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Town Hall Meetings on Toronto Hydro’s Response to Ice Storm: March 6, 2014

This video presents “Toronto Hydro on ice storm recovery News.”

  • CBC News speaks with Toronto Hydro spokeswoman Jennifer Link.

CBC News: "Toronto Hydro on ice storm recovery News
CBC News: “Toronto Hydro on ice storm recovery News

Toronto residents and business owners will have an opportunity to comment on Toronto Hydro’s preparation for and response to the ice storm at the following town hall meetings on March 6, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., in the council chambers at the following locations:

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You’re Invited: Celebratory Events in Montreal & Toronto Nov.29-Feb.23, 2014 + News & Alerts

There are exciting celebratory events happening in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

This video presents “Festival recap – BARBEGAZI 2013.”

  • BARBEGAZI 2013 – Action Sports Festival at the Esplanade Financière Sun Life, Parc Olympique,  Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Launch of the 2013-2014 Winter Program of the Olympic Park: ENTER PLAY OUTSIDE the Sun Life Financial Esplanade!

FREE  Admissions

Located East of the Olympic Stadium, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

December 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014

February 7, 2014

February 15 and 16, 2014

  • Olympic Park announced that the Esplanade will once again host an authentic Winter Village , a central element of its winter program that will include family, FREE and accessible activities.
  • Fitted this year in the area 100 of the Sun Life Financial Esplanade, which is located behind the Pie-IX metro, this new version of the Olympic Winter Park Village will feature a rink, allowing everyone to skate FREE and, even in mild weather thanks to its cooling system.
    • For the second year, the Winter Village is easily recognizable by its huge natural tree which this year, will measure 65 feet tall!
      • It will certainly return to Montreal as Sun Life Financial Esplanade will be hosted throughout the cold season.
  • The official opening of the site on December 1 will be highlighted by a fundraiser to benefit the organization’s Frimousse, a toy lending library of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
    • For the modest sum of $2, children and adults can come affix a huge Christmas tree decoration in the Winter Village and are collected for each design will be donated to the toy library.
    • They will also be on site to donate new toys to contribute to service the loan toys Frimousse.
    • And to close the festival in style, end of the day, the Olympic Park will illuminate all lights to shine throughout the winter!
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Community Health & Wellness Videos

“New Casino and Convention Development in Toronto”: No or Yes Options for Executive Committee Meeting Apr.15, 2013

This video presents “Highly-anticipated report on proposed Toronto casino released”:

This is an update to my previous blog  Give Your Input: Possibility of a Casino in Toronto + Ontario’s Proposed Regulations for Debt Settlement Companies.

The City Manager was asked to conduct public consultations and report to the Executive Committee.

The City of Toronto just released a report by City Manager Joe Pennachetti, entitled New Casino and Convention Development in Toronto, which the City’s Executive Committee will consider at a special meeting commencing on Monday, April 15, 2013, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

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Give Your Input: Possibility of a Casino in Toronto + Ontario’s Proposed Regulations for Debt Settlement Companies

This video presents “The public weighs in on a Toronto casino”:

  • Wed, Oct 10, 2012: City Hall is holding public consultations to hear from the residents of Toronto on the possibility of a casino in the city’s future
  • Jackson Proskow reports

Toronto casino consultation

The City of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, is seeking the public’s input on the possible establishment of a casino in Toronto:

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You’re Invited to Toronto’s City Carol Sing Dec.15 + Toy Drives (Mayor’s Nov.26-Dec.20 & TTC’s Nov.29-Dec.2) 2012

This video presents “Citytv’s Carol Sing broadcast from Yorkminster Park Baptist Church”:

  • 12/24/2011 | CityNews.ca Staff
  • Video duration is 52:17 (min:sec)
    • please note that there are some blackout pauses; the first one is between 07:10 and 07:24

    • the video continues playing after each pause

  • The Third Annual Citytv’s Carol Sing 2011

Here are three wonderful events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to help you start the holiday season:

2012 Mayor's Annual Toronto Toy Drive
2012 Mayor’s Annual Toronto Toy Drive

Launch of 2012 Mayor’s Annual Toronto Toy Drive

Monday, November 26

1 p.m.

Rotunda, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Today, Mayor Rob Ford, City Manager Joe Pennachetti and a group of honorary elves will launch the 2012 Mayor’s Annual Toy Drive by accepting the first donations to the campaign:

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Community Green Videos

Toronto Agrees on a Pedestrian Tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Presently, the only public access to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on Toronto Island from the Toronto mainland is via the Toronto Port Authority (TPA)-operated Toronto Island Ferry, with a traversing distance of only 122 m (400 ft).

Ferry to Toronto Island Airport
Ferry to Toronto Island Airport

The TPA, a Federal public authority, operates the 200-passenger ferry Marilyn Bell I and the 150-passenger David Hornell.

After three years of discussions, the Toronto City Council and the Toronto Port Authority (TPA) has reached a Master Agreement regarding TPA’s proposed pedestrian tunnel, directly across the Western Channel, between the Toronto mainland and the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on Toronto Island.

Toronto Agrees on a Pedestrian Tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Which is Seen Looking From the Southwest
Toronto Agrees on a Pedestrian Tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Which is Seen Looking From the Southwest

The tunnel will not be built on or over City of Toronto land, meaning that City approval is not required.

The TPA also announced that:

  • An opinion poll (Ipsos Reid. “TPA: Tracking Study 2010” pdf) conducted on behalf of the TPA suggested that “a majority (56%) of Torontonians support a pedestrian tunnel to the island airport.”

Please click here for info on certain flight services from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

The highlights and benefits of this Master Agreement on TPA’s proposed pedestrian tunnel include:

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Toronto’s Two New Deputy City Managers Will Start Their Duties August 8, 2011

Toronto's Two New Deputy City Managers Will Start Their Duties August 8, 2011
Toronto's Two New Deputy City Managers Will Start Their Duties August 8, 2011

On August 8, 2011 Toronto City’s new Deputy City Managers will be Brenda Patterson and John Livey.

Patterson will serve as The Deputy City Manager – Cluster A.

Livey will serve as The Deputy City Manager – Cluster B.

Here is a pecking order of some senior executive representatives from Toronto Divisions to manage the strategic response and support site operations by mobilizing necessary resources during an emergency event (The City of Toronto Emergency Plan
April, 2009).

1. Mayor (Chair)
2. Deputy Mayor
3. City Manager
4. The Deputy City Manager – Cluster A
5. The Deputy City Manager – Cluster B
6. The Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer
7. Chief of Police
8. Fire Chief and General Manager of Fire Services
9. Chief and General Manager of Emergency Medical Services
10. Medical Officer of Health
11. Director of Strategic Communications
12. Executive Director of Human Resources
13. Chief and General Manager of Toronto Transit Commission
14. General Manager of Transportation Services
15. General Manager of Toronto Water
16. General Manager of Shelter, Support and Housing Administration
17. City Solicitor
18. City Treasurer
19. Chief Corporate Officer
20. Chief Building Official and Executive Director of Toronto Building
21. General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation
22. General Manager of Solid Waste Management Services
23. Executive Director of Facilities and Real Estate
24. Chief Information Officer
25. Manger of Risk Management and Insurance
26. Director of the Office of Emergency Management
27. City Clerk

In order to understand the duties of both Deputy City Managers of Clusters A and B, it is worthwhile to have a look at the following City of Toronto’s administrative structure: