Category Archives: Issues

City consultations on rooming house regulations

The City of Toronto is reaching out to residents to get feedback on proposed new regulations for multi-tenant homes, what we usually call rooming houses. At the meetings, members of the public will learn about the proposed zoning approach and … Continue reading

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Proposed changes from City of Toronto ML&S Dept. re: short-term rentals

The topic of Short-term rentals (such as Airbnb) is back in the news. The city’s municipal licensing and standards (ML&S) dept. has released their proposals today. Highlights of the proposals are: – Ban Torontonians from renting units unless it is … Continue reading

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Bike Share June 2017 update

Toronto City Councillor Pam McConnell convened a meeting on June 7, 2017 at Riverdale Park West because the city parks department has raised concerns about snow clearing issues with the Bike Share station in its present location. In attendance were … Continue reading

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Final 2017 property tax bills mailed

The city has mailed off the final 2017 property tax bills to residents. All bills should be received by June 15 so if you don’t receive the good news (ahem) by then, please contact the city via 311 (toronto.ca). For … Continue reading

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Walking the Lower Don Trail – possible this summer?

We noticed this article about the Lower Don Trail that might be of interest to residents hoping to be able to use it this summer. Walking the Lower Don Trail Will Be Possible This Summer (torontoist.com)

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City Council highlights: May 24, 25 and 26, 2017

The City of Toronto provides a “highlights reel” of topics discussed at council meetings and below are the topics from the May 24, 25 and 26 meetings. For a quick summary of any of the topics, visit the highlights page … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown South Residents’ Association Green Bin Survey

Our friends at the Cabbagetown South Residents’ Association recently conducted a poll among members on the new City of Toronto green bins that are expected to be distributed this year. Areas of Cabbagetown South were part of a pilot to … Continue reading

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Community caution: possible contractor scam reported in the neighbourhood

We have received reports of a possible scam in the neighbourhood, where some men offer to repair front walkways and do other outdoor maintenance work but after receiving partial or full payment, they leave the work unfinished or in disrepair. … Continue reading

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Cabbagetown South: Rise in house break-ins during the last week

We received this message from our friends at the Cabbagetown South Residents Association (cabbagetownsouth.ca). We have heard several reports of break ins in the neighbourhood in the last week. We remind area residents to be vigilant in keeping doors and … Continue reading

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City Council Highlights: April 26, 27 and 28, 2017

Council Highlights is an informal summary of a selection of the decisions Toronto City Council made at its recent business meeting. The City Clerk’s formal documentation is available at http://www.toronto.ca/council. Subjects include: Growth strategy for child care City’s tendering process … Continue reading

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