Doug Ford announces at Ford Fest that he will officially be running in the 2018 Toronto mayoral election.
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.
Mayor John Tory announced Tuesday 300 families will receive subsidized child-care this year
The union representing Toronto’s front line police officers says reductions to the police budget will have a noticeable impact on public safety.
On Tuesday, the City released its preliminary 2017 budget, which proposes a $4.4 million cut to annual police spending. Also included in the report are increases to property taxes and investment in public transit.
Mike McCormack, the president of the Toronto Police Association (TPA) warned that crime will rise as Toronto’s population increases.
“We have huge sporting events, (and Toronto is) a destination city,” McCormack said. “That’s a huge demand on police resources. There is clear evidence that properly deployed police officers have an impact on crime prevention.”
Ward 27 councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam is calling for a hold on tall building developments until planned area assessments can be completed.
Grace Guarnieri never really knew Rob Ford, but she says he still left a lasting impression on her. In a phone conversation, some time ago, the owner of Second Elegance on Pape Avenue mentioned to the then mayor that her father was ill. Subsequently, Ford phoned back to ask if there was anything he could do.
“That’s epic. Who remembers that?” Guarnieri said. “I mean, just that act was consolation enough,” she said. “It was just him doing what he loved to do.”
Toronto City Council will amend the current leasing agreement of Exhibition Place with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.