Toronto Public Health confirms this year’s first positive mosquito test for West Nile Virus

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July 6, 2017

Toronto Public Health confirms this year's first positive mosquito test for West Nile Virus

Toronto Public Health has received lab confirmation that mosquitoes in the city have tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first positive mosquito test for West Nile Virus in Toronto in 2017.

"While the risk of becoming infected with West Nile Virus in Toronto is low, now is a good time to remind residents of the ways they can protect themselves from mosquito bites and help reduce the risk of infection," said Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health.

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Reduced emissions and community benefits anticipated as Toronto City Council adopts new climate change action plan

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July 4, 2017

Reduced emissions and community benefits anticipated as Toronto City Council adopts new climate change action plan

City Council today unanimously approved Toronto's long-term path to reduce city-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The TransformTO Pathway to a Low Carbon Future report recommends ambitious strategies and long-term goals to transform Toronto's urban systems – specifically buildings, energy, transportation and waste.

"I am proud that City Council has moved forward with TransformTO – a climate action plan to reduce Toronto’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 per cent by 2050," said Mayor John Tory. "As a city, we need to set ambitious goals to reduce the negative impacts of climate change and increase Toronto’s resilience so we can address the very real social and economic challenges of the 21st century."

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Toronto City Council unanimously adopts Tenants First – Phase 1 Implementation Plan

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July 4, 2017

Toronto City Council unanimously adopts Tenants First – Phase 1 Implementation Plan

During today's Toronto City Council meeting at City Hall, Council unanimously adopted the Tenant First – Phase 1 Implementation Plan (EX 26.2).

"Today's unanimous vote is another step in the ongoing work to improve social housing in Toronto," said Mayor John Tory. "This plan responds to recommendations from the Mayor's Task Force and is laser focused on enhancing services and experiences for all Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) tenants, especially those who are most vulnerable. I look forward to reviewing future phases of this plan."

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City of Toronto kicks off four-day Canada Days festival at Nathan Phillips Square

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June 30, 2017

City of Toronto kicks off four-day Canada Days festival at Nathan Phillips Square with Barenaked Ladies and Buffy Sainte-Marie

The free Canada Days celebration officially begins today at Nathan Phillips Square. The City-produced four-day music festival includes live music, dance, circus and street arts from 5 to 11 p.m., with a fireworks finale at 10:55 p.m. The full performance lineup is available at http://www.toronto.ca/canadadays.

Canada Days is part of the City's TO Canada with Love year-long program of more than 30 celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions marking Canada's 150th birthday.

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Garrison Creek Toronto Western Family Health Team Now Open

Toronto Western Family Health Team - Garrison Creek Location Now Open
928 St. Clair Ave W., Toronto, ON M6C 1C6 - 416-603-5888
Register Online: twfht.ca

Toronto Public Health confirms case of hepatitis A at local restaurant

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June 29, 2017

Toronto Public Health Confirms Case of Hepatitis A at Local Restaurant

Toronto Public Health is advising anyone who consumed food or beverages at O'Grady's on Church restaurant located at 518 Church St. in Toronto between June 7 and June 23 that they may have been exposed to hepatitis A.

An employee of the restaurant is a confirmed case of hepatitis A. While the risk is low, individuals who consumed food or beverages from this restaurant during these dates should watch for signs and symptoms, practice thorough hand washing and consider contacting their health care provider as they may be eligible for vaccination.
Toronto Public Health is holding free hepatitis A vaccine clinics for anyone who consumed food or beverages at this restaurant during this time period. The hepatitis A vaccine is most effective when received within 14 days of exposure.

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Toronto Drop-In Network’s 2017 Spring/Summer List

Toronto Drop-In Services
Spring/Summer, 2017
Version 1.1 (June 2017)

The Toronto Drop-In Network (TDIN) is an active coalition of over 50 diverse drop-in centres in Toronto, which support people who are homeless, marginally housed, or socially isolated (including men, women, youth, LGBTQ2S, seniors, and families). TDIN works in collaboration with its community partners to increase the capacity of Toronto’s drop-in centres through engagement, training,

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Prix fixe reservations for Summerlicious begin today

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June 22, 2017

Prix fixe reservations for Summerlicious begin today

Reservations for Toronto's premier prix fixe food event, Summerlicious which is presented by YP Dine and produced by the City of Toronto, begin today at more than 200 participating restaurants across the city. The 15th annual culinary celebration takes place July 7 to 23.

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City of Toronto issues its 2017 final property tax bills

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June 19, 2017

City of Toronto issues its 2017 final property tax bills

The City of Toronto has mailed its 2017 final property tax bills. All property owners should have received their bills by June 15. The final property tax bills are the second of two regular tax bills that are mailed each year.

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Summerlicious runs from July 7 to 23 at more than 200 Toronto restaurants

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June 15, 2017

Summerlicious runs from July 7 to 23 at more than 200 Toronto restaurants

Summerlicious, presented by YP Dine and produced by the City of Toronto, returns July 7 to 23 with mouth-watering meals served at more than 200 of Toronto's favourite restaurants. Three-course prix fixe lunch menus are priced at $18, $23 and $28 and dinner menus are priced at $28, $38 and $48. Reservations begin on June 22.

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