Economic and Community Development

  • Good Neighbour Guide aims to help the bars/restaurants live in harmony with neighbours

    The City of Toronto has developed a Good Neighbour Guide for operators of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The Good Neighbour Guide outlines mandatory requirements and "good will" measures that can be taken to help the bar and restaurant industry comply with regulations and operate in harmony with its neighbours, particularly residential neighbours. There are many areas in the city where neighbourhoods are not only residential, but also have a very vibrant nightlife. The bar and restaurant industry is an important...
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  • Connecting to human services made easier for Torontonians

    The City of Toronto's Children's Services, Employment & Social Services and Shelter, Support & Housing Administration divisions have joined forces to launch an integrated website that enables Toronto residents to access information about services and subsidies in one place. The new Human Services website organizes information by topic, eliminating the need for users to navigate for information in various areas of the City's website. Visitors to ( can find information about assistance with child care fees, employment services, as...
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  • Public advisory group established to assist with City of Toronto's poverty reduction efforts

    Twenty Torontonians will use their first-hand experience with the conditions and impacts of living with poverty to inform the development, implementation and monitoring of the City's poverty reduction initiatives. More than 350 residents applied to be part of the Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG). The selected members come from communities across the city and have diverse experiences with poverty. They represent the population groups most affected by poverty as well as people currently living in poverty and people who have...
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  • City of Toronto's opportunities for Family Day fun on February 20

    The City of Toronto encourages residents to enjoy Family Day on Monday, February 20 by taking advantage of City-run recreation facilities and historic attractions. Seven of the City's 10 historic sites will offer events, activities and tours on Family Day. Programming highlights for the open sites are listed below. Regular admission fees apply except for Historic Zion Schoolhouse. Times and activity details will vary by location. More information is available at: Family Day Skating Celebration at Campbell Ave Playground...
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  • Patio Fees

    The City's Municipal Licensing and Standards Division are undertaking a review of existing sidewalk café and marketing display bylaws, including permit fees for licensed patios, in order to harmonize standards consistently across the city. They will be reporting to City Council in April on this topic. As you may have heard in the media, City staff had considered significant increases to patio licensing fees. The increases proposed for discussion were so high that they would threaten the vitality of businesses...
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  • Childcare Occupancy Grant and New Subsidies

    I have been working hard here at City Hall to advocate for you on this very important topic. I am pleased to inform you that earlier this week Mayor Tory, alongside Budget Chief Crawford announced that the City will not eliminate the childcare occupancy grant. ( This is an important victory for parents and the Mayor expressed his thanks not only to myself for advocating to him but to the many people who have advocated on how important it is...
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  • Tools and resources available for the public to learn more about City of Toronto's budget process

    The City of Toronto's 2017 preliminary operating and capital budgets were presented at the Budget Committee meeting today, and members of the public are encouraged to learn more about the budget process and the 2017 preliminary budgets. A range of tools and resources are available, from high level summary documents, infographics and learning brochures to briefing notes, presentations and detailed budget notes, at "The City's budget is extremely complex and understanding it can be a challenge," said Councillor Gary...
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