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Download Maria Augimeri’s Tenant Survival Guide By Clicking Below. Lots of great tips and help related to tenant living in Toronto. [PDF]

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Your golden years can be challenging. Download my Senior Info Guide here for some great tips. [PDF]

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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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Latest Updates


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

Downsview Park Development Flooding Graves?
Again, a disturbing incident has occurred regarding the sale and development of Downsview Park.

This time the Canadian Jewish News has revealed that the graves of War Veterans are being flooded by the Downsview Park development. Some graves have even collapsed.

You can read the shocking story here.
http://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/development-blamed-for-flooding-veterans-graves

The photos are unbelievable.

Here are some more photos from the cemetery board of the damage in 2015 and in 2016.

If this is happening to the cemetery, what other harm can we expect from the further sale and development of Downsview Park?

It is important that you write the new federal government.
Click Here to EMAIL the Federal  Minister of Public Services and Procurement Now

and tell Hon. Minister Judy Foote to:

1. Stop the Sale and Development of Downsview Park
2. Protect it as green space by giving it back to Toronto or putting it in better hands.

Together we can fight back against the sale and development of Downsview Park.

Take Back Our Park – Ladies Walk For Safety in Roding Park
Join Councillor Augimeri, Toronto Police, and other neighbourhood women for an evening walk in Roding Park in the name of solidarity and safety.

Tuesday May 10 @ 7:30pm
Meet at Parking lot of
Roding Community Centre

Download and Distribute Poster Here.

Witnessed a Crime or Suspicious Activity?
Here’s what you can do.
Call 911 immediately if it is an emergency or if you are witnessing a crime.
Alternatively, you can report a crime online too at http://torontopolice.on.ca/core/
Here is a link that shows where crime calls originate. http://c4s.torontopolice.on.ca/

Keep alert. Everyone can contribute to the safety of our community.

Downsview Memorial Parkette 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
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.

The community is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Downsview Memorial Parkette (MOTH Gardens). It is a community hub, an award-winning park, a memorial space for Downsview’s fallen World War II soldiers, and a commemoration space for Downsview’s Aerospace heritage.

Some of its rich design features can only be seen by air! It is a jewel and we are celebrating 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.

Sunday June 26, 2016
Downsview Memorial Parkette (NW corner of Keele and Wilson)
12:00pm – 5:00pm

You can help the committee financially support the event at
http://tinyurl.com/DownsviewDonation

Meeting To Discuss The Future of Wilson
On March 1, 2016 I held a meeting to discuss the on-going improvements to Wilson Avenue.  Invited was cross-section of representation including local residents, service providers, community groups, labour unions, business operators, City staff (Planning, Transportation, Economic Development) and potential investors in the neighbourhood.

A thorough history of Wilson Avenue was presented, as well as the latest City Council initiatives to improve local conditions on Wilson. Photographs and renderings of future improvements—utility box upgrades, mural treatments, street furniture components, were shown and received considerable support.

The complete overhaul and transformation of Wilson Avenue will continue with these transformative projects, in addition to renewed enthusiasm to invest in our community from public and private partnerships. The future for Wilson Avenue is bright!

New Lights Coming To Wilson and Murray Road
Many residents signed a petition asking for new traffic control signal lights to be installed at Wilson Ave. and Murray Rd. I am pleased to announce that this item passed recently at Council. The new lights are scheduled to be installed by Spring 2017.

Youth In Policing Fall Registration Now Open
It’s that time again! The TPS is currently recruiting for our 2016 Youth In Policing FALL Program. Students can find more information and the application by going online at www.torontopolice.on.ca/yipi

Downsview Library New Programs
You can check out whats new in programming at Downsview Library here.

Nigerian Canadian Newspaper Presents the 2016 Mother’s Day Celebration
Nigerian Canadian Newspaper Presents the 2016 Mother’s Day Celebration with dinner, dancing, and awards. Book your tickets now by clicking here or call Ngozi Ugoh at 416-318-3506.

Knights of Columbus Council 9255 Breakfast/Brunch
This Sunday the Knights of Columbus Council 9255 is holding their Spring Breakfast/Brunch. The whole community is invited and for a small donation of $5 you get eggs, sausages, bacon, pasta, hotdogs, hamburgers, juice, coffee, tea and toast.

This Sunday April 24 2016
St. Jane Frances Church Parish Hall at 2747 Jane Street
9.00 am – 2.00 pm.


What To Do This March Break, Recreation Improvements + More

3.11.2016

What To Do This March Break
Here are some places that can help you decide what to do this March break
Toronto.com March Break Guide
Offbeat ‘staycation’ Ideas
680 News March Break Guide
Toronto Events For Kids
City of Toronto Recreation Programs

Library March Break Programs In Downsview
Here are some March break adult & children programs at our libraries
Jane/Sheppard Library Programs
Downsview Public Library Programs

HELP Ephraim’s Place Youth Camp
Help Downsview kids go to camp. Ephraim’s place needs your help to send kids from our neighbourhood to camp this summer. All donations will be matched. Helping is only 1 click away.

Free March Break Programs at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Visit Black Creek Pioneer Village this March break and kids 14 years and younger get in FREE, from Monday March 14th to Sunday March 20th with an adult admission! More here.

More Money for Downsview Public Library
During the 2016 budget session of City Council I moved a successful motion to provide much needed repair monies to Downsview Public Library for next year. Read more about that here.

Downsview Landlord Summit
Many programs are offered to assist landlords and property owners to upgrade their properties and make their buildings more attractive, efficient and eco-friendly. I recently held a summit of local stakeholders to help them better understand what is on offer and improve their Downsview properties and continue to revitalize Downsview.

