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December 14, 2012
City of Toronto programs and services affected by TDSB walkout on December 18
The City of Toronto has been informed by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) that its elementary school teachers will hold a one-day walkout on Tuesday, December 18. It is expected that City-run child care centres at TDSB sites will be open as usual. Parents or guardians of children registered for independently-operated child care programs at TDSB sites should check with the operator regarding the status of their programs.

The following programs and services provided by the City's Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division (PF&R) will be affected by the walkout:
• After School Recreation Care (ARC) programs on December 18 in TDSB schools will be moved to alternate locations during the regular ARC hours, from school dismissal time to 6 p.m. Families are being informed directly about alternative arrangements. Affected ARC parents can also contact the ARC General Information Line at 416-338-2512 for information.
• Permits for activities in TDSB schools that were obtained through the City have been moved to alternate locations or are being cancelled.
• PF&R offices located inside TDSB facilities will be closed for the day.

PF&R will continue regular activities at TDSB sites after 6 p.m. including:
• recreation programs
• permits obtained through the City
• scheduled activities in pools

PF&R programs and services at all other locations, such as community centres and arenas, will continue as regularly scheduled, and will operate at normal service levels.

Service relocation and cancellation details are available at or by calling 311.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Aggie Fortier
Senior Communications Coordinator for Children's Services

Rob Andrusevich
PF&R Manager of Public Relations & Issues Management



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