A park to make all of Emery Village proud
By Sean Delaney
We continue to follow up on one of the most exciting new projects in Emery Village –our future Indigenous park. As last reported, the Etobicoke/York community council deferred discussion of the December city parks, forestry, and recreation staff report until Feb. 21. The meeting...
A family affair and some Mammo flair
By Sean Delaney
What a fantastic event on the evening of Thursday Sept. 21 at the Gord & Irene Risk Community Centre where Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti hosted a BBQ for local residents.
The event included a variety of entertainment, games, art, a visit from Toronto Police 31 Divison and Toron...
The Medallion – Emery Casa comes of age
By Sean Delaney
It was a splash when many from the Emery community, along with all three levels of government, celebrated the grand opening of a new affordable rental building at Weston Rd. and Finch Ave, Wednesday, May 17.
With major transit improvements on the horizon in the form of the Fin...
Tory tax meeting a success as 700 plus attend
As many of you already know, I hosted a town hall tax meeting on Feb. 13 to give taxpayers an opportunity to learn more about this year’s budget, and to have their opinion heard before Council made a decision later that week.
On Jan. 5, I invited Mayor Tory to attend the town hal...
Emery Village Charities honoured to assist the Humber River Hospital
BY SEAN DELANEY
Last month, Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti and the Emery BIA’s Board of Directors were invited to tour the new Humber River Hospital’s (HRH) facilities. Included in the tour was the hospital’s maternity ward, a place where most of our future community newborns may take their fir...
Councillor’s Corner - Feb 2016
As the winter season is in its midst, this is a time of year when I hear many questions regarding the snow clearing and salting services within Ward 7. Therefore, I’d like to address this month’s issue on the city standard of snow clearing and salting services Ward 7 residents h...
Mayor John Tory Visits Emery Village Offices
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti arranged a ward 7 tour for Mayor John Tory in November and had the Mayor drop by the EVBIA ofices for a quick visit. Following up on the Mayor’s attendance at our last public meeting in the summer to discuss the plans for the LRT along Finch, Tory expressed interest ...
Yesterday and Today: BIA
An extraordinary chronicle of our Business Improvement Area
By Tm Lambrinos
In 1948, the Township of North York announced groundwork for a 50 year Official Plan that shaped and rezoned nearly all of the land around Finch and Weston, proudly referred to as Emery at the time.
COUNCILLORS CORNER-July 2014
“Success is not final; it is the courage to continue that counts” - Winston Churchill
A straight record
I have always ascertained that the personal and private life of elected officials should remain just that - personal and private. In this term of office many aspects of ...
Councillor’s Corner - June 2014
Sex offenders in Ward 7 - Where are they? and why don’t you know?
Recently I have spoken out on a topic that I believe greatly requires our undivided attention – the co-mingling of adults and children at “all-ages” dance parties.
I whole heartedly believe that “all-ages” dance ...
Councillor’s Corner - May 2014
The nice weather seems to be timidly showing itself from time to time, unfortunately not yet showing signs of staying – however, one of the benefits the upcoming summer weather is the increase of outdoor activity seen throughout our parks. From the young players of ball hockey an...
Councillor’s Corner: Finch LRT
Finch LRT will slow down, double traffic times
There has been a lot of talk lately about transit in our city - Light Rail Transit (LRT) versus Subways, and which is better. Many years ago you made it clear to me that an LRT line would not take into consideration the needs and wa...
Start your engines - Let’s get shopping!
The Emery Village Rewards VISA Prepaid Card Will Hit Stores April 22, 2014.
The Emery Village Business Improvement Association (BIA) launched a new Prepaid VISA card to give residents and business members an opportunity to save money while they shop local.
Emery’s Ward 7 Councillor, Giorgio Ma...
Councillor’s Corner - March 2014
Suburbs not getting downtown service
Winter is still here - with the extreme weather we have been experiencing snow removal has been an ongoing concern in Ward 7.
My office has received many calls and we have tried our best to address the poor level of service our community s...
The future looks bright on Islington Ave.
By James Worth
As we have reported before in previous articles, the area was long overdue for improvement. Beyond the aging infrastructure, both parking and garbage were atop the list of concerns voiced by local shop owners and residents.
Parking in particular proved to be a divisive issu...
Councillor’s Corner - February 2014
Licensing Key to Keeping it Clean
You may have seen the recent media coverage regarding adult entertainment establishments and of The Supreme Court of Canada ruling legalizing prostitution. I attended a meeting held by the Adult Entertainment Association of Canada (AEAC) where...
A position of power, earned with humility and hard work, the story of Giorgio Mammoliti
By Sean Delaney
He’s been a Member of the provincial legislature at 28, a Toronto City Councillor (presently entering a 14th year there), chaired community development and affordable housing committees, a...
Councillor’s Corner - Jan 2014
Looking for solutions after the chaos and cleanup of the storm
Happy New Year!
I wish each and every one of you a very prosperous and healthy year!
To start, I would like to commend the front line Hydro workers for their diligence and hard work during the storm. While many ...
A Councillor’s Corner Message
Wishing you the best this holiday season
It’s that time of year again, the lights are up and the decorations are out. You’re gathering with your friends and family to celebrate and reflect on the past year. While reflecting remember the good fortunes you’ve been granted, the heal...
Spider in Emery
More than 200 people descended on the Julius Banquet centre on Finch West November 14 for the “Emery Village BIA Presents Spider Jones’ Fight For Youth Boxing Championship” (fightforyouth.ca). The first annual event was sponsored by the Emery Village BIA with money pegged for two $5000 Emery Villa...
Permitting a great neighbourhood park
Many years ago Rowntree Mills Park was notorious as a location where illegal activities such as public drinking, prostitution and the sale/use of illicit drugs happened regularly.
The attempts by Parks staff and bylaw officers did little to curb the behaviors due to the scope of the activities a...
Fighting crime and for your taxes
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” - David Brinkley
Over the past 15 years the community, the BIA and I have worked together to create an Emery Village Secondary Plan under the City of Toronto’s Official Plan, inviting partners to bu...
Real estate investment transformative
Almost $500 million in real estate development is quietly arriving in Emery Village in two big developments that will have a big impact, and increase business activity, density, and property values, observers say.
Located at Weston Road and Toryork Drive is the recently announced condo project “Ad...
I wanted to take a moment to welcome the Emery Village Voice to our community. You will see reflected in the pages that follow the dynamism of Emery Village. I have always said good work is being done, and great and wonderful things are happening here.
New investment, new interest, and new beauti...
Movie in his park - Joseph Bannon would be proud
It was the evening of July 5. Maria and her husband looked up at the sky warily. July had been wet. June had been cool. It just seemed to rain and rain and rain. But, tonight, there seemed to be a break. Later, the rain had just stopped.
With the grass was still wet, Maria looked at her husband ...
Successful Community Safety Plans boost business
Councillor, Giorgio Mammoliti is accustomed to hearing feedback from area residents and businesses. He hears the good and the bad. A number of years ago, however, he was hearing much less good than he cared for, and realized that some of the issues that people spoke to him about were not improving. ...
What’s in a name? An identity, and in essence, notoriety
“You’re missing out on the best kept secret in the Greater Toronto Area, and it’s just a matter of time before everyone knows it,” said City of Toronto Ward 7 councillor Giorgio Mammoliti.
Emery Village is emerging. And the outspoken and ...