The following changes to the City of Toronto’s Programs & Services in Ontario, Canada, will occur tomorrow, January 11, 2013, due to the one-day walkout of the Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB’s) elementary school teachers:

  • Child Care – Children’s Services
    • It is expected that City-run child care centres at TDSB sites will be open as usual

    • Parents or guardians of children registered for independently-operated child care programs at TDSB sites should check with the operator regarding the status of their programs

  • Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PF&R)
    • The TDSB has confirmed that Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PF&R) will not have access to elementary and middle schools on Friday, January 11 prior to 6 p.m.

  • PF&R programs and activities at TDSB sites prior to 6 p.m. that are affected include:
    • Recreation programs

    • Permits obtained through PF&R

    • Scheduled activities in pools

  • For cancelled programs:
    • Where possible PF&R will provide a makeup class

    • In the event a makeup class is not possible, a credit will be issued

    • Patrons will be notified about makeup classes by their instructor

  • After School Recreation Care (ARC) programs:
    • are being moved to alternate locations
      • and parents will be informed directly by staff today, Thursday, January 10
  • PF&R will continue regular activities at TDSB sites after 6 p.m. including:
    • Recreation programs

    • Permits obtained through the City

    • Scheduled activities in swimming pools

  • PF&R programs and services at all other locations such as community centres and arenas will:
    • continue as regularly scheduled

    • operate at normal service levels

  • Service relocation and cancellation details are available:

City Museums will be open and operating on regular hours:

City of Toronto Contact Info

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685
E-mail: 311@toronto.ca

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

Always call 911 for emergencies.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

January 10, 2013

Update for City of Toronto Programs & Services on Friday January 11

The City of Toronto has been informed by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) that its elementary school teachers will attempt a one-day walkout on Friday, January 11.

Child Care – Children’s Services
It is expected that City-run child care centres at TDSB sites will be open as usual. Parents or guardians of children registered for independently-operated child care programs at TDSB sites should check with the operator regarding the status of their programs.

Parks, Forestry and Recreation
The TDSB has confirmed that Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PF&R) will not have access to elementary and middle schools on Friday, January 11 prior to 6 p.m.

PF&R programs and activities at TDSB sites prior to 6 p.m. that are affected include:
• Recreation programs
• Permits obtained through PF&R, and
• Scheduled activities in pools.

For cancelled programs, where possible PF&R will provide a makeup class. In the event a makeup class is not possible, a credit will be issued. Patrons will be notified about makeup classes by their instructor.

After School Recreation Care (ARC) programs are being moved to alternate locations and parents will be informed directly by staff today.

PF&R will continue regular activities at TDSB sites after 6 p.m. including:
• Recreation programs
• Permits obtained through the City, and
• Scheduled activities in swimming pools.

PF&R programs and services at all other locations such as community centres and arenas will continue as regularly scheduled and will operate at normal service levels.

Service relocation and cancellation details are available at www.toronto.ca/parks or by calling 311.

City Museums
City of Toronto Museums will be open and operating on regular hours. Families can contact individual museums for programming specific to that location. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/museums/.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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