Council approved the termination of the City’s Personal Vehicle Tax (PVT) effective January 1, 2011. All vehicle plate validation holders who live in the City of Toronto and have birthdays from January 1, 2011 onward will not have to pay the PVT. Those with birthdays in 2010 prior to January 1, 2011 will still be required to pay the PVT. Vehicle owners who purchased a two-year renewal in 2010 will receive a refund for the 2011 year.
Outdoor rinks are now open, and will remain open during the holidays. Please note that some rinks will have limited hours on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1. For information on the rink closest to you, please refer to the City’s Website or call 311.
Earlier this week, Jimmie Simpon Recreation Centre was temporarily closed due to a malfunctioning fire alarm system. The issue has now been resolved and the centre has reopened. The pool at Jimmie Simpson will remain closed until tomorrow, Saturday December 18.
Throughout the holiday season, friends and family gather to celebrate and be closer to one another. At this time of year, it’s also important to consider the animals living temporarily at local shelters. They too are looking for a warm and cozy place to call home.