Community events

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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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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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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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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What do you think of a tax on vacant homes?

As part of the Ontario Fair Housing Plan, the Province of Ontario introduced legislation that would empower the City of Toronto to introduce a tax on vacant residential units, encourage property owners to sell unoccupied units or rent them out, and address concerns about residential units potentially being left vacant.

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Below is a message from the Bloourcourt BIA.

The Bloorcourt Festival is quickly approaching and we are looking for a few more talented artists in the arts and crafts community to fill our remaining spaces.

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The City is holding a community meeting on the West Queen West Planning Study where you can ask questions of City staff and share your comments.

Date: Monday, June 26, 2017
Place: 1115 Queen Street West – The Theatre Centre (map)
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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The Sporting Life 10k will be taking place on Sunday, May 14.

Details on road closures can be found on the event notice here.

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The 18th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf announced its roster of buildings, talks and special programs for May 27 and 28.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, this year’s event features more than 150 buildings representing each decade since the 1860s, as well as a collection of buildings from the pre-Confederation era.

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