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April 13, 2016 – Ward 39 Spring Update

Dear Constituents,

Don Valley Parkway From Gardiner Expy To Hwy 401
Friday Apr. 15, 2016 to Monday Apr. 18, 2016

Details: The Don Valley Parkway from the Gardiner Expressway to Highway 401 will be closed for Spring Maintenance activities. A rain date of April 29 to May 1 has been set, in which case the DVP will re-open early to improve traffic conditions during the Goodlife Marathon, scheduled for May 1.
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Community updates

Spring Newsletter
We are in the process of delivering our Spring Newsletter
You can download an electronic copy click here.

Should the speed limit on Pharmacy Avenue be lowered?
Recently, City of Toronto staff prepared a report which indicated that lower speeds on residential streets will reduce the risk of major injuries to pedestrians and cyclists in the event of a crash. The report also indicated that noise reduction is usually associated with lower speeds. Pharmacy Avenue is a major thoroughfare in our community comprised of small businesses, high rises, residential homes, a church and a school.                                                                                                                   Click here to vote

Please Slow Down – Help Make Our Roads Safe
Whether you are a pedestrian, cyclist or motorist it is important to make sure our roadways are always safe.                                                                                                                                    Order your slow down sign

2016 nominations for the City of Toronto Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards
Do you know someone or a community group who is making a difference in Toronto by reducing barriers to civic participation? Celebrate their accomplishments – nominate them for an award!
Deadline – May 2, 2016                                                                                                  Nominate

The Toronto Police Service and the Toronto Police Services Board in partnership with the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services is now accepting applications for the 2016 Youth in Policing Fall Program.                                                                          Read More…
The new Green Bin is coming to Scarborough
Rollout starts this spring!
We are phasing in delivery across the City beginning with the Scarborough community starting this spring. It will take six months to complete delivery to Scarborough.                                  Read More..

Cultural Messages
April 14, 2016 – Bangla New Year
April 14, 2016 – Vaisakhi
April 14, 2016 – Tamil New Year
April 13, 2016 – Hindu New Year
April 17, 2016 – Myanmar New Year
April 24, 2016 – 101st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

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.