Community events

Toronto’s annual spring clean-up weekend returns this April 21-23.

Each spring, the annual cleanup brings together thousands of residents, students, businesses, organizations and community groups to remove litter and help keep our city clean. Our goal for 2017 is 200,000 participants and over 1,000 cleanups across Toronto. Join us on:

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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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The City’s tax-supported budget process launched on December 6 and will go to council on February 15 and 16. I want to meet with you to share the details, discuss what this budget means for our neighbourhoods, and get your feedback before Council votes.

Please join me and Councillor Cressy at the joint Ward 19 and Ward 20 Budget Town Hall on Thursday, January 12, 7pm, at Scadding Court Community Centre.

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The City of Toronto will host a public consultation session next Tuesday to hear from Torontonians on potential future uses of Old City Hall, the landmark building located at 60 Queen St. W. The session will be held on the third floor of Metro Hall, 55 John St., from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on November 22.

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Media Release: Ossington Business Improvement Area is announcing their first official event, Toronto’s newest street festival, OSSFEST.

The event is uniquely Ossington and takes place on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Designers, Artists, Healers, Yogis, Restauranteurs, Brewers, Entertainers, Business Owners, Jewelers, Bikers, Artisans, and Service Providers of all kinds, Unique Boutique Shop Owners and Cyclists, all coming together for one day to showcase the local flavor of Ossington’s unique blend of offerings to the community. You are invited to participate.

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The Friends of Roxton Road Parks (FoRRP) invite you to attend the 5th Annual FoRRP community Block Party on Saturday, August 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Fred Hamilton Park.

With a BBQ, live music, a 50/50 raffle, and the incredibly wild and crazy hula hoop contest, the day promises to be exciting and fun for both kids and adults.

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The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this city-initiated proposal, ask questions, and share your comments. Details are as follows:

When: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 30 Humbert Street – Senhor Canto Cristo Catholic School (map)

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The City of Toronto encourages residents and visitors to enjoy Canada Day and celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday in Toronto on Friday, July 1. City-organized and community events will be held across Toronto for residents of all ages.

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Earlier in March I let you know about the proposal for a small scale, nurse supervised injection service to be operated out of the Queen West Community Health Centre at Bathurst and Richmond.  You can see all of the details and an FAQ on my website here: http://mikelayton.to/public_health

We will be hosting a public consultation on Thursday April 14, 7pm at the Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas Street West).

As part of the consultation process Queen West is opening up their doors every Wednesday evening in April so you can see the centre and ask your questions.

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The City of Toronto will offer many fun activities at its recreational facilities and attractions, as well as at City historic sites, during the coming Easter weekend.

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