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December 22, 2009
City of Toronto issues e-newsletter for December 2009
The City of Toronto has released the 10th edition of its online newsletter, Toronto City Update. This edition provides readers with the latest news on City services, innovations and initiatives and can be viewed at

Subscriptions are welcome online at

The following topics are included in this edition:

Panamania hits T.O. - Let the games begin
Toronto strikes gold - wins 2015 Pan Am Games bid
Toronto hosts Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

Build it and they will come - Toronto’s strategic investment plans
2010 Capital Budget and 10-year Capital Plan funds infrastructure - creates jobs
Building the Toronto-York Spadina subway extension
Toronto Innovation Showcase
Dream Up!

Going green saves money and energy
Sealing the “Hopenhagen” climate deal
Toronto Housing provider receives $100K for saving on energy
City launches HEAT, a way to insulate your home and your wallet
New membership card helps Torontonians shop, save and live green
New program honours those touched by cancer, beautifies City parks

Programming for success
Joint Service Area at City Hall
Innovative Partnerships
City’s women councillors lead the way
City puts the spotlight on Toronto’s most photographed landmarks
St. Lawrence Market launches new cooking school and event venue
City launches Design Competition to replace St. Lawrence Market’s North Building
Toronto Drop-ins: Creating Health+
After-School Recreation Program expanded, fees reduced for eligible families
Pedestrians can cross the street in any direction at Yonge and Bloor
New online search tool for disposal of waste materials

Awards and recognition
Toronto 175 Anniversary Picture Postage Stamp
Toronto Public Service making a difference for United Way Toronto
Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery
Toronto Fire Chief recognized by peer award
Toronto’s new Poet Laureate
Government Finance Officers Association’s newest President-Elect
City Council recognizes employee who received national economic development award
Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) celebrates silver anniversary
Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre Design Competition
Toronto wins worldwide breastfeeding challenge
Toronto Book Awards - celebrating 35 years

Special Events
WinterCity warming up the city
Nuit Blanche
Night of lights puts Long-Term Care Home in the spotlight
Celebrating 20 Years of strong roots in the community
Cavalcade of Lights spectacular

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. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Anne McLaughlin, Strategic Communications, 416-397-5707,



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