.

April 26, 2018 – Councillor joins visually impaired Torontonians calling for improvements to WheelTrans.

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, City Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, joined Ms. Donna Jodhan and Ramla Abukar from CNIB, as they flag concerns with the Wheel-Trans application process for visually impaired users.

“Recently, Ms. Jodhan, who is visually impaired, brought the issues with respect to the Wheel-Trans application to my attention.” said Councillor Karygiannis.  “I spoke with officials at Wheel-Trans and also took the problems to the City of Toronto Ombudsman, but was unable to obtain a resolution to this matter.”

April 23, 2018 – Updated message – Incident near North York Civic Centre

Here are the updated messages related to today’s incident near North York Civic Centre.

The City extends its deepest sympathies to those affected by today’s horrific incident and thanks those who assisted and continue to assist at the scene, including first responders, members of the public, TPH staff who provided CPR, hospital staff and others.

At present, the number of deaths confirmed by officials is 10 and the number of injured is at 15.

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