October 14, 2015
Anne Michaels Selected as Toronto's New Poet Laureate
Internationally acclaimed poet and novelist Anne Michaels has been selected as Toronto's fifth Poet Laureate, pending approval by City Council at its November session.
"Anne Michaels has inspired readers around the world with her works and now she can inspire them again as Toronto's new Poet Laureate," said Mayor John Tory. "I would like to congratulate and thank George Elliott Clarke for his tremendous commitment and passion as our Poet Laureate for the past three years."
Protect Your Pipes from Freezing This Winter
With the cold weather approaching, it is important to take steps now to protect your pipes from freezing, which can leave you with no water and cause your pipes to burst, leading to expensive property damage. The most important step is to insulate the pipes most prone to freezing, especially near outside walls, and in crawl spaces, the attic and garage. It is also important to seal air leaks around windows and doors, and to disconnect hoses and drain the outdoor water supply before the first frost. For more helpful tips, visit toronto.ca/frozenpipes .
October 7, 2015
Dufferin Street Road Work Completed Ahead Of Schedule
The road resurfacing and sidewalk work on Dufferin Street, from Lawrence Avenue West to Jane Osler Boulevard (just south of Highway 401), has been completed and all lanes of traffic have been reinstated four weeks earlier than anticipated.
October 7, 2015
Come cheer on the Toronto Blue Jays at Nathan Phillips Square
To support the Toronto Blue Jays in their first playoff run in 22 years, and to give everyone the opportunity to watch the action, the City of Toronto will broadcast the upcoming games on a large screen on the stage in Nathan Phillips Square, fondly being referred to as the #BirdsNest on social networks.
October 6, 2015
Adoption Fees Waived For Cats during Toronto Animal Services' Fall in Love Campaign
Beginning today, residents can "Fall in Love" and adopt a kitten or cat for only the cost of a licence ($15, $7.50 for seniors). The campaign runs until Sunday, October 18 and features a wide variety of cats and kittens for adoption at City of Toronto animal shelters and adoption partner locations.
October 5, 2015
Municipal attractions and recreation available to Torontonians on Thanksgiving Monday
The City of Toronto encourages residents to make the most of this year's Thanksgiving holiday on Monday, October 12
October 2, 2015
Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP
It's Fire Prevention Week and Toronto Fire Services is hosting open house events across the city to promote fire and life safety. These educational, interactive events are designed to be fun as well as informative and will focus on this year's theme "Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP". Participants will learn why it is critical for everyone to have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and to prepare and practise a home fire escape plan.
October 1, 2015
Public Meetings Continue This Week on Options for Toronto's Ward Boundaries
Residents and business owners are invited to attend public meetings to provide input on five options for Toronto’s new ward boundaries as part of the Toronto Ward Boundary Review process. The Toronto Ward Boundary Review is intended to ensure that each person in Toronto has equitable representation at City Council.
September 28, 2015
Small Business Forum focuses on supporting business growth through technology
On October 15, the City of Toronto's 15th annual Small Business Forum will explore the impact technology is having on traditional businesses by featuring industry experts, speakers, panels and exhibitors.