Download My Tenant Survival Guide

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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Download My Senior Information Guide

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

What To Do This March Break, Recreation Improvements + More


What To Do This March Break
Here are some places that can help you decide what to do this March break 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


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


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


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


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.
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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.