Park, Forestry and Recreation Program Registration starts on Sat., Dec 3 in Scarborough

The Fall/Winter 2016/2017 recreation programs from PF&R will begin its registration in Scarborough on Saturday, December 3rd. As many programs fill up quickly, PF&R encourages residents to register early.

On December 3, Centennial RC located at 1967 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough is open from 7am to 12pm for in-person registrations. Online registration is also available starting at 7am.

For more information, please visit http://tinyurl.com/j3x5azg.

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Mandatory Downspout Disconnection: Reminder of December 3 Deadline

Toronto Water is reminding property owners of the approaching December 3rd deadline to disconnect your downspout or apply for exemption.

Disconnecting downspouts reduces the amount of rainwater that enters the sewer system, which helps keep the system from overloading, reduce the risk of basement flooding, and decrease the release of polluted rainwater runoff into local waterways.

It is important that the work is done safely and properly. Residents and property owners are encouraged to visit http://www.toronto.ca/downspout or call 311 for more information.

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Getting ready of the Winter season

Winter is upon us and the City of Toronto is gearing up to deal with the impact of winter which includes managing snow and ice on city streets and responding to the effects of cold weather on the City’s watermains and water service pipes.

The City’s first priority during a snowfall is to keep the main roads clear for emergency and TTC vehicles. After that, crews move on to the local roads and usually complete clearing those roads between 14 and 16 hours after the storm ends. Winter Maintenance has more information on what to expect this winter, winter safety tips and so on.

The Winter Road Maintenance Map, Plow TO provides information of when roads have been salted and plowed in the City of Toronto. The map also displays the real-time location of salters, plows and sidewalk plows.

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Outdoor Ice Rinks opens this Weekend

Time out to bring out your skates! City of Toronto outdoor ice rinks will begin to open this weekend, weather permitting.

The City’s outdoor artificial ice rinks are compressor cooled that allows for operation in a range of weather conditions. However, closures are sometimes necessary due to unseasonably warm temperatures or following a heavy snowfall.

For up-to-minute information about the outdoor rinks, please visit http://www.toronto.ca/skate or call 311.

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50th Annual Cavalcade of Lights

Join the City of Toronto in celebrating the 50th Annual Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W. This annual holiday tradition features the illumination of Toronto’s Official Christmas Tree, fireworks, a skating party, and performances by some of Canada’s top musical talent. The program starts at 7pm. For the full schedule, visit here.

It is important to be mindful of public safety during a major event. Road Closures will be in effect during the event and please exercise caution when driving in the vicinity .