Economic and Community Development

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

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Phone: 416-392-7012

Fax: 416-392-7957

Constituency Office:

1240 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M6H 1N5

Open: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
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