Category: News

City planting season starts: more than one million annuals set to go

Today, Councillor Paula Fletcher, Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee, joined Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff at the High Park Greenhouse to survey some of the 1.3 million flowers that will beautify and enhance Toronto’s parks, gardens and public spaces.

Toronto and Hamilton drive environmental change at GFX 2009

Today, Toronto City Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30-Toronto-Danforth, Chair of Parks and Environment Committee) and Hamilton Councillor Bob Bratina were joined by Burlington Deputy Mayor Rick Craven to showcase the importance of municipalities using green fleet initiatives at the Green Fleet Expo 2009 (GFX). Representatives from over 30 municipalities across Canada converged at the Royal… Read more »

Food fight hits street

Hot dog sellers steamed at new A La Cart project starting today By JENNY YUEN, SUN MEDIA There’s potential for fireworks today — but not only in the sky as vendors behind new ethnic food carts compete for business with those selling traditional street meats.

Toronto releases most recent lead test results

The results of the most recent round of lead tests conducted by the City of Toronto show that seven of the 100 residential locations tested exceeded the recommended limit for lead in drinking water. The tests, regulated by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), were carried out from December 2008 to April 2009. These results… Read more »