Covid-19

  • COVID-19 - May 15 Update

    The May (Victoria Day) long weekend has finally arrived and it is the traditional beginning of our summer here in Canada. This year's long weekend will look and feel much different than those we are used to but we are all encouraged to enjoy time with those who live with us and to safely enjoy the unofficial start of our summer. Over the weekend, the City is urging residents to continue following provincial orders and public health recommendations. By practicing...
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  • COVID-19 - May 14 Update

    The province has released specific details on their actions to begin easing of restrictions under Stage 1 of its plan to re-open the Ontario economy. Included in these measures, as of Tuesday (May 19) scheduled surgeries, construction work, retail stores (outside of malls), pet groomers, non-contact sports, boat marinas and kennels can resume their operations. The City of Toronto will be working as quickly as possible to ensure that all retailers have the necessary support and information they need to...
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  • A Framework for Reopening our Province

    In "A Framework for Reopening our Province," the government presented Ontario’s approach to reopening our province in order to have people return to work. The framework, accessible here,  provided the principles the government will use to reopen businesses, services and public spaces in three stages, while maintaining the health and safety of the people of Ontario as our top priority.
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  • COVID-19 Emergency Benefit for People Receiving Social Assistance

    The COVID-19 Emergency Benefit which was introduced as a one-time benefit in April 2020, has been extended and is now available in each month up to and including July 2020. This benefit is available for people receiving assistance from Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) who may have had additional costs related to COVID-19. This benefit will help cover the additional costs of emergency needs such as hygiene and personal protective supplies, cleaning supplies, non-medical transportation, or...
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  • See You Soon Toronto

    A collaboration between Lifetime Developments’ Brian Brown, graphic artist Ben Johnston and television reporter Tyrone Edwards, See You Soon Toronto presents limited edition apparel and art, with 100% of proceeds going back to COVID-19 relief efforts. Click here to visit their website.  Funds from the Limited Edition Collection will be dedicated to See You Soon Toronto Inc., a not-for-profit founded to support the hospitality industry, frontline workers and mental health support services. Funds will be distributed to deserving beneficiaries impacted...
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  • COVID-19 - May 13 Update

    I joined with my fellow members of the City of Toronto’s Music Advisory Council as we met virtually today for the first time since the Provincial declaration of Emergency. We know that while everyone has been affected by this pandemic, the music industry and live venues have been impacted particularly hard. To help the sector, I joined with other members in voting unanimously to endorse the expansion of a property tax subclass to live venues. Music venues contribute not only...
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  • Service impacts and reopening – recap from yesterday:

    ShopHERE is here to help local businesses and artists open free online stores. This new initiative will help Toronto’s independent businesses and artists set-up their online stores with the help of volunteer web developers, business students and corporate partners. For more information please visit here. External Announcements: 2020 Canadian National Exhibition is cancelled. The Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) announced yesterday, that this year’s CNE will be cancelled. The 18-day event was slated for August 21 to September 7, 2020 at Exhibition Place.
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  • COVID-19 - May 12 Update

    In view of the significant financial pressures facing municipalities, Mayor Tory repeated the call for federal and provincial support for Greater Toronto Area cities, including Toronto. Since the emergency declaration, Toronto has been losing $65 million weekly in revenue and expects to have a $1.5 billion budget pressure this year. In spite of reduced revenue, the City has continued all basic and much needed services. Toronto, and the GTA, are key to the country's recovery and support from the federal...
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  • COVID-19 - May 11 Update

    I hope everyone had an enjoyable Mother’s Day with their households, or by connecting with family by phone or video call. Today marks the beginning of both National Nurses Week and National Police Week. Our nurses and police officers continue to demonstrate every day their dedication and commitment to serving us, caring for us and protecting us. It is especially true at this very challenging time where every day they literally put their lives on the line for all of...
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  • Article on Arts and Culture in the COVID-19 World

    Read here a great article highlighting art in the COVID world, featuring the amazing art at MOCA Toronto, in the heart of our community.
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