June 14, 2018
Summerlicious returns July 6 to 22 at 200 Toronto restaurants
Summerlicious, produced by the City of Toronto, runs from July 6 to 22 with mouth-watering meals served at 200 of Toronto's favourite restaurants. Three-course prix fixe lunch menus are priced at $23, $28 and $33, and dinners are priced at $33, $43 and $53.
Restaurants will start accepting reservations for the Prix Fixe Promotion on June 21.
"Summerlicious offers Torontonians and visitors excellent value at top restaurants," said Mayor John Tory. "With 200 incredible restaurants and diverse cuisine options to choose from there's something for everyone. Get out and explore the city this summer."
"The delectable meals served during Summerlicious provide a significant economic boost to the city," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic Development Committee. "Since the inception of the Licious program in 2003, participating restaurants have served more than seven million meals and generated over $311 million in economic activity for the local restaurant industry during traditionally slow seasons."
Online Town Halls
At the live, online town halls, we will provide an update on the work underway, including environmental studies, for the new SmartTrack/GO stations. Anyone can participate in the online town halls by visiting smarttrack.to/townhall or calling 800-457-6180. During the online town halls, participants will have the opportunity to ask the Project Team questions live via an online interface or their phone. For those unable to attend, recordings and transcripts of the online town halls will be made available on the project websites.
June 6, 2018
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Several events in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures as described below. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy these events. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.
Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto's economy. They are enjoyed each year by local residents and visitors.
In addition to road closures related to special events, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.
Digital Literacy Day
Makey Makey Play Time
Thursday May 31, 2018
Dufferin/ St. Clair Library
May 16, 2018
City of Toronto's Long-Weekend Activities
The City will offer a wide variety of activities for residents on Monday, May 21, 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.
NEW ADULT TTC 12 MONTH PASS COMING TO PRESTO FOR JUNE PASS PERIOD
A new adult 12 Month Pass will be introduced on PRESTO starting with the June pass period. The 12 Month Pass is the equivalent of the TTC’s Metropass Discount Plan (MDP), which is expected to end as of December 31, 2018. The adult 12 Month Pass will cost the same ($134.00 per month), provide the same unlimited travel on all regular TTC routes and require the same 12-month commitment as the MDP pass. A senior/youth option will be available on PRESTO later this summer.
Existing adult MDP customers who would like to switch from MDP to the 12 Month Pass on PRESTO must cancel their MDP contract and sign a new contract with PRESTO. They will not incur cancellation fees. All existing MDP contracts are expected to end as of December 31, 2018.
The 12 Month Pass will be available for sale online only at prestocard.ca from May 24 until June 5, for the June pass period. Subsequent 12 Month Pass contracts will be available for sale eight days before the end of the month until five days after the start of the next month.
To purchase the 12 Month Pass, customers must:
- Have a PRESTO card. Cards can be purchased online at prestocard.ca, at Gateway Newstands in TTC subway stations, at PRESTO Fare Vending Machines in select subway stations, or at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations.
- Create a My PRESTO Account at prestcard.ca.
- Purchase a 12 Month Pass at prestocard.ca.
At Relay for Life, no one faces cancer alone. Come out to Downsview Park on Friday, June 15 to celebrate the lives of everyone affected by cancer and raise funds for cancer research.
Learn more here: bit.ly/R4Linvolved
May 9, 2018
City of Toronto's 2018 construction season begins
Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward 25 Don Valley West), Chair of the City's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, announced the beginning of the 2018 construction season today at the intersection of Parliament Street and Gerrard Street East, which is set to close from May 14 to June 4 for streetcar track replacement. In addition, more than 200 projects, including 60 major projects, are planned for roads, bridges, sewers and watermains to improve Toronto's aging infrastructure.