Leading the Fight To Reinstate 2017 Funding For The Child Care Occupancy Grant

LEADING THE FIGHT TO REINSTATE 2017 FUNDING FOR THE CHILD CARE OCCUPANCY GRANT

By: Cesar Palacio

The City of Toronto staff’s proposal to end the 20 year “Child Care Occupancy Grant” payable to Public, Catholic and French School Boards, will affect most daycares in the City of Toronto, including Ward 17-Davenport.

There is no question that the City’s proposal to no longer fund this subsidy would affect low-income and middle-income families alike –who are struggling to make ends meet. It is crucial to maintain the Child Care Occupancy Grant for the current year until the province tables a more equitable funding formula. In my opinion, the occupancy grant is helping offset costs pertaining to lighting, heating, maintenance and rent for 350 child care centres in Toronto. These are costs that providers will, no doubt, pass onto low income families.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Overhead Construction Project Lauder Avenue (W16403)

February 6, 2017

Dear Valued Customer:

Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE: Overhead Construction
Project Lauder Avenue (W16403)

Toronto Hydro is planning to rebuild the aging overhead electrical system in your community to help improve service reliability. The rebuild includes upgrading overhead electrical cables and replacing hydro poles within theCity of Toronto’s public property allowance in front of or adjacent to your lot.

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Black History Month proclaimed in the City of Toronto

News Release

February 1, 2017

Black History Month proclaimed in the City of Toronto

Mayor John Tory has proclaimed February as Black History Month in the City of Toronto, where a number of exhibits, lectures, events and other programming has been planned to take place at libraries, community centres and other public centres across the city.

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Leading the Fight to Reinstate 2017 Funding For the Child Care Occupancy Grant

LEADING THE FIGHT TO REINSTATE 2017 FUNDING FOR THE CHILD CARE OCCUPANCY GRANT

By: Cesar Palacio

The City of Toronto staff’s proposal to end the 20 year “Child Care Occupancy Grant” payable to Public, Catholic and French School Boards, will affect most daycares in the City of Toronto, including Ward 17-Davenport.

There is no question that the City’s proposal to no longer fund this subsidy would affect low-income and middle-income families alike –who are struggling to make ends meet. It is crucial to maintain the Child Care Occupancy Grant for the current year until the province tables a more equitable funding formula. In my opinion, the occupancy grant is helping offset costs pertaining to lighting, heating, maintenance and rent for 350 child care centres in Toronto. These are costs that providers will, no doubt, pass onto low income families.

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Toronto Hydro – Reliability Improvement (Project Bloor – Symington) (Ward 17)

SEWER REHABILITATION SCHEDULE

January 17, 2017

Dear Valued Customer:

Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE: Underground Construction
Project Bloor – Symington (X17206)

Toronto Hydro is planning to rebuild the aging underground electrical system in your community to help improve service reliability.  The rebuild includes the replacement of the existing electrical cables and installation of a switchgear within the City of Toronto’s public property allowance in front of or adjacent to your lot.

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