Community Economic Development

TB Community Economic Development
Notice: Not all Councillors have community offices
Address: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Location: Toronto Central
Office phone: 311 ; outside city limits 416-392-2489 or 416-392-CITY
TTY: 416-338-0889
Fax: 416-338-0685
Boundaries: City of Toronto
Hours: Toronto City Hall -- Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * 311 -- Mon-Sun 24 hours
Eligibility: Varies by program
Services: Information and referral for City of Toronto services and programs including building permits, inspections and zoning
  • emergency and disaster preparedness
  • environmental protection programs
  • garbage/recycling collection and complaints
  • human rights
  • kids@computers (computers for children of families on social assistance)
  • housing standards and complaints (apartments and rooming houses)
  • marriage licenses and wedding chambers
  • noise
  • pest control
  • property taxes
  • road and traffic information
  • water and sewers

Sidewalk snow removal for seniors and persons with disabilities in East York, Toronto and York -- 416-392-7768, option 4
Emergency Energy Fund 416-338-3332 -- financial assistance for low income residents with disconnections due to late payment of bills
Toronto Renovates 416-392-7620 -- funding for low-income seniors and low-income people with disabilities for essential repairs or accessibility modifications to their homes
Property tax and water bill relief programs -- for low-income seniors and low-income people with disabilities
Home Energy Loan Program 416-392-1826 -- low-interest loans to homeowners for energy retrofits
  • loan is repaid through installments on the property tax bill -- online information
  • submission and tracking of service requests
  • registration for certain services

For information on Community Councils, Mayor and City Councillors
Languages: English - telephone interpretation service available for access to services
Physical access: Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance; Easy access to elevator; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door - on upper floors; Designated parking at entrance - in underground parking lot, with ramp to entrance
Legal status: Regional Government

Address: 555 Richmond St West Ste 711, Toronto, ON M5V 3B1

Mail address: Box 115 555 Richmond St West, Toronto, ON M5V 3B1
Location: Toronto Central
Office phone: 416-504-5516
Fax: 416-504-4654
Service contact: Tara Cracknell, Outreach Coordinator
Boundaries: City of Toronto:
Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 9 am-5 pm; Wed 9 am-6 pm; Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility: Unemployed and out of school youth 15-30 years
Organizations - Career counsellingCommunity

Office phone: 647-349-2244
Web site:
Address: 540 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON, M5A 2B3

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Location (Intersection): Toronto East (Parliament St and Dundas St E)
Contacts: Agazi Afewerki, Coordinator,
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am-5 pm
Languages of service: English
Eligibility: Residents of Regent Park, St James Town and Moss Park
How to apply: Call to register for courses, workshops and events
Fees: None
Physical access: Wheelchair accessible including main entrance and barrier free washrooms
  • no designated parking
    Service description: Adult education, training and development
  • college preparation
  • community engagement
  • information and referral
  • health and wellness programs
  • Immigrant Women Integration Program (IWIP) and Literacy and Basic Skills
    Youth Empowering Parents (YEP) -- 12 week training program
  • newcomer youth teach adult newcomers basic English and computer skills
    Organization type: Non Profit, Registered Charity, United Way

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    Last complete update: 2013-06-04
  • Regent Park Credentials Assessment, Guidance & Continuing Education Pilot Will Be Holding One More Assessment Day In December

    The University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies will partner with Toronto Employment & Social Services and Daniel's Corporation to provide foreign trained residents living in Regent Park an opportunity to enhance their academic credentials. So far over twenty participants have met with the U of T school of continuing studies to discuss their academic credentials and develop a service plan. There is room for one more day of assessments to get residents involved with this opportunity.


    The pilot was developed to address chronic unemployment and underemployment of Regent Park Internationally trained professionals.

    The Pilot:

    A counsellor from The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies will meet with foreign trained professionals at our Regent Park Employment Services office to provide:
    • Academic guidance and support, referrals, and mentoring opportunities
    • Access to courses through U of T's School of Continuing Studies
    • International credential assessment
    • Regent Park Employment Services staff will work closely with a University of Toronto counsellor and the residents to achieve academic success, develop a career direction, and ultimately assist in sustainable employment.

    Financial Supports:

    Eligible residents who require financial supports to pursue Continuing Education will receive financial assistance.

    Who is Eligible:

    • Regent Park Residents only (Bounded by Gerrard Street East to the north, River Street to the east, Shuter to the south and Parliament to the west)
    • Must be unemployed or underemployed
    • Must have post-secondary education outside of Canada


    We are asking our community partners to identify and refer any potential foreign trained residents to this program. Residents can contact Regent Park Employment Services at 416-392-3456.

    If you have any additional questions about this pilot, please contact RPES at 416-392-3456 or call Peter Foote at 416-392-3451.

    Regent Park Employment Services
    530 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON, M5A2B3
    Tel: 416.392.3456 | Fax: 416.392.4877
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