The Toronto Seniors Forum is seeking members

The Toronto Seniors Forum is seeking members

The Toronto Seniors Forum is a diverse group of Toronto residents age 60 and above. The group is sponsored by the City of Toronto Social Development Finance and Administration Division. The Forum is comprised of 22 members who meet monthly to examine, advocate, and advise on seniors' issues that matter to older Torontonians.

Please find attached the Application as well as a Flyer to be posted broadly across the City. Applications will be reviewed by City staff and selected applicants will be invited to interview for membership.

Applications are to be completed online:

http://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/s/seniorsforum/
or

Mailed to Tina Peach, Support Assistant: City Hall, 15th Floor, East Tower, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2. For telephone inquiries, please call 416-392-8630. Applications will be accepted until the full complement of 22 members is reached.

For additional information visit Toronto Seniors Forum at: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=c9d991cb228c9410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

Toronto Seniors Forum
City of Toronto
City Hall, 15th Floor, East Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

torontoseniorsforum@toronto.ca


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Mayor Tory invites Toronto residents to annual New Year’s Skating Party on January 9

Media Advisory

January 5, 2016

Mayor Tory invites Toronto residents to annual New Year’s Skating Party on January 9

Mayor John Tory and City councillors are inviting residents to join them at the Mayor's New Year's Skating Party at Albert Campbell Square, adjacent to Scarborough Civic Centre.

This family-friendly event gives residents an opportunity to mix and mingle with the Mayor and City councillors.

Date: Saturday, January 9
Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Albert Campbell Square, 150 Borough Dr.

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square

Media Advisory

December 30, 2015

New Year's Eve Celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square

The City of Toronto is proud to again produce this year's free New Year's Eve celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square, the largest outdoor skating and dance party in Toronto. Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong will count down the New Year, launching a midnight fireworks display choreographed to music.

Date: Thursday, December 31
Time: 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. (January 1)
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. West

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Toronto Hydro Support Programs & Safety Tips!

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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City of Toronto to host New Year’s Eve at Nathan Phillips Square

News Release

December 16, 2015

City of Toronto to host New Year's Eve at Nathan Phillips Square

The City of Toronto will host and produce a free New Year's Eve celebration at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., on Thursday, December 31.

"I am looking forward to welcoming residents and visitors to one of the city's most exciting events of the year," said Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong. "We are proud to host this annual event that showcases our great city."

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Tickets For Toronto Winterlicious Culinary Series Now on Sale

News Release

December 14, 2015

Tickets For Toronto Winterlicious Culinary Series Now on Sale

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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St. Clair Avenue West Area Transportation Master Plan

St. Clair Avenue West Area Transportation Master Plan
(between Keele Street and Old Weston Road)

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The City of Toronto is examining potential solutions to improve transportation options in the area around St. Clair Avenue West between Keele Street and Old Weston Road. We invite you to attend an upcoming public event to review, discuss and provide your feedback on the long-term solutions being studied and how they will be evaluated.

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Outrageous Garbage Tax

Please take a moment and let me know if you are or are not in favor of the proposed increase.

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Would you support the removal of our existing garbage bin subsidy plus a 3% increase in your garbage bin fee?

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In addition, I would encourage you to drop me a line to my email by clicking on the appropriate link below.
NO - I am not not in favor of this proposed increase

YES - I am in favor of this proposed increase

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Throughout the 2015 Operating and Capital City Budget debate, I spoke loud and clear and led the fight by opposing and voting against this regressive garbage tax.

As you may have heard through recent media reports, City staff are not only requesting a 3% tax increase on garbage containers, but what is most concerning, is the removal of the containers rebate subsidy.

Back in 2007, when the new garbage and recycling bins were rolled out, taxpayers were promised a rebate to keep cost neutral for homeowners and revenue neutral for the City.

Property taxes are meant to cover costs for essential City services, such as police, fire fighting, public works, water supply and sewer services. This proposed garbage tax increase is not only regressive by punishing low and middle-income families, but it’s targeting residential property owners that are doing an excellent job in exceeding the City’s waste diversion rates.

This means that taxpayers, who already pay in full for garbage collection through their property taxes, will now be paying for garbage collection again through the implementation of a separate waste management revenue stream, at a time when the cost of this service is significantly lower than previous years.

To add insult to injury, this “ridiculous fee” has been presented as a way to encourage recycling and to help the City meet its goal of a 70% waste diversion rate. The fact is that home owners who are subject to this rate increase have already met this target rate. It is unfair to penalize homeowners to subsidize apartment buildings and condos which are failing to meet the City’s waste diversion targets.

THINGS YOU CAN DO TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST THIS ABSURD NEW TAX GRAB

As you know, I only have one vote at Toronto City Council, however, I will do everything in my power to fight this outrageous tax grab but I need your help.

Please write, e-mail, or call my office. Sign the petition opposing this garbage tax on my website. Get in touch with the Mayor’s Office (416-397-2489, mayor_tory@toronto.ca) and the Budget Chief (buc@toronto.ca), to make deputations before the Budget Committee at City Hall - collectively we can make our voices heard!