City of Toronto announces expansion of winter services, increasing number of sites, total capacity and days of 24-hour service

News Release

October 27, 2017

City of Toronto announces expansion of winter services, increasing number of sites, total capacity and days of 24-hour service

Paul Raftis, General Manager of the City of Toronto's Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, today announced details about an expanded suite of services available this winter to assist residents who are experiencing homelessness.

"It's not enough to be providing more shelter services per capita than any other Canadian city," Raftis said. "Our shelters are very busy and staff are working full-time on opening new shelters to address increases in demand before the end of the year, into 2018, and beyond. In the meantime, we are increasing the number of sites providing 24/7 winter respite services and tripling the days of continuous service availability."

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Pumpkin parades will light up Toronto parks on November 1

News Release

October 27, 2017

Pumpkin parades will light up Toronto parks on November 1

Next Wednesday, 47 parks across Toronto will emit an orange glow as local residents bid a final farewell to their jack-o'-lanterns with community Pumpkin Parades.

The first pumpkin parade was organized in Sorauren Park in 2004.The parades have since become a Toronto tradition and are now hosted in parks across the city from Birchcrest Park in Scarborough to Centennial Park in Etobicoke. This year's event includes 13 more parks than last year and the idea has spread to other cities including Montreal, New York and towns in the United Kingdom.

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City of Toronto holding annual career information event at Toronto Reference Library tomorrow

News Release

October 25, 2017

City of Toronto holding annual career information event at Toronto Reference Library tomorrow

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Public Library are hosting the sixth annual Career Information Event at the Toronto Reference Library tomorrow (October 26) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is part of Workforce Development Month.

Representatives from about 35 City divisions will be on hand to share information about the wide range of careers in Toronto's municipal government. Speakers will provide tips on applying for City job opportunities.

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Free admission to Toronto history museums today through November

News Release

October 24, 2017

Free admission to Toronto history museums today through November

From today to November 30, general admission to nine of the City's historic museums will be free courtesy of Mackenzie Investments in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

"I would like to thank Mackenzie Investments for providing this unique opportunity for the public to experience Toronto's history," said Mayor John Tory. "This generous donation will help residents and visitors learn about and engage with the city's past at our historic sites. It is another example of how partnerships can help enhance Toronto's programs and help us build a better city."

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City of Toronto reminds all road users to take extra care on roads in residential neighbourhoods

News Release

October 23, 2017

City of Toronto reminds all road users to take extra care on roads in residential neighbourhoods

The City of Toronto is reminding all road users – pedestrians, cyclists and drivers – to be more aware of each other, especially as we enter a season when daylight hours are greatly reduced.

To help remind the public to slow down and to be aware, the City of Toronto has produced two new Please Slow Down lawn signs that remind road users to drive carefully as they travel in local neighbourhoods with older adults (orange sign) and school children (blue sign). The new signs include graphics of older adults walking and two children playing. The public can help spread this safety message by picking up signs at their local councillor’s office and displaying them in their neighbourhoods.

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TTC Line 1 Extension Open Houses

Join us for a sneak peek of three of the spectacular new Line 1 Extension subway stations on Saturday, October 28 from 1 to 5 p.m.

• Pioneer Village Station, 2800 Steeles Ave. West
• Highway 407 Station, 7332 Jane Street
• Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station, 3150 Highway 7 West

At the Open Houses, you can tour the stations, meet with the construction teams, architects and artists that designed and built the stations, chat with staff from PRESTO, York Region Transit, Brampton Transit and TTC about service changes, and visit with other partners including BAI Canada, City of Vaughan and others.

Please feel free to contact me if you require additional information.

Deborah Brown
Manager, Customer Communications

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Notice of Filming – 92 Geary Ave – October 25, 2017

Notice of Filming

92 GEARY AVE

October 25, 2017

Production Type: COMMERCIAL
Project Title: Campbell's 171025
Production Company & Address: MOWAD PRODUCTIONS INC
199 BOWOOD AVE TORONTO, ONTARIO, CA, M4N 1Y7

Production Company Phone #: 416-322-8297
Location Manager: Vimla Mangru
Location Manager Cell #: (416) 885-3467

Filming Location(s) & Times: 92 GEARY AVE – Album Studios
FILMING, Start Date Time: Oct-25 07:00, To: Oct-25 23:00

Parking Location(s): S/s GEARY AVE BETWEEN DOVERCOURT AND SALEM AVE N
Start: Oct-24 18:00 , End: Oct-25 23:00

Construction to partially close Park Lawn Road and Lake Shore Boulevard West intersection this long weekend

News Release

October 3, 2017

Construction to partially close Park Lawn Road and Lake Shore Boulevard West intersection this long weekend

The intersection of Park Lawn Road/Marine Parade Drive and Lake Shore Boulevard West in Toronto will be partially closed from Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m. to Tuesday, October 10 at 6 a.m. as the City replaces the TTC streetcar track.
Eastbound and westbound traffic on Lake Shore Boulevard West will be maintained in the curb lanes through the intersection. Southbound traffic on Park Lawn Road will be able to turn right onto westbound Lake Shore Boulevard West only. No left turns will be permitted to eastbound Lake Shore Boulevard West.
Northbound traffic on Marine Parade Drive will be able to turn right onto eastbound Lake Shore Boulevard West only. No left turns will be permitted to westbound Lake Shore Boulevard. Drivers will be able to access westbound Lake Shore Boulevard West using Silver Moon Drive.

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