Foraging In Parks Carries Risk For Humans And Negatively Affects Ecosystems

News Release

July 31, 2015

City Of Toronto Advises That Foraging In Parks Carries Risk For Humans And Negatively Affects Ecosystems

Members of the public are asked to leave what they find growing in Toronto's public parks and natural spaces because of safety risks for humans and the impact that removal can have on the natural environment. The risk to humans is that some plants and mushrooms can be similar in appearance to those that are safe, but when eaten can lead to severe illness and even death.

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47 Lansdowne Route – Southbound Bus Diversion

Transit Notice

Temporary Southbound Bus Diversion on Local Streets

47 Lansdowne Route

Date: August 4 to October 13, 2015

The City of Toronto will be conducting road and sidewalk work on Caledonia Road between Eglinton Avenue West and Innes Avenue, requiring diversions of TTC southbound buses. The City will also be improving TTC bus stop loading areas during this time.

To maintain the best possible transit service during work and serve customers on the 47 Lansdowne route, southbound buses will be diverted on nearby streets as outlined below.

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Heat Alert Upgraded To Extreme Heat Alert In Toronto

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July 29, 2015

Heat Alert Upgraded To Extreme Heat Alert In Toronto, Cooling Centres Open

Based on information from Environment Canada, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health has upgraded the Heat Alert to an Extreme Heat Alert for today. The Extreme Heat Alert will be in effect until further
notice.

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Heat Alert Declared for Toronto

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July 27, 2015

Heat Alert declared for Toronto

Based on information from Environment Canada, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a Heat Alert for Toronto today. The Heat Alert will be in effect until further notice.

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Pan Am Road Closures

News Release

July 21, 2015

Road Closures for Events In Toronto This Weekend

Two festival events along with the Pan Am Games run, race-walk and cycling competitions will involve some road closures in Toronto this weekend. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas involved will remain open as usual.

 

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Art for Cancer Foundation

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Foundation offers free art workshops for those affected by cancer
Wed, Sep 2: Art for Cancer Foundation provides free creative workshops for those affected by the disease. Susan Hay has the story of the organization founded by Cid Palacio after she lost both her parents to cancer within 15 months.

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Art for Cancer Foundation offers creative outlet for those affected by the disease

By Lisa Rainford

Kelly Thorarinson and her husband had only been married for a year-and-a-half when he was diagnosed with cancer; three weeks earlier, they learned they were expecting.

Not even two years after her husband died from the illness, Thorarinson found out she had breast cancer. Just how did she cope with such devastating news in the midst of her grief, still fresh?

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City of Toronto Launches Music 311

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July 9, 2015

City of Toronto launches Music 311

The City of Toronto has launched Music 311, a new initiative that brings the music of Toronto artists to the 311 phone system. “This new way to hear music recorded by local artists is a great forum for us to continually showcase the very talent that makes us a vibrant music city,” said Mayor John Tory.
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