City of Toronto activities and events for Family Day fun on February 19

News Release

February 15, 2018

City of Toronto activities and events for Family Day fun on February 19

The City of Toronto encourages residents to enjoy Family Day on Monday, February 19 by taking advantage of City-run recreation facilities and historic attractions. Eight of the City's 10 historic sites will offer events, activities and tours on Family Day.

Skating
There are 52 outdoor rinks or skating trails to choose from across the city, weather permitting. Many indoor arenas will also be open. There is no charge for public skating at the City's indoor arenas and outdoor rinks. CSA-approved hockey helmets are mandatory for children under the age of six and are recommended for skaters of all ages. Family Day schedules are available online at http://www.toronto.ca/familyday.

Nathan Phillips Square
Families can visit Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall, located at 100 Queen St. W., for a fun-filled outing, sponsored by Tim Hortons, featuring freestyle ice-skating demonstrations by the Toronto Ice Skate Group. The ice rink will be open for skating and skate rentals will be available. From 1 to 4 p.m., take part in special activities including games, face painting and informal skating instruction and enjoy hot beverages at the Tim's House lounge.

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Family Day Community Recreation Programs – Monday February 19, 2018

Family Day Community Recreation

Celebrate Family Day with us! You can enjoy a variety of free outdoor and indoor activities at locations across Toronto on Monday, February 19.

City-run recreation facilities offer Family Day programming for the whole family. Activities include cooking, drumming and dance lessons, crafts and board games, and as well sports and family fitness classes. Children must be accompanied by an adult for all activities.

Leisure swimming will be available at many indoor pools on Family Day. City-run leisure swims are free of charge for everyone.

There are 52 outdoor rinks or skating trails to choose from across the city, weather permitting. Many indoor arenas will also be open. There is no charge for public skating at the City's indoor arenas and outdoor rinks.

In ward 17, Joseph J Piccininni Community Centre will be offering over 10 different program opportunities for all, between 11:00am and 4:00pm.

Family Day schedules are available online at toronto.ca/familyday, or by calling 311.

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Feb 06/18 – Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

February 6, 2018

Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

City staff continue to monitor usage in all overnight services for people experiencing homelessness in order to manage occupancy levels and ensure there is sufficient safe capacity to provide warm places for all who ask for them. This was the case last night.
With the termination of the Extreme Cold Weather Alert, the warming centre at Metro Hall is closed by noon today, February 6.

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Hydro One Transmission Line Upgrade

February 2018

Community Notice
Hydro One is working in your community

This month, Hydro One will begin working on the transmission line in your community. Hydro One, together with Toronto Hydro, is making significant upgrades to its electricity infrastructure to provide adequate and reliable power to the west end of Toronto. Power West Toronto is required to strengthen the city’s electricity system, accommodate the growing needs of homes and businesses in Toronto, and is required to electrify the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
The project involves refurbishing 10 km of overhead transmission line to accommodate additional power that will come from Hydro One’s Runnymede Transformer Station, located at Jane Street and St. Clair Avenue West.

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Feb 3/18 – Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

February 3, 2018

Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

City staff continue to monitor usage in all overnight services for people experiencing homelessness in order to manage occupancy levels and ensure there is sufficient safe capacity to provide warm places for all who ask for them. This was the case last night.
Shelter beds were available in the men's, women's, co-ed and youth sectors.

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Jan 27/18 – Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

January 27, 2018

Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

The City of Toronto is opening two new winter respite services this weekend with combined capacity of up to 200. Over the next two days staff at Moss Park Winter Respite Site will be offering assistance and transportation to clients in that program so they can relocate to their choice of winter respite program or appropriate shelter bed. The City will be returning the facility to the Federal government as agreed by Monday, January 29.

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Pothole repair blitz back on Toronto roads this weekend

News Release

January 25, 2018

Pothole repair blitz back on Toronto roads this weekend

The City of Toronto will conduct another pothole blitz, beginning today and ending on Saturday evening. A similar blitz took place last weekend, with increased crews filling nearly 15,447 potholes across the city.

Recent weather conditions have resulted in an increased number of potholes. Starting today, the City will place road repair crews on extended hours on Thursday and Friday, and will launch a pothole repair blitz on Saturday.

“Our hardworking City crews will take advantage of another weekend without snow to continue to tackle potholes across Toronto," said Mayor John Tory. “We know how frustrating potholes are for drivers and cyclists, and we are deploying extra resources on the task of improving our roads to ensure a smoother commute."

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Winterlicious begins tomorrow at participating restaurants across Toronto

News Release

January 25, 2018

Winterlicious begins tomorrow at participating restaurants across Toronto

Winterlicious, produced by the City of Toronto, runs for two mouth-watering weeks beginning tomorrow. Over 200 restaurants across the city will offer prix fixe lunch menus priced at $23, $28 and $33, and dinner menus priced at $33, $43 and $53 until February 8.

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Jan 25/18 – Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

January 25, 2018

Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

Warming Centre services at Regent Park Community Centre remain available until further notice.

City staff are continuously monitoring winter respite drop-in and warming centre usage to manage occupancy levels to ensure there is sufficient safe capacity to provide warm places for all who ask for them, which was the case last night.

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