July 12, 2017
The City of Toronto announced today that artist Tannis Nielsen, of Métis, Anishnawbe and Danish ancestry, has been chosen to create artwork in the underpass for Lower Simcoe Street between Station Street and Bremner Boulevard.
July 11, 2017
The City of Toronto and the City of Chicago are participating in a cultural exchange that will result in a street art project in both cities to commemorate Canada's 150th birthday and the "Year of Public Art" that is taking place in Chicago.
The joint initiative will involve a Chicago artist creating a piece of street art in Toronto while a Toronto artist does the same thing in Chicago.
July 7, 2017
Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), a long-time member of Toronto City Council, passed away earlier today at the age of 71.
"It is with a heavy heart that I extend deepest condolences on behalf of Toronto City Council to Pam's husband Jim, their daughters Heather Ann and Madelyn, grandchildren and all members of her family," said Mayor John Tory. "Pam was a wonderful advocate for Toronto's most vulnerable residents. She spent much of her career advocating for social justice, education and literacy and poverty reduction. I respected the empathy, passion and common sense she brought to her role. She will be missed immensely but her work has ensured that this city is a stronger and fairer place."
July 10, 2017
City of Toronto staff continue to closely monitor and assess conditions on Toronto Island Park. Full efforts are underway to resume park operations as soon as conditions permit. Currently, the reopening of sections of Toronto Island Park remains on schedule for Monday, July 31. Adjustments to that date may occur and the actual reopening could be sooner or later, depending on conditions. Updates on the timing will be forthcoming.
June 2, 2017
The City of Toronto is holding four public consultation meetings to assist with updating its Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. The plan outlines the City's strategy to prevent and remove barriers and meet requirements under the standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).