Gardiner Expressway Ramp Reconstruction & Improvements to Harbour Street


See below for a message from the City of Toronto: 

The City of Toronto is constructing a new off-ramp from the eastbound Gardiner Expressway to Lower Simcoe Street. The contractor will begin demolition of the existing off-ramp to York, Bay and Yonge Streets in April 2017 followed by construction of the new off-ramp to Lower Simcoe Street and improvements to Harbour Street between Lower Simcoe and Bay Streets.

Beginning Monday, April 17 to January 2018, the eastbound off-ramps from the Gardiner Expressway to York-Bay-Yonge Streets will be closed due to the construction work. See information below on traffic management.

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Statement on Pride Toronto and the Toronto Police

Statement on Pride Toronto and the Toronto Police

February 10, 2017

Pride Toronto recently made the decision to remove Toronto Police floats and booths from Pride Month in 2017. The decision was taken at the Pride Toronto Annual General Meeting, along with the election of several new board members. The decision does not come without concerns and in the near future we most likely will be faced with a recurring challenge – a threat to revoke the City of Toronto's funding for the festival.

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Understanding an MPAC Property Assessment

About MPAC 

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is an independent corporation and carried out the assessment and classifications of all properties, as mandated by the Government of Ontario. Every four years, MPAC updates properties' assessed values. The most recent valuation was completed for January 1, 2016.

MPAC is one of the most important bodies in establishing how much taxes property owners pay each year. While the City of Toronto establishes a rate annually, the value that rate is applied to, is determined by MPAC. Consequently, a home that is valued at a new, lower rate, by MPAC may pay less in taxes, even when municipal property tax rate in increased. Conversely, a rise in the municipal property tax rate may be inflated significantly in total dollar amounts by MPAC assessing a property at a new, higher value.

If you have concerns or questions about the assessed value of your property, there are several steps you can take.

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Have a Heart and Stop the Cuts


Tell the Mayor and City Council to have a heart AND STOP THE CUTS!

• Invest in transit, housing, recreation and childcare
• Reduce waitlists for affordable services
• Open the Armories for emergency shelter
• Fully fund action on climate change
• Support good jobs in our communities


Wednesday, February 15
9:00 am at City Hall
- Wear red -


Call 3-1-1 today to urge Mayor Tory and your Councillor to pass a fair budget.


Don’t forget to tweet your City Councillor:


See here for flyer.

For more information contact Susan Kwong: skwong@socialplanningtoronto.org or 416-562-8110


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Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam to host Toronto's First Gender Equity - Budget Town Hall


Media Advisory

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam is partnering with the Toronto Women's City Alliance, Women's Habitat of Etobicoke, Social Planning Toronto, The 519, and the Women Abuse Council of Toronto to present Toronto's first public forum on Gender-Responsive Budgeting. The event will include panel speakers and a presentation on the 2017 Budget and the City's Long-Term Fiscal Plan review.


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