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Toronto City Council Highlights, Nov. 7, 8, and 9

Council Highlights is a summary of a selection of decisions that Toronto City Council made at its recent business meeting. The City Clerk’s formal documentation is available at http://www.toronto.ca/council. Integrating public transit fares Council agreed to ask Metrolinx and the … Continue reading

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City Council appoints Lucy Troisi as Councillor for Ward 28

At a special meeting of City Council on Nov. 2, Lucy Troisi was appointed as Councillor for Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale. The appointment is effective immediately and until the current term of City Council expires on November 30, 2018. A … Continue reading

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City Council highlights, Oct. 2, 3, and 4

City staff provides Council Highlights: is an informal summary of a selection of the decisions that Toronto City Council made at its recent business meeting. The City Clerk’s formal documentation is available at http://www.toronto.ca/council. Among the highlights of interest to … Continue reading

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Vacancy for Office of Councillor in Ward 28 to be filled by appointment

Since Pam McConnell’s death in July of this year, there has been a vacancy for the position of Councillor. City Council voted on October 4 to fill the role by appointment instead of holding an election. If you are interested … Continue reading

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Toronto launches resident survey on short-term rentals

The City of Toronto is inviting residents to have their say about proposed rules for short-term rentals (such as Airbnb) via an online survey. Residents in Cabbagetown and nearby Winchester Park certainly have had some issues with some such rentals, … Continue reading

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Toronto City Council Highlights, July 4, 5, 6, and 7, 2017

The City of Toronto’s communications office prepares Council Highlights, an informal summary of selected decisions that Toronto City Council made at its recent business meeting. The City Clerk’s formal documentation is available at http://www.toronto.ca/council. Implementation of Tenants First strategy Council … Continue reading

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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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