St Stephen’s Community House is offering an 18 week job skills training and co-op program designed for people who are on social assistance and have immigrated to Canada.

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Lanescape, Evergreen, Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32, Beaches-East York) and Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18, Davenport) have announced that they are working together to advance the dialogue around ‘laneway suites’ in the City of Toronto and need your input.

To provide your feedback, please fill out the survey here.

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The City of Toronto has confirmed a schedule of weekend closures for its expressways during the 2017 spring/summer period.

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The City of Toronto encourages residents to enjoy Family Day on Monday, February 20 by taking advantage of City-run recreation facilities and historic attractions.

Seven of the City’s 10 historic sites will offer events, activities and tours on Family Day. Programming highlights for the open sites are listed below.

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The City of Toronto has mailed 2017 interim property tax bills to property owners – the first of two regular tax bills that will be mailed this year. The 2017 final tax bill will be mailed in May.

Payment due dates for the interim tax bills under the regular three-instalment plan are March 1, April 3 and May 1. There are several ways to pay a property tax bill, including:

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The City of Toronto is replacing the ramp from the eastbound Gardiner Expressway to York, Bay and Yonge Streets with a shorter ramp to Lower Simcoe Street and widening Harbour Street from Lower Simcoe Street to Bay Street to improve pedestrian and cycling access to the waterfront.

The ramp will close to traffic on April 17 and construction will continue until January 2018.

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The City of Toronto offers recreation programs for all ages, skill levels and interests. Registration for spring and summer general programs, spring skating and swimming, and summer camps begins in two weeks.

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The following items will be before the Committee of Adjustment on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Committee Room 2 of Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

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The following items will be before the Committee of Adjustment on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in Committee Room 2 of Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

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Councillor Mike Layton and Councillor Joe Cressy are holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about the revised application, ask questions of City staff, and share your comments.

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7pm – Open House / 7pm – 8:30pm – Presentations & Open Forum
Where: 777 Bloor Street West – Bickford Centre – Cafeteria (map).

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This Family Day join Councillor Mike Layton and TDSB Trustee Ausma Malik for a Free Family Day Skate in Christie Pits.

When: Monday, February 20, 2017
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Christie Pits Skating Rink – northwest corner of the park (entrance off Crawford Street)

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In October 2016, the City terminated its contract with the contractor delivering streetscaping work on College Street between Havelock Street and Shaw Street.

City staff and your local City Councillors will be hosting a community meeting to discuss the remaining work and the next steps for this contract.

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