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May 4, 2007
City of Toronto to mark Building Safety Week
May 6-12 is Building Safety Week in Toronto. Observed by local governments across Canada and the United States, this year’s theme is “Building smarter…for disasters and everyday life.” Through building codes, applicable law and regulations, Toronto Building staff help ensure the safety of buildings that Torontonians occupy in their everyday lives.

The City of Toronto is also offering its annual home renovation forums in each district, over the next two weeks. In addition to information about safe, healthy, accessible and environmentally sound buildings, forums provide advice that can help homeowners improve and maintain their homes.

The dates and location are as follows:
  • Monday, May 7 - Toronto City Hall
  • Wednesday, May 9 - North York Civic Centre
  • Tuesday, May 15 - Etobicoke Civic Centre
  • Thursday, May 17 - York Civic Centre

Presentations are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will cover the following topics:
  • how to get city permits and other approvals
  • energy and water efficiency
  • design tips
  • financing
  • fire safety

City staff will be on hand from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. to provide a wide range of renovation information.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact: Ann Borooah, Chief Building Official and Executive Director, Toronto Building, 416- 397-4446



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