Community Environment Day CANCELLED – May 2, 2013
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note, the Community Environment Day for Ward 7 scheduled Thursday May 2nd, 2013 at the Carmine Stefano Community Centre has been CANCELLED. For a full list of other Community Environment Days around the city of Toronto please visit: http://www.toronto.ca/environment_days/
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Nile Academy visit to City Hall – March 21, 2013
On March 21, 2013 students from the Nile Academy, a private school located in Ward 7, came to visit City Hall and speak with Councilllor Mammoliti. The students and principal presented the councillor with a traditional Turkish teacup. Many thanks to the students for a wonderful visit!
Black & White Gala - February 28, 2013
On February 28th 2013 Councillor Mammoliti attended the Black & White Gala at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto. The gala was in support of the new Giant Panda Exhibit opening at the Toronto Zoo in May 2013. The evening was hosted by CTV News Health Reporter and Anchor, Pauline Chan.
Two legitimate articles that look at the issues surrounding the rally against the administration:
Medallion Sign Unveiling January 29th 2013
On January 29th 2013, Councillor Mammoliti was invited by Medallion Corporation to be the special guest at the sign unveiling for the new development, Casa, to be built at Finch Ave West and Weston Road. We would like to thank all the members of the Ward 7 community who came out to celebrate the occasion with the Councillor.
Edge Interview December 18th 2012
On December 18th Councillor Mammoliti appeared on the Dean Blundell show to raise awareness for live organ transplants and was joined by Anthony Socci, a young man in need of a kidney.
Community Town Hall Dinner Meeting
On December 10th Councillor Mammoliti invited Ward 7 residents to La Contessa Banquet Hall for a holiday dinner and town hall meeting where topics discussed include construction at the corner of Finch & Weston, development of Islington Avenue and the creation of a sub-committee for applications – which the councillor is in favor of. Thank you to everyone who attended and we hope you have a happy holiday season.
Seniors Holiday Luncheon Meeting
On December 3rd Councillor Mammoliti invited Ward 7 seniors to La Contessa Banquet Hall for a holiday lunch and town hall meeting where he was encouraged to stay on the course of fiscal responsibility that he has been on as well, his decision to resign from the Executive Commitee was heavily supported. Other topics discussed include the Land Transfer Tax which Councillor Mammoliti is not in favor of, additional revenue streams such as a casino which Councillor Mammoliti is in favour of and Rowntree Mills Park which remains closed to vehicles. We would like to thank everyone who attended and hope they enjoyed the wonderful meal.
St. Basil-The-Great College School Visit
On October 24th, 2012, Councillor Mammoliti joined staff and students at St. Basil-The-Great College. He held a live interactive presentation on the City of Toronto’s 2011-2012 Funding Model to the Grade 10 Civics class.
Mayor Meet Mayor
On October 23, His Worship Mayor Rob Ford and Ward 7 Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti welcomed Cesidio Casinelli, Mayor of SoraItaly, to Toronto City Hall. As a courtesy call, Mayor Ford and Councillor Mammoliti met with Mayor Casinelli and other Italian dignitaries on their travels to Toronto. They exchanged gifts as a small token of their appreciation.
Gracedale Park Official Re-Opening
On Saturday October 2oth, 2012 Councillor Mammoliti and City of Toronto staff will join members of the community to celebrate the completion of a practice cricket cage with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Councillor Mammoliti will deliver the ceremonial first cricket ball. The Emery Village Cricket League, the first official cricket league in Ward 7, will provide cricket demonstrations. Saturday will also mark the completion of a splash pad at Gracedale Park, ready for use next summer. Click on the link below to view the official invite!
Giant Panda Launch Ceremony
Councillor Mammoliti joined Joe Torzsok, Chair of the Toronto Zoo Board of Management, and other delegates, for the Giant Panda Launch Ceremony. The new Panda Exhibit at the Toronto Zoo was presented with an official ground-breaking ceremony.
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Garden Awards 2012
Councillor Mammoliti welcomed Ward 7 winners of this year’s Garden Awards at their homes, to present a congratulatory scroll. We would like to thank them again for taking pride in the upkeep of their gardens and lawns. Their dedication beautifies the neighbourhood and creates fabulous curb appeal.
