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Posted on December 11, 2009

West End Food Coop Holiday Events

WEFC invites you to join in neighbourhood caroling to promote their community bonds. It will take place on Saturday December 12th and 19th– Fun, Festive, and all for a good cause!

Please contact for more details and to RSVP.

Check out WEFC’s upcoming events in December on the WEFC website below!

Pia Bouman Ballet School – Nutcracker

Tickets go on sale this week for the full-length production. Performances run from Thursday, December 17 through Sunday, December 20.

For more information please visit:

Call for creativity: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche now accepting submissions for 2010

The fifth edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche returns Saturday, October 2, 2010 and the City of Toronto is calling on artists to participate.

Applications are now being accepted for Open Call and Independent Projects.

Open Call Submission Deadline: Monday January 25, 2010.

Independent Projects are self-funded new or existing installations created by schools, neighbourhoods, community organizations, galleries or individual artists. Selected projects are chosen by an autonomous artistic advisory committee and showcase the diversity of Toronto’s arts community throughout the city.

Independent Project Submission Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2010.

Visit and click on ‘How to Participate’ for more information.

Each meeting will take place at City Hall – 100 Queen St. West, Toronto, 2nd Floor – Committee Room 2.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Monday, January 18, 2010, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Community Service Partnerships (CSP) program

Posted on December 4, 2009

The Community Service Partnerships (CSP) program is a key City resource for community-based services. The funding provided helps organizations provide activities that advance City strategic directions and improve social outcomes for vulnerable, marginalized and high-risk communities.

CSP is now open for 2010 funding requests. Community organizations can find information about the program guidelines, priorities and application procedures on the City’s web site at

Returning applicants have been sent information about training and how to prepare their 2010 submissions. New applicants are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions and training workshops in using the on-line application system. Flyers with information about the time and place of information and training sessions can be found on the City’s web site.

The deadline for new and returning applicants is January 20, 2010 at 4pm. All applications must be submitted on-line through the Corporate Grants Information System.

Questions about the 2010 CSP application process can be sent to us at, or people may contact me directly at 416-397-7302. Please call our general line at 416-392-9125 to be connected with an Agency Review Officer.

Winter Maintenance Update

Posted on December 4, 2009

As many of you know, the City’s first priority during a major snowfall is to keep the main roads safe and clear for emergency and TTC vehicles. You can do your part by not parking or stopping on these routes during or following a snowstorm.

Once the main roads are clear, then our crews can get to the side streets. Ploughing on side streets will usually be completed within 14-16 hours after the snow stops falling. An additional 24 hours is often required to plough difficult areas where snow has not been completely cleared.

Sidewalks on main roads, bus stops and transit shelters will generally be ploughed within 48 hours after a snowstorm.

If you live in an area where the City is unable to mechanically clear snow from sidewalks, it is your responsibility to clear the snow and ice. Hey, be a good neighbour! If you are responsible for clearing the sidewalk, please do so promptly for the benefit of all pedestrians in your community.

Here’s an important tip about shoveling snow. Please don’t push snow back onto the road. It’s against the law, hampers snow clearing efforts and is very dangerous for motorists.

Remember, you can get current snow ploughing information by calling 311. Residents can call this number to find out how snow ploughing operations are progressing.

Winter, and the snow that comes with it, is a part of what makes us Canadians. By working together, we can make sure that Toronto continues to be a safe and accessible city in which to live, work and play.

Location Change for the Fort York Design Competition Open House

Posted on December 4, 2009

Please note there has been a change in location for the Fort York Design Competition Open House that is being held this weekend Dec. 4 – 6, 2009.

The Open House is now located in – COMMITTEE ROOM #1.


Please see attached for more information:




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