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Airport-style security measures proposed at Toronto City Hall

Toronto is considering major changes to security at city hall, but several councillors say the measures would make the building less accessible.

City staff have recommended airport-style security, with a metal detector and x-ray machine, along with vehicle barriers outside. 265 more words


Toronto prepared for winter conditions, city hall says

Toronto says its crews are ready to battle the upcoming winter conditions.

“Weather is always hard to predict, but the city is ready for whatever winter has to throw at us,” city councillor and chair of the city’s public works and infrastructure committee, Jaye Robinson, said in a release Wednesday. 263 more words


Toronto considering rebranding homelessness work to improve public perception

Toronto is considering a change to the language it uses to describe services for homeless people as part of a broader overhaul of its shelter system. 102 more words


Lyft and Uber to battle each other for drivers and riders in Toronto

Lyft, an American-based ride-hailing service and rival of Uber, has chosen Toronto as its first international launch city — pitting the two apps in a head-to-head battle for both drivers and riders alike. 558 more words


Dog owners warned after 31 wildlife animals found dead at Toronto beach

Dog owners are being warned of a potential illness to their pets after 31 wildlife animals were found dead at Woodbine Beach over the weekend. 144 more words


Toronto expands 24-hour warming centres for homeless during winter months

The homeless in Toronto will have more options to stay warm this winter with the expansion of the city’s warming centres.

The city’s shelter, support and housing administration announced on Friday that the number of respite sites will increase to five from the three provided last winter. 337 more words


Toronto Public Health launches free flu vaccination clinics

Officials at Toronto Public Health are reminding citizens to get their flu shots this season and five clinics are opening across the city to offer the free service. 161 more words