Opening of New Park in Ward 7
Please join us on October 13th, 2012 to help us open the new Joseph Bannon Park located on 65 Mary Chapman Blvd at 1:00-5:00 pm. This new park will feature an artificial outdoor ice rink, splash pad, mini soccer field and more. The park will also honour W.W.2 Canadian veteran Joseph Bannon, who was not only a war hero, but also a local community champion. Come celebrate with fun activites for children, live entertainment and food throughout the afternoon, don’t miss out!
Weston Wolves Soccer Banquet
Councillor Mammoliti attended the Weston Wolves Soccer League banquet on September 30th 2012. He sent his best wishes for a successful year and many more to come!
Ombudsman Report: An Investigation into the Administration of the Public Appointments Policy
In light of the release of the Ombudsman Report: An Investigation into the Administration of the Public Appointments Policy (September 2012), I am glad to see that City Staff have been ruled to be acting out of regular procedure. Their tactics with the media clearly show their attempts to sidestep their due diligence and responsibilities. City Staff off-loading blame onto politicians is unacceptable.
I have had the privilege to serve my community under three different administrations over the last 20 years, all of which have strivedfor more effective and streamlined efforts withCity procedures and policies. The Ombudsman’s recommendations moving forward will help ensure that City Staff act accordingly, with a more clear direction regarding Public Appointments Policy.
New Firefighter Recruits
September 17th, 2012 – Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti meets withthe newly hired firefighter recruits on their first day of training. The Councillor offered his well wishes and words of encouragement to the new recruits. Fire Services, along with EMS and TPS are vital divisions that ensure the safety and protection of all. There are no words to thank these individuals enough for their commitment to our safety and role they play in our Community and City.
Road Work – Public Notice
For you information, the City recently distributed a Public Notice to properties along Lanyard Road and adjacent sidestreets, in order to notify residents about the extension of the current road closure on Lanyard Road between Windhill Crescent and Weston Road. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office at 416-395-6401.
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Italian Contemporary Film Festival (icff)
The first annual Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) came to Toronto the week of June 26th to July 1st2012. It was a beautiful celebration of Italian heritage and culture. Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti was honoured to attend this magical event.
Click here for photos of the Ribbon Cutting and Official Scroll presentation at the Opening Ceremony on the evening of June 26th 2012.
Harmony Village 3rd Annual Community BBQ
Parents and children of all ages came out to enjoy a wonderful event!
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Ontario Ride’s for Autism– Join Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti in his support for Autism Ontario in the FIRST ANNUAL “Ontario Rides for Autism” this Sunday, June 10th, 2012 to increase awareness for this underfunded cause.
All registered riders will receive a fantastic swag bag that includes a ride t-shirt, baseball cap and more!
Riders who raise $1000.00 or more will also be entered into a draw for some great prizes:
- week accommodation at eth Grand Bahama Island and a $1500.00 voucher to put towards airfare.
- an official Argo’s football signed by Andre Durie.
- a pair of tickets to an Argo’s game.
- a Purple Slice Bike Clean and Polish package.
Riders and Volunteers can register at the following:
website:http://ontarioridesforautism2012.kintera.org or contact the Councillors office for more details.
The ride starts June 10th, 2012. Registration begins at 8am at Commercial Bakeries (45 Torbarrie Rd. – HWY 400 & Wilson Ave) and will conclude at the Toronto Carpet Factory in Liberty Village (King st. W. & Dufferin St.).
Cities Need Fair Share of Growth Revenues from New Infrastructure Plan, say Big City Mayors (31/05/2012)
SASKATOON – “To build the modern infrastructure and transportation systems Canada needs to compete in the global economy, our cities must have secure, sustainable funding that keeps up with their growing needs,” said BCMC Chair and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. “The federal government’s new long-term infrastructure plan must produce a new generation of long-term investments that enable cities to repair and maintain the country’s core economic infrastructure.”
