Today, Mayor John Tory announced the details of the City of Toronto’s first Reconciliation Action Plan, which will be considered by the City’s Executive Committee on Wednesday, March 30. The recommended action plan will guide the City’s actions from 2022 to 2032 to advance truth, justice and reconciliation.
GTA Toronto ramping up enforcement of rules for Airbnb, other short-term rentals
By Tess Kalinowski, Real Estate Reporter. Toronto Star | Thu., March 10, 2022
Toronto has ramped up the enforcement of its year-old short-term rental licensing rules, says the head of the city’s Municipal Licensing and Standards (MLS) department.
City of Toronto COVID-19 mask bylaw to expire when most provincial masking regulations are lifted on March 21
Today, Toronto City Council amended Bylaw 541-2020, the Mask Bylaw, so that it expires when the Province of Ontario lifts provincial masking requirements in most settings on March 21. Masks continue to be mandatory in high-risk and congregate settings including public transit, long-term care and retirement homes, health-care settings, congregate care settings, shelters and jails under provincial regulation. Prior to the amendment, the City’s Mask Bylaw was set to expire on April 8, 2022.
Mayor Tory launches campaign to help small businesses during their pandemic recovery
Today, at Trinity Common, Mayor John Tory announced a new business supports campaign to help make small business owners and operators more aware of grants, incentives, training and other available resources as they recover from the pandemic. Small businesses, including restaurants, are encouraged to take advantage of these resources, which include access to one-on-one virtual assistance, COVID-19 guidelines, and links to other financial resources and relief measures.
City of Toronto safely resuming additional services as Toronto enters next phase of provincial reopening
Today, the City of Toronto is resuming additional services and supporting businesses and residents as Toronto enters the next phase of provincial reopening.
Hugh’s Room gets a $2.2-million lifeline from the city
Council approved a loan guarantee of up to $2.2 million on Thursday, paving the way for the non-profit arts organization to buy a new venue.
By Joshua Chong, Staff Reporter, Toronto Star | Sun., Feb. 6, 2022
Toronto Lunar New Year celebrations slated to welcome the Year of the Tiger
By AHMED DIRIE | Beach Metro News | January 31, 2022
As the Lunar New Year approaches and the year of the Metal Ox ends, countries and people around the world welcome the year of the Water Tiger.
City of Toronto proclaims February as Black History Month and celebrates with virtual programs and events
Tomorrow, Mayor John Tory will proclaim February as Black History Month in Toronto, recognizing the history, heritage and contributions of African-Canadians. The Toronto Sign at Nathan Phillips Square will also be lit red, black and green to mark the first day of the month.
City of Toronto launches new 311 Toronto mobile app
Today, Mayor John Tory announced the launch of a new mobile app for 311 Toronto, making it easier and more convenient for residents, businesses and visitors to connect with 311 Toronto – anywhere, anytime on any smart device.
Team Toronto hosting super supportive and accessible COVID-19 vaccination clinic on January 31
Team Toronto will host a super supportive and accessible COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday, January 31 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City of Toronto vaccination clinic in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W. The clinic is part of Team Toronto’s ongoing efforts to reduce barriers to vaccination and ensure that all populations, especially those who are most vulnerable, have every opportunity available to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.