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Scarborough-Markham Railway Expansion – Tuesday November 3, 2015 6:30 – 8:30 p.m

SCARBOROUGH-MARKHAM RAILWAY EXPANSION SECOND TRACK: KENNEDY ROAD TO MARILYN AVENUE PUBLIC MEETING

Work to improve the Stouffville GO rail corridor between Kennedy Road in Markham and Marilyn Avenue in Scarborough has begun.The work includes the addition of a second track to provide more GO train service in both directions throughout the day.

Please join us at an informal community meeting to learn more about construction on this segment of the railway corridor. We will share plans about work near your home, including the recommended designs for noise walls, and we will be available to answer any questions you may have.

 

Tuesday November 3, 2015

Location: Monsignor Fraser College

2900 Midland Avenue

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The site is wheelchair-accessible.

*Limited on-site parking

 

markham railline

 

 

 

Information Bulletin Cybercrime – October 25, 2015

A Seminar on Cybercrime will be presented by 42 Division Community Police Liaison Committee in partnership with Toronto Police Service 42 Division.

Whether Email, Facebook or Twitter – The seminar will offer an understanding of cybercrime trends on the internet and in social media; financial crimes and social crimes; cyber bullying and hacking; and, what you can do to protect your privacy.  A question and answer period follows each speaker.

The panel of experts includes:

  • Claudiu Popa, Informatica Corporation – Protecting yourself from financial Cyber Crimes.
  • D.C. Kenrick Bagnall, Toronto Police Service, Cybercrime Unit – Cyberbullying and social media issues.
  • Shaharris, Hackernest – Protecting your email and privacy from hackers.

 

The seminar will be held on:

Sunday, October 25, 2015

2:00 p.m.

Milliken Park Community and Recreation Centre

4325 McCowan Road (just south of Steeles Ave.) Scarborough

 

Light refreshments will be available.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Dorothy Feenan – Civilian Co-Chair, 42 Division CPLC

Phone: 416-283-1221 Email: d.feenan@rogers.com

 

Toronto Ward Boundary Review (TWBR) – Wednesday, October 14, 2015

It is estimated that, between 2014 and 2031, the population of the City of Toronto will grow by some 600,000 persons and the population increase will not be distributed evenly throughout the city. That’s why, in 2014, Toronto City Council started a process to correct the situation and launched The Toronto Ward Boundary Review (TWBR).

Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt has a population of approximately 61,000. Our Ward boundaries are Steeles Avenue East on the north, Victoria Park Avenue on the west down to Finch Avenue East, along the north side of Finch to Birchmount Road, along the east side of Birchmount down to West Highland Creek, along the creek to the CPR tracks just below Sheppard Avenue East and the CNR tracks on the east.

The TWBR is looking at the size and shape of Toronto’s wards to ensure that each person is fairly represented at City Council and that the number of people in each ward is similar to other wards in the city. Other factors of Effective Representation being examined include voter parity; natural and physical boundaries; geographic communities of interest (e.g. specific multicultural communities that live in the same area); the size and shape of the ward; the ward’s history; and, population growth.

The ‘Toronto Ward Boundary Review Options Report’ is proposing five options for re-aligning Toronto’s ward system – each achieves Effective Representation:

– Option 1: Minimal Change

– Option 2: 44 Wards

– Option 3: Small Wards (50,000)

– Option 4: Large Wards (75,000)

– Option 5: Natural/Physical Boundaries

 

I want to seek your views on two particular options:

Option 1: Minimal Change – refers to both existing ward boundaries and the average ward population. Currently, the average ward population is 61,000 and there are 44 wards.

There would be some adjustments to the boundaries of Ward 39 – the west boundary would extend down Victoria Park Avenue to Huntingwood Drive; the south boundary would run along Huntingwood Drive to Warden Avenue, north on Warden to Finch Avenue and east along Finch to Brimley Road which would become the new east boundary. While the Ward would be re-aligned, our neighbourhoods would largely remain intact. Our interaction as a community is one of the many strengths of Ward 39 – education, recreation, community empowerment and working with your City Councillor when it comes to solving local issues. The average population would be 61,000.

This option would leave ward boundaries throughout the City as intact as possible, but add three wards – resulting in 47 wards.

Option 2: 44 Wards – the objective is to maintain the same number of wards that exist today, but re-draw them to accommodate population change.

Ward 39 would have the same re-alignment as in Option 1 – the west boundary would extend down Victoria Park Avenue to Huntingwood Drive; the south boundary would run along Huntingwood Drive to Warden Avenue, north on Warden to Finch Avenue East and east along Finch to Brimley Road which would become the new east boundary. Ward 39 would continue to thrive through innovation, solid community resources and partnership.

The average population would be 70,000.

Option 3: Small Wards – would increase the number of Wards in the City of Toronto to 58 and decrease the average population per ward to 50,000.

Option 4: Large Wards – would do the opposite, decreasing the number of Wards in Toronto to 38, while increasing the average population size to 75,000.

Option 5: Natural/Physical Boundaries – would redraw the Wards to take in account neighbourhoods and landmarks. The total number of Wards would be slightly reduced to 41.

I invite you to contact me with your views and concerns about how the on The Toronto Ward Boundary Review will affect Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt.

