A multitude of events in Scarborough–Rouge Park

I hope everyone had a wonderful fall. This past month has been very busy with a multitude of events and announcements in Scarborough–Rouge Park. Below I have highlighted a few of note.

Riding Events

October is the month when you see pumpkins everywhere you look. I attended the second annual Pumpkin Parade in the community and witnessed the bond and joy that the families had with each other when they were lining up their pumpkins. Events for Christmas have begun and among them are the Christmas bazaars. I am thankful to mention that I attended the Port Union Seniors Christmas Bazaar and got an early start with my celebration toward Christmas there. It was a wonderful event to start my holidays. I also attended the Grace Christmas Market held by the Canadian Women’s League. There was a wide variety of products available including toys, baked goods, books, gifts and even some raffles!

Remembrance Day

In Canada, November 11 is Remembrance Day during which we respect and remember those who fought for our freedom. The poppy is a symbol of remembrance to the veterans who passed away in the Great War. As such, it was an honour for me to lay down a wreath both at the Toronto Zoo and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 258 to show profound respect for those who laid upon the altar, the dearest and the best.


I would like to highlight some policies and updates recently revealed by our government.

Digital Health

Health Minister Christine Elliott recently made an announcement regarding the steps our government is taking to make health care simpler, easier and more convenient. There will be improvements to digital practices that focus on giving patients more options and greater accessibility. Our Digital Health Strategy includes more virtual care options through video visits and secure messaging, as well as expanded access to online booking.

Job Numbers

Our open for business approach to the province’s policies is working. Since June 2018, employment has risen by 256,200 in Ontario.


Earlier this year, our government revealed a historic transit expansion plan that  improves the quality and accessibility of transit across the GTA. This plan includes the Ontario Line, which plans to span between Ontario Place and the Ontario Science Centre, and the Eglinton West Crosstown Extension, an extension with easier access to the Pearson Airport. And after more than three decades of inaction, more subways are coming to Scarborough! The new Scarborough subway extension will have three stops in Scarborough from Kennedy Station to McCowan and Sheppard.

I look forward to working with you to ensure our community continues to grow and prosper.  My staff and I are always here to help.  We can be contacted at 416-283-8448 or vijay.thanigasalamco@pc.ola.org. The Constituency Office is located at 8130 Sheppard Ave. East, Unit 105. Please call ahead to set up an appointment with me. I look forward to meeting you.