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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’s Annual Remembrance Day + more


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.

Free Tools
Downsview Public Library is home to one of Toronto’s Tool Libraries. What is a tool library? Well, you can check out a tool to finish that home DIY project just like you would check out a book. Make sure to check it out, literally. Click here for a video of how it works. For more info click here.

Fall Downsview Library Programs
Programs are as follows:
Your Life as a Poem: Newcomer Writing Workshop
9:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m – Tue Oct 13, Tue Nov 10, Tue Dec 01
Creative Writing: Your Life in Four Pages
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Every Thurs from Oct 01 to Dec 03
Writing Workshop for Adults
6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m. – Every Tues from Sept 29-Nov 03
Public Speaking for Teens
5:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m. – Every Tues from Sept 29-Nov 03
Tween Public Speaking/Oral presentations
4:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m. – Oct 01, 08, 15, Nov 05, 12 19
Teen Writing Workshop
4:00 p.m.-4:50 p.m. – Every Tues from Sept 29-Nov 03
Public Speaking for Children
3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Every Wed from Sep 30 to Nov 11
Family Storytelling
9:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m. – Oct 03, Nov 14, Dec 05
Children’s Writing Workshop
3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Oct 01, 08, 15, 22, Nov 05, 12

Holocaust Education Week: In Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor
More info available at

New Shops Planned by Wilson Subway Station
A new series of shops is being built beside Wilson subway station at the corner of Billy Bishop Way and Wilson Ave. The new development will feature Pier One and several other retailers. Additionally, the developer is looking for specialty users, service, café and restaurant tenants. For more information you can check out Build Toronto’s website on the project.

GO Service Expansion Through Downsview
GO service is expanding in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. This means electric trains running every 15 minutes or better, all day and in both directions on our rail lines. As part of this work, GO is beginning to assess the impacts of adding additional track to the Barrie GO rail corridor which runs through our community of Downsview.

So GO is hosting a public meeting to answer some early questions, give an overview of their plan, and get feedback.

Tuesday, November 17
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
York Civic Centre
2700 Eglinton Ave. W.

The City’s Cultural Hotspot is Coming to North York
Are you an artist, part of a collective, or part of a community organization with an arts component? You can be part of the City’s  Cultural Hotspot coming to North York. Hotspots are City-assisted programs that celebrates local culture, heritage, creativity, business and community with special events, festivals and art happenings in a local area. Hotspots also aim to grow creative capacity in the area with workshops, courses, youth engagement, employment and legacy projects. The search is on for 2016 and you can take part. The Hotspot will run from May to October 2016. Check out the Hotspot that came to Etobicoke as an example of what to expect. Get in touch with my office by clicking here.

Part of a Sports Group? Toronto Sports Council
The Toronto Sports Council promotes active involvement in sport and physical recreation and provides a network for sport organizations to share experiences and resources. On Sat, November 14th, 2015 the TSC is hosting its 6th Fall Workshop and wants you to participate. Part of a sports or recreation group? Generally interested in helping residents pursue a healthy, active lifestyle in our city? CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter.
It is getting colder out. That means you need to make sure you don’t get frozen pipes. Check out this handy Frozen Pipes Prevention Guide to keep on top of your pipes this winter.

Downsview 8k/5k Race
On Sunday November 15, the Excel Running Series is coming to Downsview. You can participate by clicking here.

New Downsview Federal Member of Parliament
Downsview has a new Federal Member of Parliament, Michael Levitt. Given the recent election, there is currently no constituency contact information for Mr. Levitt, but when there is we will keep you updated. His twitter is available here. His Facebook is available here.


September Update


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


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..


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 and bring your neighbours out to help for our community cleanup day. Read more…

February Update – Family Day Skating Party + more..


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…

December Update – Happy Holidays, Free Turkeys, Snow Removal + more


Snow Removal – Everything You Need to Know
Even before the snow starts to fall, Toronto’s winter maintenance crews swing into action and they work continuously until the storm is over, and snow is cleared. Still, here are some things to know to help make things go smoother, or if your area is missed or not done properly.


July e-blast – Downsview Video Highlights, Memorial, 120 Calvington Improves & more


Downsview Highlights Video

Click to see what’s happening in Downsview. Read more…

June Update – Help Your Neighbour in Need, Tax Clinics, Sharon Alford on Set Downsview Free + More


Help Nicole Pampena
Your neighbour, Nicole needs your help. Her family is going through an uphill battle.

Little Nicole is 19 years old, weighs 49 pounds and suffers from Cerebral Dysgenesis (Cerebral Palsy). Her father is blind and her mother has terminal liver cancer. Nicole needs round the clock nursing care in order to survive. Read more…

Spring News – Get a Free Set Downsview Free Lawn Sign, Ephraim’s Place Renovation, New Keele+Wilson Road + More


Get a Free Set Downsview Free Lawn Sign
Many of your neighbours already have taken a Set Downsview Free lawn sign. Click here to order one.

That’s right. You can show your support for the Set Downsview Free campaign by having a sign on your lawn. Our second batch of signs is arriving soon. Read more…

March News – Meet Your New TTC Chair, Maria Augimeri + More


Meet Your New TTC Chair
It is my pleasure to re-introduce myself to you as the new Chair of the City of Toronto’s Toronto Transit Commission.

I am thrilled that a majority of City Council has confidence in my abilities to run an organization that is tasked with getting 2.6 million people moving across our city every day.

In addition to being the Chair of the TTC, I continue to be your Councillor. The Chair position is a responsibility added to the already important work I will continue to do for you. I do not receive extra pay for the added duties. It is a labour of love and I pledge to serve you dutifully as my constituents and as TTC riders. Read More Here

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CBC News – Maria Augimeri wants ‘serious talk’ on transit operations
North York Mirror – Council selects Maria Augimeri as new chair of the TTC
Downsview Advocate – Downsview Councillor Maria Augimeri Wins Top Spot at TTC

Community Excited About New Anthony Road Park
On March 18, the Anthony Road Community packed an open house session to view preliminary designs of the new Anthony Road Park which will contain new landscaping, a mini soccer field, a splash pad, playground amenities and more. They say it couldn’t be done, but we saved it from developers and are now building a park for you to enjoy for generations to come. See more pics here, and here.

Ice Storm Debris Pickup
With the onset of spring, the melting snow will reveal bits and pieces of wood debris generated by the December ice storm. Inaccessible until now, this remaining material will be dealt with through the City of Toronto’s leaf and yard waste regular biweekly collection that began March 11. Important Details Here Read more…