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December 19, 2016 – City of Toronto’s holiday activities and services

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.

December 11, 2016 – Here comes the snow! 雪来了!

Here comes the snow!snowplow

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.

October 5, 2016 – Recreational opportunities at City of Toronto attractions on Thanksgiving Monday

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.)

Ward Report October 2016

Dear Constituent:

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.

September 17, 2016 – New! Monthly Utility Billing Option

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

July 1, 2016 Canada Day Celebration

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.


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.
8:15 pm 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.
9:15 pm Emmanuel Jal 
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.
10:15 pm Fireworks Finale