Joe Mihevc is Toronto’s city councillor representing Ward 21, St. Paul’s West. He is an advocate for strong neighbourhoods, healthy communities, a clean environment and safe streets.

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City of Toronto opening 15 outdoor rinks this weekend

The City of Toronto is opening 15 outdoor rinks tomorrow, including Nathan Phillips Square, the new, covered rink and skating path at Greenwood Park, and the ice-skating trail at Colonel Samuel Smith Park. It’s time for Torontonians to lace up their skates and enjoy a outdoor skating season.

Weather permitting, 15 outdoor rinks will open on Saturday, November 22 and operate until the season ends on March 22. The 36 other outdoor rinks will open Saturday, November 29 and operate until February 22.

More information about Toronto’s outdoor artificial ice rinks, including a map of rink locations, schedules for each location, closures, learn-to-skate programs and helmet/equipment requirements, is available here. Read more

Snow clearing for seniors and disabled residents in Toronto

If you are a senior or disabled resident of Toronto, the City will clear snow from the sidewalk in front of your home in areas where the service is not provided by a machine.

The City of Toronto provides sidewalk snow clearing in most of Toronto, however there are areas – mostly in older, central parts of the city – where equipment is unable to clear sidewalks due to insufficient sidewalk width for the plows, lack of boulevard space for snow storage and on-street parking.

For more information and a map outlining the areas where the City provides mechanical sidewalk snow clearing, click here.

Seniors and disabled residents living in areas where the city does not clear sidewalks are asked to contact 311 to register for the program. Please note that the service applies to the sidewalk in front of your home and does not include driveways or walkways leading up to the home.

All participants in the program must renew annually to continue to receive the service.