ARTICLES & UPDATES
TYC Summit: Saturday May 13th, 2017 at Toronto City Hall, 9:30am - 4:00pm
The Summit will consist of exhibitor booths and interactive workshops and activities that will provide youth with a better understanding of how to get involved with Toronto Youth Cabinet and how they can bring about change within their communities and in the city. The theme of this year's Summit is technology and civic engagement.
It's that time of year again - Community Compost Days 2017!This spring, City Councillor Joe Cressy is hosting 7 Compost Days to help gardeners in our ward prepare for the growing season! This compost from your leaf and yard waste that the City collects as part of the waste reduction and recycling program. Check your mailboxes in the coming weeks for a helpful reminder of these dates.Please remember to bring your own shovels and containers to collect your free compost.
1) Central Tech School, parking lot - Date: April 9th Time: 10-12pm
2) Jean Sibelius Square - Date: April 9th Time: 1-3pm
3) Bellevue Square Park (corner of Augusta and Denison) - Date: April 29th Time: 10am-12pm
Central Tech Stadium - March Break hoursThe Central Tech Facility will be open for free community use from March 13-17 for March Break. Each holiday season, there will be free community holiday hours, as set out in the OMB Minutes of Settlement.
During this week, field time will be made available from 9am - 12pm.
For more information, you can visit their website here.
Bellevue Square Park - update
For the past few months, the contractors at Bellevue Square have been doing site preparation and preliminary demolition. Now, with this unusually warm weather, they have determined that they are ready to begin the full scope of work. We're very excited that the work is getting started earlier than anticipated.
In Toronto, there are a variety of programs where parents and caregivers can go with their young children to play, learn, receive parenting support, and information on child development. In January 2018, the City of Toronto will become responsible for the programs that are currently funded by the Ministry of Education. These programs are known by many different names but fall under one of the following: Better Beginnings Better Futures, Family Resource Centres, Ontario Early Years Centres and Parenting and Family Literacy Centres (located in Schools).
Together with our community partners, Toronto Children's Services wants to understand why you attend these programs, or why you don't.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and experiences through this short survey. This survey should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete.”
Do you know any young people who may be interested being a YU Ambassador?
CUI is currently recruiting a new class of YU Ambassadors to be part of the TimelapseTO initiative. It’s a great opportunity for youth to build civic leadership skills, meet new people and grow their networks. Youth (18-24) can apply online until April 15th.Read More ...
Summer Company 2017 applications open
Enterprise Toronto is now accepting applications from students who want to participate in the Summer Company program in 2017. The program is geared toward young people 15 to 29 years old who will be returning to school, and helps them set up their own businesses for the summer.Read More ...
The City would like your thoughts about how and when information is made available in other languages. We are seeking your experiences and feedback on this topic as the City is currently reviewing its Multilingual Services Policy to ensure it continues to meet the needs of Toronto's diverse communities.
This survey is also available in the following languages: Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tamil, Tagalog, Italian, Portuguese, Farsi, Russian, Urdu, Korean and French. To access these languages, please use the menu in the top right corner of the survey page.
Help grow our city's tree canopy - Street Tree Planting
As you may know, the City owns a portion of land between roadways and private property, known as the public road allowance. Urban Forestry plants and maintains trees on this land to help grow Toronto's urban forest and to reach the City's goal of increasing the tree canopy to 40 per cent.
We encourage you to submit a tree planting request online or by phone via 311.
Serve Your City: Upcoming City of Toronto appointment opportunities
This fall, the City of Toronto will be recruiting more than 70 public member positions across 20 boards. Bring your skills and experience to the table!Toronto residents are needed to serve on a range of City boards and committees. Board members provide oversight of their agency or corporation, bring a community perspective to board discussions, and help to reflect the needs and interests of Torontonians.
To learn more about these opportunities and apply online, visit www.toronto.ca/ServeYourCity.
Whether you live, work, learn, play or invest in the Downtown, we want to hear from you.
Tell us what you think about Toronto's Downtown. What's working well? Where do you have concerns? How might we make improvements for the future? What’s your vision?