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July 23, 2010
City of Toronto issues summer 2010 e-newsletter
The City of Toronto has released the 12th edition of its online newsletter City Update. This edition provides readers with the latest news about City services, innovations and initiatives and can be viewed at City Update is available in HTML and PDF formats.

Subscriptions are welcome online at

The following stories are included in this edition:

Toronto powering the economy
Conference Board of Canada projects growing economy
Canada, Ontario and Toronto launch revitalization of Union Station
Toronto financial services a powerhouse
City's debt rating reflects stability
City's budget protects residents and services
City of Toronto begins to revitalize Nathan Phillips Square
St. Lawrence Market North Building Design Competition
Flashpoint and Toronto

Big city, big conferences
G20 Summit
Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Annual Conference
Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators' Annual Conference

Tributes for outstanding services and programs
City Manager's Award recognizes outstanding contributions of civic employees
In the spirit of diversity
Fire Services - saving lives and winning awards
Doors Open Toronto - showcasing architectural excellence

A city that cares
Toronto's outdoor homeless population drops by half
Affordable Housing forum generates new ideas
Toronto Regional Champion Campaign
New library website a wealth of online resources
Toronto Challenge celebrates 19th year

We mean it when we say green it
World-class beaches in our own backyard
Toronto City Hall's Podium Green Roof is now officially open
Toronto gets clean and green through 20-Minute Makeover
Smart Commute
Plug into electronics collection for recycling
2010 Green Toronto Awards
Green Innovation Awards: Toronto's own Dragon's Den
Student videos inspire a greener Toronto
Videos the latest addition to Live Green toolkit for residents
Online Waste Wizard has the answers
A new twist on a collection truck

Out and about
Transformation of Queen's Quay moving ahead
Fresh Wednesdays and Tasty Thursdays this summer
Live Green Toronto Festival
Caribana Hot Hot Hot

Feature story: Trillium celebrates its 100th anniversary
In 2010, one of Toronto's unique vessels, the Trillium, has a watershed 100th anniversary. Named after Ontario's official flower, this ferry boat is the last side-wheeler steamer still operating in North America.

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:
Patricia Trott, Acting Director, Strategic Communications,
416-392-8937 / 416-919-6503 (cell)



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