February 11, 2016
City of Toronto's opportunities for Family Day fun on February 15 include a skating party at Nathan Phillips Square
The City of Toronto encourages residents to enjoy Family Day on Monday, February 15 by taking advantage of City-run recreational facilities and historic attractions.
New for this year is a family skate party at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., from 1 to 4 p.m. The family skate party, presented in partnership with RBC Royal Bank, Canadian Tire, and Tim Hortons, will feature DJ Fase. The event includes interactive sponsor activities and giveaways, and there will be a Tim Hortons coffee and hot chocolate truck. Other Family Day recreational opportunities:
February 11, 2016
City of Toronto and 211 Ontario helpline asking residents to make the right call
Today marks National 211 Day. The City of Toronto is partnering with 211 Ontario helpline to educate residents on how to make the right call if they want or need help.
Residents are encouraged to call 211 for information about health, social and community services. For example, you can call 211 if you are a newcomer to Canada and are looking for employment training or you are concerned about a family member with an addiction and need information about available programs. You can also call 211 if you need information about a food bank, mental health support or a non-emergency police contact number.
February 9, 2016
New City of Toronto website allows residents to see when streets get plowed and salted
The City of Toronto has created a webpage that enables residents to see the location of plows, sidewalk plows and salt trucks and when their street was serviced by the City's winter operations crews.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 21, 2016
Toronto Fire Services enforces Fire Code violations
A fatality occurred on December 29, 2015 as a result of a fire at 117 Birkdale Rd. The fire resulted in charges for Fire Code violations.
Sewer Rehabilitation Program - Work Schedule - Week of January 18, 2016
Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Chambers Avenue from Howick Avenue to Rockwell Avenue
Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Coates Avenue from 20 Coates Avenue to Winona Drive
Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Coates Avenue from Winona Drive to 50m West of Winona Drive
Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Gilbert Avenue from 67 Gilbert Avenue to 99 Gilbert Avenue
Sewer Rehabilitation Program - Work Schedule - Week of January 25, 2016
Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment on Northcliffe Boulevard from Rosecliffe Avenue to Rogers Road