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's Budget Committee has began the budget process to review the 2015 staff recommended tax supported and rate supported budgets. The budgets deliver significant service improvements in key priority areas including transit, poverty reduction and public safety.
More information is available at toronto.ca/budget
December 21 and 22 marks the anniversary of the 2013 ice storm. Since the storm, the City of Toronto has made significant enhancements to its emergency response plans and has been working with its agencies and external partners to ensure that Toronto is prepared for severe weather emergencies in the future.
The anniversary of the 2013 ice storm is a good reminder that severe winter storms may create hazardous conditions and cause power disruptions. There are simple actions that residents and businesses can take to help protect themselves, their families and property during extreme weather.
High resolution photos taken at the December 2, 2014 inaugural session of City Council.
Traffic delays tend to give many motorists – and members of the general public – the impression that the City is not co-ordinating its construction projects that affect roads. In fact, the City has a robust planning and co-ordination process.
Fact sheet on the revitalization of Union Station, a $796.4 million, tri-government initiative.The City of Toronto is leading Union Station's revitalization with three objectives: to improve the quality and capacity of pedestrian movement; to restore heritage elements; and to transform Union Station into a major destination for shopping, dining and visiting.
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.