Jan 21/18 – Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

January 21, 2018

Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

Warming Centre services at Regent Park Community Centre remain available until further notice.
City staff are continuously monitoring winter respite drop-in and warming centre usage to manage occupancy levels to ensure there is sufficient safe capacity to provide warm places for all who ask for them, which was the case last night.

There were shelter beds available in the men's, women's and co-ed sectors last night.

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Mayor Tory announces pothole repair blitz for Toronto roads

News Release

January 19, 2018

Mayor Tory announces pothole repair blitz for Toronto roads

Following the recent period of freeze/thaw weather, there has been a surge of potholes in Toronto. The City of Toronto is responding by placing road repair crews on extended hours on Thursday and Friday, and will launch a pothole repair blitz on Saturday. Mayor John Tory made this announcement at the Eastern Yard this morning.

On a typical day, 25 crews are out repairing potholes, but during the blitz, 55 crews will work on filling potholes across the city, including on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. Motorists are advised to expect minor delays and to give crews space while this work is conducted.

"Potholes are a nuisance when driving and biking, and can damage tires. Winter takes a toll on our roads, especially when we experience extreme swings in temperatures like we've experienced lately," said Mayor John Tory. "Our crews will take advantage of the break from the snow to focus on filling as many potholes as they can to help keep our roads in good condition."

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Jan 18/18 – Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

January 17, 2018

Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

Warming Centre services at Regent Park Community Centre remain available until further notice.

City staff are continuously monitoring winter respite drop-in and warming centre usage to manage occupancy levels to ensure there is sufficient safe capacity to provide warm places for all who ask for them, which was the case last night.

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Jan 16/18 – Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

January 16, 2018

Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

The Metro Hall Warming Centre closed yesterday and people were offered referrals to other services as well as transportation assistance. Regent Park remains open until further notice.

City staff are continuously monitoring winter respite drop-in and warming centre usage to manage occupancy levels to ensure there is sufficient safe capacity to provide warm places for all who ask for them, which was the case last night.

City staff are continuously monitoring winter respite drop-in and warming centre usage to manage occupancy levels to ensure there is sufficient safe capacity to provide warm places for all who ask for them, which was the case last night.

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Jan 15/18 – Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

January 15, 2018

Update on City of Toronto homelessness services

With the end of the Extreme Cold Weather Alert this morning, we are confirming that staff are demobilizing warming services at Metro Hall by about noon. Regent Park remains open until further notice. The 11 people at Metro Hall Warming Centre as of 6:45 are being offered transportation assistance to other services.

City staff are continuously monitoring winter respite drop-in and warming centre usage to manage occupancy levels to ensure there is sufficient safe capacity to provide warm places for all who ask for them, which was the case last night.

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Jan 11/18 – City takes steps to prepare for upcoming extreme cold weather

News Release

January 12, 2018

City takes steps to prepare for upcoming extreme cold weather

City of Toronto staff are preparing roads and services to help keep residents safe as this morning's rain is forecasted to change to freezing rain mixed with ice pellets. Temperatures are expected to drop suddenly around noon with the potential for a flash freeze followed by a moderate snowfall. Residents should be prepared for a slower than usual commute home.

Motorists are reminded to be extra cautious and watch for pedestrians and cyclists, especially during dusk and evening hours when visibility is low. Road conditions are expected to be slick, and can cause vehicles to slide and lose their ability to make sudden stops. Ensure that headlights, brake lights and signals are working. Headlights should be turned on at dusk. Avoid distractions while driving, such as eating or using phones.

Pedestrians should take extra caution on sidewalks. Pedestrians are reminded to cross at traffic signals, crosswalks and stop signs where possible. Try to make eye contact with drivers before stepping off the curb. Walk, don't run, across intersections. Only cross when you have enough time to safely do so.
"City staff are working hard to ensure the safety of all residents during this Extreme Cold Weather alert," said Mayor John Tory. "As the weather changes, I ask everyone to take extra precautions while out and about today and assist vulnerable friends, neighbours and fellow residents."

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Applications now being accepted for new City of Toronto Waste Reduction Community Grants Program

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January 8, 2018

Applications now being accepted for new City of Toronto Waste Reduction Community Grants Program

The City of Toronto is now accepting applications for its new Waste Reduction Community Grants Program. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to support innovative community-based projects that reduce residential waste and increase participation in the City's waste diversion programs.

"It's very important that we engage residents in reducing waste across the city,” said Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward 25 Don Valley West), Chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. "Reducing waste, especially in apartments and condo buildings, is a priority for the City and these grants will support innovative ideas for waste diversion."

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