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Humber River Regional Hospital (HRRH)

Councillor Augimeri welcomes plans for the Humber River Regional Hospital in her ward. Designed to be a state-of-the-art facility, the new HRRH will provide the residents of Ward 9 and surrounding areas, with highest level of care and improved quality of life.

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April 2017, EXCLUSIVE: New Subway Station Pics, Jane’s Walk in Downsview + more!

4.13.2017

Exclusive Photos of Our New Subway Stations
I had the pleasure of touring our new Downsview Park subway station recently as well as the new Pioneer Village station. I will let the photos speak for themselves. SEE THEM HERE.

Jane’s Walk – Downsview Dells, Downsview Park
May 6 is going to be a busy day to learn about Downsview. At 1pm, I will be hosting a walk of the Downsview Dells which will feature the urban natural environment that the Dells represents. What happens when our properties and the natural environment begin to compete for space, tree, plant and animal species in the Dells and much more. Join me and TRCA staff as we walk the paths and learn what in the Dells is going on!

Jane’s Walk – Downsview Dells – What In The Dells Is Going On!
Saturday May 6 @ 1PM
3100 Keele street (Parking Lot)
Dells, Ravine, Slope collapse, restabilization, flora and fauna and more!
Led by Councillor Maria Augimeri and TRCA staff.

Additionally, Rosanna Seca-Iaboni of the Downsview Lands Community Voice Association (DLCVA) is hosting two walks of Downsview Park; it’s more than just concerts! Everything from the military history, to the business startups, and the “lake”. It all gets covered by Rosanna Seca-Iaboni.

Downsview Park; it’s more than just concerts!
70 Canuck Ave
Led by Rosanna Seca-Iaboni,
Saturday May 6, 2017, 3:30 PM, 2 Hours
Sunday May 7, 2017, 3:00 PM, 2 Hours

York-Centre Summit
Join your local, provincial and federal area representatives for York-Centre’s latest summit to discuss everything going on in our community. See the flyer here.

Sunday April 30
3:00PM-5:00PM
Antibes Community Centre
140 Antibes Dr.

To RSVP or for more info:
michael.levitt@parl.gc.ca
416-638-3700

Downsview’s Got Talent!
This is a talent call-out for anyone in our community that has a talent to showcase. The upcoming Reading Sprouts Garden Festival beside Jane-Sheppard Library will take place on June 10 and I want to showcase YOU.

Do you got a talent you want to showcase?

Contact my office by May 10. Councillor_Augimeri@toronto.ca or 416-392-4021

Downsview Station Names, They Are A-Changing
That’s right, beginning Sunday May 7, the name for Downsview Station will change to Sheppard West Station. This is in anticipation of our new subway stations opening later this year, one of which is the new Downsview Park station at Chesswood and Sheppard.

As of May 7, 2017:
Downsview Station will change to Sheppard West Station

As of new subway line opening in late 2017, northbound from Wilson will look like:

  • Wilson Station
  • Sheppard West Station
  • Downsview Park Station
  • Finch West Station
  • York University Station
  • Pioneer Village Station
  • Highway 407 Station
  • Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station

Dufferin/Wilson Regeneration Study Now Public
As part of Downsview’s ongoing renewal, Dufferin and Wilson has been the subject of a study to make it more pedestrian friendly and look at the area’s future through a holistic and community focused lens. After many years, and much community input, the Regeneration Area study has now been made public and I will push for its approval at Council at the end of this month. Read the report here.

More Protection For Tenants
At City Council last month, we passed new rules that help protect tenants and improve their living conditions. I’m very excited about these new rules and spoke about them in Council.
You can watch my video here.
Read about the new rules here.

York Community Centre Open – Photos
The new York Community Centre is the model for the one eventually planned for Downsview. I did a tour of this amazing new building to see what’s in store, and what could be done better when it eventually comes to Downsview. See the photos here.

Men’s Briscola Tournament
Grandravine Community Centre hosted the 2017 Senior Men’s Briscola tournament. Check out the action-packed photos here.

