Economic and Community Development

  • MPAC Requests for Reconsideration Update

    The request for reconsideration deadline for MPAC is typically on March 31 of the applicable taxation year. However, taking into consideration the provincial declaration of emergency, the deadline for the 2020 taxation year will be 16 days after the emergency is lifted. For questions about your MPAC assessment, please contact them.
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  • Property Tax and Water Relief Program Update

    Due to the coronavirus situation, there has been a delay in finalizing the 2020 program eligibility requirements for the Tax and Water Relief Program. As a result, the 2020 application form and brochure are not expected to be available until June/July this year. The deadline for the 2020 relief programs was recently extended by City Council to October 30 (from August 31) at its virtual meeting on April 30. If you or a family member have further questions, our office is...
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  • Music Monday

    Monday, May 4 is the 16th annual Music Monday in support of music education in Canadian schools. This year, I have shared my support for the first online broadcast: Music [email protected], from 9AM-9PM. Join me to watch online at www.musicmonday.ca or on a Facebook Live on the @coalitioncanada page. 
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  • xoTO Loves Film

    The Toronto film & television industry has joined xoTO Givebacks with COVID-19 relief efforts. For one of the most deeply affected industries, those within it are generously sharing their talent and resources to assist those in need. You can see a video they made on their efforts here.
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  • MusicTogether

    In an effort to provide a cash injection to Ontario musicians impacted by the effects of COVID-19, members of the Canadian music community with support from the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries have come together to create an emergency relief fund totalling $300,000. Launching today, MusicTogether.ca will facilitate live concert streams by at least 300 Ontario-based artists, each of whom will receive a one-time performance fee of $1,000. 
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  • Supports for Small and Medium Enterprises

    The Toronto Region Board of Trade and the City of Toronto have partnered to launch a one-stop service to help you access government & private sector aid. The site even includes a live-chat function to help direct you as needed. Click here to learn more.
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  • Updates on Sidewalk Cafe and Marketing Displays

    Do you have a sidewalk café or marketing display outside your business? A new and harmonized bylaw for sidewalk cafés and marketing displays comes into effect on September 1, 2019. The new bylaw will modernize regulations, create consistent guidelines and standardize the application process. Existing conditions attached to permits issued before September 1 will continue to apply, but there will be updated fees and regulations that current permit holders need to comply with. Learn more at toronto.ca/cafemarketingbylaw.
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  • Second Meeting of Special Committee on Governance

    The City of Toronto's Special Committee on Governance will hold its second meeting at 9:30 a.m. on April 12, in Committee Room 1 at City Hall. Members of the public are invited to attend.At this meeting, Professor Gabriel Eidelman, Director of the Urban Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, will present findings from the University of Toronto's 2017 City Hall Task Force, which made recommendations to improve City Council’s core decision-making processes and procedures.A...
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  • Addressing Rat Related Complaints in our Communities

    The last few years have seen a dramatic rise in rat control related complains by residents and business owners. As a result, I recently moved a motion at City Council requesting that City staff report back in 2019 with possible improvements to mitigation strategies and rat control education initiatives to assist residents and businesses. In addition, my motion requests City staff ways to incorporate preventative rat mitigation strategies into capital works projects.
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  • City of Toronto offers free and affordable activities for March Break

    Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16 is March Break for elementary and high school students in Toronto. The City of Toronto will offer many free and affordable activities for students and their families that week. Drop-in programs City of Toronto community centres offer free or low-cost programs for all ages. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/rec or call 311. Skating Many outdoor artificial ice rinks are open until the end of the day on March 18, weather permitting. Locations,...
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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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