City building describes activities that guide the growth and revitalization of Toronto, including improving the built and natural environments, ensuring desirable development, integrating land use and transportation, enhancing access to community services and facilities, and conserving heritage resources.

Mobility is critical to the City’s recovery, and Council has prioritized addressing the loss of transit revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, enhancing the affordability and accessibility of transit, and promoting active transportation options for all Torontonians.

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  • City moves forward on program to create Cultural Districts to support the cultural identity and cultural heritage of local communities
  • City’s Rapid Housing Initiative supports development of 5,200 affordable rental homes for Indigenous community in partnership with Indigenous organizations
  • Planning and Housing Committee recommends review of public engagement to improve equity in planning processes
  • City allocates additional $2 million to build Nathan Phillips Square Spirit Garden to honour residential school survivors and the children lost to their families and communities
  • An overview of the City’s process to update the Toronto Accessibility Design Guidelines to reflect changes to the Ontario Building Code and AODA standards, best practices and feedback from stakeholders
  • The RapidTO initiative will increase bus capacity and reliability on some of the busiest surface transit routes in the city, improving access to employment, healthcare and community services
  • The Federal and Provincial governments have invest more than $115.1 million in municipal infrastructure to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area
  • The Federal Government announced, with the Province, an increase to the federal share of provincial priority infrastructure projects, including the largest public transit investment in GTA history of $10.4 billion to kickstart the economy
  • The Canadian and Ontario governments each announce $180 million in funding for the TTC Streetcar Program, which with the City’s contribution will support the purchase of 60 new streetcars and provide improvements to the TTC Hillcrest Facility
  • In August 2021, the Federal and Provincial governments announced joint funding of over $27.6 million for 14 projects to improve cultural, community, and active transportation infrastructure in Toronto, including funding for the City of Toronto’s Ravine Strategy under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream