Further to my email of yesterday, I have received numerous calls and questions as to what is happening with snow clearing.
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Unfortunately, City staff, supported by the Mayor, decided that we did not need to clear the streets and sidewalks.
Bicycle lane on Richmond Street East downtown snow was cleaned
Finch Ave East sidewalk snow not cleared
This is a snow storm, like the others we have had this winter, and the City should have cleaned the snow.
The City, however, did clear bicycle paths downtown. Meanwhile our residents had to walk on the street because the sidewalk had not been cleared.
People have called and emailed me with respect to placing a claim into the City for damages that they incurred due to physical injury or property damage.
Here is what you need to do if you want to file a claim for damages or personal injury which you incurred because of the storm:
Claims against the City of Toronto
Note: February 16, 2017 – Due to the recent severe winter weather and fluctuating temperatures, the City is experiencing higher than normal claim volumes. As a result, acknowledgements from the City Clerk’s Office and ClaimsPro may not meet the target of two business days.
Traffic Mitigating Measures in front of Schools for students safety.
I am Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Scarborough-Agincourt Ward 39.
On February 27th, there was a fatal accident near Kennedy Public School.
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My condolences go out to his family and the school community. The student was killed coming out of a pathway which runs behind the school. In order to help prevent any further accidents, the City has temporarily closed the pathway.
In an effort to ensure that Toronto doesn’t get burned financially Mayor John Tory has written a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne asking her to sit down and come up with an agreement to share any tax revenue generated by legal pot sales. Libby spoke to the Vice Chair of the licensing and standards committee, Councillor Jim Karygiannis about the legalization of pot reportedly happening as soon as next summer to get his take.