July 20th – Movie Night Cancellation – Davenport Village Park

July 20, 2017

Dear Friends,

RE: July 20th - Movie Night Cancellation - Davenport Village Park

Paul Cleveland, Event Co-Ordinator of CUPE Local 416 notified my office that he's decided to postpone tonight's scheduled movie night at Davenport Village Park, given the potential for inclement weather. I had a lengthy discussion with Paul to try to reverse his final decision, but he did not want to jeopardize the safety of his staff nor the safety of all those that would be in attendance this evening.

At this time, we are working to secure an alternative date(s), and once this is all finalized, we will drop a subsequent notice to the local community.

I realize that this is most disappointing, but I will work with CUPE 416 to schedule an alternative date(s) at the earliest possible time.

Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

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July 11, 2017

Road closures for Honda Indy event in Toronto

The Honda Indy event in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures as described below. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. 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, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to these road closures, 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.

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Road closures for Honda Indy event in Toronto

News Release

July 11, 2017

Road closures for Honda Indy event in Toronto

The Honda Indy event in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures as described below. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. 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, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to these road closures, 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.

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Celebration of Life event planned to pay tribute to Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell

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July 12, 2017

Celebration of Life event planned to pay tribute to Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell

Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), a long-time member of Toronto City Council, passed away on July 7 at the age of 71.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 25 at Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church St. In the interim, Deputy Mayor McConnell's family encourages everyone to commemorate her in a way that is meaningful to them.

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Update – July 10/17 City of Toronto update on status of Toronto Island Park

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July 10, 2017

City of Toronto update on status of Toronto Island Park

City of Toronto staff continue to closely monitor and assess conditions on Toronto Island Park. Full efforts are underway to resume park operations as soon as conditions permit. Currently, the reopening of sections of Toronto Island Park remains on schedule for Monday, July 31. Adjustments to that date may occur and the actual reopening could be sooner or later, depending on conditions. Updates on the timing will be forthcoming.

"The high lake levels and associated flooding have had a significant impact on island residents and businesses – as well as the tens of thousands of people who would normally visit the islands every week during the warm weather," said Mayor John Tory. "This has been an unprecedented event. I thank everyone for their patience. City staff are working hard to get the islands reopened as soon as possible."

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City of Toronto pays tribute to Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell

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July 7, 2017

City of Toronto pays tribute to Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell

Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), a long-time member of Toronto City Council, passed away earlier today at the age of 71.

"It is with a heavy heart that I extend deepest condolences on behalf of Toronto City Council to Pam's husband Jim, their daughters Heather Ann and Madelyn, grandchildren and all members of her family," said Mayor John Tory. "Pam was a wonderful advocate for Toronto's most vulnerable residents. She spent much of her career advocating for social justice, education and literacy and poverty reduction. I respected the empathy, passion and common sense she brought to her role. She will be missed immensely but her work has ensured that this city is a stronger and fairer place."

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Toronto Public Health confirms this year’s first positive mosquito test for West Nile Virus

News Release

July 6, 2017

Toronto Public Health confirms this year's first positive mosquito test for West Nile Virus

Toronto Public Health has received lab confirmation that mosquitoes in the city have tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first positive mosquito test for West Nile Virus in Toronto in 2017.

"While the risk of becoming infected with West Nile Virus in Toronto is low, now is a good time to remind residents of the ways they can protect themselves from mosquito bites and help reduce the risk of infection," said Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health.

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Reduced emissions and community benefits anticipated as Toronto City Council adopts new climate change action plan

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July 4, 2017

Reduced emissions and community benefits anticipated as Toronto City Council adopts new climate change action plan

City Council today unanimously approved Toronto's long-term path to reduce city-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The TransformTO Pathway to a Low Carbon Future report recommends ambitious strategies and long-term goals to transform Toronto's urban systems – specifically buildings, energy, transportation and waste.

"I am proud that City Council has moved forward with TransformTO – a climate action plan to reduce Toronto’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 per cent by 2050," said Mayor John Tory. "As a city, we need to set ambitious goals to reduce the negative impacts of climate change and increase Toronto’s resilience so we can address the very real social and economic challenges of the 21st century."

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Toronto City Council unanimously adopts Tenants First – Phase 1 Implementation Plan

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July 4, 2017

Toronto City Council unanimously adopts Tenants First – Phase 1 Implementation Plan

During today's Toronto City Council meeting at City Hall, Council unanimously adopted the Tenant First – Phase 1 Implementation Plan (EX 26.2).

"Today's unanimous vote is another step in the ongoing work to improve social housing in Toronto," said Mayor John Tory. "This plan responds to recommendations from the Mayor's Task Force and is laser focused on enhancing services and experiences for all Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) tenants, especially those who are most vulnerable. I look forward to reviewing future phases of this plan."

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