Tag: City Council

Toronto council backs 50 per cent property tax reduction for culture hubs

By Samantha Beattie, Staff Reporter Mon., Feb 12, 2018 City council has voted to reduce property taxes by 50 per cent for some culture hubs and creative spaces. With these spaces facing significant increases in property assessments in recent years, much like┬ábusinesses on Yonge St, Councillor Joe Cressy (Trinity-Spadina) led the effort to establish a… Read more »

Councillors ask city to approve review of shelter services

By EMILY MATHIEUAffordable Housing Reporter Wed., Jan. 17, 2018 The motion asks council to approve a review of the potential creation of at least 1,000 new shelter beds, as well as examine existing shelter and winter respite services, including how those services are funded by the city. In the midst of a housing and homelessness… Read more »

Presentations to Budget Committee on S.H. Armstrong Pool Funding

Thank you to Angie Law and Mark Richardson for their presentations to the Budget Committee. Reinstate Funding for S.H. Armstrong Pool Programming Presentation to Toronto Budget Committee – January 10, 2018 By Angie Law, Parent   Maintaining Local Walkable Recreation Facilities in Growing Neighbourhoods Presentation to Toronto Budget Committee – January 10, 2018 By Mark… Read more »

Letter to City Council on Toronto’s Shelter Crisis

January 16, 2018 Open Letter to Members of City Council, In late December 2017, Toronto faced historic freezing temperatures, as a polar vortex pummeled through the eastern part of North America. Reports of shelters bursting at the seams from front line staff, volunteers and activists revealed critical issues within the shelter system. Dedicated city staff… Read more »