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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


September 2017 Update – Downsview Job Fair, Coyotes in Roding Park, Downsview Gets a New EMS Station + more!

9.28.2017

Jobs Jobs Jobs!
As you know, the Shops at Wilson (the new commercial development at 75 Billy Bishop Way) is beginning to open. I have been working closely with the team at Build Toronto to set up an online job fair for employment opportunities in the shops. Some shops have already opened like Carter’s Oshkosh and Moores, with SnuggleBugz opening this weekend. Starbucks, Nail Gallery and A&W to open soon.

Ongoing Job Opportunities will be available here: http://buildtoronto.ca/city-building/employment/shopsatwilsonstationjobs/

That link just went online and you can begin applying now.

DO NOT FEED the Coyotes in Roding Park
Over the last many months, coyotes have been appearing in Roding Park.

While the sighting of the odd coyote is perfectly natural, and can be a sign of ecological health and balance in our parks, what is not natural is the encouragement of their contact with humans and pets by feeding them.

These are wild feral animals that are unpredictable in their behaviour.

Feeding and interacting with coyotes makes their presence dangerous for all in the park. It encourages their numbers, and makes them less timid of humans (including children) which can lead to attacks, and other harm.

I have directed staff to seek out and remove the coyote dens in the park in an effort to reduce their presence.

But I cannot emphasize enough how unwise and irresponsible activity like that pictured below is.

On multiple occasions activity like above has been directly addressed and yet this activity apparently still continues. If you witness activity like this, please report it to my office.

DO NOT FEED THE COYOTES.

Speeding! Please Slow Down
It is back to school season and our community has many kids walking to and from school. It is vitally important to keep an eye out for children walking even crossing our roads in unpredictable ways. It is incumbent upon all of us in cars to keep an eye out, observe speed limits and be extra cautious in school zones.

If you would like a Please Slow Down sign installed near you, you can pick one up at my community office or have one delivered by contacting me. Please click here for contact info.

Brand New Paramedic Station on Wilson
Years in the making, this brand new station is state of the art, multi-functional and adds an essential service to our burgeoning Health and Wellness District on Wilson Ave. Click here for some preview photos of the new station’s grand opening.

Brand New Splash Pad at Spenvalley Park Update
The new splashpad and play area at Spenvalley park is almost complete.  While the water hookups still need assembly, the structure is complete beautifully and will be ready for opening and use early 2018.

Aptus Teaching Landscape Planting Event October 14th
Aptus has been a great community partner in the Anthony Road community. Here is a chance for you to get involved in one of their many events. Details below.

Madonna C.S. Annual Walk-A-Thon, October 11
For 55 years Madonna Catholic School has supported the endeavors of young women from across the city. In order to continue to provide quality resources that enrich student learning.  This spirit- filled, community building walk a thon will not only support Madonna by providing money for a number of school initiatives, but funds collected will also be used to support the official TCDSB charity, The Angel Foundation.  The foundation will be celebrating 30th anniversary, serving the needs of students in the TCDSB by nutritional, education, social and emergency support programs.

I am proud to be part of this endeavour. If you want to get involved, or show support please contact my office.

Murray Road Update
Some of you attended the Murray Road Study update in August. For those who want to see the material and the progress being made on this study, please check out this link.

If you have any questions about it, please contact Community Planner Ben DiRaimo at 416-395-7119 or Bdiraimo@toronto.ca.

Sewer Works in Downsview
As part of the ongoing state-of-good-repair work happening in our community, below for your information is new sewer work being conducted in our community.

From 24 San Vitoway to Sheppard Ave W
20‐Sep – 13‐Oct during the day
Sewer inspection and cleaning

2830 Keele St
During the day
Dye Test

Humber River Hospital Satisfaction Levels Through The Roof
According to surveys, Humber River Hospital rated first in patient satisfaction amongst all participating large community hospitals in Ontario and sixth overall amongst all hospitals in Ontario.

According to the survey, in 2015-16 Humber River Hospital’s Patient Satisfaction score was 60.9%. However, in 2016-17, this score jumped to 72%, an increase of 11%. In addition, when Humber River Hospital patients were asked “would you recommend Humber River Hospital to family and friends?” – 82% replied “Yes”.

This is further evidence that Downsview is becoming a hub of excellence, innovation and satisfaction.

