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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Bike Share Toronto expansion gives Toronto residents 70 new bike stations

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August 2, 2017

Bike Share Toronto expansion gives Toronto residents 70 new bike stations

Today, Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation; and Toronto Mayor John Tory reiterated their commitment to expanding Toronto's Bike Share system. The Government of Canada and the City of Toronto will each contribute $1.25 million towards 50 stations, and the City will contribute an additional $1.5 million to exclusively fund another 20 stations for the Bike Share Toronto system. The province provided $4.9 million to the Toronto Parking Authority in 2016 to double the size of their network, adding 80 new Bike Share stations and 800 new bikes in downtown Toronto.‎

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Celebrate Simcoe Day at City of Toronto attractions and recreation sites

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August 2, 2017

Celebrate Simcoe Day at City of Toronto attractions and recreation sites

The City of Toronto encourages residents and visitors to take advantage of the City's attractions and recreational sites open to enjoy during Simcoe Day on Monday, August 7.

Outdoor pools, wading pools and splash pads Beat the heat and drop by your local outdoor pool, splash pad or wading pool on Simcoe Day. Indoor pools and community centres will be closed. All City outdoor pools, wading pools and splash pads will be open. More information about locations and hours of operation is available at http://www.toronto.ca/swim.

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