Re-elected Chair of the Toronto And Region Conservation Authority
I am proud to be re-elected as the leader of this regional Authority which does tremendous work protecting our water, and green space.

We’re Getting Recreation Upgrades
Our community is getting a big batch of improvements to our recreation programs. Here are some highlights. Full list here.

  • Increased weight room hours and new equipment at Northwood
  • Women’s only hours at Northwood: Mon, Wed, Fri from 9:30am – 12pm
  • Two new youth lounges at Northwood and Grandravine
  • Youth cooking programs, additional drop-in programs and development of youth councils at each centre
  • Calico PS running two march break programs
  • New youth group at Grandravine CC participating in 9 week leadership workshop series with Toronto Public Health
EMS Station Update
Construction has started on the new City of Toronto EMS Multi-function station. The first of its kind to be constructed in the City of Toronto, this facility reflects current trends in providing Emergency Medical Services to the community by providing centralized support operations for ambulances deployed into the surrounding area. Should you have any questions please contact my office.

Free Permits for Arts and Music in the Parks
Council recently approved an item that will allow for free permits for arts and music activities in our parks. Permit holders may use it at places like Northwood Park and Reading Sprouts Garden in our community. For more info, read the council motion here.

Clean Toronto Together Registration
Toronto’s annual spring clean-up weekend returns this April 22-24.  Grab friends, family and co-workers to help clean your local playground, trail, beach, laneway or sport field. Register here to help.

PICS – February Community Skating Party
Our annual Skating Party at Grandravine Community Centre was a great success. Check out the pics here.

PICS – Downsview International Women’s Day
Downsview celebrated the achievements and successes of its women at our first annual International Women’s Day event. Check out the pics here.

Toronto Hydro Energy Storage and Life Support Program
Toronto Hydro wants you to be aware of these programs:

Life Support Notification could save your life if your or your loved one’s life depends on electricity.  Read more here.

Community Energy Storage. Think of a battery in your cell phone or car. Put thousands of them together and you have a system capable of storing electricity and providing power when needed to one or more customers. There is a pilot program at Grandravine right now. Read more about it here.

75 Billy Bishop Way Update
Lease signage will soon be erected at 75 Billy Bishop Way and the commuter lots will be closed to facilitate new construction on the site. The lots will only be closed once the Yorkdale lots are open again. If you have any questions please contact my office. Read more about it here.


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…


Skating Party this Sunday, Download 2016 Calendar + more

1.13.2016

Happy 2016!

You should have received your new calendar in the mail, but if you haven’t or want to print off your own, download your free 2016 Downsview Community Calendar by clicking here (then click the download  button at the top) Read more…

Snow survival tips, Season of Giving and more

12.03.2015

Word of Precaution
Some debris, potentially harmful to cars/feet are being found curbside in our community. Given leaves and snow may obscure objects this season, make sure to keep your eyes open as you park/step.VIDEO: Flood Damage Repaired in Downsview
During the July 2013 storm, the homes of Whitburn Crescent and Jennifer Court experienced extreme erosion. Parts of backyards fell into the ravine behind the homes. WATCH THIS VIDEO by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) staff of how the repairs took place. As Chair of the TRCA I am extremely proud of the work done to help protect these homes. WATCH THE VIDEO. Read more…

Downsview’s Annual Remembrance Day + more

11.06.2015

Downsview’s Annual Remembrance Day
Every November 11 at 11am, we hold our annual Remembrance Day ceremony in Downsview. Reverend Susan Howard from Downsview United Church will preside over the prayer service as is tradition.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
10:45am (arrive)

At Downsview Memorial Parkette (click for map)
(northeast corner of Keele and Wilson)

Please Slow Down Lawn Signs
Toronto’s Transportation Services rolled out its new “Please Slow Down” lawn signs this month as part of a $40,000-Fall 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.
Read more…


September Update

9.02.2015

Downsview Library Getting Extended Hours
Effective September 8, 2015, new hours will be added on Monday mornings from 9 am -12:30 pm.  The branch will close at 5 pm on Fridays rather than 5:30.

In Photos – Our Newest Park – Ridge Road Park Grand Opening
In June, Downsview opened its newest park on Ridge Road and the community celebrated. CLICK HERE TO SEE PICS. Read more…


June Update – New park opens this Sunday, new community office +more

6.05.2015

This Sunday, A New Park in Downsview Opens!
The City of Toronto has successfully come to an agreement to allow the opening of Ridge Park. You’re invited to attend the ceremony. Additionally, I will be also dedicating the adjacent bocce court park.Sunday, June 7
2:30 pm
Ridge Park MAP Read more…

Spring Update – Sneak Peak our New EMS station, Let’s clean our community, & more..

4.02.2015

Let’s Clean Downsview Together This Spring!
On Saturday, April 18 join us and do your part to keep our community clean and green. Email me at Councillor_Augimeri@toronto.ca and bring your neighbours out to help for our community cleanup day. Read more…


February Update – Family Day Skating Party + more..

2.12.2015

Family Day Skating Party This Sunday
Make the best of the cold weather and come skate with me!

Sunday, February 15
3:15 – 5:15pm
Grandravine Community Centre
23 Grandravine Drive

Snacks and Hot Chocolate Provided
Please bring your own skates!

Downsview’s New Years Levee Photos
Downsview held its first New Year’s Levee last month. Hundreds attended, it was a great success. Check out the photos here. Read more…