The City is beginning a review of its Official Plan as well as undertaking a Municipal Comprehensive Review under the Provincial Growth Plan that looks specifically at designated areas of employment in the Official Plan. Both Reviews will focus on how and where Toronto will grow.

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The City’s Transportation Services Division is proposing amendments to Chapter 743 (“Streets and Sidewalks, Use of”) of the City of Toronto Municipal Code that will consolidate about 30 different sets of existing legislation regulating the use of our City’s streets into one comprehensive City-wide by-law. The City needs your input on this project.

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Anyone growing food in containers is invited to submit a photo to our Photo Show and Contest! This online photo show will showcase small space gardens to inspire local gardeners to get creative with their growing.

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The Toronto Farmers’ Market Network (www.tfmn.ca) has started a petition to stop increased costs to Toronto Farmers’ Markets. You can sign the petition here.

There are concerns that Mayor Ford will seek to increase user fees associated with farmers’ markets as part of the user fee and core service review this fall. Any increase in the cost to Toronto Farmers’ Markets may put farmers in a position where they can no longer participate.

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Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose

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