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City of Toronto activities and events for Family Day fun on February 19

February 15, 2018                           

The City of Toronto encourages residents to enjoy Family Day on Monday, February 19 by taking advantage of City-run recreation facilities and historic attractions. Eight of the City's 10 historic sites will offer events, activities and tours on Family Day.

Skating

There are 52 outdoor rinks or skating trails to choose from across the city, weather permitting. Many indoor arenas will also be open. There is no charge for public skating at the City's indoor arenas and outdoor rinks. CSA-approved hockey helmets are mandatory for children under the age of six and are recommended for skaters of all ages. Family Day schedules are available online at http://www.toronto.ca/familyday.

Nathan Phillips Square

Families can visit Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall, located at 100 Queen St. W., for a fun-filled outing, sponsored by Tim Hortons, featuring freestyle ice-skating demonstrations by the Toronto Ice Skate Group. The ice rink will be open for skating and skate rentals will be available. From 1 to 4 p.m., take part in special activities including games, face painting and informal skating instruction and enjoy hot beverages at the Tim's House lounge.

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Mayor Tory declares February 14 'Safe City Day' in Toronto

February 14, 2018

Mayor John Tory today declared February 14, 2018 as Toronto's first annual Safe City Day. Recognizing Safe City Day highlights the importance of bystanders' role assisting people in heart-related medical emergencies, especially cardiac arrest.

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City of Toronto has issued interim property tax bills

February 5, 2018

The City of Toronto has mailed the 2018 interim property tax bills – the first of two tax bills that will be mailed this year. The 2018 final tax bill will be mailed in May.

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City Council approves balanced budget that invests in key service priorities for Toronto residents and businesses

February 12, 2018

Toronto City Council has approved a 2018 tax supported operating budget of $11.12 billion and a 10-year capital budget and plan of $25.98 billion. The 2018 budgets ensure that the City maintains or improves all service levels and makes unprecedented investments in social infrastructure and housing.

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Toronto celebrates Black History Month

February 1, 2018

Mayor John Tory has proclaimed February as Black History Month in the City of Toronto. Exhibits, lectures, events and other programming are planned at libraries, community centres and other public centres across the city.

"In Toronto, February is a month in which we celebrate the many successes and achievements of Black Canadians while also remembering and recognizing the sacrifices that have been made by countless members of our Black community," said Mayor Tory. "Torontonians of all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to experience the many free programs and events taking place this month, and to learn more about the vibrant and distinct history of Toronto's Black residents."

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