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City of Toronto Updates

Last Update: April 6, 2023


CONFRONTING ANTI-BLACK RACISM ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Join the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Advisory Committee by April 11 to advise City Council on issues like education, child-welfare, policing, housing, and employment. Apply today!


PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY FOR BLACK ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS

The City of Toronto invites practicing Black artists and designers (including teams) that live or work in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to submit their Expression of Interest to the first stage of a public art competition for a new park at 254 King Street East. The deadline for submissions is April 28. Find more details.


APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR TORONTO FRANCOPHONE AFFAIRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Toronto Francophone Affairs Advisory Committee provides advice to City Council on the engagement of networks of the diasporas of French-speaking communities in Canada and abroad to provide Toronto the chance to better reflect its shared heritage while finding new opportunities to build a competitive global city. Francophones with leadership experience in the cultural or business community are encouraged to apply to the committee by April 21 for the 2022 to 2026 term of Council. Learn more.


FEEDBACK WANTED FOR DROP-IN SPORTS PROGRAMS

City of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation would like to know what you think about their drop-in sports programs (basketball, volleyball, soccer, pickleball, badminton). Take a short survey by April 10 to help inform future programming!


FEEDBACK WANTED FOR NIGHT ECONOMY

The City is reviewing licensing and zoning regulations for bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues to support Toronto's night economy. The City is seeking input through an online survey and in-person or virtual consultations. The deadline to submit feedback on the survey is Friday, April 21, 2023. Learn more.


CITY GOLF COURSES

The City's golf courses opened on April 4 for the 2023 season and will operate daily into the fall season, weather permitting. They are affordable, high quality and TTC-accessible. Learn more about the City's golf courses and booking options.


TORONTO URBAN DESIGN AWARDS

The Toronto Urban Design Awards, held by the City of Toronto every second year, recognize achievements in urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. Designers, developers, project owners, community groups, design students and others are invited to enter eligible projects. The call for 2023 submissions is now open.


The submission deadline is Monday, April 24, at noon. The City will hold an awards ceremony in September to celebrate all entries and announce the winners. More information, including detailed program requirements and submission information, is available on the City’s Toronto Urban Design Awards webpage: www.toronto.ca/tuda.


FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR RESTAURANT OWNERS TO UPGRADE THEIR PATIOS

The City of Toronto’s CaféTO Property Improvement Program provides restaurant, bar, and café owners with a matching grant covering 50%, up to $7,500 towards the cost of improvements to patios in the curb lane, on sidewalks and on private property. Funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for South Ontario, this program is part of the Toronto Main Street Recovery and Rebuild Initiative. Applications are now open and will be accepted until Friday, June 30, or when funds are expended. Priority will be given to applicants with temporary curb lane platforms. Learn more and apply.


DOORS OPEN TORONTO VOLUNTEERS

City Cultural Events is recruiting volunteers for Doors Open Toronto which will run from May 27th to the 28th. Volunteers will assist with guided tours and engage with the public at various cultural institutions.



YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Youth Violence Prevention Grant was established in 2020 to provide agencies with funding to support the de-escalation of youth violence. Agencies can apply for up to $200,000 in funding for projects aimed at programming that is responsive to violence prevention, intervention and interruption in thirty (30) Toronto Communities.


The deadline to submit the Youth Violence Prevention Grant Letter of Intent is Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 12 p.m. To learn more, please visit https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/get-involved/community/investment-funding-programs/youth-violence-prevention-grant/.


FUNDING AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE APPEARANCE OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

The City of Toronto’s Commercial Façade Improvement Grant Program provides funding to eligible commercial property owners and tenants to improve the appearance of a commercial building’s façade by providing a new look, enhancing neighborhoods streetscapes, and providing a more pleasant environment to work, shop and eat. Learn more and apply at www.toronto.ca/business-economy/business-operation-growth/business-incentives/commercial-facade-improvement by May 4.

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