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March 26, 2020 – COVID-19 Updates – 应对COVID-19每日更新 – 2020 年 3 月 26 日

I want to thank those of you who have reached out and offered to help someone in need in our community. If you are in need of assistance with picking up groceries and essentials, please do not hesitate to reach out. I can be reached by e-mail at jim@karygiannis.net or by phone at 416 392 1374. 


City of Toronto

  • Municipal Licensing & Standards staff is now participating in a joint operation with Toronto Public Health and the Toronto Police Service to ensure non-essential businesses are complying with the order to close.
    • If you are a non-essential business, please shut down your establishment.  If you note that there are non-essential  business that are still open, please send me and email at jim@karygiannis.net and I will forward your information to our Municipal Licensing & Standards by-law officers for inspection and action.
    • If non-essential businesses are found not complying with enforcement, action will be taken against you.  
  • I have received messages from residents seeking clarifications regarding the closure of City parks amenities. Please read the City’s Q&A on this matter: http://karygiannis.net/wp/2020/03/26/march-26-2020-closure-of-amenities-in-parks-questions-and-answers/
  • The City has been made aware of scams involving calls to residents with false claims of being a ‘volunteer offering to deliver groceries’ and requesting banking information.
    • If you get a call from a “volunteer” offering to deliver groceries who then asks for your banking or credit card information, hang up. It’s a scam. If you’ve been the victim of fraud, report it to local police.
  • City Planning has made adjustments to current services being provided by the Department. They will be conducting limited reviews of planning applications received on or before March 16th.
  • Building Permits has made adjustments to current services being provided by the Department. Current services include:
    • 24/7 emergency building inspections services;
    • Building permit inspection reports can now be conducted by a qualified professional in lieu of a City inspector. More information about building permits
    • Issuing building permits that were ready to be issued prior to March 16.
  • Toronto Community Housing is providing continual updates regarding services being provided and/or changed throughout this time. Please check https://www.torontohousing.ca/residents/community-services/Pages/Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19-information.aspx for the latest updates.


Government of Ontario  

  • Premier reviewed yesterday’s Fiscal Statement indicating that the fiscal statement was the first step in responding to COVID-19.
  • Highlights of the Fiscal Statement
    • $17 billion for our health care system, communities and economy
      • dedicated $1 billion COVID-19 contingency fund, as part of the additional health care investments, as well as an unprecedented $2.5 billion reserve and an increased contingency fund of $1.3 billion
    • $3.7 billion to directly and urgently support people and to protect jobs.
    • $10 billion in support for people and businesses through tax and other deferrals
  • For detailed program spending, visit https://news.ontario.ca/mof/en/2020/03/ontarios-action-plan-responding-to-covid-19.html


Government of Canada 

  • Prime Minister cautioned Canadians about the text scam being circulated about the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit program.  The best place to go for reliable information and how to apply for benefits is Canada.gc.ca.
  • The Finance Minister is in discussion with the banks to either pause or lower credit card interest rates and make credit more available for Canadians.
  • If you qualify for Employment Insurance, once your application is submitted, you will automatically be enrolled in the Canada Emergency Response Benefit program.



应对COVID-19每日更新 – 2020 年 3 月 26 日


我在此谨向那些无私伸出援手、为我们社区有需要的人士提供方便的志愿者致以衷心感谢。如果您在购买杂货和生活必需品方面需要协助,请随时通过电邮jim@karygiannis.net或致电416 392 1374与我联系。



  • 市政牌照与标准局的执法人员正在与多伦多公共卫生部门和多伦多警察局通力合作,以确保非必要工作场所及服务遵守关闭法令。
    • 如果您的企业、机构、和商铺属于非必要行业,则必须关闭业务。 如果发现仍有非必要场所在非法营业,请发送电子邮件至jim@karygiannis.net,我会转发给我们有关市政牌照与标准法规的执法人员,以实施进一步的检查和行动。
    • 如果非必要企业不遵守执法规定,将被采取行动。


  • 省长审核了昨日发布的财政预算案,指出财政预算案是应对COVID-19疫情的第一步。
  • 财政预算案要点:
    • 170亿元救助方案,确保我们的医疗保健系统、社区与经济能够应对疫情挑战。
    • 作为额外医疗投资的一部分,专门投入10亿元抗疫应急基金和史无前例的25亿元储备金,以及13亿元一般性应急基金。
    • 37亿元,直接用于紧急支援民众与保护就业。
    • 100亿元,通过延期缴纳税款及其他费用,支持个人和企业。
  • 有关开支细目,请查阅:https://news.ontario.ca/mof/en/2020/03/ontarios-action-plan-responding-to-covid-19.html



  • 总理提醒民众警惕近日来流传的加拿大紧急救援补助计划的网络和电话诈骗。如欲获得可靠信息或了解申请补助的程序,则应浏览加拿大联邦政府网站,以免上当受骗。
  • 财政部长正与各大银行商讨暂停或降低信用卡利息,使加拿大人更容易获得信贷。
  • 如果您已符合就业保险资格,一旦提交申请,将自动被列入加拿大紧急救援补助计划。