Economic and Community Development

  • MPAC Property Reassessment Update

    The Ontario government has announced that the 2020 Assessment Update has been postponed. They have indicated that property assessments for the 2021 property tax year will continue to be based on the fully phased-in January 1, 2016 current values. This means your property assessment for the 2021 property tax year will be the same as the 2020 tax year, unless there have been changes to your property.You can find more detailed information via this link -
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  • Statement on Policing in Toronto

    Yesterday at City Council, we had a long and spirited debate about policing, the need to change the way services are provided, systemic anti-Black racism, and racism in all forms as well as how we use our resources as a City for the better good. What emerged was a clear commitment that change needed to occur but there were two very distinct approaches to achieve the change we all know we need.  Many of you contacted me on this matter...
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  • CafeTO Information Sessions

    The City will host an online information session on Tuesday, June 30 from 1:30-3:30pm to provide an overview of CaféTO as well as guidelines to participate. There will also be updates on permitting and licencing, education and enforcement strategy for 2020, and updates from Toronto Public Health as they relate to patios. Local business operators who are interested in the program can pre-register now via this link.
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  • Applications open for CampTO

    CampTO is a new creative camp experience that offers outdoor and physical activities, active and quiet games, arts and crafts, and nature-based activities. This camp features additional staff for smaller camper to leader ratios to help maintain physical distancing in camp and ensure safe supervision of campers. CampTO is designed for maximum fun and safety for campers 6 – 12 years of age. You can register your kids for CampTO here. There are number of camps operating in our community, which...
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  • Gift of Heart Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

    The 59th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Canada’s largest and longest-running outdoor art fair, has moved online to showcase and facilitate the sales of the artwork of 300 visual artists and makers from July 2- 12, 2020. TOAF has launched a fundraising campaign called Gifts of Heart to express their gratitude to frontline essential workers and to support their artists spreading the joy of art.  Giving to Gifts of Heart is simple:Make a tax-deductible charitable donation (any amount your heart desires) to TOAF...
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  • AdviceTO

    Get business support and mentoring with entrepreneurs and industry experts with the City of Toronto's Business AdviceTO program - a series of free, weekly online events for tech, retail & women-owned businesses. Click here for more information.
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  • SwimTO and CampTO

    The City has announced further plans on CampTO and SwimTO, in preparation for the province easing restrictions on summer camps and outdoor swimming and water facilities. CampTO will be offered in roughly 150 locations across Toronto, offering more than 32,000 spaces for kids. In the coming days, more information will be shared with residents and families about CampTO. Programs will be available for viewing on June 13 at and registration will take place on June 24 and 25. SwimTO...
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  • Community Workers Week

    This week has been proclaimed at Community Workers Week, where we recognize and give thanks to our front-line workers in our social services. Toronto has more than 14,000 community-based not-for-profits that employ more than 200,000 people. They are the people we turn to when we need help the most, with housing, food and mental health supports to name but a few. The City and United Way are working with 211 and more than 400 Toronto agencies in a newly created...
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  • Black Resilience Resources and Supports

    The Centre for Research and Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims will be hosting a discussion on Coping with the Impact of Racial Trauma on Wednesday, June 3 at 7 pm. You can register at:  Additional resources for Black community members can be found here:
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  • Support for retailers re-opening for curbside pickup

    The City has created a plan to support retailers as they re-open for curbside pickup and delivery. This includes a program to establish Temporary Parking Pick-up Zones and Curb Lane Pedestrian Zones. All open businesses should follow advice from public health experts. Learn more about government guidelines for street entrance retailers reopening for pickup services at a webinar on May 28 at 11 a.m.
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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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