Economic and Community Development

  • Toronto After-School Recreation Care Programs

    The City's After-school Recreation Care (ARC) programs, located in City community recreation centres and local schools, as well as non-ARC after-school programs in community centres, has resumed as of Tuesday, February 16 to support the return of Toronto children to in-person learning. More information about the City's After-school Recreation Care programs is available at this link.
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  • Federal Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program

    Applications are open for the Federal Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program. This program can help your business with day-to-day operating costs. Applications are open until February 15. To apply, visit their website.
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  • UrbanArts Free Community Arts Programming and Services

    UrbanArts is hosting the Beats.Mind.Movement, a virtual free program learning about music development. It takes place every Wednesday at 6 PM on Zoom. Register through this link!
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  • Children’s Breakfast Clubs – Celebrating Black Community Members

    In celebration of Black History Month, Children's Breakfast Clubs reached out to communities and asked them to identify Black community members who have made a difference. They created the poster, linked here, to give these community members recognition and show appreciation for all they do to better our cities and communities. This poster is just a small representation of all the contributions made by Black Canadians in communities across our great country in the past and present.  Among those featured...
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  • CafeTO Returning in 2021

    Last Friday, City Council approved an improved CafeTO program to provide space for expanded outdoor dining areas for restaurants and bars and give residents a safe way to get out of the house and support their local eateries. This year, the first cafés will be allowed to be installed in May, earlier than last year. This program played an important role in supporting the restaurant industry, which the pandemic has significantly impacted. Click here to learn about CafeTO. 
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  • Connections – Helping Immigrants Find Work

    Connections is an online skills training program for newcomers to prepare them to get into the work force. They offer an 18 week online training program, which you can register for by emailing [email protected] or calling 416.925.2103 ex.4280.
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  • Ontario Small Business Support Grant – Support Webinar

    Do you run a business and have questions about the Ontario Small Business Support Grant? The City hosted a free information session to discuss the application process and answer questions. You can watch a recording of the event through this link.
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  • Toronto's Budget: Get Involved!

    Each year, City staff put forward a preliminary budget and then the Mayor and City Council − with input from Toronto residents and businesses − make decisions about the City’s services, programs and infrastructure work before approval of the final budget at the end of the process. Our City's budget is a crucial part of realizing our goals as a great City and I encourage you to provide your comments and recommendations as we work on the 2021 budget as...
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  • Statistics Canada Hiring for 2021 Census

    Canada's next Census of our Population will take place in spring 2021. Statistics Canada will be hiring across the country in every community, big and small, in preparation for the 2021 Census. In the current context of COVID-19, they are committed to hiring locally and ensuring the safety of employees and community members at all times. Apply online at
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  • Become a Mentor!

    MENTOR Canada is a coalition of organizations that enhance and expand youth mentoring. They are working together to expand access to mentoring and to empower every young person to fulfil their potential. MENTOR Canada is funded by the Government of Canada Youth Employment Skills Strategy (ESDC) and BMO Financial Group. Now more than ever, young people need mentors. Over 15,000 young people across Canada are waiting to be connected to a mentor just like you. Visit
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City Hall Address:

Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Suite C42
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Open: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Email: councillor_baila[email protected]

Phone: 416-392-7012

Fax: 416-392-7957

Constituency Office:

1240 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M6H 1N5

Open: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
1pm - 6pm

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