The City of Toronto will be introducing 45 new measures in 2017 as part of its Vision Zero Road Safety Plan targeted at eliminating fatalities and reducing serious injuries on our roads.

Among the initiatives that the City is introducing immediately include:

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Are you an artist or non-profit arts/community organization looking to learn more about opportunities with StreetARToronto (StART)?

You are invited to attend their upcoming information sessions to learn more about their exciting and transformative programs.

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The City of Toronto Municipal Licensing and Standards (ML&S) Division recently undertook a review of Chapter 349, Animals to determine how the City could effectively balance, manage, and address dogs’ behaviour, their owners’ responsibilities, and public safety in the City of Toronto.

This week the report was in front of City Council who unanimously passed amendments to the City’s by-law governing dangerous dogs.

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The City of Toronto’s Budget Committee will hear public presentations on the preliminary 2017 tax supported budgets next week.

Members of the public can make a presentation at sub-committee meetings on January 5, 9 or 10 at locations across the city. Two sessions will be held at each of the six locations listed below.

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Starting Jan. 8, and throughout 2017, buses will replace streetcars on the portion of the 501 Queen route west of Roncesvalles Ave. to accommodate City of Toronto work on the Queensway Bridge, TTC streetcar track and overhead work, and the renewal of the Humber Loop.

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Do you want to make a difference? This fall, the City of Toronto will be recruiting more than 70 public member positions across 20 boards. Bring your skills and experience to the table!

To learn more about these opportunities and apply online, visit www.toronto.ca/ServeYourCity.

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The new landowner of the former Abbatoir at 2 Tecumseth is holding a community consultation on their property.

No application has been submitted for redevelopment as they are hoping to speak with the community before making a submission to the City. See the details below.

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Do Design presents the work of contemporary designers displayed in diverse storefronts and businesses in the vibrant neighbourhood of Trinity Bellwoods on Dundas as part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival.

For four special days, the public is invited to explore design in its many forms and experience Dundas Street West as an all-hours “gallery”.

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The following items will be before the Committee of Adjustment on Wednesday, February 1, 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 Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Committee Room 2 of Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

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The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about the proposals detailed below, ask questions, and share your comments. Details are as follows:

When:Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: 222 Niagara Street – Niagara Junior Public School – Gymnasium

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I am happy to share that the Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre’s (CONC) fully accessible men’s shelter at 850 Bloor Street West is now open.

The facility will provide overnight shelter supporting the well-being of 30 men each night in Toronto’s West End who are homeless, street-oriented, and facing mental health challenges, substance use issues, unemployment and other barriers to maintaining adequate housing.

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