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June 3, 2020 – City of Toronto announces more than 10 kilometres of major weekend road closures for ActiveTO

Mayor John Tory announced today that the City of Toronto will close sections of three major roads this weekend, in total making more than 10 kilometres of roadway available for walking, running and biking, as part of ActiveTO. This weekend, the closure on Lake Shore Boulevard West will return and the Lake Shore Boulevard East closure will be extended east to Leslie Street.

June 3, 2020 – Karygiannis delivers PPE to Scarborough Seniors’ Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities

TORONTO – Today, Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt, delivered donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to all the senior and long term care residences in Ward 22.

“Our seniors and residents in long term care facilities are at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19.” said Jim Karygiannis.  “Therefore, it is very important that the staff in these facilities have the PPE that they require.”

Each of the following facilities received 500 masks –  Vintage Gardens; Mon Sheong Court; Carefirst Transitional Care Centre; Villa Elegance; Senior Persons Living Connected; Wishing Well Manor; Shepherd Terrance; and, Tam O’Shanter Seniors Home.

“I want to thank Canada Confederation of Shenzhen Associations (CCSA)  and Sci Innovation Centre and Canadian Aixin Charity Foundation for their generosity in helping to keep our vulnerable residents safe.” Mr. Karygiannis stated.

June 1, 2020 Toronto Public Library reopening more drop boxes ahead of the start of curbside pick-up service next week

This morning, Toronto Public Library (TPL) reopened 53 additional library branch drop boxes to accept the return of library materials, the next step in its rollout of curbside drop-off and pick-up service. Toronto residents will be able to start scheduling the pick-up of their reserved materials as of Monday, June 8.

May 27, 2020 – City of Toronto to resume waste bin exchanges and reopen all closed drop-off depots

The City of Toronto, under the guidance of the Medical Officer of Health, is gradually reopening City facilities and restarting operations where it is safe to do so. As part of our phased resumption of services, 311 will now begin taking requests for waste bin exchanges. Requests to upsize or downsize a recycling or garbage bin can now be made by calling 311. Requests for a new garbage, recycling or green bin, additional bin or bin repair can also be made by calling 311.