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New tenant bylaws may improve living in East York buildings

Effective July 1, 2017, landlords in Toronto are expected to register with the city for the units they rent out, and pay a $10.60 annual fee for each unit. Landlords are also subject to do cleaning, maintenance and implementing security protocols, and must regularly conduct pest inspections. The bylaws will affect over 3,500 buildings across the city.

Day two of city of Toronto budget debate 2014: tax increase already approved

Despite Mayor Rob Ford and Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti’s efforts to avoid any tax increases for 2014, city council voted Wednesday to raise taxes by 2.23 per cent. Follow the action today as council responds to news that Mayor Ford is being sued by a jailhouse inmate.

Live: Toronto city council debates new budget but Mayor Rob Ford has his own plan

Mayor Rob Ford has called it the “worst” budget he’s ever seen. Deputy mayor Norm Kelly will bring forward budget chief Frank Di Giorgio’s 2014 budget plan. Here’s what the city staff have proposed: click here.

The giant pandas are making their return to the Toronto Zoo

After a 12 year absence, the Chinese giant pandas are finally returning to the Toronto Zoo. On Feb. 11, it was officially announced that the pandas will be coming to Toronto. They will be on Canadian soil for a total of 10 years, spending five in Toronto and another five in Calgary.

‘Some adjustments’ made by mayor’s opponents in transit battle

TTC chair Karen Stintz extended an olive branch to Mayor Rob Ford in Toronto’s transit battle at city hall earlier today. Ahead of today’s special meeting, Stintz and 23 other councillors had lined up to counter the mayor’s underground transit plans in favour of building more light rail above ground with the money already set aside.