Economic and Community Development

  • BIA Innovation Fund

    The Toronto BIA Office is now accepting applications for Stream 6 of the BIA Innovation Fund. Awards range from $5,000 to $25,000. Special consideration will be given to projects that address economic support and recovery in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Visit here for more information. Deadline: Thursday, December 10th, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
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  • CafeTO Winter Update

    The Winter CaféTO program aims to provide more outdoor dining areas to help some restaurants and bars create physical distancing for patrons on patios. Winter CaféTO has been extended to allow cafes on the sidewalk through the winter to support restaurants with increased outdoor dining space. A full Winter CaféTO guidebook will be made available soon when provincial regulations are made clearer. In the meantime, restaurants that follow this link design guide can establish a sidewalk café.
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  • Provide Your Feedback on the Creation of Toronto’s Community- based Crisis Response Model

    Since May, we have been having working towards a new and more inclusive vision of what community safety and policing should look like in our City. In Toronto and around the world, we have seen people calling on their governments to create approaches to community safety that are fairer, systems that build communities up and more effectively help those that are in need. I have spoken to many of you through email, on the phone, or on virtual community meetings....
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  • Supporting our Independent Restaurants Though Patio Extensions

    With no indoor dining currently permitted, we must find new ways to support our restaurants. At Planning and Housing Committee this week, we supported recommendations that will ease patio restrictions in winter and allow a modest increase in size and the use of some surface parking. While more work needs to be done to permit winter operations, this is an important step towards supporting our dining establishments. Click here to read more on the City's efforts. 
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  • Quayside Public Engagement Sessions

    Waterfront Toronto is holding a public engagement throughout October to let you know about the latest plans for Quayside, listen to your views and get you involved. They are looking for feedback on their updated goals—inclusive, resilient and dynamic—to ensure that Quayside reflects what matters most to you about where you live, work and play.
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  • Toronto Public Library and TTC Provide Complimentary Presto Cards

    The Toronto Transit Commission and the Toronto Public Library are working together to provide a complimentary PRESTO card to people who do not yet have one or may face challenges purchasing one. The initiative starts Monday October 5, 2020, and select Toronto Public Library branches will distribute cards until they run out. The card has a value of $6 but has no money loaded on it. Residents will need to load funds or visit a Shoppers Drug Mart to put...
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  • City Seeking Diverse Representation on Boards

    The City of Toronto is seeking diverse local residents to become involved in its boards, committees and tribunals. New opportunities have been announced and deadlines are approaching fast. Learn more and apply today to bring your skills and experience to these board and committees.
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  • Toronto Environmental Alliance Zero Waste High-Rise Project

    The Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) is recruiting participants for the Zero Waste High-Rise Project! TEA has developed an online step-by-step program to help Toronto multi-residential buildings reduce waste and become zero waste leaders. If you are a high-rise building resident, or staff member, and want to take action, you can join the project. Learn more here or join an upcoming information session.
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  • Good Food Market Week - Thanking Volunteers at the Stop Community Food Centre

    The Stop Community Food Centre’s Good Food Market is part of a network of community markets that sell high quality, culturally appropriate, affordable vegetables and fruits. These markets bring healthy produce to neighbourhoods where it might not otherwise be available, and where farmers’ markets aren’t viable because sales are too low to cover farmers’ costs. This week, I visited the Stop's 1884 Davenport location to see the market in action, to drop off goodies for the volunteers and thank them...
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  • Registration for City of Toronto’s fall recreation programs begins this weekend

    Registration for City of Toronto fall recreation programs as well as December holiday camps starts Saturday, September 12 and continues next week. Torontonians can expect to see many of their favourite registered recreation programs, including swimming and skating lessons, on offer this fall. The City is Toronto’s largest provider of safe, fun and high-quality recreation programs for people of all ages, skill levels and interests. Extended hours are available to help residents get ready for programs by calling customer service...
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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: [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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