Economic and Community Development

  • Toronto Public Health releases planning guide to help businesses reopen safely

    The Toronto Public Health Planning Guide includes an easy-to-use risk assessment tool and a risk mitigation planning guide, links to an array of industry-specific support documents and sector-specific Toronto Public Health fact sheets as well as downloadable posters and infographics.
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  • Black Foundation of Community Networks (BFCN) 9th Annual Scholarships

    The Black Foundation of Community Networks (BFCN) has launched their 9th Annual Scholarships Application. This year, BFCN will be awarding three $1000 scholarships to qualifying students pursuing undergraduate education at an accredited Canadian University or College in September 2020. Eligible students are invited to submit applications for the BFCN Annual Scholarships and the BFCN Aim 2 Achieve Award. Deadline for applications is July 31, 2020
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  • ReelAbilities Film Festival

    ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto (https://www.facebook.com/reelabilitiesTO/) is continuing through to Sunday! RAFFTO is Canada's largest film festival showcasing disability and Deaf culture and narratives and is 100% digital and entirely barrier-free. Check out the entire festival at https://reelabilities.org/toronto/ and the free children's education program ReelEducation!
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  • Letter to the Ontario Minister of Finance Regarding Cannabis Retail Clusters

    In 2019, the City of Toronto was required to decide under provincial law whether cannabis retail establishments could operate in the City. As licenses continue to be provided, several residents have reached out with concerns regarding the clustering of these businesses and its effect on maintaining a diverse retail environment. While many of us are not opposed to these businesses, there is a vaild concern around the concentration of their services in our neighbourhoods. As cannabis dispensaries are regulated through...
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  • The Government of Canada Emergency Community Support Fund

    The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund is now open. The Emergency Community Support Fund supports community organizations helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis. Community organizations may seek funds to undertake a wide range of activities and to serve a wide range of vulnerable groups.
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  • MixTO Festival!

    The staff running MixTO have been busy looking at creative ways to transform their festival in 2020, and will have updates soon. To help stay in touch, they have launched their new website and social media accounts for MixTO Festival! Be sure to follow them for updates, exciting upcoming announcements, and lots of special content created just for you! For anyone who has already purchased tickets for the MixTO Block Party, please get in touch with them directly for refunds or future...
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  • City Hall Live performances move online to support artists

    City Hall Live Online, in partnership with Unison Benevolent Fund, is working to support Toronto artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the music series, which features two performances a day, Monday to Friday from noon to 1 p.m., until June on Facebook Live. More than 100 local artists will be compensated for their 30-minute virtual performances.
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  • City of Toronto beginning construction on key projects

    Over the next couple weeks, the City of Toronto will begin construction on a number of key projects to renew and improve aging infrastructure. With traffic volumes on Toronto’s roads down between 45 and 65 per cent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City recently announced that construction is moving forward this year and work will be accelerated on as many important projects as possible.
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  • YMCA Bright Spot'

    For over 165 years, the "Y" has been there for communities, stepping up to adapt to local needs by recognizing the challenges the community is facing and providing support. As the COVID-19 pandemic forces everyone to adapt their daily lives, the "Y" is stepping up to do even more. They are providing emergency child care for essential frontline workers, shelter and support for youth experiencing homelessness, and remote employment services for people who need work.  With an increased need to stay...
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  • Collective Action and Response for Everyone in Scarborough

    As part of the ongoing response to COVID-19, and to ensure that residents in Scarborough have access to food, the City of Toronto, GlobalMedic and the University of Toronto Scarborough launched the Collective Action and Response for Everyone in Scarborough (CARES). CARES will be packaging and distributing food to food banks across Scarborough. Community members interested in volunteering to help package food can register to volunteer at utsc.utoronto.ca/partnerships/cares-utsc.
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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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