Civic Engagement

EVENTS

ARTICLES & UPDATES

GETTING INVOLVED

 #PitchItTO-CityHall­Hall,
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
9:30am - 4:00pm

Toronto City Hall and PitchIT TO have done it again! Welcome to the 2nd #PitchIt.TO-City Hall. Join us for another fantastic evening of pitches, pundits, and pizza in the City Hall Council Chambers.

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Business Plan Boot Camp - Sept 7

Planning is one of the most important parts of running a business, whether it is a large corporation trying to plan an expansion or a small business launching an exciting new start-up. It is easy to start a project, but without careful planning it is like setting off on a journey to an unknown destination without a roadmap..

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You're Invited! Canada’s Democracy at 150: A Panel Discussion and Report Card Release

In the year of our country's 150th birthday, Canadians are feeling a new urgency to talk about the health of our democracy, and a vision for the next 150 years: How is Canada's democracy faring? How can we renew our democracy and guard against its decline?

It's that time of year again - Community Compost Days 2017!

This spring, City Councillor Joe Cressy is hosting 7 Compost Days to help gardeners in our ward prepare for the growing season! This compost from your leaf and yard waste that the City collects as part of the waste reduction and recycling program. Check your mailboxes in the coming weeks for a helpful reminder of these dates.Please remember to bring your own shovels and containers to collect your free compost.
1) Central Tech School, parking lot
  - Date: April 9th Time: 10-12pm
2) Jean Sibelius Square
- Date: April 9th Time: 1-3pm
3) Bellevue Square Park (corner of Augusta and Denison)
- Date: April 29th Time: 10am-12pm

Central Tech Stadium - March Break hours

The Central Tech Facility will be open for free community use from March 13-17 for March Break. Each holiday season, there will be free community holiday hours, as set out in the OMB Minutes of Settlement.
During this week, field time will be made available from 9am - 12pm.
For more information, you can visit their website here.

City Budget 2017 update

Explaining what's funded, what’s cut and what’s at risk in next year's city budget that keeps property taxes low and sees user fees increase again.

Bellevue Square Park - update

For the past few months, the contractors at Bellevue Square have been doing site preparation and preliminary demolition. Now, with this unusually warm weather, they have determined that they are ready to begin the full scope of work. We're very excited that the work is getting started earlier than anticipated.
We've already gotten a bit of a head start and now we are able to really get things moving. All of the park is now fenced off as a construction zone, but this means that we are that much closer to our new and improved Bellevue Square Park!


Attention Families with children 0-6 years of age:

In Toronto, there are a variety of programs where parents and caregivers can go with their young children to play, learn, receive parenting support, and information on child development. In January 2018, the City of Toronto will become responsible for the programs that are currently funded by the Ministry of Education. These programs are known by many different names but fall under one of the following: Better Beginnings Better Futures, Family Resource Centres, Ontario Early Years Centres and Parenting and Family Literacy Centres (located in Schools).

Together with our community partners, Toronto Children's Services wants to understand why you attend these programs, or why you don't.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and experiences through this short survey. This survey should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete.”

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TOEYCFCsurvey


Do you know any young people who may be interested being a YU Ambassador?

CUI is currently recruiting a new class of YU Ambassadors to be part of the TimelapseTO initiative. It’s a great opportunity for youth to build civic leadership skills, meet new people and grow their networks. Youth (18-24) can apply online until April 15th.

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Summer Company 2017 applications open

Enterprise Toronto is now accepting applications from students who want to participate in the Summer Company program in 2017. The program is geared toward young people 15 to 29 years old who will be returning to school, and helps them set up their own businesses for the summer.

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Multilingual Services Policy Review - survey

The City would like your thoughts about how and when information is made available in other languages.  We are seeking your experiences and feedback on this topic as the City is currently reviewing its Multilingual Services Policy to ensure it continues to meet the needs of Toronto's diverse communities.
To access the survey, please click here.

This survey is also available in the following languages: Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tamil, Tagalog, Italian, Portuguese, Farsi, Russian, Urdu, Korean and French.  To access these languages, please use the menu in the top right corner of the survey page.


Help grow our city's tree canopy - Street Tree Planting

As you may know, the City owns a portion of land between  roadways and private property, known as the public road allowance. Urban Forestry plants and maintains trees on this land to help grow Toronto's urban forest and to reach the City's goal of increasing the tree canopy to 40 per cent.

A property owner can submit a tree planting request for the City-owned road allowance in front of their home or business. This helps improve the tree canopy and beautifies our streets.

We encourage you to submit a tree planting request online or by phone via 311. 
After the request is made, the City's Urban Forestry staff will then visit the site to confirm the right tree species and determine the ideal planting location. The actual planting will take place during the next planting season (typically spring or fall).


Serve Your City: Upcoming City of Toronto appointment opportunities

This fall, the City of Toronto will be recruiting more than 70 public member positions across 20 boards. Bring your skills and experience to the table!Toronto residents are needed to serve on a range of City boards and committees. Board members provide oversight of their agency or corporation, bring a community perspective to board discussions, and help to reflect the needs and interests of Torontonians.
Service Agencies – Apply by the deadlines listed below

  • Exhibition Place Board (Apply by March 31, 2017) – 2 positions
  • Heritage Toronto Board (Apply by March 31, 2017) – 11 positions
  • Toronto Atmospheric Fund (Apply by March 31, 2017) – 3 positions
  • Yonge-Dundas Square Board (Apply by March 31, 2017) – 2 positions

To learn more about these opportunities and apply online, visit www.toronto.ca/ServeYourCity.


TOcore - Planning Toronto's Downtown

Have your say!
Whether you live, work, learn, play or invest in the Downtown, we want to hear from you.
Tell us what you think about Toronto's Downtown. What's working well? Where do you have concerns? How might we make improvements for the future? What’s your vision?

Growing Up Vertical

Our study seeks to address how the design and planning of new vertical communities (mid and high rise buildings) can better accomodate the needs households with children and youth.  The study will result in guidelines and policies that provide direction on the study's three scales: the unit, the building and the neighbourhood.