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 of Toronto is gearing up to address the impacts of winter, including responding to the effects of cold weather on the City's watermains and water service pipes. Learn more about what residents can do if they encounter a broken watermain and how they can prepare their pipes for cold weather.
Supporting quotes for the November 17, 2015 joint news release about Project: Under Gardiner
Project: Under Gardiner is a new initiative that will transform more than four hectares (10 acres) of land beneath the elevated portion of Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway, from just west of Strachan Avenue to Spadina Avenue, into a series of public spaces.
A review of the City response to the August 31, 2015 safety incident at Trump Tower in downtown Toronto.
On November 3, 2015, City Council adopted a staff report on the George Street Revitalization project to redevelop Seaton House, which sits on City-owned land and is the 634-bed men's shelter on George Street. The project will see this land developed into a 600,000 square foot multi-purpose facility with a 100-bed men's shelter, 378-bed long-term care home, 130 units of assisted living, 21 units of affordable housing with supports and a community service hub.
Cycle tracks – separated bike lanes – have been extended along Richmond Street and are in the process of being extended along Adelaide Street. Learn more about the new infrastructure.
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.