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August 15, 2007
Snow removal for seniors not affected by cost containment measures Library branches open Sundays in priority neighbourhoods
A column published in today’s National Post (“Don’t let David Miller soak the suburbs”), incorrectly states that, “Old ladies won’t have their sidewalks shoveled in winter, kids will be locked out of libraries on Sundays….”

Those statements are inaccurate.

The facts are that the City’s snow clearing program for seniors and disabled residents continues. Sidewalk snow plowing and the clearing of snow at the end of driveways - called windrows - will now occur after 15 cm of snow has accumulated, up from the norm of 8 cm.

Additionally, while 16 library branches will close Sundays starting in September, 11 branches will remain open on Sundays to serve residents in priority neighbourhoods.

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.

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Kevin Sack
Director of Strategic Communications
416-919-6500 (cell)



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