Councillor’s Corner - July 2022

  •  August, 2022
Dear Resident, I’ve mailed my summer 2022 Newsletter to every home in Humber River-Black Creek. This edition includes project updates about the work I’ve been doing with different City departments, local groups, and others to advance renewal in our community. Please get in touch with me if you hav...

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Councillor’s Corner - March 2022

  •  April, 2022
Dear Resident, The Province has lifted its mask mandate in most settings, including indoor public places like retail and restaurants, schools, and child care centres. Mask requirements remain mandatory on public transit, in health and long-term care environments, and other high-risk settings. Wh...

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Yesterday and Today - February 2022

  •  March, 2022
Winning a seat at Queen’s Park By Tim Lambrinos The designation of a permanent capital for Ontario was a result of Canadian Parliament invoking the British North American Act (BNA Act) in 1867. The Act established newly created provinces replacing the previous provincial names of Upper and Low...

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Happy 90th birthday Lee Jackson

  •  March, 2022
By Sean Delaney Lee, it’s wonderful to be able to share such a special birthday with someone like you. You have a heart of gold and are so warm, loving, and kind to everyone you know. For those who don’t know Lee, she has always taken community commitment and activism to a higher level and is a...

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Councillor’s Corner - February 2022

  •  March, 2022
Dear Resident, I want to thank the staff and panelists who attended our recent Virtual Principal’s Forum. My office coordinates these events to inform our schools about local projects and services and how they impact and benefit our community. My office welcomed speakers from the City’s Vision Z...

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Councillor’s Corner - January 2022

  •  February, 2022
Dear residents, Team Toronto continues to plan vaccine events and opportunities for you to get vaccinated. For the most up-to-date outline on how and where to book when, please visit: covid19.ontariohealth.ca Or call 1-833-943-3900. I will continue to share postings online with the latest d...

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Financial relief: A new property tax subclass for small businesses

  •  December, 2021
By Jessica Pointon Assistant to City Councillor Anthony Perruzza COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented impacts on many companies and stores, especially small businesses. On November 9, 2021, City Council approved a 15 percent reduction in the property tax rate for small businesses through a new p...

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Employment areas on City of Toronto council radar

  •  November, 2021
By Al Ruggero In October, Toronto’s Planning and Housing Committee met to deliberate Planning Staff’s proposal to narrow permitted uses in the City’s Employment Areas. Phase 1 advances the process of Zoning Conformity. Zoning Conformity for Employment Areas (under OPA 231) started in 2013 and refle...

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Councillor's Corner - September 2021

  •  October, 2021
Dear Resident, All of the Toronto Public Library branches offer the public an opportunity to access and print their own vaccination records free of charge. There are also various ways of storing your information on your smartphone for safe, secure and convenient retrieval by downloading the Minis...

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Councillor’s Corner - June 2021

  •  July, 2021
Dear Resident, Many of you have received your first dose, with second doses scheduled. Various pop-up clinics are operating without an appointment required, and you can also call to move up your current appointments as new options become available. We are working toward a future where it will b...

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Councillor's Corner - May 2021

  •  June, 2021
Dear Resident, I have more updates about the vaccine rollout to share with you. Remember, getting vaccinated is the best way to keep everyone safe. Many of you have already received your first dose, with second doses scheduled or on the way in the coming months. We must continue to work together to...

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Councillor's Corner - April 2021

  •  May, 2021
Dear Resident, The third wave of COVID-19 has been hard for many of us, and the vaccination rollout has been challenging. Yet, the community has persevered, and it heartens me to see neighbours helping each other. Tens of thousands of people in our community have received their vaccines. I ...

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Zooming in on the Emery Village BIA’s AGM

  •  February, 2021
By Sean Delaney On Tuesday, January 11, the Emery Village BIA held its Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year was the first time in its history that the AGM was held virtually. “It is unfortunate that like many organizations and workplaces under COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot gather in place,...

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Councillor's Corner - Jan 2021

  •  February, 2021
Dear Resident, COVID-19 infection rates are on the rise more than ever before. With the current stay-at-home order in place, we need to try our best to prevent exposure by staying home as much as possible. We should only be socializing with those we live with and making essential supply trips when ...

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Councillor's Corner - Oct 2020

  •  November, 2020
Dear Resident, COVID-19 infection rates are on the rise, and we need to try our best to prevent exposure. At October’s Board of Health meeting, I worked with my colleague, Councillor Joe Cressy, to introduce two motions. These policies require the city and the province to work together to make ...

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Executive Director's message - May 2020

  •  June, 2020
On May 21, the Emery Village BIA held a tele-town hall to address COVID-19 issues the business community is facing. Members of the community were invited to call a toll-free number and questions were addressed to a panel featuring Anthony Perruzza, City Councillor Ward 7 - Humber River-Black Creek,...

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The North Islington seniors celebrate Christmas in style

  •  January, 2020
By Sean Delaney It’s a very special time year and it brought another exceptional opportunity to enjoy a wonderful lunch with some of the seniors in Emery Village - The North Islington Seniors Club. The ninth annual North Islington Seniors Club Christmas luncheon was held on Dec. 14 at the St.Ro...

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The fifth annual Emery Charity Venetian Ball

  •  November, 2019
By Sean Delaney On Friday, Oct.25 the fifth annual Emery Charity Venetian Ball returned to the Fontana Primavera Banquet Hall. In attendance were more than 350 community members for an evening reminiscent of a grand Venetian carnival. It was a night filled with glamour and high fashion, but als...

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Local tree receives official heritage designation

  •  October, 2019
By Tim Lambrinos It’s now about a tree that has become more colourful than any other tree in all of Toronto. It’s the massive red oak of Coral Gable Drive – estimated to be between 250 and 350 years old. The tree stands in the rear yard of a home built in the early 1960’s. Prior to that, th...

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Yesterday and Today: Anthony Perruzza

  •  May, 2019
St. Basil’s Brawny Italian Army By Tim Lambrinos St. Basil-the-Great College opened in 1962 at the corner of Weston Road and Sheppard. The school was constructed on the former Jethro Crang family apple orchard. The purchase of the property by the Basilian Fathers included an elegan...

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A sit down with councillor Anthony Perruzza

  •  December, 2018
On Oct. 22, seasoned politician Anthony Perruzza defeated long-time incumbent Giorgio Mammoliti to take the council seat for the newly combined Ward 7/8 Humber River/Black Creek. The Emery Village Voice sat down with Perruzza to ask him what his vision for the future is, and how he plans on repr...

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Mega city election a goodbye to incumbents

  •  November, 2018
By Tim Lambrinos On Oct. 22, the City of Toronto held their municipal elections. The Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, trimmed the political field so that our community, and the community to our east, would be represented by a singular municipal official at City Hall. The timing of t...

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