Anne Michaels Selected as Toronto’s New Poet Laureate

News Release

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."

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Protect Your Pipes from Freezing This Winter

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 .

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Dufferin Street Road Work Completed Ahead Of Schedule

News Release

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.

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Cheer on Toronto Blue Jays at Nathan Phillips Square

News Release

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.

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Adoption Fees Waived For Cats during Toronto Animal Services’ Fall in Love Campaign

News Release

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.

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Hear the BEEP Where you SLEEP

Media Advisory

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.

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Public Meetings Continue This Week on Options for Toronto’s Ward Boundaries

News Release

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.

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