Lovin’ Local Food Fest

News Release

June 29, 2016

Local food, local music – Lovin' Local Food Fest announces lineup

Toronto's Lovin' Local Food Fest will take place Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Yonge-Dundas Square. The second annual event features the fare of local restaurants, food trucks, breweries and wineries along with a full day of entertainment. Admission is free.

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City of Toronto to celebrate opening of outdoor pools

Media Advisory

June 28, 2016

City of Toronto to celebrate opening of outdoor pools

Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 10 York Centre), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, will be joined by Barbara Byers, Director of Public Education for the Lifesaving Society, Buddy the Lifeguard Dog and members of the community to kick off the outdoor pool season in Toronto.

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Prix Fixe Reservations for Summerlicious Begin Today

News Release

June 23, 2016

Prix Fixe Reservations for Summerlicious Begin Today

Reservations for Toronto's premier prix fixe food event, Summerlicious presented by Interac Association, begin today at more than 220 participating restaurants across the city. The 14th annual culinary celebration takes place July 8 to 24.

This year's lineup includes 24 new restaurants: Basso Pizzeria, Beaumont Kitchen, The Borough, Buonanotte, Carens Rosedale, Carmen's Steak House, The Craft Brasserie and Grille, Hawker Bar, Kadbanu, Kalendar Restaurant & Bistro, Kasa Moto, Lisa Marie, Marigold Indian Bistro, Montecito, Napoli Centrale, R&D, Rose and Sons, Schnitzel Hub European Bistro, Stages Restaurant, Stratosphere, Ufficio, Vagabondo Italian Ristorante, Via Vai and Windup Caribbean Restaurant.

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Traffic Signal Improvements Expanded Across the City Of Toronto

News Release

June 23, 2016

Traffic Signal Improvements Expanded Across the City Of Toronto

The City of Toronto is expanding its signal retiming program, updating an additional 357 signals on 17 corridors to improve the flow of traffic. By the end of 2017, approximately 1,500 traffic signals – about 60 per cent of the city's traffic signals – will be retimed.

As part of Mayor Tory’s six-point congestion management plan, signal retiming ensures signals are up-to-date and responsive to the needs of all road users. In 2015, signal retiming resulted in reduced travel times along 11 of the city’s busiest roads.

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City Of Toronto Residents Asked to Help Keep Streets Safe

News Release

June 22, 2016

City Of Toronto Residents Asked to Help Keep Streets Safe by Pruning Shrubs and Reporting Vegetation Growth near Traffic Signs

The City of Toronto is reminding residents to prune trees and shrubs on their property to ensure that they don't impact roads and sidewalks, keeping travel routes passable for those with mobility issues.

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City Of Toronto to Issue Final Property Tax Bills

News Release

June 20, 2016

City Of Toronto to Issue Final Property Tax Bills

The City of Toronto began mailing the 2016 final property tax bills on May 17. All property owners should have received their bills by June 15. The final property tax bills are the second of two regular tax bills that are mailed each year.

Payment due dates for the final tax bills under the regular three installment plan are July 4, August 2, and September 1. There are several ways to pay a property tax bill, including:

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Heat Warning Upgraded to Extended Heat Warning in Toronto

News Release

June 20, 2016

Heat Warning Upgraded to Extended Heat Warning in Toronto, Cooling Centres Open

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

During an Extreme Heat Warning, the public is encouraged to call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness, to make sure they are cool and drinking plenty of fluids. Other groups at risk include people with chronic illnesses, individuals with limited mobility or certain mental health illnesses, infants and young children, people on certain medications, and those who are homeless.

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Heat Alert Declared for Toronto

Heat Warning declared for Toronto

TORONTO, June 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. David McKeown, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, has issued a Heat Warning for Toronto today. The Heat Warning will be in effect until further notice.

During a Heat Warning, the public is encouraged to call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness, to make sure they are cool and drinking plenty of fluids. Other groups at risk include people with chronic illnesses, individuals with limited mobility or certain mental health illnesses, infants and young children, people on certain medications, and those who are homeless.

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City of Toronto Launches Extreme Weather Web Portal

News Release          

 June 16, 2016        

 City of Toronto launches extreme weather web portal, encourages residents to prepare

The City of Toronto has launched a new web portal to educate residents about the risks of extreme weather and the actions they can take to help reduce those risks, weather-proof their homes and improve their resilience. 

With a focus on four weather scenarios – extreme heat, extreme rain/flooding, extreme cold, and extreme wind – the portal offers residents a single point of access for programs, services and resources from a variety of City divisions, agencies, corporations and external organizations.

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