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Guild Park and Gardens

Scarborough Transit
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2016 Budget



Writing competition for young people to celebrate Black History Month in Toronto

Toronto youth 11 to 17 years of age are invited to share a story about black Torontonians, past or present, who have contributed to Toronto’s diverse heritage and identity.

All submissions should be 500 words or less and can be in the form of an essay, poem, song lyrics, letter, or any other form of creative writing. Entries must be in by Tuesday, February 16 to qualify.

Two winners will be selected from each of two age categories: ages 11 to 13 and ages 14 to 17. Winners will be invited to read their entry (optional) during the Mayor's Black History Month reception on Tuesday, February 23 at Toronto City Hall. Each winner will receive a recognition scroll signed by the Mayor, including an achievement plaque, and the winners' submissions will be placed on the City of Toronto's website and social media channels.

Contest details and rules, and more information about Black History Month events, are available at

Councillor Ainslie's Mobile Office

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10 am - 11:30 am

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Next Mobile Office:
February 11, 2016 - 110 Mornelle Crt.

As Chair of the Government Management Committee we have approved
$373 million in Tax Savings since 2010

  • Services Benefit Cards annual savings of $6.2 million (62 million over 10 yrs)
  • Sole Source contracts reduced at a savings of $22.5 million
  • Core Service Review implementations for service delivery $25 million in savings
  • New Collective Agreement, full and part-time workers $150 million in savings over next 4yrs.
  • Eliminated paper news clippings, switched to electronic $170,000 saved
  • Eliminated paper pay stubs savings of $300 to be fully implemented by December 2014


  • Online posting of all Purchasing Card (PCard) transactions. Adopted by CC in April 2011, Transactions for all City Divisions on the cities open data page. 
  • Open Government Committee has been formed of all the ABC's to focus on how all the divisions can move forward to strive for Open Government to best serve the residents.
  • Pod Casts have been in place for over one year. Social Media has been enabled to reach the residents of Toronto on meetings, important Issues, committee & volunteer opportunities.  This tool is keeping our residents up to date on the goings on at City Hall.
  • Idea Market launched in 2011. Front-line employees participate advancing City Divisions to reach the City's priorities.
  • Civic Engagement, Council votes and attendance records, along with City agendas, now recorded and online, More public consultations in 2011/2012 budget process

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