In Budget 2011 the federal government committed to develop a new long-term infrastructure plan to replace its Building Canada Plan, which expires in March 2014. The new plan gives Canada the opportunity to turn around the long-decline in its aging infrastructure and reduce the traffic gridlock choking its big-city economic hubs.
The first step is to protect the core investments cities have fought hard to secure in the last decade, beginning with the permanent federal Gas Tax Fund, which invests $2 billion per year in municipal roads, bridges, water treatment, and public transit.
“Without indexing the Gas Tax Fund – an essential investment in our cities – we will lose a full 50% of its value during the next two decades” said City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. “We need to protect the Gas Tax Fund’s investments in roads, water, and public transit to keep the municipal infrastructure deficit from putting an even greater burden on our economy.”
The mayors delivered their message one day before the federal Minister for Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Denis Lebel, is scheduled to address 1,600 municipal delegates at the FCM Annual Conference in Saskatoon. The conference, which runs from June 1 to 4, will also feature speeches by the Leader of the Official Opposition Thomas Mulcair, Liberal Party leader Bob Rae, and Green Party leader Elizabeth May.
Councillor Giorgio Mammolitijoined Big City Mayors and other delegates from across Canada, lending his expertise to FCM, with regards to the long-term infrastructure plan.
North Islington Seniors Group
Stanley Public School 50th Anniversary
Happy 50th Anniversary!
Left to Right: Glenford Duffus, Superintendant, Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Ward 7 York West, Kay Roumanis, Principal.
Calling all gardeners…
Ontario Supreme Court Legalizes Brothels – Councillor Mammoliti’s Position
The landmark decision means sex workers will be able to hire support staff including body guards and work indoors in organized brothels while “exploitation” by pimps remains illegal.
It is not Councillor Mammoliti’s position that a “red light district” should be established. Councillor Mammoliti wants brothels to be zoned properly to prevent people from setting up brothels across the city. He believes it is time for council to consider licensing brothels which would cost the applicant around $100,000.
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Steeles Avenue over Humber River
Construction will commence in mid April 2012 to restore and preserve the structural integrity of the bridge. Please see the below construction notice for details.
PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF RAPID TRANSIT ON FINCH AVENUE W.
Join Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti along with Emery Village BIA in a meeting to discuss the future of rapid transit along Finch Avenue West. All parties involved believe several issues have to be considered. The TTC and Metrolinx have been invited to this meeting. Please come out and have your voice heard
Flyer for Public Meeting
TRANSIT OPTIONS IN THE CITY OF TORONTO
- HAVE YOUR SAY!!
Emery Village BIA is conducting a poll to hear the voices on Torontonians. Emery Village BIA, would like to hear which mode of rapid public transit would you like to see implemented on the Finch Avenue West corridor. Please visit the following and let your voice be heard.
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti’s Involvement In Bringing Panda’s to the Toronto Zoo
In March 2000, Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti began the journey of attempting to get pandas in Toronto. Councillor Mammolitivisited the City of Chongqing as head of the City of Toronto 2000 Sistership Delegation. Councillor Mammoliti met with Mr. Zou Ximu, the new Director of the Chongqing Zoo, and other government officials, in an attempt to revitalize our sister zoo relationship with the Chongqing Zoo. A Letter of Intent was signed by the Toronto Delegation and the City of Chongqing. After three years of ongoing discussions Councillor Mammoliti once again went to China. Read More….
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti’s Thoughts on the Current Transit Situation in Ward 7
On February 8th, 2011 City Council held a special meeting to debate the future of transit for the City of Toronto. Councillor Mammoliti advocated the desires of York-West during the meeting – making it clear that residents along Finch want a subway. Residents of Ward 7 have made it clear that LRT’s are being ‘rammed down their throat’. The LRT plan does not take into consideration the needs and wants of all the citizens of Toronto. Councillor Mammoliti has consistently articulated that a subway on Finch is a necessity and it is still an avenue that should be explored. Councillor Mammoliti, as your Ward 7 Councillor, will continue to advocate your desire for a subway at Finch Avenue West.
Attention Ward 7 Residents
Effective April 1st, 2012 Garbage Day changes from Friday to Wednesday consult your Calendar, which you should have received by mail.