Bike Share Toronto expansion gives Toronto residents 70 new bike stations

News Release

August 2, 2017

Bike Share Toronto expansion gives Toronto residents 70 new bike stations

Today, Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation; and Toronto Mayor John Tory reiterated their commitment to expanding Toronto's Bike Share system. The Government of Canada and the City of Toronto will each contribute $1.25 million towards 50 stations, and the City will contribute an additional $1.5 million to exclusively fund another 20 stations for the Bike Share Toronto system. The province provided $4.9 million to the Toronto Parking Authority in 2016 to double the size of their network, adding 80 new Bike Share stations and 800 new bikes in downtown Toronto.‎

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Celebrate Simcoe Day at City of Toronto attractions and recreation sites

News Release

August 2, 2017

Celebrate Simcoe Day at City of Toronto attractions and recreation sites

The City of Toronto encourages residents and visitors to take advantage of the City's attractions and recreational sites open to enjoy during Simcoe Day on Monday, August 7.

Outdoor pools, wading pools and splash pads Beat the heat and drop by your local outdoor pool, splash pad or wading pool on Simcoe Day. Indoor pools and community centres will be closed. All City outdoor pools, wading pools and splash pads will be open. More information about locations and hours of operation is available at http://www.toronto.ca/swim.

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Water Source Update – Not Down The Drain

Toronto Water launches “Not Down the Drain”

Issue date: October 5, 2017

Every day many items are flushed down toilets or poured down drains that should not be. These items, such as fat, oil, grease, wipes and dental floss, can cause:
• Damage or blockages to home plumbing, which could lead to basement flooding
• Damage or blockages to the City's sewer pipes located under the streets, which could lead to basement flooding
• Damage to pumping stations and wastewater treatment plants
• Harm to the environment and aquatic habitat in the Lake, local streams and rivers

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10 things you need to know about Toronto Island Park reopening

The City issued this news release through Canada News Wire on Sunday, July 30.

News Release

July 30, 2017

10 things you need to know about Toronto Island Park reopening

As announced earlier this week, Toronto Island Park, including Centre Island, Centreville Theme Park, Ward's Island and Hanlan's Point, will reopen to the public tomorrow, Monday, July 31. Here's what you need to know about the park's reopening to get the most out of your visit:

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Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

News Release

July 26, 2017

Weekend Event with Road Closures In Toronto

The Beaches Jazz Festival this week will involve some local road closures as described below. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the event. Businesses in the area are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles starting Thursday evening.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to this special event, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

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City of Toronto Announces Toronto Island Park to Reopen on Monday, July 31

News Release

July 27, 2017

City of Toronto Announces Toronto Island Park to Reopen on Monday, July 31

Toronto Island Park, including Centre Island, Centreville Theme Park, Ward's Island and Hanlan's Point, will reopen to the public on Monday, July 31.

The regular summer ferry schedule will resume on Monday, with the first ferry departing from the mainland for Ward's Island at 6:30 a.m. and the first ferry departing from the mainland for Centre Island at 8 a.m. City of Toronto recreation programs will also resume on Monday.

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July 20th – Movie Night Cancellation – Davenport Village Park

July 20, 2017

Dear Friends,

RE: July 20th - Movie Night Cancellation - Davenport Village Park

Paul Cleveland, Event Co-Ordinator of CUPE Local 416 notified my office that he's decided to postpone tonight's scheduled movie night at Davenport Village Park, given the potential for inclement weather. I had a lengthy discussion with Paul to try to reverse his final decision, but he did not want to jeopardize the safety of his staff nor the safety of all those that would be in attendance this evening.

At this time, we are working to secure an alternative date(s), and once this is all finalized, we will drop a subsequent notice to the local community.

I realize that this is most disappointing, but I will work with CUPE 416 to schedule an alternative date(s) at the earliest possible time.

Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

News Release

July 11, 2017

Road closures for Honda Indy event in Toronto

The Honda Indy event in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures as described below. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to these road closures, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

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Road closures for Honda Indy event in Toronto

News Release

July 11, 2017

Road closures for Honda Indy event in Toronto

The Honda Indy event in Toronto this weekend will involve road closures as described below. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to these road closures, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

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Celebration of Life event planned to pay tribute to Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell

News Release

July 12, 2017

Celebration of Life event planned to pay tribute to Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell

Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), a long-time member of Toronto City Council, passed away on July 7 at the age of 71.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 25 at Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church St. In the interim, Deputy Mayor McConnell's family encourages everyone to commemorate her in a way that is meaningful to them.

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