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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


December Update – City Council to Feds: Transfer Downsview Park to Toronto, New Subway Open + more!

12.22.2017

City Council to Feds: Transfer William Baker Lands to City of Toronto
As you may know I have been fighting unconditionally to hold the Federal Government to its word when they promised in 1994 to hold Downsview Park  “in perpetuity and in trust primarily as a unique urban recreational green space for the enjoyment of future generations.”

William Baker Park (pictured below) at Keele and Sheppard is the next portion of the Downsview Lands at risk for sale and development. It is a pristine park space with trails and mature tree lot. It deserves to be saved.

That is why at December’s session of City Council, I moved a motion, Seconded by the mayor, to save these lands from sale and development. Read:

Council voted unanimously to pursue the transfer of these lands to the City of Toronto! This is amazing news and the strongest signal we can send to the feds to stop the sale of these lands and give them back to the local community. Read the full motion here.

I, City Council and the Mayor showed our collective political will to protect these lands. The ball is in the federal government’s court now to show theirs.

I will keep you posted on any further news.

Our New Subway is Now Open!
On December 15, 2017 – 30 years in the making, the new Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension opened to great fanfare. In attendance were many dignitaries including The Premier and the Prime Minister. Downsview has never been more connected. Also, in dedication to the Vitti family, Vitti Street was named beside the Downsview Park subway station. See all photos of the amazing event here.

Do You Know Someone On In-Home Dialysis?
During the debate on the water budget this year, I introduced a new program that will give financial relief to those in the City who do in-home dialysis, and consume a disproportionate amount of water because of it. This new program will forgive the cost of extra water used for this life-saving treatment. If you know someone in our community who does in-home dialysis, please let my office know. The new program is set to be in place sometime in 2018. Watch my Council comments on the program here. Read the description of the new program below.

I Went On A Blind Date
TV Ontario has a new program called Political Blind Date and I was invited on to discuss and show the state of Toronto’s housing with Member of Parliament Adam Vaughan. During my portion of the show, I took Adam to an area just outside our community that has been sorely neglected and showed the state of some housing in our City that cannot be fixed with the redevelopment-style approaches that work downtown. Watch the full episode here.

The DeSario Family Chrismas
Take some time this season to visit to the The DeSario family’s Christmas light show at 165 Benjamin Boake Trail which they put on every year in Downsview to raise money for Sick Kids Hospital. Visit and support!

Season of Giving, Emmanuel Church and Ephraim’s Place Need Your Help
Emmanuel Church Of The Nazarene and Ephraim’s Place to amazing work in our community. Last year after the Church requested help to assist a family in need, over $5,200 was raised.  It has been a difficult year for countless families in Downsview.  Pastor Bill at Emmanuel Church and Ephraim’s Place have been inspired by the generosity of those who received Downsvew’s help last year.  This season, the Pastor and the Church is having a challenge to give $100 to 100 families.

This would spread the blessing and joy around our community by helping many families.  $100. 100 families.  Collection is required ASAP so it can be distributed before Christmas.

Here is how you can give according to Pastor Bill:

1.  Write a cheque to Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene.  Please write “100 for 100″ on the memo line.
2.  Scan the Qr code below on your phone to give online.  This takes you directly to the Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene donation page.  Again, please indicate 100 for 100 on the message line.  Please note there is a 3% processing fee when giving online.
3.  You can email $100 to Pastor Bill directly. He will pass 100% of all money received to the cause.
4.  However you choose to give, please pass this email on to others you want to invite to help.

For more information, you can contact Pastor Bill directly. 416-524-5881.
DO NOT SEND ANY DONATIONS TO MY OFFICE.
Please deal directly with Pastor Bill.

Francophone Languages BCCHC Health Services
Francophone Languages Black Creek Community Health Centre (BCCHC) Health Services is a new French language health service program happening at BCCHC. Francophones residents of North York West catchment areas living with many or complex issues can access support services through the System Navigator program offered at BCCHC.  The Francophones Navigator may assist you with determining your needs and accessing

• primary health care providers, chronic disease management (eg. heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, arthritis and obesity),
• addictions and mental health care,
• social services,
• health care and acute care services at home.
Click here for more info. 

Free Loblaw $25 Card
Loblaw is offering $25 card after admitting to bread price-fixing.  The $25 gift card is a “goodwill gesture” after admitting the company participated in an industry-wide bread price-fixing arrangement.

Here’s how to register:
Customers can visit LoblawCard.ca and enter their email address to be notified once registration opens.

The company expects registration to begin on Jan. 8.

From My Family to Yours, Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year

-Maria


November update – New Park for Downsview, Shops at Wilson Open + more!

11.22.2017

New Park for Downsview
A new municipal park is coming to Downsview next year. In the new Stanley Greene neighbourhood, a municipal park has been planned. With the input of local residents the park will have many features including dog off leash area, water play area, tennis/basketball court, adult fitness, skateboard park, sheltered pavilion/picnic area. Check out the preview pic.

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October Update – Downsview Spooky Events, Halloween Tips, Downsview Virtual Reality + more!

10.22.2017

Ancaster’s Haunted Halloween House
Come explore the Ancaster Community Centre which will be transformed into a family friendly Halloween Haunt. Games, treats, and incredible fun. See pics here and here.

Sunday October 29
2:00PM – 5:00PM
Ancaster Community Centre
41 Ancaster Rd

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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.
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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…