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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The following items will be before the Committee of Adjustment on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Committee Room 2 of Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

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Today I, along with my colleague Councillor Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina), issued the following statement in response to the final report on the Bloor Street bike lanes that will be at the October 18, 2017 meeting of Public Works and Infrastructure Committee:

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I was glad to see the Province announce that they will be implementing a co-fare agreement for commuters who transfer from the GO to the TTC.

This is a big win, and wouldn’t have happened without your help. Together, we have been campaigning since 2013 for improved transit and an integrated and affordable co-fare for Liberty Village.

This is a great step forward, but there is more work to be done. Residents of Liberty Village are still underserved by the available transit options.

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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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