Torontonians may apply for appointment to the vacant office of Councillor Ward 3 Etobicoke Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

To be eligible for appointment to this office a person must be:

  • a Canadian citizen,
  • at least 18 years of age,
  • a resident of the City of Toronto, or own or rent property in the City of Toronto (or be the spouse of the owner or renter), and
  • not legally prohibited from voting, or from holding municipal office.

An information session will be held on Wednesday, September 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall for anyone interested in being considered for the appointment.

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City of Toronto's image: Toronto Music Garden

City of Toronto’s image: Toronto Music Garden

Toronto City Council recently approved the allocation of $6 million in revenues, previously collected from the Third Party Sign Tax, to a variety of City arts and culture programs:

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This is an update to my previous blog Toronto’s Statutory Open House: Your Input on Draft City-Wide Zoning Bylaw Feb.6, 2013.

The City of Toronto rescheduled both the statutory open house and the statutory public meeting for Toronto’s city-wide zoning bylaw as follows:

Read more of Toronto’s Draft City-Wide Zoning Bylaw: Rescheduled Open House (Feb.27) & Statutory Public Meeting (Mar.6, 2013)

Toronto City Hall, Ontario, Canada

Toronto City Hall, Ontario, Canada

Congratulations to Roberto Rossini!

Yesterday, Toronto City Council appointed Roberto Rossini as Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer for the City of Toronto effective January 2013.

Currently, Mr. Rossini is the  General Manager of Finance & Corporate Services at City Of Hamilton.

When Roberto Rossini takes on the role of Deputy City Manager in the City of Toronto, he will perform the following duties:

Read more of Roberto Rossini: Toronto’s New Deputy City Manager & Chief Financial Officer Will Start on Jan.7, 2013

You're Invited: Making Space for Culture Consultations in Toronto Oct.4-24, 2012

You’re Invited: Making Space for Culture Consultations in Toronto Oct.4-24, 2012

This is an update to my previous blog Canadian Consultations on Cultural Spaces in Toronto: Your Input is Required May 22-June 17, 2012.

The Making Space for Culture project is a recommendation of the Creative Capital Gains Report, endorsed by Toronto City Council in 2011, for the following reasons:

  • City of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, aims to supply “affordable, sustainable cultural space” for use by cultural industries, not-for-profit organizations and community groups
  • The upgrade and/or development of facilities for small and mid-size organizations and community cultural groups is a critical next step to ensure a vibrant cultural community
  • There is a need to develop and enhance cultural spaces in neighborhoods throughout the City to ensure that all Torontonians have access to spaces to learn, play, practice, and engage with arts and culture of all forms

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You're Invited: Apply to Be a Member of the Disability Issues Committee at Its Special Event Feb. 21, 2012

You're Invited: Apply to Be a Member of the Disability Issues Committee at Its Special Event Feb. 21, 2012

The Disability Issues Committee advises Toronto City Council (Ontario, Canada) on the elimination of barriers faced by people with disabilities, and will provide advice to City Council about the requirements and implementation of accessibility standards required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

On Tuesday, 21 February 2012, the Disability Issues Committee will launch its new term in the following ways:

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This documentary video, put together by Mike and Luke Sargent, highlights the issues affecting the urban forest in Toronto and what LEAF – Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests is doing to foster a sense of stewardship amongst our residents:

Here is a letter  from LEAF – Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests – urging Canadians in Toronto, Ontario, to let Councillors know before Tuesday, November 29th, that healthy trees are a priority in your neighbourhoods which require tree protection and planting:

“11/24/2011

Dear friends and supporters,

At the end of November 2011, Toronto City Council will begin reviewing the 2012 budget that will affect many of our city services. There will be urban forest items on the City Council meeting agenda scheduled for November 29th and 30th. Please let your Councillor know today that healthy trees are a priority in your neighbourhood! Here are some points to consider:

Read more of Please Ask Your Toronto Councillor to Increase Urban Forestry Funding, Before Nov. 29, 2011