The City of Toronto is reviewing by-laws related to temporary signs, payday loan establishments, property standards and building maintenance, and wants your feedback!
1. Temporary Signs By-law Review
July 22, 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall, Second Floor, Committee Room #3The review aims to modernize the by-law and make it easier for the public to understand the rules governing temporary signs, such as A-frame signs, garage sale signs, mobile signs, new development signs, open house signs and real estate signs. In addition, the review is considering regulations to permit temporary signs that display messages of public interest and construction-related signs on private property. More information: toronto.ca/signsreview
2. Property Standards and Building Maintenance
July 24, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Metro Hall, Room 308/309
This will include a review of the Property Standards By-law, and issues related to apartment building standards, indoor temperatures, rat mitigation, and odour. More information: toronto.ca/propertystandardsreview
3. Payday Loan Establishments
July 25, 6 to 8 p.m. at North York Civic Centre, Members Lounge
Payday loans are short-term, unsecured, small-dollar loans, but they are an expensive way to borrow money. The City of Toronto is reviewing the licensing and cap of payday loan establishments in the city of Toronto, and wants to hear from you. More information: toronto.ca/paydayloanreview
There are a number of ways you can be involved and help shape policy. Visit the consultation websites for more details on how you can:
Attend public consultations
Submit written feedback
Subscribe to email updates
Feedback from these consultations will be used to inform reviews of these by-laws. Reports on these reviews are expected to go to City Council at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020.
The TTC is initiating a Five-Year Service Plan and 10-Year Outlook to build on our Corporate Plan (2018-2022) and strengthen Toronto’s mobility network. The Plan and Outlook will set a vision and identify strategies and actions to improve mobility so that residents from Toronto and outlying areas can access the many employment, educational and cultural opportunities our great city has to offer.
In order to achieve this, TTC is asking Torontonians for their feedback through a short five minute on-line survey available at the following link: TTC5YearServicePlan.metroquest.ca.
The survey will close on July 26, 2019 and results will help the TTC develop a blueprint to improve surface transit service.
Let’s recognize our green-thumbed residents and business owners for helping to beautify our city.
Nominate your garden, a neighbour’s garden or any garden within Toronto. Nominations close on July 16, 2019.
More information available at https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/garden-contest/GardenContestFlyer2019
Mobility Hub Guidelines provide a framework for the planning and development of mobility hubs, which are places of connectivity where different modes of transportation – from walking to biking to riding transit – come together. These Mobility Hub Guidelines are due for an update and Metrolinx has launched digital engagement for this first phase of the project. Participant are required to answer a few short questions regarding the use of transit stations and what improvements they’d like to see.
Metrolinx is also recruiting new members for the Metrolinx Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC). The AAC includes customers with a wide range of disabilities, seniors, and staff from agencies that support persons with disabilities. The main purpose of the AAC is to provide input on policy, planning and procedures wherever Accessibility / Universal Design issues may occur with GO Transit, PRESTO, UP Express and our future Rapid Transit services, stations or projects. For those interested in providing input on policy, planning and procedures for GO, PRESTO, UP and future Rapid Transit services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are open until July 19.