Category: News

City of Toronto Holiday Hours

Find out the operating hours of the City of Toronto and City services, such as the TTC, parks, rinks, swimming pools, community centres, historic sites and museums, garbage, Toronto Animal Services, long-term care homes & services, City child care centres, and Toronto Public Library during the holiday season.

Holiday collection and Christmas tree pickup

Natural Christmas trees will be collected in January on residents’ scheduled garbage collection day. Residents can check their collection calendars for their collection day. Tree bags, tinsel, ornaments, nails, tree skirts, stands, etc., must be removed before placing the tree at the curb. The City will not collect Christmas trees set out in plastic bags or tree bags. Trees should be clear of snow and ice and easily accessible.

Christmas Dinner at St John the Compassionate Mission

St John the Compassionate Mission provide a special meal to those without a place to go on Christmas. The generosity of the community has been great in the past, and really appreciated by those who join the mission for this special meal. The mission tries to make this meal as much like a family Christmas dinner as possible. What makes the difference is the addition of the “extras” as they are what encourages people to relax and stay and talk to each other. If you are able, please consider donating to the mission this year.

BOLD tree plan taking root

Ward 30 in the news! This story was originally published on InsideToronto and is written by Joanna Lavoie
The Leslieville/Riverdale Tree Project, a partnership between local tree advocacy group Beautification of Leslieville District (BOLD) and Neighbourhood Action on Air Quality (NAAQ), an outdoor air quality initiative funded by the Toronto Atmospheric Fund and run through the South Riverdale Community Health Center (SRCHC), has resulted in neighbours branching out to one another.