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Riverdale Library turns 100!

Riverdale Library Turns 100!!

If you love books, you won't want to miss this.  Please join Toronto Public Library Staff, Councillor Paula Fletcher and other members of the community on Saturday October 2, 2010 at 10:30 to kick off a day of festivities as Riverdale Library celebrates 100 years of service.

The event is open to the public and entertainment includes live music, drummers, magicians and jugglers, a historical walking tour and more. Library officials and community partners will officially toast the wonderful Carnegie, Georgian revival building at 12 noon.

Basement Flooding Study - Open House

Please join us at our first Public Open House to find out about the causes of flooding in the study area and learn more about the alternatives being considered.

You will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with project staff and view displays. Drop-in anytime between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m on either of the dates noted below. Councillor Fletcher will be present at Wednesay's meeting and looks forward  to seeing you there.

311 Celebrates 1 year of Service

 311 Toronto celebrates its 1st anniversary

It has been exactly one year since the City of Toronto launched its 311 service and it is fair to say that the residents of Toronto have embraced the 24/7 service.

The City's 311 operation handled close to 1 million interactions (979,390) over the past year through all channels, including telephone, e-mail and online enquiries. Of the 906,284 calls answered by 311 customer service representatives (CSR), 25 per cent involved one or more service requests. The remaining 75 per cent were general enquiries for information.

Nuit Blanche

Toronto's annual sunset to sunrise celebration of contemporary art returns to mark a five-year milestone.

Discover art in galleries, museums and unexpected places.

From building façades and city parks to alleyways and heritage buildings, choose from more than 130 destinations and chart your own path.

St. Matthew's Lawn Bowling Club

The historic St. Matthew's Lawn Bowling Club was moved from its Gerrard Street location to its new home in RiverdalePark off Broadview.    The rehabilitation of the Clubhouse is underway and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the yearThe contract to refurbish the Clubhouse has been awarded to Phoenix Restoration and the scope of the work includes

Dine Around the Danforth!!

Discover the bounty on the Danforth! The Danforth Mosaic Business Improvement Association (DMBIA) is launching its first annual three week foodies festival in the heart of the Danforth called Mosaic does - Dine around the Danforth.

September 10-30 over 65 multicultural restaurants will be participating in this unique street event by featuring entertainment and significant discounts including prix fixe menus in their stores. Savour the best of Moroccan, Ethiopian, Greek, Italian, Hakka, Mexican, Thai and Tunisian cuisine, along with Sushi Bars, traditional diners and much more from around the world at excellent prices!

Here Kitty, Kitty!

Special 10-day cat adoption event

A friendly feline can add so much joy to your life. Can you make room for one (or more)?

The City of Toronto's Animal Services is holding a week-long special cat adoption event to promote and encourage the adoption of these wonderful animals into life-long loving homes. From Friday, September 10 to Sunday, September 19, the adoption fee is being reduced to $25 (plus HST and a licence) - a discount of $55.

End of Term Report

It's been a busy four years at City Council.    Please check out some of the highlights in my End of Term Report.

 It’s been an incredibly busy four years for our City Council since the term began in 2006,and a number of important landmark projects have been accomplished. In so many ways, this term was the consolidation of our newly amalgamated city. From the City of Toronto Act to the creation of projects like Transit City, key environmental milestones, a committed start to waterfront development and great strides in affordable housing, we’ve been able to take a coordinated approach toward significant improvements in the city.

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