Toronto Winter Holiday Drop-In Hours and Meal Times


Wishing you a joyful Holiday season this year! 

Toronto Drop-In Network is hosting drop-in holiday meals until January 2nd to help support the vulnerable people living on the streets this Winter. TDIN ensures to provide nutritious meals, warm clothing and access to services for those who attend the drop-ins. 

See the list below for holiday meals taking place before December 23rd and click here for a list of the holiday meals taking place after December 23rd:

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City of Toronto invites residents to have their say on Long-Term Financial Plan

The City of Toronto is hosting four public consultation meetings from December 5 to 8, in addition to an online survey that is available from December 5 to 23, to gather the public's input on how the City can manage expenses, raise revenue and optimize its assets as part of the development of its Long-Term Financial Plan.

Public meeting details:

  • Monday, December 5, Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Rd.
  • Tuesday, December 6, Chinese Cultural Centre, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E.
  • Wednesday, December 7, Mitchell Field Community Centre, 89 Church Ave.
  • Thursday, December 8, Toronto Reference Library (Epic Hall), 789 Yonge St.
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Survey on Responsible Dog Ownership


Please see below for a message from The City of Toronto and the link to take part in an important survey on dog ownership.

"The City of Toronto is reviewing the bylaws related to animals to effectively balance, manage and address dog behaviour, owner responsibilities and public safety in the City of Toronto. The results of this survey will be summarized and considered as part of the City's report later this Fall. 

Link to survey: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=25247be19d30f410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD"

The survey is open until October 26, 2016.


Salon 27 - Truth & Reconciliation in Toronto - October 13. 2016

Toronto has one of the largest Indigenous urban populations in Canada.  What does Truth and Reconciliation mean in our particular urban context?  Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam will moderate a panel discussion with four leaders from Toronto's Indigenous communities to hear their insights about building an inclusive city.

The conversation will focus on moving forward and the need for change including Indigenous placemaking, visibility and representation.

Salon 27 is a unique event to bring together residents of Ward 27 and the broader City to hear new perspectives on emerging issues impacting life in our City.


Featured Panelists:

Susan Blight – Artist and Activist

Sam Kloetstra – Youth Coordinator, Toronto Indigenous Health Advisory Circle

Sarah Midanik – Executive Director, Native Women's Resource Centre

Andre Morriseau – Director, Awards and Stakeholder Relations, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses (CCAB)


Date: October 13th, 2016

Time: 6:30 - 9:00pm.

Location: YWCA - 87 Elm St., Nancy's Auditorium

Accessible: Yes.  ASL interpretation available upon request



Open Streets TO crosses Toronto’s iconic Bloor Street Viaduct, expands programming


TORONTO, September 16, 2016 – This Sunday, Open Streets TO will expand to its longest route to date, crossing the Bloor Street Viaduct to the Danforth. Torontonians will be treated to a spectacular view from the city’s most iconic bridge, free to walk, bike, and play without car traffic.

The full route will run along Bloor Street from Dufferin Street to Hampton Avenue, and along Yonge Street from Bloor Street to Queen Street. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.

“We’re thrilled to have Open Streets TO cross the viaduct and come east to the Danforth,” said Paula Fletcher, Councillor, Ward 30. “The Danforth is one of our City's most vibrant neighbourhoods, and I know our community will embrace this bold, unique, and inclusive event.”

The route expansion means that this Sunday’s instalment of Open Streets TO will be the most expansive to date. ‘Activity Hubs’ will be placed the full length of the route, hosted by local businesses and organizations, and inviting Torontonians to participate. Some organizations participating this Sunday include the National Ballet School of Canada, the Invictus Games, the Native Youth Resource Centre, and the Royal Conservatory of Music.

“Open Streets has seen tremendous support from both the city and the community,” said Emily Munroe, Co-Chair, Open Streets TO. “This expansion is an important step towards our vision of a truly expansive community-oriented recreation program, accessible to everyone who lives in and around Toronto.”



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