Reminder Notice – Solid Waste Management Services Yellow Bag and Yellow Tag Compliance

Reminder Notice - Solid Waste Management Services Yellow Bag and Yellow Tag Compliance       

At its October 7th, 2015 meeting of the Public Works & Infrastructure Committee, Solid Waste Management and Municipal Licencing and Standards staff were directed to report back on practices, activities and outcomes regarding compliance in Solid Waste Management diversion programs.  The report also outlined the measures undertaken by Solid Waste Management Services (SWMS) and the Municipal Licencing and Standards (ML&S) Divisions that address non-compliance with Solid Waste Collection By-laws and our collaborative efforts to target enforcement activities.

As part of our efforts to ensure Yellow Bag or Tag and material separation compliance, Solid Waste Management will be engaging in a campaign to encourage diversion and compliance through a proactive educational approach. Nighttime Collections staff will leave waste material that is not placed in a yellow bag or containing a yellow tag and contaminated material (i.e. garbage mixed with recycling). Solid Waste staff will be placing stickers on these non-compliance materials and leaving them in front of the customers building.   These items will be collected on the customers next scheduled collection provided that they have complied with the set-out requirements.    These stickers and enforcement notices are the first step to ensure compliance.

This compliance campaign will commence on Monday, January 18, 2016 through to February 25th. Attached are examples of the two types of stickers that will be used for this campaign.

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Consumer Alert: OEB Warns Consumers of a Possible Scam

For Immediate Release

January 27, 2016

Consumer Alert: OEB Warns Consumers of a Possible Scam

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is alerting Ontarians to a possible telephone scam. The OEB has received reports that individuals, claiming to be affiliated with the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP), were calling to request access
into consumers’ homes. In two incidents last week, residents were contacted about the OESP, and notified that a home inspection was a condition of the program.

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Toronto’s Annual Winterlicious Starts Tomorrow

News Release

January 28, 2016

Toronto's Annual Winterlicious Starts Tomorrow

Winterlicious, presented by Interac Association and produced by the City of Toronto, begins tomorrow and runs for two mouth-watering weeks, until February 11. More than 200 restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at exceptional value. The program also offers a Culinary Event Series.

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City of Toronto’s Centennial Park Ski and Snowboard Centre Opens for the Season Tomorrow

News Release

January 21, 2016

City of Toronto's Centennial Park Ski and Snowboard Centre opens for the season tomorrow

Centennial Park Ski and Snowboard Centre, located at 256 Centennial Park Rd., will open at noon on Friday, January 22 and will operate until mid-March. Features at Centennial Park include ski and snowboard school, snowboard and downhill ski rentals, helmet rentals, t-bar, carpet lift, night skiing and a snack bar. Please note there is no banking machine on site.

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Ward 17 Sewer Inspection, Condition Assessment & Rehabilitation Program

Sewer Rehabilitation Program - Work Schedule - Week of January 18, 2016

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Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Chambers Avenue from Howick Avenue to Rockwell Avenue

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Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Coates Avenue from 20 Coates Avenue to Winona Drive

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Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Coates Avenue from Winona Drive to 50m West of Winona Drive

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Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Gilbert Avenue from 67 Gilbert Avenue to 99 Gilbert Avenue

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Sewer Rehabilitation Program - Work Schedule - Week of January 25, 2016

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Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Northcliffe Boulevard from Rosecliffe Avenue to Rogers Road

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Mayor Tory Launches Writing Competition for Young People to Celebrate Black History Month in Toronto

News Release

January 15, 2016

Mayor Tory launches writing competition for young people to celebrate Black History Month in Toronto

Mayor John Tory is launching a writing competition to help celebrate Black History Month. Mayor Tory is inviting Toronto youth 11 to 17 years of age to share a story about black Torontonians, past or present, who have contributed to Toronto’s diverse heritage and identity.

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City of Toronto’s Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre Opens for the Season

News Release

January 15, 2016

City of Toronto's Earl Bales Ski and Snowboard Centre open for the season

Each year, the City of Toronto's two ski and snowboard centres attract thousands of people who want to improve their skills on the hills. Centennial Park and Earl Bales ski and snowboard centres are located near public transit and have competitive lift, equipment and instruction rates, and great hours. Season's passes are available for both locations.

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Winterlicious Prix Fixe Reservations Begin Tomorrow at more than 200 Toronto Restaurants

News Release

January 14, 2016

Winterlicious Prix Fixe Reservations begin Tomorrow at more than 200 Toronto Restaurants

Just in time for the holidays, tickets to the Winterlicious 2016 Culinary Event Series are now on sale. Presented by Interac Association and produced by the City of Toronto, Winterlicious – Toronto's favourite culinary celebration – returns on January 29 and runs through February 11.

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5 Toronto neighbourhoods on the rise in 2016

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The top 5 neighbourhoods for cheap rent in Toronto
Posted by Derek Flack / JANUARY 12, 2016

What Toronto neighbourhoods offer the best mix of amenities, transit accessibility, and cheap rent? As a general rule, this alluring package is found in places away from downtown but that are (importantly) proximate to the subway. In other words, this list does not offer a guide to the cheapest rent in Toronto, but is meant for those with champagne tastes on a beer budget.

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