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June 14, 2004
Toronto's York Civic Centre Re-opens June 21
  
On Monday, June 21, York Civic Centre will re-open after being completely
renovated over the past year to provide a range of public counter service
functions to Toronto residents and to accommodate the Provincial Offences Court
- Toronto West operations.

The following City services will be available effective June 21 at York Civic
Centre:

· Assessment information
· Freedom of Information request drop-off
· Marriage licenses
· Municipal lottery licenses
· Municipal liquor licence clearance
· Parking permits, front yard parking
· Parking ticket information/payments, "First Appearance" and inquiries
· Parks and Recreation program registration, information, payments, requests
for subsidy funding and refund application drop-off
· Processing of birth and death registrations
· Subsidized day-care intake
· Tax and water bill payments and inquiries
· Water Wastewater applications drop-off

Most of these public counter services have been temporarily housed at 1652
Keele Street since the spring of 2003 while renovations were underway at York
Civic Centre. Joining them on June 21 will be the Parking Tags Operations -
West office that has been situated at 970 Lawrence Avenue West, providing
services that include parking ticket information/payments, "First Appearance",
and responding to related inquiries.

At the same time as these public counter services move to York Civic Centre,
two other counter services temporarily provided at 1652 Keele Street will move
to 2 Civic Centre Court, located at the south east corner of Burnhamthorpe and
The West Mall adjacent to the Etobicoke Civic Centre:

· Building permit intake (residential fast track service will be available
Wednesdays between 9 and 11 a.m.)
· Committee of Adjustment - Etobicoke and Humber York Panels

The York Civic Centre wedding chamber will be available for bookings beginning
June 28.

The Provincial Offences Court - Toronto West will move from 2265 Keele Street
to its new home at York Civic Centre, where seven courtrooms will be available
for POA trials as of August 4, 2004. In addition, other POA Court
administrative services will be available at York Civic Centre, including POA
fine payments, completing appeal documents and obtaining other forms for
applying for extensions and re-opening cases. The POA functions were
transferred to the City of Toronto by the Province of Ontario in 2002.

York Civic Centre is located at 2700 Eglinton Avenue West, one block west of
Keele Street on the north side. Public parking is available in an adjacent lot.

It is expected that when fully operational in August, York Civic Centre will be
one of the most high traffic civic centres in the City of Toronto.

More information about City of Toronto services is available by contacting
Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or accesstoronto@toronto.ca or visiting the
City's Web site at http://www.toronto.ca.



 

 

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