Sunrise Ceremony on National Aboriginal Day at Toronto City Hall

Media Advisory

June 19, 2015

Sunrise ceremony on National Aboriginal Day at Toronto City Hall

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Aboriginal City Celebration Committee are hosting this year's National Aboriginal Day celebration at Toronto City Hall. The sunrise ceremony will be led by traditional teacher Cat Criger, followed by a flag-raising ceremony. Mayor John Tory will read the Proclamation for National Aboriginal Day in Toronto.

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Tickets on Sale for Magna Carta Exhibition

News Release

June 15, 2015

Tickets on sale for Magna Carta exhibition at Toronto's Fort York

One of the world's best known historic documents, Magna Carta, will be exhibited for the first time in Toronto – from October 4 to November 7 – at Fort York National Historic Site.

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*IMPORTANT -Toronto’s Final Property Tax Bills Mailed

News Release

June 12, 2015

Toronto's final property tax bills have been mailed

The City of Toronto began mailing the 2015 final property tax bills on May 19.  All property owners should have received their bills by June 1.  The final property tax bills are the second of two regular tax bills that are mailed each year.

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Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program

Help protect yourself against basement flooding

Basements can flood for many reasons. While the City of Toronto is working to make improvements to its complex system of underground pipes, sewers and catchbasins, these improvements alone cannot completely protect a home from basement flooding. With the increasingly frequent and severe weather, it is essential that homeowners take the appropriate action to reduce the risk of basement flooding on their own private property.

Those who isolate their home from the City’s sewer system can significantly reduce the risk of basement flooding.

To assist, the City offers owners of single-family, duplex and triplex residential homes a financial subsidy of up to $3,400 per property to install flood protection devices including a backwater valve, a sump pump, and pipe severance and capping of the home’s storm sewer or external weeping tile connection.

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Property Tax Increase Cancellation Program

This program gives low-income seniors and low-income persons with a disability the opportunity to apply for a cancellation of property tax increases.

If you have applied for and received a cancellation last year, you should continue to apply each year, even where your taxes may have decreased. This will ensure that you obtain the maximum deferral benefit.

To qualify for a cancellation of a property tax increase you must:

  • Have a combined household income of $38,000 or less AND
  • Have a residential assessment of $715,000 or less AND
  • Be 65 years of age or older; OR,
  • Be 60-64 years of age and be in receipt of a Guaranteed Income Supplement under the Old Age Security Act; if widowed, be in receipt of the Spouses Allowance under the Old Age Security Act; OR,
  • Be a person with a disability and be in receipt of disability benefits.


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2nd annual Mega Pet Adoption Event

2nd annual Mega Pet Adoption Event

June 5 at the Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place

Residents can adopt a dog or cat at the Mega Pet Adoption Weekend, taking place June 5 to 7 at the Queen Elizabeth Building at the Exhibition Place.

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