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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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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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City of Toronto announces dates of 2017 Community Environment Days

March 29, 2017

The City of Toronto will launch its 26th season of Community Environment Days on Saturday, April 1. These events, hosted by local councillors, help residents do their part in creating a cleaner, greener and more livable city. 

Held annually between April and October in each of Toronto's 44 wards, Community Environment Days allow residents to correctly and safely dispose of household items that do not belong in the City's Blue Bin and Green Bin diversion programs, such as household hazardous waste, home healthcare waste and electronic waste. The events also provide an opportunity to bring specific items for donation and reuse. Free compost is available for pickup at the events (with a maximum of about an average car trunk load per household), and residents are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to a food bank.

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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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City of Toronto one of Canada's best diversity employers

March 28, 2017  

The City of Toronto has been named one of Canada's best diversity employers for the second consecutive year for its exceptional workplace diversity and inclusion programs.

"As a leading organization that offers many diverse programs and initiatives, the City of Toronto is very deserving of this award," said Mayor John Tory. "Diversity is our strength, and I commend the members of the Toronto Public Service, whose work helps make Toronto an inclusive and welcoming city that is a model for the rest of the world."

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