Spring into Parkdale

Posted on April 11, 2017

The Annual Spring into Parkdale sidewalk festival is taking place on Saturday May 13th this year!

The excitement starts at 11am, with the sidewalk portion ending at 6pm and a Night Market staying open until 10pm. Stalls from local shops and interesting guests will fill the street, accompanied by a craft zone for children, live music, tulip giveaways, and more!

Find more information here: http://parkdalevillagebia.com/tag/spring-into-parkdale/

Vacant Unit Property Tax Rebate Elimination Public Consultation

Posted on April 11, 2017

As directed by City Council this February, the City of Toronto is soliciting input from key stakeholders and the public about eliminating the Vacant Unit Property Tax Rebate program. The City of Toronto is also looking for input from the business community on the current tax reduction that applies to vacant and excess commercial and industrial lands. Overall feedback on these changes is being solicited from industrial and commercial property owners, the business community, and non-profit communities, in addition to the general public.

There are two ways to provide feedback on these proposed changes:

  • An Open Public Meeting: City staff will be present to provide information, answer questions, and receive feedback on April 19 at Metro Hall (55 John St.) in Room 303. This consultation will occur from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • An Online Survey: Until April 21, there will be an online survey available for your feedback.

A number of face-to-face meetings have already taken place with key representatives of impacted businesses such as NAIOP and TIN.

The feedback received will be part of the report back to Executive Committee and City Council in May.

April 2017