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November 6, 2008
Toronto launches new city-wide publication
Toronto Mayor David Miller and City Manager Joe Pennachetti launched a new city-wide publication today that will inform residents of the City’s many programs and services. Our Toronto will be delivered to every household in Toronto and will be published regularly. Our Toronto replaces three city-wide publications - Waste Watch, Water Watch and City Routes.

“I have long-felt that the City needed a publication such as Our Toronto,” said Mayor David Miller. “This gives us another opportunity for a direct dialogue with Torontonians. Our goal is to make it easier for residents to understand how the City works, how to access services and programs, to learn about the issues and decisions City Council is making, and how to get involved.”

The articles in the first issue of Our Toronto include information about Live Green Toronto, Transit City, the Waterfront re-development, the Mayor’s Tower Renewal project, the Prosperity Agenda and more. It also includes information specific to seniors and youth, and a handy clip and save page with phone numbers for City services. The front page of Our Toronto features a photograph of a Kinder Art class at the Matty Eckler Community Centre.

In addition to printing and distributing Our Toronto to every household in the city, the publication is available on the City’s website ( in English and French as well as the top 10 languages spoken in Toronto. Those languages are Chinese, Tamil, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Urdu, Russian, Farsi and Korean. Our Toronto is also available in English in HTML and audio format, and Braille is available upon request.

Our Toronto is an environmentally-friendly publication. It is printed on 100 per cent recycled paper using vegetable inks and conforms to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council.

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 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.

Media contacts:
Don Wanagas, Director of Communications, Office of Mayor David Miller, 416-338-7134,
Kevin Sack, Director, Strategic Communications, City of Toronto, 416-397-5277, 416-919-6500 (cell),



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