Canada 150 Community Award application – ends this week
Your MP Michael Levitt will be hosting an event called “15 for 150” where he will recognize and honour fifteen constituents, business owners or non-profit leaders that make a real difference and impact to York Centre, Ontario and Canada.

Categories:
1. Youth Advocacy
2. Environmental Activism
3. Volunteerism (2)*
4. Multiculturalism, Diversity and Inclusion (2)
5. Advancement of Gender Equality
6. Honouring our Veterans and Service Personnel
7. Community Leadership (2)
8. Mental Health and Health Advocacy
9. Social Services Leadership (2)
10. Indigenous peoples Advocacy
11. York Centre Legacy Award

* Indicates 2 awards will be given in that category.

Application criteria:
1. Must reside or own/operate a business/non-profit in the riding of York Centre.
2. Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.
3. Applicants may apply for a maximum of two categories.

Applications will be selected by a non-partisan committee panel.

The application deadline is THIS Friday September 29th, 2017 at 5 p.m. To apply or request an application package reach out directly to his office at 416-638-3700 or email michael.levitt@parl.gc.ca.

Once an application is filled out please send it to michael.levitt@parl.gc.ca or mail applications to:
Michael Levitt, MP
660 Wilson Ave.
North York ON M3K1E1

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Sunday October 29th, 2017.

Looking to become a Protégée to a City Councillor?
This unique program pairs young female Torontonians with female City Councillors for six months. Learn about the opportunities for women in local government, gain hands-on experience and understand the multi-faceted role of a City Councillor and City Staff.

Apply to the Protégée Program here and the deadline is October 15.

Know a Woman Who is Making a Difference in the Lives of Others?
YWCA wants to celebrate her.

Every year, YWCA Toronto honours the work of remarkable women who are creating new opportunities for women and girls in our city and around the globe in a wide array of areas such as business, education, social justice, advocacy, arts, health and philanthropy.

To nominate a Woman of Distinction. Click here.

IN THE NEWS (CBC): Neighbours hope Toronto’s newest paramedic station will speed up response times, save more lives

IN THE NEWS (Toronto Star): Downsview Park’s enormous potential is being squandered

IN THE NEWS (Toronto Star): On Wilson Ave., the ‘car is king’ and students are in the way

-Maria


July 2017 – Get Money Back Clinics + more!

7.18.2017

Get Money Back At One of My Clinics
Attend one of my clinics below to get money back on your water or tax bills.  You have to be a senior or disabled, and there are income and property value requirements too. Contact my office at 416-392-4021 for info. If you have your papers in order, attend one of our clinics below:

Tuesday July 18
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Northwood C.C.
Banquet Hall

Thursday July 20
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Roding C.C.
Room 1 Read more…


June 2017, Movie in the Park this Thursday + more

6.26.2017

Movie Night in Mossie Park
CUPE 416 and Friends of de Havilland ‘Mossie’ Park
present a showing of the movie “SING”.

Free Movie
Free Popcorn
Free Raffle!

Weather Permitting
Bring a blanket or lawn chair

This Thursday June 29
@ de Havilland ‘Mossie’ Park
111 Anthony Road

Get Money Back At One of My Clinics
Attend one of my clinics below to get money back on your water or tax bills.  You have to be a senior or disabled, and there are income and property value requirements too. Contact my office at 416-392-4021 for info. If you have your papers in order, attend one of our clinics below:

Tuesday July 18
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Northwood C.C.
Banquet Hall

Wednesday July 20
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Roding C.C.
Room 1

Arts in Roding Park – Fables for the Future
Fables for the future is a theatrical tale of ecological transformation featuring giant puppets, live music, a singing fox, and a dancing robot. Bring your own blanket and a picnic dinner!

Running
Wednesday August 9 to
Saturday August 12
7:00pm
Roding park

Downsview Library Programs
Downsview Library has a lot of amazing programs and events. From 3D printing classes to learning how to camp!

As usual, you can check here to find a program or event for you. Read more…


May 2017, Congrats to Madonna Students, Relay for life + more..

6.10.2017

Congrats to Madonna Students
Madonna Catholic Secondary School has an all-girl robotics team that recently  competed in the Skills Ontario Competition with their robots named Turkey and Stuffing.

They are the first all-girls team to do so and they won silver!

An amazing accomplishment, and congratulations again. Read more…


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! Read more…


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…