The City of Toronto is conducting Open Houses across the city about Toronto’s Parkland Strategy. They are requesting your input on how to grow Toronto parkland for a growing, equitable and connected city.

You can submit your feedback via an online survey – available here – or attend one of the consultations below.

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The City of Toronto is reviewing the bylaw that governs holiday shopping and the impact of allowing grocery stores and other retailers that sell prepared meals to be open on public holidays.

Toronto’s Holiday Shopping Bylaw states that most retail stores, including grocery stores, close on public holidays. There are some exceptions to the bylaw, including restaurants. Over time, grocery stores have changed their business models and now sell some food that is similar to restaurant fare, such as prepared and ready-to-eat meals.

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The City of Toronto’s Economic Development and Culture Division is developing a new Divisional Strategy to establish priorities over the next five years (2018-2022).

The Division is seeking your input on emerging opportunities, challenges and areas of focus as they relate to economic development and culture in the City.

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If you are a refugee or a newcomer, you are invited to join Scadding Court Community Centre to learn about:

  • How to start a business
  • Compliance issues
  • Resources available to support you
  • Connecting to a mentor
  • Accessing opportunities to sell your product/service
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In the early morning hours of September 6, Toronto Fire Services (TFS) was dispatched to 104 Rajah St. for a reported structure fire. TFS arrived to find smoke and flames visible from a second floor window and initial crews encountered smoke throughout the entire building.

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Municipal Licensing and Standards and City Planning staff are holding a series of open houses on the proposed regulations for short term rentals.

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Our community’s involvement in the Mirvish Village redevelopment is continuing through a process of committee discussions between Westbank (the developer), Councillor Cressy and myself, the City, four local residents associations, as well as local businesses and other stakeholders.

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The On Common Ground festival, from September 15 to 17, will highlight and celebrate Canada’s cultural diversity through performance, citizenship ceremonies, art installations and interactive workshops. Admission is free and events are appropriate for all ages. On Common Ground is part of the City’s TO Canada with Love Canada 150 program.

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The following items will be before the Committee of Adjustment on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in Committee Room 2 of Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

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The process to re-envision the playground area in Fred Hamilton Park continues, as I work with park users and the Friends of Roxton Road Parks to identify improvements.

The survey below will is a chance for residents to provide their feedback on potential layouts for an improved park. The survey is designed to gauge interest in general changes based on ideas generated by your neighbours.

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You are invited to attend the Community Liaison Consultation Meeting on Tuesday, September 19.

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On Sunday September 3, 2017, Stanley Park Pool will be hosting a dog swim from 5:00 – 7:00pm.

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