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City of Toronto’s Holiday Activities and Recreation Options Include New Year’s Eve Celebration at Nathan Phillips Square at No Cost on December 31, 2015

The following video presents 2014-2015 toronto new year’s eve:

One of the City of Toronto’s holiday events is the FREE New Year’s Eve celebration at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Thursday, December 31.

  • Join the celebration and ring in the New Year on December 31, 2015 at Nathan Phillips Square with Toronto’s largest dance and skating party!
  • The Festivities begin at 8 pm with a DJ Skating Party featuring DJs MelBoogie and P-Plus atmospheric performers.
  • The skating party will continue until 10 pm, alongside a variety of roaming atmospheric performances.
  • The Dance Party portion of the evening continues from 10 pm and will go until midnight to the music of DJ P-Plus followed by DJ Starting from Scratch.
  • The celebration will end at midnight with a spectacular fireworks display to music.

The City of Toronto encourages visitors to take the TTC to this event.

  • This New Year’s Eve, Torontonians can enjoy FREE, safe rides to and from their festivities across the city.
  • Toronto Transit Commission is offering complimentary, extended service from 7 p.m. on December 31, 2015, to 7 a.m. on January 1, 2016, including subway service until approximately 4 a.m.

Local Road Restriction Notice (pdf)

  • Due to a fireworks safety zone, there will be road restrictions on local streets surrounding Toronto City Hall/Nathan Phillips Square.

More info about the celebration is provided at http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=970167ef9611a410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=c3e0d08099380410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD .

Also, some of the City of Toronto’s other holiday activities and recreation options are FREE during the holidays.

Enjoy! / Amusez vous bien!

NEWS RELEASE
17-Dec-2015

City of Toronto’s holiday activities and recreation options

The City of Toronto invites residents and visitors to take advantage of the City’s many activities, programs and attractions available during the holidays.

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You’re Invited: Toronto’s Outdoor Skating Rinks for Skating & Shinny Hockey Open Nov.22, 2014

The following video presents Colonel Sam Smith Outdoor Skating Trail:

Colonel Sam Smith Skating Trail is Toronto’s first and only outdoor skating trail and it’s located right here in Etobicoke! The outdoor trail is 250 metres long and is formed into a unique figure-eight shape. There is an open area that is connected to the trail that provides a spot for those learning how to skate.

http://365etobicoke.com/

Colonel Sam Smith Park ice skating trail
Colonel Sam Smith Park ice skating trail

The City of Toronto is opening 15 outdoor rinks today.

  • Weather permitting, 15 outdoor rinks will open on Saturday, November 22 and operate until the season ends on March 22.

The 36 other outdoor rinks will open Saturday, November 29 and operate until February 22.

Public Skating is FREE and Shinny Hockey is FREE at all outdoor rinks.

More information about Toronto’s outdoor artificial ice rinks, including a map of rink locations, schedules for each location, closures, learn-to-skate programs and helmet/equipment requirements, is available at http://bit.ly/1gBZ6kX.

Enjoy! / Amusez-vous!

NEWS RELEASE

November 21, 2014

City of Toronto opening 15 outdoor rinks this weekend

The City of Toronto is opening 15 outdoor rinks tomorrow, including Nathan Phillips Square, the new, covered rink and skating path at Greenwood Park, and the ice-skating trail at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. It’s time for Torontonians to lace up their skates and enjoy a outdoor skating season.

Weather permitting, 15 outdoor rinks will open on Saturday, November 22 and operate until the season ends on March 22.

The 36 other outdoor rinks will open Saturday, November 29 and operate until February 22.

More information about Toronto’s outdoor artificial ice rinks, including a map of rink locations, schedules for each location, closures, learn-to-skate programs and helmet/equipment requirements, is available at http://bit.ly/1gBZ6kX.

City of Toronto skating programs include:

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Toronto’s Heat Alerts of July 15 & 16, 2013 are Terminated

Toronto's heat alert is terminated.
Toronto’s heat alert is terminated.

This is an update to the following previous blogs.

The City of Toronto informs us that there is no heat alert at this time.

Hurray!

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You’re Invited: Toronto’s March Break Activities 2013

This video presents “Allan Gardens- Allan Gardens Toronto- Allan Gardens Conservatory”:

  • Allan Gardens Conservatory is operated by Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation which also operates Centennial Park Conservatory
  • Allan Gardens Conservatory has a conservatory (greenhouse), a playground and two fenced off-leash areas for dogs
  • It is open every day of the year and is FREE
  • Limited free parking is available off Horticultural Avenue
  • It is accessible from the College TTC station by taking the Carlton streetcar East or from the Sherbourne TTC station by taking the Sherbourne bus South

City of Toronto's image: March Break Activities
City of Toronto’s image: March Break Activities

City of Toronto invites you to the following FREE, Pay-What-You-Can or low- cost March Break events in Ontario, Canada:

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Toronto’s Extreme Cold Weather Alert Cancelled

This is an update to my previous blog Extreme Cold Weather Alert Effective Feb.16, 2013: Toronto Advises Homeless Canadians to Seek Shelter .

Yesterday, Toronto cancelled the Extreme Cold Weather Alert that was issued for Toronto on February 16.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Extreme Cold Weather Alert in Effect

City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MEDIA ADVISORY

January 21, 2011

Extreme Cold Weather Alert in Effect

The City of Toronto has activated additional support services to help get homeless people in from the cold by calling an extreme cold weather alert. The alert is in effect until further notice.

While regular City services for homeless people are focused on permanent housing, when severe winter weather is forecast, the priority becomes one of immediate safety.

Year round, the City funds services throughout the city for people who are homeless, including emergency shelters, drop-in centres, 24 hour street respite, housing help, and 24 hour street outreach and assistance to find and keep permanent housing.

During an Extreme Cold Weather Alert, street outreach workers focus on convincing people to come inside and provide transportation to shelters or overnight respite. In addition to ongoing outreach, during an alert:
• More than 100 agencies are advised of the impending extreme weather and reminded of the  danger this poses to vulnerable clients.
171 shelter spaces are added.
• Shelters relax any service restrictions they may have.
• TTC tokens are available at a number of drop ins for transportation to shelters.

An alert is called when Environment Canada:
• predicts a temperature of -15 degrees Celsius or lower, without wind chill
• issues a wind chill warning for outdoor activity for people in the Toronto area, and/or
• predicts extreme weather conditions, such as a blizzard, ice storm or sudden drops in    temperature.

How to get an emergency shelter bed
Call 311. Or directly contact Central Intake: 1-877-338-3398 (toll free within the GTA).
If you see someone you feel requires street outreach assistance call 311. This is not an emergency number. Dial 911 in an emergency.

For more information, visit http://www.toronto.ca/housing.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 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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Toronto Celebrates the Holiday Season at Calvacade of Lights: Free Entertainment

News Release

November 22, 2010

Toronto lights up the sky for one night only at Cavalcade of Lights

Toronto’s annual holiday celebration, Cavalcade of Lights presented by Scotiabank, will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 27 at 7 p.m. Featuring some of Canada’s top musical talent, a spectacular fireworks show, and a skating party on the iconic Nathan Phillips Square skating rink, this annual festival of illumination offers the opportunity to capture the magic of the city this holiday season.