Registration for City of Toronto’s summer camps and spring/summer recreation programs begins this weekend

News Release

February 26, 2018

Registration for City of Toronto's summer camps and spring/summer recreation programs begins this weekend

The City of Toronto offers a wide range of safe, fun and high-quality recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. Registration for summer camps and spring/summer recreation programs starts at 7 a.m. on the following dates for each district:

Saturday, March 3 for Etobicoke York
Sunday, March 4 for Scarborough
Tuesday, March 6 for North York
Wednesday, March 7 for Toronto and East York

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City of Toronto activities and events for Family Day fun on February 19

News Release

February 15, 2018

City of Toronto activities and events for Family Day fun on February 19

The City of Toronto encourages residents to enjoy Family Day on Monday, February 19 by taking advantage of City-run recreation facilities and historic attractions. Eight of the City's 10 historic sites will offer events, activities and tours on Family Day.

Skating
There are 52 outdoor rinks or skating trails to choose from across the city, weather permitting. Many indoor arenas will also be open. There is no charge for public skating at the City's indoor arenas and outdoor rinks. CSA-approved hockey helmets are mandatory for children under the age of six and are recommended for skaters of all ages. Family Day schedules are available online at http://www.toronto.ca/familyday.

Nathan Phillips Square
Families can visit Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall, located at 100 Queen St. W., for a fun-filled outing, sponsored by Tim Hortons, featuring freestyle ice-skating demonstrations by the Toronto Ice Skate Group. The ice rink will be open for skating and skate rentals will be available. From 1 to 4 p.m., take part in special activities including games, face painting and informal skating instruction and enjoy hot beverages at the Tim's House lounge.

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Family Day Community Recreation Programs – Monday February 19, 2018

Family Day Community Recreation

Celebrate Family Day with us! You can enjoy a variety of free outdoor and indoor activities at locations across Toronto on Monday, February 19.

City-run recreation facilities offer Family Day programming for the whole family. Activities include cooking, drumming and dance lessons, crafts and board games, and as well sports and family fitness classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult for all activities.

Leisure swimming will be available at many indoor pools on Family Day. City-run leisure swims are free of charge for everyone.

There are 52 outdoor rinks or skating trails to choose from across the city, weather permitting. Many indoor arenas will also be open. There is no charge for public skating at the City's indoor arenas and outdoor rinks.

In ward 17, Joseph J Piccininni Community Centre will be offering over 10 different program opportunities for all, between 11:00am and 4:00pm.

Family Day schedules are available online at toronto.ca/familyday, or by calling 311.

Extreme Cold Weather Alert terminated for Toronto – Friday February 9, 2018

News release

February 9, 2018

Extreme Cold Weather Alert terminated for Toronto

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has terminated the Extreme Cold Weather Alert as of noon today. Service remains available 24 hours a day/seven days a week through to April 15, 2018, at several 24-hour winter respite drop-ins at locations across the city.

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Extreme Cold Alert Issued Wednesday February 7, 2018

News Release

February 7, 2018

Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto that will be in effect until further notice. Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature is forecast to reach -15 degrees Celsius or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder.

Exposure to cold weather can be harmful to your health. Hypothermia occurs when the body's core temperature drops below 35 degrees Celsius and can have severe consequences, including organ failure and death. Frostbite can also occur in cold weather when skin freezes and in severe cases can lead to amputation when deeper tissues freeze.

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Feb 06/18 – Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

February 6, 2018

Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

City staff continue to monitor usage in all overnight services for people experiencing homelessness in order to manage occupancy levels and ensure there is sufficient safe capacity to provide warm places for all who ask for them. This was the case last night.
With the termination of the Extreme Cold Weather Alert, the warming centre at Metro Hall is closed by noon today, February 6.

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Extreme Cold Weather Alert terminated for Toronto – Tuesday February 6, 2018

News release

February 7, 2018

Extreme Cold Weather Alert terminated for Toronto

Based on information from Environment Canada, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has terminated the Extreme Cold Weather Alert as of noon today. Service remains available 24 hours a day/seven days a week through to April 15, 2018, at several 24-hour winter respite drop-ins at locations across the city.

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Hydro One Transmission Line Upgrade

February 2018

Community Notice
Hydro One is working in your community

This month, Hydro One will begin working on the transmission line in your community. Hydro One, together with Toronto Hydro, is making significant upgrades to its electricity infrastructure to provide adequate and reliable power to the west end of Toronto. Power West Toronto is required to strengthen the city’s electricity system, accommodate the growing needs of homes and businesses in Toronto, and is required to electrify the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
The project involves refurbishing 10 km of overhead transmission line to accommodate additional power that will come from Hydro One’s Runnymede Transformer Station, located at Jane Street and St. Clair Avenue West.

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Feb 3/18 – Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

February 3, 2018

Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

City staff continue to monitor usage in all overnight services for people experiencing homelessness in order to manage occupancy levels and ensure there is sufficient safe capacity to provide warm places for all who ask for them. This was the case last night.
Shelter beds were available in the men's, women's, co-ed and youth sectors.

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