Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service with McDonalds at the GO Station

Celebrating Public Safety Partners

Every year the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council holds the Fire Safety Awards. This special event recognizes individuals and organizations that have partnered with fire and emergency service to make outstanding contributions to fire protection and prevention in Ontario. This year four organizations were celebrated for their work with Vaughan Fire and Rescue […]

Did you know that taking water from a fire hydrant is illegal?

Fire hydrants are a fairly recognizable feature in our neighbourhoods and they serve a very important function when it comes to keeping our communities safe. Hydrants are used to put out fires and are connected to the city’s drinking water supply. Only licensed and trained City staff or firefighters are allowed to operate them. Connecting […]

Control pesky dandelion weeds

Your lawn will be ‘coming up roses’ with these seven helpful hints Each spring, lawns and greenspaces turn from green to yellow as dandelions flower. Dandelions usually flower for only a few shorts weeks in May and June. To protect the environment, the City of Vaughan put the Pesticide By-law into effect to regulate the […]

Vaughan launches Lobbyist Registry

The City of Vaughan now has a Lobbyist Registry. It went into effect on Jan. 1, and, for the first year, registration will be on a voluntary basis. The registry is an important tool that provides accountability and transparency to lobbying activities. The lobbying of Members of Council and staff on municipal issues can be […]

Hop On!

Vaughan Newcomers’ Bus Tour September 28 and 29 What began in 2014 as a joint project between the City of Vaughan, Vaughan Public Libraries and the Welcome Centre Immigrant Services has become a popular annual event that reaches capacity every year. Completely free, fun and educational, the Newcomers’ Bus Tour welcomes new immigrants to Canada, […]

Dig in! Smart eating cooking classes

…and 30 other new leisure programs starting this fall at Vaughan community centres Food philanthropist Andy Muto has made meals for NHL players like Phil Kessel, Connor McDavid and James Neal. Residents can get the same star treatment in his new Smart Eating Cooking Classes for adults at Vellore Village Community Centre, where they’ll learn […]