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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 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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City of Toronto launches major resilience-building initiative to prepare Toronto for urban stresses of 21st century

December 8, 2016
 
The City of Toronto in conjunction with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) launched a major effort today to improve Toronto's resilience to the shocks and stresses of an urban city in the 21st century. The initiative stems from Toronto's acceptance earlier this year into the 100RC Network, a global community of cities working to build urban resilience, including three other Canadian cities – Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver.

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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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Toronto Public Service exceeds its United Way fundraising goal

December 6, 2016 
 
The City of Toronto announced another record fundraising total of $1.65 million in support of United Way Toronto & York Region at an event held today at The 519 community centre. City employees surpassed their annual campaign fundraising goal, set at $1.35 million for 2016, for the 16th consecutive year. This year's total represents the highest amount ever raised by the Toronto Public Service and is a four percent increase over the previous record total of $1.58 million established in 2015.

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