Residents invited to open houses on proposed short term rental regulations

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.

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JOSEPH J. PICCININNI COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE

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.

City of Toronto recreation activities and attractions available during Labour Day long weekend

News Release

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.

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City of Toronto recreation activities and attractions available during Labour Day long weekend

News Release

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.

Swimming
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.

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Registration for City Of Toronto’s Fall/Winter Recreation Programs Starts Next Weekend

News Release

August 29, 2017

Registration for City Of Toronto's Fall/Winter Recreation Programs Starts Next Weekend

The City of Toronto offers a wide range of safe, fun and high quality recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. Registration for fall and winter general programs, fall skating and swimming, and ski and snowboard lessons starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday, September 9 for Etobicoke York district. Other districts follow, with registration opening on Sunday, September 10 for Scarborough; Tuesday, September 12 for North York; and Wednesday, September 13 for Toronto and East York.
Over the past year, the City has worked to improve the registration experience by increasing server capacity by 25 per cent so that more people can access the system online. The City has also introduced clearer navigation and planning tools online, and has extended customer service hours and added more staff to provide in-person support where required.

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Toronto Public Health investigating a confirmed case of measles

News Release

August 25, 2017

Toronto Public Health investigating a confirmed case of measles

Toronto Public Health (TPH) is investigating a lab-confirmed case of measles. This includes following up with individuals who may have been exposed.

Members of the public may have been exposed to measles in the following settings during the period of August 19-24, 2017 including:

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City of Toronto and melanoma foundations partner on pilot project to provide free sunscreen in select parks

News Release

August 2, 2017

City of Toronto and melanoma foundations partner on pilot project to provide free sunscreen in select parks

The City of Toronto, the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund and the Douglas Wright Foundation have partnered on a public health pilot project to provide free sunscreen in select City parks.

Based on successful programs in U.S. parks, the Health Canada-approved sunscreen is available in dispensers, similar to hand sanitizer dispensers. Crews provided by the melanoma foundations will maintain and stock the dispensers through the trial. The two foundations are covering all costs, with the City providing locations and administrative support.

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