Welcome to the new Ward 22. I would like to thank you for re-electing me as your City Councillor for Scarborough-Agincourt and to extend my best wishes for good health, good luck and much happiness throughout 2019. 2018 brought in many changes to the City of Toronto structure and I want to let you know that I welcome the challenge these changes present! I look forward to working closely with you to ensure that our community is a safe, beautiful and enjoyable place to live, work and play.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions, concerns or suggestions with respect to any municipal related matters. I can be reached at 416-392-1374 or email me at email@example.com. If you would like to join my email list and be kept up-to-date on the events and issues in our community, please visit my website and sign up at www.karygiannis.net.
Ward Report – Jan 2019
The Danforth neighbourhood and Toronto, as a whole, has been shaken by the senseless act of gun violence, which resulted in the death of two young women. The Scarborough community is deeply saddened by the loss of these two young women; one of whom had ties to Scarborough-Agincourt.
Guns and gun-related violence have no place in any of our City’s communities. We should never feel unsafe walking around our neighbourhood streets. I have been working with Toronto City Council members to introduce strict measures on gun possession in the City. Please take a look inside this Ward Report to find out how to voice your support for more stringent gun laws in Toronto. Ward Report – August 2018
We have included useful information in our July 2018 Ward Report -July 2018 (3 pages)
As our community is busy preparing for the festivities and events of summer, I would like to invite our senior residents and their families to our annual Seniors’ Information Session. This year’s Session will feature representatives from government agencies, including Toronto Paramedic Services; Toronto Fire Department; Toronto Police Services; and, Service Canada to provide information on benefits and health and safety tips for seniors. The Seniors’ Information Session will be held on Thursday, June 21st, from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave.
Our community is also gearing up for Canada Day celebrations. This year’s festivities will be highlighted by the Scarborough Celebrates Canada festival on July 1st at Bridlewood Mall. Please take a look inside this Ward Report for further details.
Read more…June 2018 Ward Report
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 to welcoming you to my upcoming Community Compost Day on Saturday, May 26th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Bridlewood Mall. (North – West Corner)
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.
I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year.
Once again this year, I will be posting the City of Toronto Winter Maintenance Activities. Please visit my website at http://karygiannis.net/wp/category/snow-weather-advisory/ for updates and advisement of major snowfalls.
CHANGES TO PARKING AND DROP-OFF ACTIVITY AT KENNEDY PUBLIC SCHOOL
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.
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