Economic and Community Development

  • Toronto celebrates Black History Month

    Mayor John Tory has proclaimed February as Black History Month in the City of Toronto. Exhibits, lectures, events and other programming are planned at libraries, community centres and other public centres across the city. Residents and visitors are encouraged to participate in the events and programs that City divisions and agencies have planned throughout the month. As well, there are several community-based programs and online exhibits to celebrate Toronto's rich Black history. Celebrate Black History Month at Toronto Public Library...
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  • Relief for Small Businesses on our Main Streets

    Many small businesses and low-rise commercial property owners are under stress from the Current Value Assessment model employed by MPAC for assessing the value of properties. That’s why I'm pleased to share with you that I supported an item at City Council which directed the Interim Chief Financial Officer to: a)    undertake a review of various tax policy tools that can be used to provide relief to small business owners facing unsustainable Current Value Assessment-related tax increases; b)    report back...
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  • City of Torontos holiday activities and services

    The City of Toronto encourages residents and visitors to take advantage of City programs and attractions offered during the year-end holiday period. Most City of Toronto operations and all municipal offices will be closed on December 25 and 26, as well as January 1. City services that regularly operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week such as 311 Toronto and emergency services will be available. Information about curbside waste collection is provided later in this news release. The...
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  • Toronto Public Health's free flu vaccine clinics begin today

    Toronto residents can reduce their risk of getting sick with the flu by attending one of Toronto Public Health's free flu vaccine clinics offered from October 27 to November 17 at five locations across the city. The flu vaccine is also available in doctors' offices and at more than 600 Toronto pharmacies.  "The flu season runs from late fall to early spring and affects thousands of Torontonians each year,” said Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health. "Making sure you get your annual flu...
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  • Free admission to Toronto history museums today through November

    From today to November 30, general admission to nine of the City's historic museums (excluding Zion Schoolhouse) will be free courtesy of Mackenzie Investments in celebration of its 50th anniversary. During the five-week period, visitors can explore Toronto history museums through ongoing tours during regular hours and discover memorable and moving exhibits such as "Eaton's Goes to War: Family, Memory & Meaning" at Mackenzie House, "Maple Leaf Forever: Toronto's Take on a National Symbol" at the Market Gallery and "Gibson House...
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  • Nuit Blanche Toronto to transform city tomorrow from sunset to sunrise

    The 12th edition of the annual Nuit Blanche Toronto takes place tomorrow night with 90 art projects from more than 350 local, national and international artists. The event will run from sunset (officially 6:58 p.m.) on Saturday, September 30 to sunrise (7 a.m.) the next morning. The all-night celebration of contemporary art features four distinct exhibitions located at four sites: - "Taking to the Streets" at Queen's Park and University of Toronto - "Calculating Upon the Unforeseen" along Dundas Street...
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  • Nuit Blanche Toronto 2017 – planning ahead, getting there and getting around

    Nuit Blanche Toronto returns this weekend for the annual all-night celebration of contemporary art beginning at sunset at 6:58 p.m. on Saturday, September 30 to sunrise on Sunday, October 1. For the best experience at the event, the public is encouraged to plan ahead. Information on getting to, around and home from the event is available at as well as below. Planning ahead The website offers an interactive event map and detailed event information, including exhibition locations and...
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  • City of Toronto wants to hear from you on Toronto's Economic Development and Culture strategy

    The City of Toronto's Economic Development and Culture Division is developing a new Divisional Strategy to establish priorities over the next five years (2018-2022). The Division is seeking your input on emerging opportunities, challenges and areas of focus as they relate to economic development and culture in the City.The Division has created a Conversation Guide that highlights key emerging economic and cultural trends and challenges facing Toronto. Residents are invited you to review the Guide and provide thoughts and feedback through one of...
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  • City of Toronto launches Civic Innovation Office

    The City of Toronto officially launched its new Civic Innovation Office today, led by Director Paula Kwan.  The Office was created in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and its Innovation Teams Program, which helps cities solve problems in new ways to deliver better results for residents.  The three-person Toronto Innovation Office will work with City divisions, residents and outside innovators to “Create a More Responsive Government,” a theme selected through an open call to City staff which identified: a need to...
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  • Investing in Toronto's Future: Long-Term Financial Plan Consultation

    The City of Toronto's is undertaking a review of its Long Term Financial Plan. The first round of public consultations were held in December to hear from residents from what their priorities for Toronto's future are and how a long-term plan can pay for them. A summary of all the public input received thus far can be found at The City of Toronto is continuing this conversation and will be holding an interactive afternoon of workshops and discussions at City...
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Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

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