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July 17, 2012
City of Toronto to launch new City services benefit card
Councillor Paul Ainslie (Ward 43 Scarborough East), Chair of the Government Management Committee, and Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic Development Committee, will unveil the new City Services Benefit Card tomorrow.

Date: Wednesday, July 18
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Toronto Employment & Social Services office, Golden Mile Shopping Centre, 1880 Eglinton Ave. E, Unit 139

The City Services Benefit Card will replace manual cheques as the payment method for Toronto residents who receive Ontario Works assistance and do not have a bank account. The benefit card - the first of its kind in Canada - will improve service and save the City of Toronto money.

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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.

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