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Council Highlights

Toronto City Council meeting of March 28 and 29, 2017                     

 

Council Highlights is an informal summary of a selection of the decisions Toronto City Council made at its recent business meeting. The City Clerk's formal documentation is available at http://www.toronto.ca/council.

 

 

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Toronto watermain, streetcar track and road construction work to reduce lanes on Wellington Street for several months

April 5, 2017

Wellington Street from Church Street to York Street in downtown Toronto will have lane reductions starting April 10, continuing through the summer into September for watermain construction work, streetcar track work and road resurfacing.

Two intersections – Wellington Street at Bay Street and Wellington Street at York Street – will be closed for shorter periods when the streetcar tracks are being reconstructed in the intersections. The dates for the work at those locations have not yet been determined.

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Two Toronto apartment building owners fined almost $100,000 for violating Ontario Fire Code

March 31, 2017

Inspections by Toronto Fire Services at two multi-unit residential properties (382 Dovercourt Rd. and 394 Dovercourt Rd.) have resulted in owners Rakesh Gupta and Swarash Gupta being charged with numerous Ontario Fire Code violations and convicted in Provincial Offences Court.

Rakesh Gupta was fined $80,000 and Swarash Gupta was fined $16,250. In addition, the Justice of the Peace noted that Rakesh Gupta would be incarcerated for 30 days if the property is not brought into compliance within three months.

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Tenants help shape future of Toronto Community Housing

April 4, 2017

Thirteen Torontonians have been selected to form the first Tenants First Resident Advisory Panel (RAP) to help shape the future of Toronto Community Housing. The panel members are tenants of Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) properties who will help City staff make recommendations to Council regarding the future of TCHC and the non-profit housing sector in Toronto.

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Toronto Public Health investigating three confirmed cases of measles

March 30, 2017

Toronto Public Health (TPH) is investigating three lab-confirmed cases of measles. One of the individuals acquired measles in another country. The two other cases involve Toronto residents who were exposed to a person with measles who lives outside of the GTA. 

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