COUNCILLOR

MICHAEL THOMPSON

WARD 37, SCARBOROUGH CENTER

  • Metropolis Magazine designated Toronto as the world's most livable city in 2015.

  • Toronto Life named our community one of Toronto’s best neighbourhoods

  • Toronto is home to people from 160 counties speaking more than 100 distinct languages

  • The Economist magazine named Toronto the world’s most livable city in 2015

  • Scarborough is on the leading edge of Toronto’s march toward greater cultural and economic diversity.

Important Notices

Changes to Ontario Auto Insurance 

On June 1, 2016, changes to auto insurance in Ontario will give you more choice and control over your insurance and premiums.

Statutory accident benefits are changing, and new optional accident benefit choices will be made available to allow you to customize your policy to suit your individual needs.

The choices will give you greater influence over the price you pay for insurance. The cost of your policy will vary based on the coverage you purchase.

What’s Next

The reforms and new choices take effect June 1, 2016.

Your policy won’t change until it is time for it to be renewed.  When you receive your renewal documents you will also be provided with more information on the changes and your new options. This will help you make an informed decision.

After June 1, 2016, you can choose to make changes to your existing policy to take advantage of the new levels and options, without having to wait for it to come up for renewal.

Statutory accident benefits are benefits you are entitled to receive if you are injured in an auto accident, regardless of who was at fault. Many of the new reforms affect these benefits.
For general information about changes to auto insurance in Ontario, contact:

Insurance Board of Canada
Consumer Information Centre
www.ibc.ca
Toll-free 1-844-2ask-IBC
(1-844-227-5422)
Financial Services Commission of Ontario
www.fsco.gov.on.ca
Telephone (416) 250-7250
Toll-free 1-800-668-0128
TTY 1-800-387-0584

 


Do you know someone or a community group who is making a difference in Toronto by reducing barriers to civic participation? Celebrate their accomplishments – nominate them for an award

AccessThe City’s Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards recognize significant efforts of Toronto residents who are working to build a city in which all residents are full and equal participants in the social, cultural, economic, recreational and political life of the city. Each year, the City celebrates the contributions made by nominated residents or groups at an awards ceremony held in December.

Deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, May 2, 2016.

Nominees must be residents of the City of Toronto.

To nominate and for more information including past recipients: www.toronto.ca/civicawards

 


 

Need Work? Attend the Job and Career fair to meet potential employers. 

On April 6th, The City’s Employment and Social Services will be hosting a Job and career fair at the Scarborough Civic Centre from 10am to 4 pm. Click here for the event’s official flyer.


 

Toronto has a new Draft Waste Strategy. Attend a public meeting to learn more!

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The Long Term Waste Management Strategy project team, with input from the public and key stakeholders, has created a Draft Waste Strategy. Now it’s time for you to learn about the recommended options and provide your comments. There are several ways you can share your thoughts:

 Four public meetings:

Draft Waste Strategy Overview Tuesday March 29. 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Presentation at 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Bloor Street Church, Cody Hall, 227 Bloor St. E. (Bloor/Yonge Station)

 Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Waste Diversion in Houses, Apartments, and Condos Monday April 4. 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Presentation and Workshop at 7:00 p.m. Central YMCA, Auditorium, 20 Grosvenor St. (Wellesley Station)

 Diversion Opportunities: Businesses and DIY Home Renovators Thursday, April 7. 2:00-3:30 p.m. WEBINAR: www.toronto.ca/wastestrategy

 Waste Recovery and Residual: How to Handle Remaining Materials Tuesday, April 12. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Presentation at 7:00 p.m. City Hall, Committee Room 2, 100 Queen St. W. (Osgoode Station) LIVE WEBCAST: www.toronto.ca/wastestrategy

* Special accommodation and translation services can be made available if requested 5 days before public meeting.

Public meeting RSVP: wastestrategy.eventbrite.ca

 Go online to review the meeting materials, most recent Project Update and complete the survey (survey available from March 29 – April 27, 2016): www.toronto.ca/wastestrategy

Please join us. Together we can achieve our goal of reducing waste sent to landfill.