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March 12, 2016 – Ward 39 March Break Update

Dear Constituents,

March Break

During March Break, March 14 to 18, the City of Toronto will offer free and low-cost activities at its community centres, parks and historic sites. Highlights of Parks, Forestry and Recreation division activities and attractions follow, in addition to information about Toronto’s historic sites/museums.    Read More..

Misleading Communications – Toronto Water does not conduct door-to-door

The City of Toronto is receiving complaints from residents who are being given notices such as flyers from independent contractors using door-to-door sales tactics. The notices are designed to appear as if they are City communications about programs and services associated with Toronto Water.            Read More…
Overnight lane closures for work on Gardiner

A series of overnight lane closures on Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway next week will allow workers to set up the final work zone for the elevated expressway’s deck replacement between Dufferin Street and Spadina Avenue                                                                                                                                   Read More..
Reminder to change smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries

Toronto Fire Services reminds residents that this weekend’s start of daylight savings time, when clocks are moved forward one hour, is also a convenient time to replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.                                                                                                                                    Read More…

Community updates

Steeles Avenue East Bridge Public Meeting March 23, 2016 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Environmental Assessment Notice of Commencement & Public Event Study Overview
The City of Toronto has initiated a study to evaluate options for a grade separation between
Steeles Avenue East and the Stouffville GO Transit Rail Corridor (east of Kennedy Road).
Click here for more info

Syrian Refugees – if you wish to assist by renting part of your home, donating furniture please call the Armenian Community Center at (
647) 860-4345

Canvassers There may be many people knocking on your door wishing to sell you services and/or check your appliances. Be aware and do not open your door. Read more to know your rights. Click here

Cultural Messages

March 16, 2016 – Commemoration of the Halabja Genocide and Al-Anfal Campaign
It is with a deep sense of reverence that I commemorate with you the 28th Anniversary of the Halabja Genocide and the Al-Anfal Campaign
March 17, 2016 – St. Patrick’s Day
March 21, 2016 – Newroz
March 21, 2016 – Noruz
March 25, 2016 – Greek Independence Day – Ημέρα της Ελληνικής Ανεξαρτησίας
March 26, 2016 – Bangladeshi Independence Day
(March 25, 2016 – there will be a special message coming out for Easter)

The messages above will appear two days before the celebration date on my website click here:
If we have missed any important dates, please email and let us know jim@karygiannis.net
We will be glad to add them.

Travel Alert  Zika Virus click here and get updated info

Overnight parking changes

If you reside in the Silver Springs Boulevard Area, there will be no overnight parking between the hours of 2:00 am to 6:00 am.
Click here to see map – (McNicoll on the north, Kennedy on the east, Finch on the south, Birchmount on the west)

If you require additional information and or assistance with municipal related items, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 416 392 1374.

Jim Karygiannis
Councillor Ward 39