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Good News: Toronto’s New Bylaw for Apartment Buildings

As you know, the City has been exploring ways to improve the quality of our rental housing stock, home to half of Toronto’s residents. Good News…. In December Council directed staff in the Municipal Licensing and Standards Department (MLS) to draft a regulatory bylaw for apartment building owners, and their recommendations are coming to the City’s […]

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Toronto Ward Boundary Review

Another Opportunity to Comment on the Toronto Ward Boundary Review The Toronto Ward Boundary Review (TWBR) team is seeking feedback from the public, stakeholders and Members of City Council on two items outlined in the Toronto Ward Boundary Review Additional Information Report: REVISED OPTION 2 which has 44 wards and incorporates the refinements suggested during […]

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July Council Highlights

You can find highlights from City Council’s July 12, 13, 14 and 15 Meeting at this link, including Toronto’s 15-year Transit Plan, the Road Safety Plan, and Toronto’s Long-Term Financial Direction. Council will be meeting again on October 5th. 2016.  

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Noise Bylaw Consultation

The City of Toronto has begun a review of its Noise Bylaw. The bylaw exists to prevent noise that is likely to disturb residents’ enjoyment and comfort. The goal of the review is to create a noise bylaw that balances the interests of all stakeholders, is up-to-date and easy for residents, property owners and businesses to […]

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Survey on Parks and Recreation Facilities

Parks, Forestry & Recreation is working on a Facilities Master Plan to prioritize investment in their facilities over the next 20 years. Members of the general public are encouraged share their views by taking part in an online survey. The survey closes on January 24th. Most types of parks and recreation facilities including community centres, pools, […]

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Council Meeting February 10 & 11, 2015

SmartTrack work plan   Council approved $1.6 million to study SmartTrack, Mayor Tory’s proposal to add 13 stations to Metrolinx “regional express rail” RER plan. One of the proposed RER routes, the GO Stouffville line, uses the Danforth GO station in our area. In addition, Council adopted recommendations to address matters such as finances, design, number of stations, frequency […]

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Child Care Budget Update

Dear Child Care Friends, I am writing to provide a brief update on a number of child care issues that City Council will be considering in the coming weeks. The proposed City’s Children’s Services 2015 Budget is now on its way to City Council for debate and approval on March 10-11. The Children’s Services budget […]

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Ward 31 Budget Presentation

Thank you to everyone who came to the Ward 31 Budget Town Hall Meeting on February 9. To learn more about the City’s 2015 and what it will mean for Ward 31, click here to read the Fincance staff’s power point Budget presentation and the Ward 31 Budget Highlights.  

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Toronto Public Library Consultations

As part of the City of Toronto’s 2015 budget process, the Toronto Public Library Board is inviting input and feedback on its 2015 operating budget request, and on library services that are important to you. I know many of you care about libraries as much as I do. This year the 2015 Toronto Public Library (TPL) […]

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IdeaSpace introduced as new online engagement tool for Torontonians

The City of Toronto has launched a new online engagement platform called IdeaSpace. The introduction of IdeaSpace at http://www.toronto.ca/ideaspace is the beginning of a year-long pilot project aimed at increasing engagement with Toronto residents. IdeaSpace enables residents to connect with City staff through a web platform on which people can share their ideas and solutions […]

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Waterfront affordable housing development adopted by Toronto Council

June 10, 2014 A plan to develop 80 affordable rental homes within a mixed-use market condominium building on the Toronto waterfront was adopted by City Council today. “Congratulations to all of the partners involved in making affordable housing happen in the new East Bayfront community,” said Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly. “The approval of the Bayside […]

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Council Highlights from May 6, 7 & 8

Even More Advertising on Toronto’s Bus Shelters Council approved adding new advertising to bus shelters across the City. I did not support these proposals. Despite the objections of groups such as the YWCA, METRAC, Walk Toronto and others, Council agreed to allow Astral/Bell Media wrap 65% of the sides of 120 shelters in so-called “creative” […]

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