City Council’s Executive Committee has approved City of Toronto staff’s tax design and implementation plan to introduce a new tax on vacant Toronto homes starting in 2022. The goal of the tax is to change the behaviours of vacant home homeowners, encouraging them to sell or rent out the homes, thereby increasing the housing supply.
By NINA RAFEEK, Beach Metro News
South Riverdale residents and provincial transit agency Metrolinx remain at odds on plans to build a station at Jimmie Simpson Park as part of the new 15-station Ontario Line rapid transit train project.
For immediate release July 2, 2021
Toronto, ON – City Councillor Paula Fletcher thanks Mayor John Tory for joining her call to have the Toronto Police Service and the City's Municipal Licensing and Standards (MLS) division take greater action against stunt drivers and work to end these dangerous practices now.
This morning, Mayor John Tory visited the City of Toronto immunization clinic at the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre to thank clinic staff and encourage people to get vaccinated as soon as possible with the vaccine dose that is available to them.
"Our Winning Shot" clinic planning to vaccinate more than 10,000 people
Today, Team Toronto announced thousands of new COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Toronto Vaccine Day at Scotiabank Arena on June 27.
The City of Toronto and Team Toronto vaccination partners are now completing in-home second doses of COVID-19 vaccine for homebound residents after more than 7,000 first doses were administered to all people initially identified for in-home vaccination.
Red Door Family Shelter, one of Toronto’s oldest operating family shelters, reopened its doors today at a ceremony led by Mayor John Tory and Councillor Paula Fletcher (Toronto-Danforth), who championed the project. The innovative shelter, integrated into a private residential condo building at its original location on the corner of Booth Avenue and Queen Street East in Leslieville, is now purpose-built and will house families in more than 100 beds each night.
Mayor John Tory announced that the City of Toronto has partnered with the Toronto Region Board of Trade to provide free COVID-19 rapid screening kits to small- and medium-sized businesses across Toronto.
City of Toronto bylaw enforcement officers and Toronto Police continued to monitor heavily used parks and beaches, and respond to issues related to large illegal gatherings (over the 10 person limit), amplified sound, bonfires and fireworks. While Toronto has moved to Step One of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen, these events remain against provincial regulations and City bylaws.
Tomorrow at 12:01 a.m., Toronto and the rest of Ontario are entering Step One of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen, lifting some restrictions implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19. The City is preparing to open all permitted amenities and resume some City services.