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October 6, 2009
City of Toronto issues e-newsletter for October 2009
The City of Toronto has released the ninth edition of its online newsletter, Toronto City Update. The fall edition provides readers with the latest news on City services, innovations and initiatives and can be viewed at

Subscriptions are welcome online at

Enhancing customer service:
311 Toronto awaits your call

A global City - a global economy:
Mercer’s 2009 Quality of Living survey ranks Toronto high
Union Station revitalization on track
City Manager featured speaker at CGAO conference
Services Sector Summit advances the Agenda for Prosperity
Toronto hosts legal officers of largest U.S. cities
Job Creation Partnership helps Toronto’s unemployed

Award-winning performance:
National recognition for green initiatives and international contributions
Doors Open Toronto has another reason to celebrate
Waterfront Toronto wins International Best Futuristic Design Award
Spadina WaveDeck honoured for design excellence
Resource guide and parks and trails map earns award for accessibility
City wins at 2009 Canada Blooms Garden and Flower Show

Championing the environment:
Mayor leads global summit on protecting the environment
Toronto hosts Canadian and American universities’ EcoCAR challenge
City cycling on a roll - new bike station
New bike lanes add to City’s network
Toronto’s tree canopy growing . . . and growing

On the waterfront:
West Don Lands named site for Athletes Village in Pan American Games Bid
Blue Flags flying high
New WaveDecks open on Toronto’s Waterfront
Martin Goodman Trail at Ontario Place now open

It’s happening here:
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche dazzles
Five thousand dollars awarded to Toronto Song Contest winners
Sounds of the fife and drum at Fort York

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:
Kevin Sack, Director, Strategic Communications, City of Toronto, 416-397-5277 (office),
416-919-6500 (cell),



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