Please contact me by email at jim@karygiannis.net or call my office at 416-392-1374 or write me at Councillor Jim Karygiannis, Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Suite A1, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2. I look forward to hearing from you.

You can also participate in the discussion by attending a Public Meeting in Scarborough.

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agincourt Baptist Church, Basement Level

37 Glen Watford Drive

or by taking the Options Feedback Survey by visiting http://www.drawthelines.ca and click on Participate.

The changes to the City of Toronto’s Ward boundaries will come into effect for the municipal election in 2018.

Café and outdoor marketing information session to take place in Scarborough October 15, 2015

The City of Toronto has been conducting a review of the bylaws governing outdoor cafés on the public right-of-way (sidewalks) to harmonize and modernize existing bylaws and create one bylaw for Toronto. At the same time, updated outdoor café guidelines are being created to provide safe, comfortable and universally accessible cafés and sidewalks.

A set of draft outdoor café bylaw and guidelines has been developed based on feedback from a series of public consultation meetings and surveys conducted with stakeholders including Business Improvement Areas, The Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association, Residents’ Associations, boulevard café and marketing permit holders, and the general public.

The City is hosting an information session in Scarborough to present the draft bylaw and guidelines.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Room 1, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A report is expected to be submitted to the Licensing and Standards Committee in November.

Background on the review can be found at: www.toronto.ca/mlshaveyoursay

 

 

Media Advisory City of Toronto to celebrate opening of outdoor pools Friday, June 26

Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Ward 39 Scarborough-Agincourt) will join Barbara Byers, Director of Public Education for the Lifesaving Society, and members of the local community for the official launch of outdoor pool season in Toronto.

Date: Friday, June 26 (weather permitting)

Time: 2 to 3 p.m., remarks at 2 p.m.

Location: Kidstown Water Park, 3159 Birchmount Rd. (south of McNicoll Avenue)

City of Toronto hosts second round of public consultations on strategy for managing Toronto’s waste over long term Wednesday, June 24, 2015 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The City of Toronto is working on a strategy to guide policy decisions on the management of Toronto’s solid waste over the next 30 to 50 years.  To keep pace and meet future needs, planning must begin now.

The second round of three planned public consultation events, each designed to obtain input at key stages in the development of the new Waste Strategy is being held in June.  This month’s session will focus on:

  • the preliminary options being considered for managing Toronto’s waste, and
  • the draft evaluation criteria that will be used to evaluate them.

You are invited to attend a public consultation to provide your feedback in person (online registration via http://www.torontowastestrategy.eventbrite.ca is requested):

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Rooms 1 and 2

150 Borough Drive

Scarborough, Ontario

6:30pm to 9:00pm (Presentation begins at 7:00pm)

The session begins with an open house format where you can view project information boards and speak to project staff.  This will be followed by a presentation and breakout sessions involving small group interactive discussions.

If you are unable to attend, you can review project information on the City’s dedicated website and complete an online survey to provide feedback.

Previous waste management strategies focused only on managing residential waste, which accounts for just 53 per cent of the waste delivered to the City’s landfill.

The new waste strategy will also consider non-residential sources of waste that the City is responsible for managing and take into consideration Toronto’s growing population, space limitations at the City’s landfill and the changing nature of Toronto’s waste.

The Waste Strategy will recommend waste reduction, reuse and recycling policies and programs. It will also include options on how to manage any leftover garbage remaining after making every effort to maximize diversion.  All options and industry best practices for waste diversion and disposal methods will be considered and evaluated.  The goal is to find solutions that are cost-effective, socially acceptable and environmentally sustainable.

More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/wastestrategy.  You can also complete the survey through the website.

Have Your Say on Toronto’s Network Transit Planning and Projects Wednesday, June 24, 2015 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Find out more about the City of Toronto’s network transit planning and projects and how initiatives will transform the way we move around the City and region.

On June 24, 2015, the City of Toronto, in co-operation with the TTC and Metrolinx, will hold a public consultation session with respect to four major transportation projects that are interrelated:

 

  • Scarborough Subway Extension
  • SmartTrack
  • Regional Express Rail (RER/CO Transit Inprovements
  • Relief Line

 

 Co-ordinated Consultation on Current Transit Planning Studies

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Scarborough Civic Centre

150 Borough Drive

Scarborough, Ontario

The City of Toronto wants your input on its Noise Bylaw Review Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The City of Toronto is conducting a review of its Noise Bylaw, which provides standards for noise and applies to all properties in Toronto.

The bylaw exists to prevent noise that is likely to disturb residents’ enjoyment and comfort.

The goal of the review is to ensure that the bylaw is up-to-date and easy for residents, property owners and business people to understand.

The City is asking for your input on rules and guidelines for Toronto’s Noise Bylaw.  It is holding two public consultation meetings –

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015                               Wednesday, June 24, 2015

6:00pm to 8:00pm                                         6:00pm to 8:00pm

Toronto City Hall, Committee Rm. 2       North York Civic Centre, Committee Rm. 3

100 Queen Street West                                  5100 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2                         Toronto, Ontario M2N 5V7

 

Staff will present findings from a survey on noise that was conducted earlier this spring and  gather additional input from stakeholders and the general public.

For more information about the review and current regulations visit http://www.toronto.ca/haveyoursay