Downsview Ravine Restoration Featured Publication
Downsview’s ravine restoration has been featured in a prominent engineering publication as a best practice endeavour. Read the magazine here.

Celebrate Earth Day at the APTUS Teaching Landscape

  • Help plant a berry thicket at APTUS Teaching Landscape
  • Volunteers will help prep the soil and plant 100 berry bushes!
  • All ages and abilities welcome
  • Drinks and snacks will be provided.

APTUS Earth Day
Saturday April 22 @ 10am-12pm
111 Anthony Road

In celebration of Earth Day, please bring your own water bottle
With questions, please text/call: 416-407-5062 or email: info@teachinglandscape.com

In case you missed it, you can also check out a few photos of the APTUS centre’s greenhouse opening here.

Become a Member of the Black Creek Garden Resource Network
Become a member and order your seeds and seedlings before MAY 20th! With our seedlings membership, you get access to local and organic seeds and seedlings at a discounted price.  Extra discounts are available for seniors and low income members.  Deadline for seedlings memberships is May 20th! For more info and how to apply, click here.

The Black Creek Garden Resource Network (BCGRN) is an initiative supported by a network of food- and health-based organizations in the Black Creek neighbourhood.

Downsview Library Upcoming Programs
Downsview Library is an amazing hub of learning, entertainment and fun. There are too many great upcoming programs to list. So just bookmark this link here and browse.

Roding Community Centre Upgrades
Over the next year, Roding Community Centre will experience some major renovations to make our community space better than ever. Some of these upgrades will include:

  • Replacing interior finishes at lobby (flooring, wall paint, ceiling)
  • Improvements at existing front entrance (motorized doors and vestibule area)
  • Improvements at existing office (reception area, office, safe storage)
  • Improvements at multipurpose rooms (counters, wall paint, ceiling, window glazing units)
  • Improvements at washrooms (fixtures, partitions, add a universal barrier-free washroom)
  • Flooring replacement at existing dressing room
  • Flooring replacement at existing gym
  • Improvements at mechanical room (storage and chemicals separation wall)
  • Design and development will take place this year and construction will begin in 2018.

Contact my office with any questions.

Construction at Pearson Airport and Airplane Noise
I have been informed that due to some runway construction happening at Pearson Airport. This may result in new flight paths that can increase air traffic noise experienced in our community. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the GTAA’s Noise Office at: 416-247-7682

Branson Urgent Care Centre Closing – Your Help Needed
Some in our community may be using this facility at Finch and Bathurst and are concerned about its future. The Branson Community Action Group is opposing the closure and needs your help. Attend the upcoming Town Hall or Group Meeting to get involved.

Branson Residents Community Group Committee Meeting
Thursday April 13
6:00PM-8:00pm
Bathurst-Finch Hub
Community Room 2
540 Finch Ave W

Town Hall
Monday April 24
6:30PM-8:30PM
Northview Heights Secondary School
Auditorium
550 Finch Avenue West

Make your voice heard. Volunteer.
More info: victoriadjds@gmail.com, 416-303-5472

Happy Easter!

-Maria


March 2017, New Greenhouse Opening Community Day, March Break Activities + more! -

3.13.2017

Greenhouse Opening Tomorrow
Help open the APTUS Teaching Landscape greenhouse for year-round programs benefiting children with complex disabilities and our community.

Please join us and help open the APTUS Teaching Landscape greenhouse for year-round programs benefitting children with complex disabilities and the greater Toronto community. Read more…


Feb 2017 Update, Skating Party This Sunday, Yorkdale TTC Lot Open + more!

2.09.2017

Get Your Skates on this Sunday
Come join us this Sunday at Grandravine Community Centre for my skating party.

Sunday, February 12,
3:15pm-5:15pm
Grandravine Community Centre

23 Grandravine Dr
Snacks and Hot chocolate provided. Don’t forget to bring your skates. Read more…


January Update – Skating Party This Sunday, Yorkdale TTC Lot Update + more!

1.19.2017

Get Your Skates on this Sunday
Come join us this Sunday at Roding Community Centre for my skating party.

