The City of Toronto is continuing to safely and gradually open services and amenities for residents to enjoy this weekend. Residents are reminded to follow public health advice to practise physical distancing or wear a face covering or non-medical mask to protect others when in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
A key role of public health in the battle against COVID-19 is to use current evidence and local data to inform decisions about interventions and measures to keep residents safe and healthy. Today, as progress towards reopening continues to be monitored, the City of Toronto is pleased to launch a new COVID-19 monitoring dashboard. This new dashboard will provide a progress assessment for the local COVID-19 response.
This morning I was joined by Mr. Chato Way, President of the Greater Toronto Kurdish House, and we were able to distribute 25 free donated face shields to each of five long term care residences Tendercare, Mon Sheong Court, Carefirst Transitional Care Centre, Shepherd Terrace, Senior Persons Living Connected.
The restrictions on religious institutions are beginning to relax and religious leaders have expressed a need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as they get ready to welcome their congregations.
Starting Saturday, June 20 and until further notice, GO buses will replace all weekend and all weekday midday trains on the Stouffville line to better use our resources while ridership is low. Some maintenance and infrastructure work may also be done during this time.
Mayor John Tory announced today that the City of Toronto is beginning a phased approach to reopening City-run licensed child care centres starting Monday, June 29 with the enhanced health and safety measures laid out by the Province of Ontario to keep children, their families and child care centre workers safe.
June 12, 2020 City of Toronto working to reopen farmers’ markets across the city, St. Lawrence Market outdoor market opens Saturday
Today, Mayor John Tory announced that the City of Toronto is working with market organizers to safely reopen farmers’ markets usually located on 22 City sites.
Farmers’ markets are valued members of the food supply chain and provide Torontonians with access to fresh fruits and vegetables, encourage residents to get outside and be physically active, and support the local agriculture sector.
TORONTO – Today, Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt, delivered donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to North American Muslim Foundation and Islamic Society of Willowdale in advance of religious institutions opening on June 12, 2020
Today, Mayor John Tory announced SwimTO – a quick-start program that will expedite the opening of the City’s beaches, outdoor pools, wading pools and splash pads. City staff are preparing now so that outdoor aquatic amenities can be opened when Toronto enters Stage 2, to help people cool down during hot summer temperatures.
The City of Toronto will begin to offer summer camps across the city starting on July 13 as part of its CampTO initiative, following the Province of Ontario announcement that summer day camps can operate during the Province’s Stage 2 reopening.