Items of Interest

Pesticide Bylaw bans weed and bug killers

The City of Toronto is reminding residents to comply with the pesticide bylaw and choose natural ways to care for your lawns and gardens. The City’s Pesticide Bylaw bans weed and bug killers in almost all circumstances. Fines for breaking the bylaw start at $255.

Pesticides can be dangerous, and not just to the people that use them. Studies have linked pesticides to health problems, including cancer, Parkinson’s Disease and birth defects. They can also run off lawns and into Lake Ontario, the source of our drinking water.

Visit or call 416-338-7600 for information on:

  • tips for fighting common weeds and pests
  • which products to buy and which ones to avoid
  • how to choose the right lawn care company
  • natural lawn and garden care basics
  • how to safely dispose of unwanted pesticides

The bylaw is working. Pesticide use is down in Toronto, and more people are using natural ways to care for their lawns and gardens. Thank you for helping us keep our City and our residents healthy.

HOT consultations at Metro Hall

Affordable housing experts will gather at Metro Hall on April 26 as part of the City’s consultations for “HOT – Housing Opportunities Toronto: An Affordable Housing Framework.”The event will include plenary sessions, workshops and lunch with Mayor David Miller and city councillors.

The City is holding a series of HOT consultations, including public sessions at the Scarborough Civic Centre (May 14); North York Civic Centre (May 28) and the Etobicoke Civic Centre (June 4). Organizations are also encouraged to hold their own consultations using material available at

Date: Saturday, April 26

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Metro Hall, 55 John St., Rooms 308-309

Blood Donor Clinic in Liberty Village

See attached flyer for details.