September 15, 2017
City of Toronto invites residents to share their views on possible changes to the Holiday Shopping Bylaw
The City of Toronto is reviewing the bylaw that governs holiday shopping and the impact of allowing grocery stores and other retailers that sell prepared meals to be open on public holidays.
Toronto's Holiday Shopping Bylaw states that most retail stores, including grocery stores, close on public holidays. There are some exceptions to the bylaw, including restaurants. Over time, grocery stores have changed their business models and now sell some food that is similar to restaurant fare, such as prepared and ready-to-eat meals.
September 14, 2017
New Toronto Fire recruits will graduate with enhanced skills
Toronto Fire Services (TFS) will launch an Operations Firefighter Recruitment campaign on Monday. Those recruits will be the first to graduate from the Toronto Fire Academy with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) professional qualifications in both fire prevention and public education. They will also graduate with full Firefighter qualifications.
Notice of Filming
260 Geary Ave
September 17 & 18, 2017 (Late Night)
Production Type: COMMERCIAL
Project Title: Playstation 170917
Production Company & Address: COMMON GOOD TV LTD
837 DUNDAS ST W TORONTO, ONTARIO, CA, M6J 1V4
Production Company Phone #:
Location Manager: Giles Jaconello
Location Manager Cell #: 416-571-6152
Filming Location(s) & Times:
Location: 260 GEARY AVE
Type: FILMING, Start Date Time: Sep-17 07:00, To: Sep-18 23:00
Type: WEATHER, Start Date Time: Sep-19 07:00, To: Sep-19 23:00
GEARY AVE BETWEEN DUFFERIN ST AND LIGHTBOURN AVE, Side: N or S
Start: Sep-17 07:00 , End: Sep-19 23:00
September 13, 2017
City of Toronto staff currently reviewing latest census data
This morning, Statistics Canada issued the latest release of the 2016 Census data on income. City staff are reviewing the data and will be available to respond to media inquiries about the latest census findings as of noon tomorrow, September 14.
Residents invited to open houses on proposed short term rental regulations
Municipal Licensing and Standards and City Planning staff are holding a series of open houses on the proposed regulations for short term rentals. The term "short-term rental" describes rentals that occur over a short period of time (e.g. 28 days or less). Popular online platforms, such as Airbnb, Flipkey, Homeaway, VRBO and Roomorama facilitate bookings and payments for short-term rentals.
Joseph J. Piccininni Community Recreation Centre will be closed for maintenance from Saturday, September 2nd to Sunday, October 1st, 2017. The health club will continue to operate with the regular schedule throughout the closure, as it can be safely accessed through the rear entrance.
Registration for the Etobicoke/York district begins on Saturday, September 9th at 7:00 a.m. Registering online continues to be the fastest and easiest way to register, but for clients who require support, in-person registration will be available from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Etobicoke Civic Centre as advertised.
Signage has been posted at the facility advising residents of the impending closure and upcoming registration day for the Etobicoke/York district.
The registration office at Joseph J. Piccininni Community Centre will be open to the public 10am – 4pm, Monday through Friday, starting Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 to provide in-person registration support throughout the closure.
August 31, 2017
Weekend events with road closures in Toronto
Four special 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, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents and visitors.
August 30, 2017
City of Toronto recreation activities and attractions available during Labour Day long weekend
The City of Toronto will offer a wide variety of activities for residents and visitors over the Labour Day long weekend, with many family attractions open. On Labour Day – Monday, September 4 – City recreation centres will be closed and their recreation programs will not operate.
The following 10 outdoor pools will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Labour Day (September 4):
Alex Duff Memorial Pool, 779 Crawford St.
Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pools, 1867 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
Grandravine Outdoor Pool, 23 Grandravine Dr.
Heron Park Outdoor Pool, 292 Manse Rd.
McGregor Park Outdoor Pool, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
Oriole Community Centre Outdoor Pool, 2975 Don Mills Rd.
Pine Point Outdoor Pool, 15 Grierson Rd.
Riverdale Park East Outdoor Pool, 550 Broadview Ave.
Sunnyside-Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
Wedgewood Park Outdoor Pool, 15 Swan Ave.