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Toronto historic sites whimsically illustrated in new exhibit and book

October 4, 2017

A new art exhibit consisting of more than 100 sketches by artist and urban geographer Daniel Rotsztain illuminates Toronto's history through his illustrations of historic sites and artifacts. The City of Toronto's Todmorden Mills Heritage Site is presenting the exhibit, called A Colourful History: Toronto's Historic Sites, from October 4 to 15 as part of the TO Canada with Love Canada 150 program.

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Intersection of Bay Street and Harbour Street in downtown Toronto closed beginning Friday for road reconstruction

October 4, 2017

The City is making progress on the construction of the new off ramp from the Gardiner Expressway to Lower Simcoe Street. As part of the project, Harbour Street needs to be reconstructed and widened. To complete that work, beginning on Friday, October 6 at 9 p.m. and extending to Tuesday, October 10 at 5 a.m., the intersection of Bay Street and Harbour Street will be fully closed to traffic, pedestrians and cyclists.

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MomenTO: Sounds Like Toronto amplifies the history of Toronto's music scenes with free live concerts

September 28, 2017    

MomenTO: Sounds Like Toronto celebrates the city's influence on Canadian music by showcasing some of its diverse talent with six free concerts in October and November.

This music series is part of the City of Toronto's MomenTO and TO Canada with Love programs.

"Toronto's music scene has helped define Canada's identity across the country and around the world," said Mayor John Tory. "This series will inspire all of us to know and appreciate some of the vibrant rhythms of our city."

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Eight Toronto Paramedic Services staff receive major award for exemplary service

September 29, 2017

Eight Toronto Paramedic Services employees have received the Governor General's Medal for Exemplary Service in Emergency Medical Services. The ceremony was held last night during the awards gala at the annual Ontario Association of Paramedic Chiefs conference in Ottawa. The eight City of Toronto employees were part of a group of Ontario-based Emergency Medical Services employees who received this medal.

The Governor General's Medal recipients have achieved 20 years of exemplary service in emergency medical services – at least 10 of those years performing duties with potential risk.

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City of Toronto exhibit reveals the lives of Canadian First World War soldiers

September 22, 2017

Mackenzie House, with the help of public submissions, is presenting Eaton's Goes to War: Family, Memory & Meaning from September 21, 2017 to January 31, 2018. The exhibit reveals the lives of Eaton's employees who served in the First World War. The display is part of the City's TO Canada with Love Canada 150 program.

“Thanks to the public, we are now able to tell the stories of some of the people behind these anonymous photos,” said Mayor John Tory. "This exhibit helps us to honour the sacrifices of those who helped Canada during the First World War."

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