I would like to take this opportunity to wish members of the Canadian Bangladeshi community and those of Bengali heritage, Happy Pahela Baishakh.
April 12, 2016 – Councillor urges Premier and Mayors to consider imposing land transfer tax on Foreign home buyers
Toronto, ON – The Hon. Jim Karygiannis, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, is requesting that Premier Kathleen Wynne and Greater Toronto Area mayors recognize the urgency on imposing a foreign home buyers tax. As government leaders meet today to discuss housing affordability, a foreign home buyers tax must be put on the table as an immediate solution to cool the housing market.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish members of the Canadian Tamil community a Happy and Prosperous New Year, on the occasion of Puttāṇṭu vāḻttukkaḷ.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Jewish community on the occasion of Passover or Pesach.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who lost their lives in the two church bombings. I also pray for the speedy recovery of all those who were injured.
April 8, 2017 – Councillor concerned with the lack of oversight with the latest overdoses in Night Clubs
Toronto Councillor Jim Karygiannis vice chair of Licensing and Standards Committee has expressed concerns on the lack of oversight on Toronto Night Clubs and the recent overdoses that have resulted in deaths and partygoers ending up at the hospital.
I would like to take extend my warmest wishes to all who are celebrating Easter next week. Easter is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar and a time of new beginnings. As you gather with your families, let us celebrate the promise and hope of Easter.
I want to take this opportunity to share information on news and events happening in Scarborough-Agincourt and across the city. Particularly:
- REMINDER: Stormwater Charge consultation on Tuesday, April 11th
- VIDEO: Defending the Scarborough Subway at Toronto City Council
- VIDEO: Calling for a Foreign Home Buyers’ Tax on CTV News
- PHOTO: Refugee Rights Month Launch at Toronto City Hall
- Jane’s Walk in Scarborough-Agincourt on Sunday, May 7th
- April is Volunteer Appreciation Month
- Call for vendors from the Scarborough Museum
- Community effort to save the Monarch Butterflies
- Eastbound ramp from Gardiner Expressway to York/Bay/Yonge Streets closed as of April 17
Please take a minute and pass this email to your neighbors, family and friends.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
I would like to join all Canadians in commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
Easter Monday, April 9, 1917, marked the beginning of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, with all four divisions of the Canadian Corps, fighting together for the first time. The Commander of the 28th Battalion at Vimy, Brigadier-General Alexander Ross, said of the battle at the unveiling of the new Vimy Memorial in 1936, “It was Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific on parade. I thought then…that in those minutes I witnessed the birth of a nation”.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Cypriot community on the occasion of Cypriot National Day.
March 30, 2017 – Councillor calls on the Ontario Government to include a Foreign Home Buyers Tax in the Provincial Budget
TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, City Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, is calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Finance Charles Sousa to implement a home buyers’ tax on foreign investors purchasing homes in Ontario and include this measure in the 2017 Provincial Budget. “Toronto’s housing boom is not slowing down. In fact, it is spreading to other municipalities across the Province.” said Councillor Karygiannis. “Today, I formally asked Minister of Finance Charles Sousa and the Ontario Government impose a tax on foreign home buyers and I ask Municipal Councillors, across Ontario, to join me in demanding action.
Copy of the letter send to the Minister Letter to Minister Charles Sousa – Foreign Buyers – March 2017