Doors Open Toronto at 150 locations this weekend

News Release

May 24, 2017

Doors Open Toronto at 150 locations this weekend

The 18th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns this weekend, May 27 and 28, offering free and rare access to 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

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Closure of Queen Street This Weekend For Removal of Pedestrian Bridge

News Release

May 19, 2017

Closure of Queen Street This Weekend For Removal of Pedestrian Bridge

Queen Street between Yonge Street‎ and Bay Street will be closed to vehicles from 11 p.m. Friday, May 19 until 5 a.m. Monday, May 22 for the removal of the pedestrian bridge at the Hudson's Bay Company building. There will also be no access to James Street during this period.

Eastbound traffic on Queen Street will be diverted at Bay Street while westbound traffic will be diverted at Yonge Street.

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Toronto Public Health Provides Lyme Disease Prevention Tips

News Release

May 18, 2017

Toronto Public Health Provides Lyme Disease Prevention Tips

With warm weather arriving, Toronto Public Health reminds the public to protect themselves against blacklegged tick bites and Lyme disease. These ticks are the only type of tick in Ontario that can transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.

"The overall risk of acquiring Lyme disease in Toronto is considered low," said Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health. "While we encourage everyone to enjoy the nice weather and explore the outdoors, it's important that everyone is aware of the locations where ticks can be found in the city and know how to prevent Lyme disease."

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Update – Toronto Island Park Remains Closed as Water Levels Continue to Rise

News Release

May 18, 2017

Toronto Island Park remains closed as water levels continue to rise

Water levels in Lake Ontario continue to rise and experts advise this situation is not expected to see any improvement for several weeks. As the long weekend approaches, the City of Toronto reminds residents and visitors that Toronto Island Park remains closed. There is no ferry service for members of the general public and they are advised to refrain from visiting Toronto Island Park until further notice, due to significant flooding.

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City of Toronto’s long-weekend activities include Victoria Day fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park

News Release

May 18, 2017

City of Toronto's long-weekend activities include Victoria Day fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Park

The City of Toronto will offer a wide variety of activities for residents on Monday, May 22, including the annual Victoria Day fireworks display at Ashbridges Bay Park. Many family attractions, including two historic sites, a farm and other facilities will be open, however City-operated recreation centres will be closed and recreation programs across the city will not operate that day. Toronto Island Park continues to be closed to the public until further notice due to flooding.

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City of Toronto announces TO Canada with Love summer program

A French language version of this news release is available on the City's website at http://bit.ly/2qohMBm.

News Release

May 16, 2017

City of Toronto announces TO Canada with Love summer program

The City of Toronto released details of the TO Canada with Love summer program today, including plans for MomenTO, The Indigenous Arts Festival and National Aboriginal Day, and Canada Days. TO Canada with Love is the City's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions marking Canada's 150th birthday. The full program is available at http://www.toronto.ca/canada150.

"The TO Canada with Love program commemorates Canada's past and celebrates its present and future through music, arts, culture, film and more," said Mayor John Tory. "This programming illustrates what makes our city and nation so unique. I invite all Torontonians to share in our Canadian pride by attending free and accessible events all summer long."

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Toronto Island Park Remains Closed as Water Levels Continue to Rise

News Release

May 16, 2017

Toronto Island Park remains closed as water levels continue to rise

In the interest of the public safety of residents, visitors and City of Toronto staff, Toronto Island Park remains closed to the general public due to rising water levels.

This spring, Toronto experienced high levels of rainfall and as a result, Lake Ontario and watershed levels throughout the city continue to rise. The City has been working closely with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to monitor Lake Ontario water levels, which are expected to rise, even without further rainfall, for several more weeks. Even at the current levels, experts advise it will likely take several weeks for the water to subside.

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