City of Toronto to hold Youth Week events starting tomorrow

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May 5, 2017

City of Toronto to hold Youth Week events starting tomorrow

The City of Toronto in partnership with the Toronto Youth Cabinet will hold Youth Week from May 6 to 13. Youth Week is a series of events intended to celebrate and showcase the talents of youth, from diverse communities across Toronto, in the areas of civic engagement, recreation and sports. A wide range of events and activities are planned, including job fairs, sport tournaments and art events.

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Update on City Of Toronto Efforts To Prepare For Heavy Rainfall

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May 4, 2017

Update on City Of Toronto Efforts To Prepare For Heavy Rainfall

The forecast for the next 48 hours has not changed – Environment Canada continues to predict between 40 and 70 millimetres of rain for the Toronto area. This rainfall may have significant effects on the City's river systems and the water levels of Lake Ontario. The City and agencies including Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) continue to monitor the situation and work with residents to prevent or minimize flooding and related problems. Additionally, Toronto has already received more than 100 mm of rain since early April, which has resulted in some flooding in low-lying areas and the waterfront.

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City of Toronto Crews Prepare For Wet Weather Conditions

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May 4, 2017

City of Toronto crews prepare for wet weather conditions

City of Toronto crews are preparing for rainfall that is expected to start later today and add significantly to Toronto's existing high water levels. The City and agencies including the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRAC) are working with residents to prevent or minimize flooding and related problems.

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Allen Road Closed Saturday for Spring Maintenance

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May 2, 2017

Allen Road closed Saturday for spring maintenance

The City of Toronto's Transportation Services division will be performing maintenance activities on Allen Road from May 5 to 7. A full closure of Allen Road is required for the safety of the public and workers starting late Friday night.

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Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan

ONTARIO’S FAIR HYDRO PLAN

As part of the government’s proposed Fair Hydro Plan, electricity bills will be reduced by 25% on average for households and small businesses across Ontario. The first part of the plan is effective May 1, 2017, with lower electricity rates and the discontinuation of the Ontario ESP Charge, combined with the 8% Provincial Rebate. This summer, the government intends to introduce legislation to implement the full Fair Hydro Plan and if passed, the OEB will then further adjust rates accordingly.

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TIME OF USE PERIODS
We are also reminding our customers that summer Time-of-Use periods are now in effect.

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St. Clair Gardens Parkette to be renamed

St. Clair Gardens Parkette to be renamed after late BIA head Don Panos
Unveiling of parkette planned for September - Online Story
NEWS May 02, 2017 10:00 by Aaron D'Andrea Bloor West Villager
St. Clair Gardens Parkette will be renamed after Don Panos, pictured here. The late chair of the St. Clair Gardens BIA died of a sudden heart attack on July 12. He was 72.

St. Clair Gardens Parkette will be renamed after Don Panos, pictured here. The late chair of the St. Clair Gardens BIA died of a sudden heart attack on July 12. He was 72. - Toronto Star file photo

Late St. Clair Gardens BIA chair Don Panos will have a parkette named after him.

And city council, at its meeting April 26, unanimously voted to waive the customary two-year waiting period of renaming a property after a deceased person.

“What an honour to have that,” said Chris, Don’s oldest son. “I can’t say any more than that.”

The St. Clair Gardens Parkette, which is located near St. Clair and Prescott avenues, has close ties to Don’s legacy.

Once riddled with drugs and crime, Don was instrumental in cleaning up the area and the park, councillor Cesar Palacio said.

“He was one of a kind,” he said. “It’s important to recognize the level of contribution he made to the community.”

On July 12, Don, 72, died of a sudden heart attack.

He came to Canada from Macedonia when he was three years old. While here, he had four children and worked as a meat wholesaler in the early 1970s.

In 1979, he opened up Don’s Wholesale Meats on St. Clair Avenue. A few years later, Don changed locations where he adopted the name Don’s Meats, selling wholesale and retail meats.

In 1985, the BIA was formed, and Don was a founding member.

Palacio said the official unveiling of Don Panos Parkette is being planned for the BIA’s Corn Fest in September.

Recreational opportunities offered by City of Toronto over the Easter long weekend

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April 12, 2017

Recreational opportunities offered by City of Toronto over the Easter long weekend

The City of Toronto will offer many fun activities at its recreational facilities and attractions, as well as at its historic sites, during the Easter long weekend.

Recreation programs and services will operate as usual on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, but there will not be any recreation programs or permits at parks and recreation facilities on Friday, April 14 (Good Friday) and Monday, April 17 (Easter Monday) – with the exception of scheduled tournament or league play at indoor arenas. Residents can contact their local community and recreation centre or visit http://www.toronto.ca/parks for more information about individual facilities.

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