Sunday, January 22,
2:30pm-4:30pm
Roding Community Centre
600 Roding Street

Snacks and Hot chocolate provided. Don’t forget to bring your skates.

2017 Community Calendar
Click on Calendar to Download your own.
Read more…


New Green Bins Coming, Pics of Community Events + more! -

11.25.2016

Downsview Gets $18.4 Million in New Investment.
As you know, I have been working diligently as co-chair of the Downsview Aerospace Campus Working Group to encourage investment and renewal to the Aerospace sector in our Community. When the military base was shut down in Downsview in the late 90′s it robbed our local economy of hundreds of millions of dollars. I have been working towards its renewal and the latest investment is just the next step.

In addition to the $18.4 million in new federal money, the province has also given $25‎.8 million to the project bringing the total investment thus far to $44.2. This money will be dedicated to an aerospace innovation campus in Downsview that will create long-term, high-skilled jobs allowing Downsview to be globally competitive, not to mention bolster our local economy.

Read more about the new federal investment here.

Murray Road Regeneration Area Update
As you might be aware, a “regeneration area” study has been underway for the Murray Road lands for some time. This has included a comprehensive review of the use of the lands, an injunction on any increased industrial activity, and the installation of air monitoring equipment for health and safety purposes. In addition, a pedestrian and cycling bridge is proposed for access to Downsview Park through a new neighbourhood in Downsview Park of what will be luxury town homes. Additionally, a new traffic control signal has been activated at Wilson and Murray to enhance safety in the area.  For more information you can check here. Read more…


Pumpkin Parade, Haunted Mansion, New Downsview Mural + more!

10.08.2016

Mossie Park Pumpkin Parade
Showcase the jack-o’-lantern you worked so hard on at the 1st annual de Havilland ‘Mossie’ Park Pumpkin Parade.
Come Dressed up.
Bring your Pumpkin.

Tuesday November 1
6:00pm-7:00pm
Mossie Park, 111 Anthony Road.

Win a prize for:Best Costume
Best Jack-O- Lantern
Every child in costume gets a prize! Read more…


Downsview Memorial Parkette 10 Year Anniversary Festival June 26 + More

5.31.2016

Downsview Memorial Parkette 10 Year Anniversary Festival

The Park that started it all. The Downsview Memorial Parkette Festival Committee invites you to be part of the celebration for the Parkette that ushered in an era of revitalization in Downsview. Some of its rich design features can only be seen by air! It is a jewel and we are celebrating its 10-year anniversary with arts, local talent, music, a full festival, attractions, a sound stage, unique food offerings and more. An amazing festival in an amazing area. Do not miss out on this opportunity, come and join us on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Read more…


Downsview Park Flooding, Please Slow Down Signs, Take Back Our Park + More

5.10.2016

Please Slow Down Lawn Signs
It is spring and that means our “Please Slow Down” lawn signs are once again available as part of the Spring Safety Awareness Campaign. Pedestrian safety remains a central focus for Downsview. You’re encouraged to get one of these free lawn signs to help remind others of the importance of slowing down.

Call me if you want one of these signs. 416-392-4021 or email me by clicking here.
You can also pick one up at my community office during office hours. Mon-Wed-Fri 10am-4pm. 1355 Wilson Avenue, Unit 1A – MAP
Read more…


What To Do This March Break, Recreation Improvements + More

3.11.2016


Labour disruption and what to do, skating party this Sunday, new Wilson express bus + more

2.17.2016

Protecting Our Community From Heavy Industrial Activity
At the last session of Council, I successfully pushed for a halt to expansion of heavy industrial operations at the site of the former Sunrise Propane facility on Murray Road. Council was unanimous in supporting my initiative. Watch my comments here. Read about it here.
Sewer Rehabilitation

You may have noticed a lot of sewer work happening this month in our community. This is part of our ongoing efforts to ensure our sewer and stormwater runoff infrastructure is being kept in a state of good repair as well as upgraded. Specifically this month, the following streets were being worked on:

  • Spenvalley Drive
  • Northover Street
  • Renshaw Stret
  • Tavistock Road
  • Thwaite Avenue
  • Sheppard Avenue

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact my office. Read more…