Update – Toronto Island Park Remains Closed as Water Levels Continue to Rise

News Release

May 18, 2017

Toronto Island Park remains closed as water levels continue to rise

Water levels in Lake Ontario continue to rise and experts advise this situation is not expected to see any improvement for several weeks. As the long weekend approaches, the City of Toronto reminds residents and visitors that Toronto Island Park remains closed. There is no ferry service for members of the general public and they are advised to refrain from visiting Toronto Island Park until further notice, due to significant flooding.

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City of Toronto’s long-weekend activities include Victoria Day fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park

News Release

May 18, 2017

City of Toronto's long-weekend activities include Victoria Day fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park

The City of Toronto will offer a wide variety of activities for residents on Monday, May 22, including the annual Victoria Day fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay Park. Many family attractions, including two historic sites, a farm and other facilities will be open, however City-operated recreation centres will be closed and recreation programs across the city will not operate that day. Toronto Island Park continues to be closed to the public until further notice due to flooding.

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City of Toronto announces TO Canada with Love summer program

A French language version of this news release is available on the City's website at http://bit.ly/2qohMBm.

News Release

May 16, 2017

City of Toronto announces TO Canada with Love summer program

The City of Toronto released details of the TO Canada with Love summer program today, including plans for MomenTO, The Indigenous Arts Festival and National Aboriginal Day, and Canada Days. TO Canada with Love is the City's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions marking Canada's 150th birthday. The full program is available at http://www.toronto.ca/canada150.

"The TO Canada with Love program commemorates Canada's past and celebrates its present and future through music, arts, culture, film and more," said Mayor John Tory. "This programming illustrates what makes our city and nation so unique. I invite all Torontonians to share in our Canadian pride by attending free and accessible events all summer long."

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Toronto Island Park Remains Closed as Water Levels Continue to Rise

News Release

May 16, 2017

Toronto Island Park remains closed as water levels continue to rise

In the interest of the public safety of residents, visitors and City of Toronto staff, Toronto Island Park remains closed to the general public due to rising water levels.

This spring, Toronto experienced high levels of rainfall and as a result, Lake Ontario and watershed levels throughout the city continue to rise. The City has been working closely with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to monitor Lake Ontario water levels, which are expected to rise, even without further rainfall, for several more weeks. Even at the current levels, experts advise it will likely take several weeks for the water to subside.

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City of Toronto to hold Youth Week events starting tomorrow

News Release

May 5, 2017

City of Toronto to hold Youth Week events starting tomorrow

The City of Toronto in partnership with the Toronto Youth Cabinet will hold Youth Week from May 6 to 13. Youth Week is a series of events intended to celebrate and showcase the talents of youth, from diverse communities across Toronto, in the areas of civic engagement, recreation and sports. A wide range of events and activities are planned, including job fairs, sport tournaments and art events.

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Update on City Of Toronto Efforts To Prepare For Heavy Rainfall

News Release

May 4, 2017

Update on City Of Toronto Efforts To Prepare For Heavy Rainfall

The forecast for the next 48 hours has not changed – Environment Canada continues to predict between 40 and 70 millimetres of rain for the Toronto area. This rainfall may have significant effects on the City's river systems and the water levels of Lake Ontario. The City and agencies including Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) continue to monitor the situation and work with residents to prevent or minimize flooding and related problems. Additionally, Toronto has already received more than 100 mm of rain since early April, which has resulted in some flooding in low-lying areas and the waterfront.

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City of Toronto Crews Prepare For Wet Weather Conditions

News Release

May 4, 2017

City of Toronto crews prepare for wet weather conditions

City of Toronto crews are preparing for rainfall that is expected to start later today and add significantly to Toronto's existing high water levels. The City and agencies including the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRAC) are working with residents to prevent or minimize flooding and related problems.

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Allen Road Closed Saturday for Spring Maintenance

News Release

May 2, 2017

Allen Road closed Saturday for spring maintenance

The City of Toronto's Transportation Services division will be performing maintenance activities on Allen Road from May 5 to 7. A full closure of Allen Road is required for the safety of the public and workers starting late Friday night.

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Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan

ONTARIO’S FAIR HYDRO PLAN

As part of the government’s proposed Fair Hydro Plan, electricity bills will be reduced by 25% on average for households and small businesses across Ontario. The first part of the plan is effective May 1, 2017, with lower electricity rates and the discontinuation of the Ontario ESP Charge, combined with the 8% Provincial Rebate. This summer, the government intends to introduce legislation to implement the full Fair Hydro Plan and if passed, the OEB will then further adjust rates accordingly.

More information about the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan

TIME OF USE PERIODS
We are also reminding our customers that summer Time-of-Use periods are now in effect.

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