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SmartTrack-GO Station Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dear Constituent:

I hope you and your family had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.

I am writing to let you know that I am hosting a Town Hall Meeting for the new SmartTrack – GO Transit station planned for Finch – Kennedy (proposed with no parking lot).  I invite you and your neighbours to this public meeting to learn more about the new station and to get your feedback. Everyone is welcome to attend.

City of Toronto staff will be present to provide an update on the project progress, to provide an overview of planned environmental studies, and to see your input on proposed concept plans and key elements of the project.

Please see below for the Town Hall Meeting details:

Date:               Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Time:               7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location:        North American Muslim Foundation (NAMF)

4140 Finch Avenue East, Scarborough, ON.

 

I have a number of serious concerns with the City’s plans for this new transit station. At this Town Hall Meeting I will be directly questioning City staff on the following issues and I encourage you to add your feedback:

 

  • The City’s initial proposal for the station included a 250 space parking lot. The City is now saying there will be NO parking lot at the station. This is mistake. 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.
  • The SmartTrack project is not living up to its promise. Mayor Tory promised 22 new stations built in 7 years, by 2022. The City will only see 6 new stations built by the “mid-2020s” and we know that will be later. This is unacceptable.

I was interviewed on CP24 yesterday on the failures of SmartTrack. Please see the video below and remind your neighbours to come to our Town Hal l Meeting on October 19th.

 

  SmartTrack consultations underway in Scarborough

Councillor Jim Karygiannis says he has reservations about the number of planned parking spots along the proposed

For more information about this project, please contact:

Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt)

416-392-1374 | councillor_karygiannis@toronto.ca

 

The SmartTrack project team can be reached at:

SmartTrack@toronto.ca 416-338-2848

Agincourt Village Community Association AGM on Tuesday, October 3rd 7:00 pm

Mark your calendar for the Agincourt Village Community Association AGM – featuring speakers, door prizes and community connections! Memberships of $20 per household will be collected. Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM free of charge.

 

Date:               Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Time:              7:00 PM

Location:        Knox Presbyterian Church

4156 Sheppard Avenue, Scarborough

Afghan Pictorial and Arts Display on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th

Afghan Pictorial and Arts Display on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th

The Afghan Association of Ontario (AAO) has the pleasure to invite all historians, artists, and interested residents of Toronto to the diverse cultural pictorial gallery of the Afghan-Canadian heritage on October 7th and October 8th at the North York Civic Centre.

Community Environment Day on Saturday, September 23rd 10:00am-2:00pm

Community Environment Day on Saturday, September 23rd

 I invite local residents to our annual Ward 39 Community Environment Day this weekend. All types of material can be dropped off to be recycled.

 

Date:               Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Time:              10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location:        L’Amoreaux Community Centre

2000 McNicoll Ave. at Kennedy Rd.

 

Please note that compost will NOT be available.

Chester Le Community Mural – Saturday, September 30th, 2017

 

Chester Le Community Mural Unveiling on Saturday, September 30th

 

I proudly invite residents to join members of the Chester Le community and the Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA) to celebrate the unveiling of the Chester Le Community Mural.

 

The mural will be displayed on the wall along Victoria Park Avenue outside the Chester Le townhouses. It is an artistic collaboration by the community of Chester Le to showcase the beauty and resilience of the residents after a year of tragic incidents including fatalities. This community project will bring local youth, residents and volunteers together to undertake an initiative to celebrate their neighbourhood.

Please save the date of Saturday, September 30th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM for a day of celebration including a BBQ, activities and a community walk!

 

In mid-August, I was honoured to join Ms. Lee Soda, Executive Director of the Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA), and youth members of the Chester Le community to provide an update on the Chester Le Community Mural.

The mural will be displayed on the wall along Victoria Park Avenue outside the Chester Le townhouses. It is an artistic collaboration by the community of Chester Le to showcase the beauty and resilience of the residents after a year of tragic incidents including fatalities. This community project will bring local youth, residents and volunteers together to undertake an initiative to celebrate their neighbourhood.

The Chester Le Community Mural has been provided funding through the StreetARToronto (StART) partnership program which is initiated through the City of Toronto Community Partnership Investment Program. The Chester Le Community Mural is one of many projects that respond to the needs and local conditions of diverse communities in the City.

Please SAVE THE DATE of Saturday, September 30th, 2017. We will be celebrating the completion of this mural with members of the Chester Le community. Stay tuned for more information.

Please see this link for local media coverage of the project: https://www.insidetoronto.com/community-story/7537829-wall-outside-chester-le-becoming-home-to-mural-art-after-a-bad-year-/

Eyrie for the Children Foundation fundraiser on Friday, September 15th

The Eyrie for the Children Foundation is a non-profit Canadian registered charity. Its goal is to help impoverished children in developing countries to fulfill their dreams through education. At this moment, the Eyrie Foundation provides 144 scholarships to students in eastern Nepal. In the past, the Foundation has also raised relief funds for victims of the Nepal earthquakes of 2015.

I encourage interested members of the community to consider attending, or donating to, the Foundation’s 9th annual fundraising dinner and dance. For more information about the Foundation please visit: www.eyriechildrenfoundation.ca and see below for more information about the fundraiser:

Eyrie for the Children Foundation 9th Annual Fundraising Dinner and Dance

Date:              Friday, September 15th, 2017

Location:        Century Palace Chinese Restaurant

398 Ferrier Street, Markham, ON

Time:              6:00 PM; Dinner served at 7:00 PM

Cost:               $60, which includes a $20 tax receipt

RSVP:            By e-mail at eyrie.children.foundation@gmail.com