The City of Toronto values the role that the media play in communicating information about City services, programs and initiatives to the public. The City is committed to developing and maintaining professional working relationships with all media to promote public awareness and understanding of Council decisions, City policies, issues facing the City, services, programs and new and emerging initiatives.
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The City-wide Real Estate Transformation staff report will be considered by Executive Committee on May 16, 2017. Pending decisions at Executive Committee this report will go to City Council for consideration at its meeting on May 24, 2017. Read the highlights of the report in this backgrounder.
Background information about the staff report going to the May 16, 2017 meeting of Executive Committee about planning and design for the Relief Line and the Yonge Subway Extension (YSE).
Matthew Pegg has been appointed as Toronto's new Fire Chief by City Council following a North American-wide recruitment search. Pegg has served as Toronto's Interim Fire Chief since May 2016 and will now assume the position of Fire Chief and General Manager, Toronto Fire Services.
Supporting materials for the "Next Steps on the Scarborough Subway Extension" staff report, which will be considered by Executive Committee at its meeting of March 7, 2017.
The City of Toronto's Parks, Forestry and Recreation division delivers high-quality recreation programs with the support of a registration system that is decades old, and has been modified and customized over the years to keep up with demands. For the first time, the City will issue a Negotiable Request for Proposals in early spring for a new registration and permitting solution and related professional services.
The City's Long-Term Financial Direction Update will be considered at the Executive Committee meeting on December 1 along with two closely aligned staff reports: Asset Optimization Review – Toronto Hydro Corporation and Toronto Parking Authority and The City of Toronto’s Immediate and Longer-Term Revenue Strategy Direction.
Backgrounder: The City's Long-Term Financial Direction Update
Backgrounder: Asset Optimization Review – Toronto Hydro Corporation and Toronto Parking Authority
Backgrounder: The City of Toronto’s Immediate and Longer-Term Revenue Strategy Direction
The City is committed to transparency and accountability, and provides staff with expertise to speak to an array of issues during regular business hours. Media should clearly identify what they require assistance with, their contact information and deadline, at the time they request information. Link to Media Contacts
The City Hall Press Gallery Accreditation Policy & Procedure took effect July 31, 2012, following Council approval and applies to journalists who work at City Hall in offices leased by their media outlets. Accredited City Hall journalists receive an identification badge to facilitate access within the building. Older City identification badges are no longer active.
Download the policy, procedure and application form and read these carefully before submitting a completed application. The form is fillable for most fields, but a copy must be printed and submitted to the Strategic Communications Division with original signatures.
Applications from new City Hall Press Gallery members are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed monthly. There are no changes to access procedures for other members of the media who cover City Hall news, meetings and events.