City of Toronto’s holiday activities and services
The City of Toronto encourages residents and visitors to take advantage of City programs and attractions offered during the year-end holiday period. Most City of Toronto operations and all municipal offices will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27, as well as Monday, January 2. City services that regularly operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week such as 311 Toronto and emergency services will be available. Information about curbside waste collection is provided later in this news release.
Here comes the snow!
It’s that time of the year again – winter!
A Canadian winter sometimes means a lot of snow. The City of Toronto is ready.
Here are a few things that you can expect as we gear up for another winter in Toronto.
Prior to the onset of a storm, Transportation Services will be applying a layer of salt brine to hills and bridges throughout the city. The application of salt brine is intended to prevent the snow from bonding to the pavement and to make it easier to plow the snow to the side of the road.
Recreational opportunities at City of Toronto attractions on Thanksgiving Monday
The City of Toronto encourages residents to make the most of this year’s Thanksgiving holiday on Monday, October 10. The following attractions and activities will be available to the public on the Thanksgiving holiday.
Toronto Island Park (ferry located at 9 Queens Quay W.)
When I served as the Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Agincourt, my office held Seniors’ Information Sessions for several years .
This fall, we are continuing the tradition and hosting a Seniors’ Information Session.
This fall, we are continuing the tradition and hosting a Seniors’ Information Session. The Seniors’ Information Session is designed to help seniors and their families learn about the benefits and programs offered by the Municipal, Provincial and Federal governments, as well as community organizations. Representatives will be setting up booths where you can obtain information and ask questions about the services they provide; discuss issues of interest to you; and, express your concerns. Many of the participants will be making presentations.
New! Monthly Utility Billing Option
The City of Toronto is now offering property owners the option to receive their utility billings on a monthly basis as part of a one-year pilot project. Why enrol in the Monthly Utility Billing program?
- Instead of three bills a year, property owners will receive one bill each month
- Smaller, more manageable payments
- Improved monitoring of water consumption
- Be alerted earlier to potential leaks and plumbing issues
- More timely billing to reflect the cost of exchanged garbage, recycling or organics bins
Friday, July 1, 2016
Celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday with a fun-filled evening of live music and dance performances, family activities and a spectacular fireworks show choreographed to music.
MEL LASTMAN SQUARE | 5100 YONGE ST. | FREE ADMISSION
Canada Day Schedule:
|5 to 8 pm
||Free face painting by the Picasso Painters
|5, 6 & 7:30 pm
||Turbo Street Funk
With a performance style rooted in the New Orleans horn band tradition, Turbo Street Funk combines Top 40 hits with top-notch originals, making them a sensation with Toronto audiences.
|5:15, 6:15 & 7 pm
||Circus act by Illuminair Entertainment
Illuminair Entertainment is a circus performance troupe based in Toronto comprised of the city’s most acclaimed, internationally-travelled and in-demand performing artists.
|5:30, 6:30 & 7:15 pm
||Hoop performance by Lisa Odjig
Lisa is Odawa/ Ojibwe/ Pottawatomi Nations from Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. A two-time world champion hoop dancer, Lisa has won six additional hoop dance championship titles throughout Canada and the United States.
||The Soul Motivators
This nine-piece deep funk band are veterans of Toronto’s underground funk scene, offering a unique blend of funk, soul, hip-hop breaks and psychedelic beats.
Born in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan and forced into the life of a child soldier, Jal has received worldwide recognition for his unique style of hip hop that portrays messages of peace and reconciliation born out of his personal experiences.
About Building Permits
A building permit is your formal permission to begin the construction, demolition, addition or renovation on your property.
As part of the building permit process, Toronto Building staff must review your plans to ensure they comply with the Ontario Building Code, local Zoning Bylaws, and other Applicable Law.
Building permits regulate the type of construction allowed in a community and ensure that minimum building standards are met. The permit process protects the owner’s interests, the community, and helps to ensure that any new construction is appropriate and safe.
For more information please check the City of Toronto Website please click here
Attached is a copy of the current job ad for you to distribute to your students. Students can find more information and the application by going online at www.torontopolice.on.ca/yipi.
Following is some general information about the program:
The Youth in Policing is a joint partnership between the Toronto Police Service, the Toronto Police Service Board and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. The program is a paid position and employs students between the ages of 15-18 years within priority identified neighbourhoods.
The youth work within various units and divisions. While at work youth have the opportunity to see daily police operations from an internal perspective, interact with police officers on a personal level and gain hands on job experience. Students are also taken on tours to various police facilities, namely the Marine Unit, Mounted Unit, The Police Dog Services etc.
There are three Youth in Policing Programs that run throughout the year; summer, fall and winter. The programs run as follows:
- Summer Program – July to August
- Fall Program – September to December
- Winter Program – January to April
The Summer Program runs throughout the summer months during the day from Monday – Friday and students work a 35 hour week. The Fall and Winter Programs are part-time after-school programs that include evenings and some weekend work and students work 6 hours per week.
Currently they are in their recruiting phase for the 2016 Summer YIPI Program and are providing brief presentations during high school assemblies and at various community programs.
Students will only be able to apply up to Friday, January 29, 2016.
Click here for more info.
Do you have an outstanding, beautiful garden in your back yard or in your neighbourhood? A garden that is the envy of would-be ‘green thumbs’?
Then why not nominate the garden for the 2015 Scarborough Trillium Garden Awards – a garden contest tradition in our community run by the Agincourt Garden Club, Scarborough Garden & Horticultural Society and Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation.