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April 2018 Ward Report

Dear Constituents:

On February 27th 2018, our community suffered the tragic loss of 11 year old Duncan Xu. My condolences go to Duncan’s family and the Kennedy Public School community for the loss of a bright, young student, friend and son.

My office has been continually working with the community to ensure the safety of our students. Please take a look inside for more information on the traffic mitigation measures we are currently working to put in place around our schools.

October 30, 2017 – Changes to parking and drop-off activity at Kennedy Public School


Dear Constituent:

Working with Kennedy School staff, parents and Heathwood Ratepayers association in response to concerns about traffic conditions and road safety near Kennedy Public School on Elmfield Crescent, the City has approved new parking regulations for the area. These changes are bylaws that will come into effect this month. New signage will be erected in the area.

October 26, 2017 – E-Newsletter

Dear Constituent:

I hope this message finds you and your family well.

Last Thursday, I hosted a Town Hall Meeting for the new SmartTrack – GO Transit station planned for Finch – Kennedy (which is proposed with no parking lot).  City of Toronto and Metrolinx staff attended, listened and answered questions from residents on this station.

City Planning is NOT supportive of a Pick-Up and Drop-Off centre at the station or a Commuter Parking Lot. This is a mistake. My position on a Commuter Parking Lot is clear: Suburban residents north of the 401 must have the ability to drive to the station to take transit downtown. Without a parking lot, commuters will pass on taking transit and this will increase gridlock.

I want to take this opportunity to share information on news and events happening in Scarborough-Agincourt and across the city. Particularly:


  • Beverly Glen School Pumpkin Parade
  • Steeles/Agincourt featured in Toronto Life’s November Issue
  • News: A majority of Torontonians identify themselves as Visible Minorities
  • St. Sylvester Separate School visit to City Hall
  • Safety Reminders and Warnings
  • Birchmount-McNicoll Street Light Installation
  • Road Resurfacing, Sidewalk, and Curb Repairs on Ambercroft Boulevard
  • L’Amoreaux Park North Planting Plan for Fall 2017
  • McNicoll Bus Garage Weekend Work
  • Toastmasters Meetings for Public Speaking Development
  • Nominations for Women of Distinction Awards
  • Neighbourhood Grants Call for Applications
  • WaterSource “Not Down The Drain” Campaign
  • Toronto Public Health Free Flu Vaccinations
  • Weekend events with Road Closures in Toronto

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.         Read More…  October 26 2017 E-Newsletter


Jim Karygiannis


October 10, 2017 – October Ward Report

Dear Constituent:

I oppose the City of Toronto study on Rooming Houses and I am greatly concerned that Ward 39 is included as a

proposed “Pilot Study” area. I have made my opposition to Rooming Houses clear. These houses have negative

effects on our property standards, community safety and the safety of tenants.

I participated in the public consultation process by attending community meetings and giving your feedback to

City staff. We copied the City Rooming House Survey on our website and it received hundreds of responses. My

team knocked on every single door in Ward 39 to ask residents to complete the survey and provide feedback.

Out of the hundreds of responses, 97% of residents in Ward 39 are opposed to Rooming Houses.

I will continue to fight against Rooming Houses and stand up for the wishes of our community. If you would like

to report a Rooming House, please contact my office. Your personal information will be kept anonymous and


Ward Report – October 2017



May 25, 2017 – June Ward Report

Dear Constituents,

Canada Day is right around the corner. This year, July 1st will be particularly special because it is the 150th anniversary of our country’s birth. “Canada 150” is promising to be the largest national celebration of Canada on record.

We look forward to Canada Day each year. It is an opportunity to join with family, friends and neighbours to celebrate our great country and reflect on our shared heritage. Canada Day has particular significance to many new Canadians who choose to make this country their home. Our country’s rich diversity is something for all Canadians to celebrate and embrace.

Click here to see full ward report Ward Report – June 2017


Ward 39 May Report

Dear Constituents:

Spring is here! As you prepare to enjoy the great weather ahead, we have put together some helpful information in this report. We look forward towelcoming you to my upcoming Community Compost Day on Saturday, May 27th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Bridlewood Mall.  (South & East Corner)

Read More.. Click here Ward Report – May 2017