Should Toronto host Expo 2025? Mayor Tory welcomes BIE Secretary General

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 25, 2016) - At Mayor John Tory's invitation, the Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), Dr. Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales, is in Toronto for a three-day tour to showcase Toronto as a potential host city for the 2025 World Expo.

Dr. Loscertales is the well-respected leader of the International Expo movement. Today, he will deliver a keynote address to the Toronto Region Board of Trade profiling the opportunities and prerequisites for a bid country. His speech will build on the content of a preceding expert panel convened to review the Port Lands as a potential Expo site, the Shanghai Expo 2010 hosting experience, Canada's history with Expos, and what the BIE looks for in a winning bid.

Before returning to Paris, the Secretary General will participate in a moderated discussion about a potential Toronto bid with City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam. This event will be open to the public and they will take questions from the media.

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Heritage Atrium at the MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St.

Who: Secretary General Loscertales, Municipal and Provincial Government representatives



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The City of Toronto has collaborated with WoodGreen Community Services to launch an Online Registry to assist Syrian Refugees

Woodgreen has been contracted by the City of Toronto to launch H.O.M.E (Housing Opportunities and Marketplace Exchange), an online portal to allow donors - both businesses and individuals – and housing providers to post available housing, goods and services to help Syrian refugees arriving in Toronto.

For more information about H.O.M.E, please see here

Sponsors, Syrian refugees, housing providers, donors of goods and services and non-profit agencies are welcome to register here .


For more information about the City of Toronto Refugee Settlement Programs, please visit: www.toronto.ca/refugees




Seniors' Safety Town Hall

Save the date! Seniors' Safety Town Hall on February 17, 2016 

Register for free here.


Request for Provincial Funds Available As A Result of Brampton City Council's Rejection of Hurontario-Main LRT

At the December 9 and 10 City Council meeting, Councillor Wong-Tam will move a motion to request provincial funds available as a result of Brampton City Council's rejection of Hurontario-Main LRT.  If successfully passed, the motion would request the $200 to $400 million in provincial funds available to enhance the TTC's accessibility.  

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Parks, Forestry and Recreation launches Facilities Master Plan with online survey

The City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation division is looking for the public’s input to help develop a new Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. The plan, Active Spaces-People Places, will guide facility planning for the division over the next 20 years.


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