City offering home renovation forums

    TORONTO, April 20 /CNW/ - From May 3-17, the City of Toronto is hosting
free forums on home renovations. City staff and representatives from other
organizations will cover a variety of topics, including:

    -  planning additions or alterations to your home
    -  permits and other approvals
    -  property standards
    -  healthy renovations
    -  fire safety
    -  energy efficiency
    -  water conservation incentive programs
    -  recycling construction materials
    -  heritage preservation
    -  financing
    -  working with contractors.

    Forum locations are as follows:

    Thursday, May 3 - Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
    Monday, May 7 - Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
    Wednesday, May 9 - North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
    Tuesday, May 15 - Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall
    Thursday, May 17 - York Civic Centre, 2700 Eglinton Ave. W.

    Presentations are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Staff will be on hand at
information tables from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Further details are available at or by calling Access
Toronto at 416-338-0338.

    Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine
of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America.
In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and
innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to
prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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