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.
If you would like to organize one independent of my office, you can by CLICKING HERE.
SNEAK PEEK: New Paramedics Station on Wilson Ave
As part of an ongoing consultation the Wilson and Lexfield community got a sneak peek of the new EMS station going in at Wilson and Ridge Road area. It will include solar heating, a green roof, geothermal heating, and will comply with an advanced Toronto green standard. Click to see a photo of the design.
Roding Neighbourhood Watch
As part of an ongoing effort to improve park safety, increase path lighting and generally encourage community eyes on our streets, the latest Roding Neighbourhood Watch meeting discussed various initiatives and updates on safety. If you would like to take the lead in organizing a community watch in your specific area, please contact my office.
Municipal Licensing and Standards Blitz
I am pleased to report our MLS officers have done a blitz of establishments in our area to determine licensing compliance. While infractions were at a minimum, I am always looking to ensure our community is home to safe and licensed businesses. If you see unsafe practices or know of unlicensed operations happening in our community, please contact 311 or my office.
Spanish Parent Celebration Day – St. Jane Frances
The TCDSB Advisory Committee for Spanish-speaking Communities would like to invite you to our parent celebration on May 2, 2015 at St. Jane Frances Catholic Elementary School. Click here for the invitation details. En Español.
New College Coming To Downsview
Centennial College’s Aerospace Centre is cleared for take-off in Downsview. As part of the $26 million in provincial investment dollars I helped secure as the Co-Chair of the Downsview Aerospace Campus Working Group, our first educational and training institution has announced it is relocating to our community to take advantage of the resources and competitive synergies that exist at Downsview’s aerospace facilities. This is only the first step in Downsview becoming a world-class competitive Aerospace player, and a core economic powerhouse for Toronto, Ontario and Canada. Read more about it here.
Watermain Replacement projects
In an effort to constantly improve waterflow in our community these various projects will commence shortly – Dovehouse Avenue, Ashton Avenue, Montana Avenue, Cuffley Crescent (North and South) and Keelegate Drive commencing during the month of June, 2015.
NOTICE for Dovehouse Avenue
NOTICE for Cuffley Cres (N&S)
NOTICE for Ashton and Montana
FACTSHEET on Lead Pipes and Drinking Water
Community Update on 2015 Budget
This year’s budget process was not as contentious as recent ones. However there were still details in this budget that concerned me. One of the most troubling was a move to cut the security guards at our libraries. I and many of my Council colleagues successfully pushed back against this move. We restored library security. You can read more about this and other details in my note on the 2015 Budget. Click here to read it.
Tax Rebate Motion Passed
As you know, every year I hold multiple clinics to help seniors and the disabled rebates on their property tax increases. To qualify you have to have a household income of 38,000/year or less. During the budget process this year, one of the few successful changes to our budget adopted was one I pushed for which tied the qualification amount to the rate of inflation. In simple terms, this means every year the qualification amount will increase allowing more of you to qualify for a rebate for your tax increase rebate. It is a small but important change that will help Donwsview remain affordable while it continues on the rise.
Spring Construction Overview
Spring ushers in construction season in our city. Click here and then on WARD 9 to get the latest notices on construction in our community.
Report a Pothole
My annual pothole audit will begin soon, but you can help me out early by reporting a pothole in our community. You can contact my office, or call 311. You can email 311 too by clicking here.
As usual, you can always get the latest updates on developments in our community at my website HERE.