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Canada: Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area to brighten up winter with light festival

Toronto/IBNS: Canada's Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area will be launching a month-long free interactive light festival, Illuminite, in the heart of the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood.

Toronto observes February as Black History Month

Toronto/IBNS: Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow has proclaimed Feb as Black History Month and launched the City of Toronto’s annual celebration of Black Canadians’ heritage, traditions, and culture.

Canada: Toronto city’s budget chief warns of substantial hike in city’s property tax

Toronto/IBNS: Toronto’s budget chief Shelley Carroll, appointed by Mayor Olivia Chow last year, warns of a substantial property tax increase with the City grappling with a looming fiscal crisis.

Toronto receives $471 million funding from Canada to create 11,780 new homes

Toronto/IBNS: The Canadian government has allocated $471 million of funding to accelerate Toronto’s housing system and increase housing affordability for residents.

Toronto selects award-winning design to turn downtown paved space into green park on Richmond Street West

Toronto/IBNS: Winner of an international design competition has reportedly been selected by the City of Toronto for a new downtown park that will open at 229 Richmond St. W., between Richmond Street West and Nelson Street, in the heart of the city’s entertainment district.

Canada: Toronto joins Fast-Track Cities network on World AIDS Day

Toronto/IBNS: Observing World AIDS Day at the start of Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week in Canada, Toronto has joined Fast-Track Cities, a network of more than 600 cities worldwide committed to ending the HIV epidemic locally, a news release has said.

Canada: Toronto observes ‘Giving Tuesday’, encourages residents for donations to charitable organizations

Toronto/IBNS: The City of Toronto observed Nov 28 as ‘Giving Tuesday’ by highlighting the impact of local giving and connecting residents with opportunities to give back.

Ex-Toronto City Councillor, Gary Crawford to showcase ‘Water, Land, Sky-Paintings and Pastels’

Toronto/IBNS: Gary Crawford, artist and former City Councillor will be showing his works of art ‘Water, Land, Sky – Paintings and Pastels’ at The Masterpiece Gallery, in Toronto from Oct 19 – 25, as part of his first solo art exhibit since entering political life over 13 years ago.

Canada: Toronto Mayor unveils Terry Fox Legacy Art Project

Toronto/IBNS: The new public art project 'We Are Shaped by the Obstacles We Face', which commemorates the legacy of Canadian humanitarian and activist Terry Fox was unveiled by Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow and Deputy Mayor Ausma Malik (Spadina-Fort York), Darrell Fox, brother of Terry Fox, beside the Toronto Music Garden, 439 Queens Quay W, a news release said.

Toronto Police Services Board announces new council and bids farewell to departing members

Toronto/IBNS: The Toronto Police Services Board revealed the appointment of new Council Members to the Board and expressed gratitude to those departing.

Toronto Mayor’s Bhangra ignites India bazaar festivities with record attendance

Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow set the stage ablaze with her energetic bhangra moves and lively Bollywood dance as she joined an astonishing crowd of over 300,000 people at the 21st annual Gerrard India Bazaar festival.

Toronto Public Health confirms first mosquitos in 2023 to test positive for West Nile virus

Toronto/IBNS: Confirmation of one batch of mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) has been received by Toronto Public Health (TPH), a news release said.

Toronto city officially launches new ‘Toronto For All’ anti-Islamophobia campaign, observes acceptance without exceptions

Toronto/IBNS: The newest Toronto For All Anti-Islamophobia Campaign was officially launched  Monday at Nathan Phillips Square with guidance from a Community Advisory Council and the National Council of Canadian Muslims.

Canada: Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment disputes charge after being named Toronto's largest property tax debtors

Toronto/IBNS: Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE), with an unpaid bill of roughly $1.18 million dating back to the 2019 tax year, has reportedly been charged as one of Toronto's largest property tax debtors.

Olivia Chow gets elected as Toronto’s new mayor

Toronto/IBNS: Former city councillor and member of parliament Olivia Chow was declared the winner of the mayoral election in Toronto on Monday night after dominating in the polls.