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March 31, 2010
City of Toronto issues e-newsletter for Spring 2010
The City of Toronto has released the 11th edition of its online newsletter, City Update. This edition provides readers with the latest news on City services, innovations and initiatives and can be viewed at City Update is available in HTML and accessible PDF formats.

Subscriptions are welcome online at

The following stories are included in this edition:

Toronto: innovative, creative, successful
Toronto named top sustainable city in Canada
Big city - big conferences
G20 Summit - bringing the world to our City
Competitiveness, Creativity and Collaboration Investment Program
311 service goes online
City receives GFOA award
Toronto EMS wins award for innovation
Allstream Centre an award winning facility

City responds to communities in need
Toronto still helps - one year later
City-community partnerships creates new $8.2 million multi-service hub
Long-Term Care Homes and Services recognized for leading practices
New child care centres for Toronto’s Aboriginal community and Regent Park

We mean it when we say green it
Toronto receives $7 million to fund green projects
Mount Sinai Hospital receives over $722,000 from City’s program for energy efficiency measures
New bylaw tracks toxic chemicals
Toronto builds green - launches new initiatives
Eco-Roof Incentive Program now accepting applications
Toronto’s fleet leads the way on hybrids
Find your carpool match
Incentives doubled for energy efficiency projects in Multifamily and Institutional buildings

Celebrating our cultural landscape
Toronto Public Library busier than ever on all fronts
Finalists and judges announced for Design Competition for St. Lawrence Market North Building
Black History Month Exhibition
Live with Culture website re-launched

Toronto - out and about
Our City, Our Stories powered by Canon
WinterCity - Winterlicious!
Cycling and the City
Toronto Zoo - the hottest place to be this spring

Feature story: Photo contest clicks with residents
More than 700 photographers submitted about 4,100 photos to the City’s “Building a great city - together” photo contest. A three-member panel selected 52 winning photographs and 130 honourable mentions in 13 diverse categories that evoked Toronto’s spirit, energy and unique character.

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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Kevin Sack, Director, Strategic Communications, City of Toronto: 416-397-5277, 416-919-6500 cell,



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