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September 13, 2015 – Karygiannis honours long time Toronto entrepreneur at Nathan Phillips Square

TORONTO – Councillor Jim Karygiannis, Ward 39 Scarborough-Agincourt, honoured Mr. Peter Bougadis for his 50 years of continuous service to the public in front of Nathan Phillips Square.

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Karygiannis honours longtime Toronto entrepreneur at Nathan Phillips Square Mr & Mrs. Bougadis

On September 13, 2015, Toronto City Hall turned 50 with celebrations in City Hall and in Nathan Phillips Square.

September 13, 2015 – Rosh Hashanah

I would like to take this opportunity to extend to members of the Jewish community in Canada “Shanah tovah” as they celebrate Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year).

Rosh Hashana starts on the first day of Tishrei (or Tishri), which is the seventh month in the Jewish calendar, and may last for two days. It is sometimes called the Day of Remembrance or the Day of Blowing the Shofar.

September 12, 2015 – Coptic New Year

I would like to take this opportunity to extend to members of the Coptic Orthodox community in Canada a blessed Coptic New Year.

The first day of the Month of Thoout marks the start of the Coptic New Year and the celebration of The Feast of El-Nayrouz. On this feast day, Coptic Orthodox Christians honour those who have stood and confessed their faith in God and have given their lives for their convictions.

September 10, 2015 – Letter to Mayor John Tory on the proposed Olympic Bid

Mayor John Tory
City Of Toronto
City Hall
Toronto Ontario

Re: City of Toronto Olympic Bid

September 10, 2015

Dear Mayor Tory,

I am writing to express my deep concerns with a Toronto Olympic Bid.

Although euphoria in the beginning when it was announced had me excited I have come to realize that this move will be devastating for our City.

September 11, 2015 – Ethiopian New Year

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Ethiopian community on the occasion of the Ethiopian New Year, known as ‘Enkutatash’.

‘Enkutatash’ occurs on ‘Meskerem 1st in the Ethiopian Calendar or September 11th of the Gregorian Calendar.  ‘Meskerem’ is known as a month of transition from the old year to the new and is a time to express hopes and dreams for the future.

Karygiannis questions impact of City report on new and emerging technologies in for-hire ground transportation industry

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, believes a City of Toronto staff report on the current for-hire ground transportation industry establishes two sets of rules – one for hard working taxi cab drivers and one for off shore billionaires.

“The people of Toronto believe in fairness for hard working individuals.” said Mr. Karygiannis. “The proposals in the City report will allow Uber to continue operating as it has, with no respect for laws, rules and regulations.”

September 4, 2015 – Karygiannis – Should Toronto entertain an Olympic Bid?

Karygiannis – Should Toronto entertain an Olympic Bid?

Olympics come with a high price tag.  The last time Canada held the summer Olympics was 39 years ago in Montreal and it left the city with a debt of nearly US$1.48 billion.

“I know first hand the effects Olympics can have on a city and a country.  Greece hosted the Olympics in 2004” stated Mr. Karygiannis.

Sept 2, 2015 – Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) Independence Day

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Armenian community and the people of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) on the occasion of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) Independence Day.

On December 10, 1991, days before the official dissolution of the Soviet Union, a referendum on independence was held in Nagorno Karabakh. The overwhelming majority of Artsakh’s population voted in favour of independence.