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Ontario unveils $4.9 million plan to expand Bike Share Toronto
CBC News
Metrolinx and the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) are paving the way for cyclists with plans to expand Bike Share Toronto. The announcement attended by Ontario's Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca and Toronto's deputy mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong revealed plans to purchase $4.9 million worth of bikes and docking stations to expand the existing network by more than double its current size.
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There'll be no wine on Ontario supermarket shelves this year
Toronto Star
Hopes that Ontarians would be able to buy their champagne for this New Year's Eve in a supermarket have fizzled‎. That's because the liberalization of the province's restrictive booze laws is taking longer than expected. Premier Kathleen Wynne's business guru, Ed Clark, had hoped to complete his recommendations on getting wine to Ontario grocery store shelves before summer's end.
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Ontario court sides with Uber in legal battle with City of Toronto
Canadian Underwriter
An Ontario judge has sided with the ride-hailing service Uber in its legal dispute with the City of Toronto. The city sought a permanent injunction on the company's operations, arguing Uber is a taxi company and must abide by the city's regulations. But Superior Court Judge Sean Dunphy dismissed the application, saying there is "no evidence" the company is operating as a taxi broker or that it breached city bylaws.
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Lottery tickets to sell until 10:30 p.m. in Ontario
York Region
Ever find yourself rushing to the corner store to buy that lottery ticket for the big draw later that night just before the 9 p.m. cutoff? Soon, you'll have more time. People buying lottery tickets in Ontario will soon have until 10:30 p.m. to buy their lottery ticket for a draw the same night.
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E-signatures now accepted in Ontario real estate deals
IT Business
E-signatures are now an accepted way to close a deal on a new home in Ontario, as an update to the province's real estate law took effect. According to an article in The Toronto Star, an amendment to the Electronic Commerce Act came into force on Canada Day and permits buyers and sellers of land, as well as borrowers and lenders, to sign agreements, deeds, and mortgages electronically.
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Tory wants Toronto city staff to update taxi bylaws to regulate Uber
The Globe and Mail
Mayor John Tory has vowed to ask city staff to update Toronto's taxi bylaws to ensure fairness between both the taxi industry and ride-sharing companies like Uber. On the heels of a landmark Ontario Superior Court ruling Friday over Uber, the mayor hosted a hastily-arranged meeting to attempt to soothe tensions between the taxi industry, the ride-sharing company and city officials.
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Across Ontario, desperate problem gamblers surround casinos
Global News
"To some degree, I probably wanted to get caught," Christina explains. Torn between her overwhelming urge to gamble at the slots at the Windsor casino, which had wiped out her modest savings and destroyed her credit, and her determination to stop, the 50-year-old Windsor woman had volunteered to be banned from all racetracks and casinos in the province. She agreed to be charged with trespassing if she entered any of them.
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 Management Resources


The intention of a boss versus the intention of a leader
Conscious Magazine
By equating a boss with a leader, do we limit the potential of everyone to be a leader? A boss is just a title, whereas leadership shows up in a variety of forms in all people. By limiting leadership only to the bosses, is the organization limiting itself?
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5 creative ways to prevent employees burning out
Fast Company
We've all seen it — the employee who walks in the door at 8:17 a.m. and is out of the door before the clock strikes five. The employee who can't seem to stay awake during team meetings and avoids the water cooler at all costs. In our always-on work culture, it's easy for employees to burn out. And burned-out employees don't just damage individual productivity, they damage company-wide performance and potential.
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 AMCTO Legislative Updates


Cycling Infrastructure Grant Applications Now Open

The Ministry of Transportation is now rolling out two new funding programs to promote the growth of cycling in Ontario, the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program and the Cycling Training Fund. Find more information here.
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Reminder: Energy Use Reporting Deadline

The July 1st deadline for municipalities to report their 2013 energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for designated buildings and facilities has passed. However, the Ministry of Energy has extended the deadline to July 24th to allow organizations to file late submissions. Access the reporting portal here.
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