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May 27, 2016

Doors Open Toronto features access to more than 130 buildings this weekend

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Lyme disease prevention in Toronto

News Release

May 10, 2016

Lyme disease prevention in Toronto

As warmer weather arrives, Toronto Public Health is reminding residents to protect themselves against blacklegged tick bites and Lyme disease. The blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) is the only type of tick in Ontario that can transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

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Toronto Animal Services launches mobile spay and neuter services for dogs and cats

News Release

May 9, 2016

Toronto Animal Services launches mobile spay and neuter services for dogs and cats

Toronto Animal Services' Mobile Spay/Neuter Your Pet (SNYP) Clinic will be rolling into neighbourhood improvement areas throughout the city to provide spay and neuter services for dogs and cats. Residents with an income of less than $50,000 will qualify for subsidized or waived fee.

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New PRESTO Fare Gates Update

New PRESTO fare gates are being installed at stations across the TTC from now until mid-2017. St Clair Station is currently underway, and St Clair West Station is next in line. In mid-May, construction crews will be installing new PRESTO accessible fare gates at St Clair West Station.

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Doors Open Toronto Announces Exciting Lineup of Buildings and Programming

News Release

May 3, 2016

Doors Open Toronto Announces Exciting Lineup of Buildings and Programming

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf has announced its lineup of buildings and enhanced programming for May 28 and 29. The 17th annual celebration of design will offer free and rare access to architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across Toronto.

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Crossing Guard Position

CROSSING GUARD
Job Classification Title CROSSING GUARD
Division Policy, Planning, Finance & Administration
Section PPF&A Program Support
Work Location Osler St. Railway crossing (north of Dupont St)
Job Stream Children, Community & Social Services
Job Type Temporary, Part-Time
Salary/Rate $11.67 - $14.15 / Hour
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 2.67 hours per day (subject to change)
Shift Information Monday - Friday
Affiliation Non-union
Posting Date January 13, 2016
Expiry Date  
Number of Positions Open 1

 

Job Description

 

School Crossing Guards are an integral and important part of the community. These highly dedicated men and women work every school day to protect and assist children across busy crossings.

 

Major Responsibilities:

·         Assist elementary school children in crossing railway tracks at the Osler Street level crossing.

·         Wear mandatory safety equipment supplied by the City of Toronto.

·         Must be punctual and stay for the entire scheduled shift time.

·         Apply safety precautions and procedures in the performance of duties in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act policies of the City of Toronto.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Observational skills and alertness.
  2. The ability to endure varying weather conditions.
  3. The ability to understand and follow instructions (written and oral).
  4. The ability to stand for an extended period of time.
  5. The ability to carry and raise a stop paddle.
  6. The ability to actively supervise children while crossing.

You must also have:

  • A good sense of judgment to be able to determine timing for safe crossing of railway tracks, where mechanical gates and signal flashers are present and engaged.
  • A courteous demeanour and the ability to deal with children, pedestrians, schools and the public.

Notes:

  • Candidates will be required to pass a Vulnerable Sector Screening check prior to being hired for this position.
  • City of Toronto, PPF&A Crossing Guards work 2.67 hours per day (subject to change).