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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


Nov, 2016 – 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.

Roding Community Centre Upgrades/Repairs
In addition to portions of the interior being renovated, the old staircase into the Park will be replaced with a more durable metal one. The project will continue through the end of this year into early next.

75 Billy Bishop Update – TTC Commuter Lot
Some of you have contacted me regarding the closing of the TTC Lot at Wilson. Unfortunately this will cause some disruption due to the delay in the opening of the Yorkdale TTC lots. The closing of this lot is to facilitate a Build Toronto project that will see 50,000 Sq.Ft. of new upscale retail. Though I tried to ensure the lot closure was held-off until the last possible time, there will still be a gap between the closing of this lot and the re-opening of the Yorkdale lots. The good news is the disruption is set to only be a few months as the Yorkdale lots are set to open in early 2017.
For More information on the project, CLICK HERE.

Minx Spa Shut Down
Many in our community have been concerned about the Minx Spa’s current operations and the location’s past operations under the name Blue Pearl/Blue Orchid. The permit to operate as a body rub operation goes with the property so, when it is sold, unfortunately the license accompanies the use and passes on to the new owner.

The Minx Spa is the current name of the operation. It has recently been ordered to be shut down for 45 days. Afterwords they will be on probation for 3 years and if charges occur within this time, they will be brought back before the licensing tribunal.

This business is not permitted to operate after 9pm, for example. These are among the infractions that could bring its owners before the law again. I will continue to be vigilant in the monitoring of activity at this establishment as should you. If you witness any activity that is beyond that allowed, I encourage you to (safely) document it and contact my office and Municipal Bylaw Enforcement.

MLS officers will discuss any new infractions with the Crown Prosecutor and Will be proactively working with Toronto Police Service to ensure strict compliance.

New Subway Opening In Our Community Will Bring New Changes
As you know, we are getting a new subway line through our community. In preparation, the TTC is consulting on proposed bus routes that will be adjusted once the new subway line comes on line in 2017. The Routes include:

35 Jane
41 Keele
106 York University
107 Keele North
117 Alness

To review changes and participate in feedback please click the TTC LINK HERE

The New Green Bin Implementation Plan
Over the next 4 months, the City will phase in delivery of the new Green Bins beginning early this December. Yours will eventually come. If you have been missed but your neighbours have them already, set it out empty on your next collection day and it will be replaced or contact 311. New bins are animal-resistant, and larger!

The Friends of de Havilland ‘Mossie’ Park
A new community group has formed and you are invited to join if you live in the immediate area of the park. The Friends of de Havilland ‘Mossie’ Park began to assist with events, upkeep, ongoing design and the general benefit of the newest park in our community.
Click here to join if you live in the immediate area (between Wilson/401/RailTracks/Dufferin).

Be a Good Neighbour, Please Clean Up After Your Dog
I have received several concerns over dog droppings being left on lawns, boulevards, and near walkways. However remote the area, it is still important to pick up after your pet to help keep our community sanitary and beautiful.

Please Help PEACH
PEACH, an innovative program that helps at-risk kids graduate from high school, will close if it doesn’t get interim funding. This is a program that assists many communities and worth supporting. Please help if you can. They have a GoFundMe site that assists with this initiative. Read more about PEACH here.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE

In The News: Protege Program Helping Young Women, Metro News
Talisha Ramsaroop, my former protege over the last year, describes her time working with me through the Toronto Protégée Program. If you would like to know more about this program, please CLICK HERE.

Click For Pics: Downsview Remembrance Day Ceremony 2016

Click For Pics: Ancaster Community Centre Haunted House

Click For Pics: de Havilland ‘Mossie’ Park 1st Annual Pumpkin Parade

Click For Pics: New Wilson Pillars Mural Unveiling

-Maria


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…


Downsview Memorial Parkette 10 Year Anniversary Festival June 26 + More

5.31.2016

Downsview Memorial Parkette 10 Year Anniversary Festival

The Park that started it all. The Downsview Memorial Parkette Festival Committee invites you to be part of the celebration for the Parkette that ushered in an era of revitalization in Downsview. Some of its rich design features can only be seen by air! It is a jewel and we are celebrating its 10-year anniversary with arts, local talent, music, a full festival, attractions, a sound stage, unique food offerings and more. An amazing festival in an amazing area. Do not miss out on this opportunity, come and join us on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Read more…


Downsview Park Flooding, Please Slow Down Signs, Take Back Our Park + More

5.10.2016

Please Slow Down Lawn Signs
It is spring and that means our “Please Slow Down” lawn signs are once again available as part of the Spring 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.
You can also pick one up at my community office during office hours. Mon-Wed-Fri 10am-4pm. 1355 Wilson Avenue, Unit 1A – MAP
Read more…


What To Do This March Break, Recreation Improvements + More

3.11.2016


Labour disruption and what to do, skating party this Sunday, new Wilson express bus + more

2.17.2016

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

1.13.2016

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

12.03.2015

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

11.06.2015

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.
Read more…


September Update

9.02.2015

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…