City/Local News for Week of April 13

#THINKSPRING2020

The Cabbagetown Residents Association invites you to participate in the 49th Annual Cabbagetown Forsythia Festival – virtual edition!

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SUPPORTING HEALTH CARE AND OTHER FRONT-LINE WORKERS

Cabbagetowner’s continue to show spirit in their nightly support of health care and other front line workers. Let’s keep it up:

T Rex supports Health Care Workers over Easter

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YARD WASTE COLLECTION EXTENDED

City of Toronto to continue yard waste collection for another two weeks until May 1

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COVID19 DONATION PORTAL LAUNCHED

City of Toronto launches new DonateTO: COVID-19 portal to support pandemic relief efforts

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WHERE TO SHOP AT ST. LAWRENCE MARKET

The St. Lawrence Market has provided a complete list of vendors that are open and closed, as well as vendors that offer delivery, pick-up and curbside collection.

(Thanks to the CSRA for this content)

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OFF LEASH DOG PARK RESTRICTIONS EXPLAINED

Some residents have been questioning why local off-leash parks were closed, including Riverdale Park West (an unofficial off-leash area) and Allan Gardens, when it seems to be an activity where social distancing is still possible.

recent article in blogTO provides a bit more clarity on why that decision was made and is worth a read for those wondering asking the same question.

(Thanks to the CSRA for this content)

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WHO’S OPEN AND WHO’S CLOSED?

From our friends at the Cabbagetown Neighbourhood Review – a handy dandy list of all the local retailers and restaurants that are currently operating  to serve the community. 

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GUIDE TO EVERYTHING COVID-19 IN T.O. 

The City of Toronto has put together a useful website that contains a plethora of up-to-date information about COVID-19

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SHOUT OUT TO SPRUCE AND LABOUR OF LOVE

Congratulations to Kim and Regina respectively for  getting covered in a recent BlogTO story about 10 Stores in Toronto Doing Local Delivery Both make it easy to send something nice to friends and family:
Labour of Love
Spruce

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KEEPING FIT WHEN YOU CAN’T GO TO THE GYM

Our friends at Parliament Street Fitness are posting all sorts of neat fitness, pilates and yoga videos on YouTube to help you stay fit and healthy. Check them out here!

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ROAD OPENINGS AND CLOSURES

Not sure how many of you are out and about in the car…? But if you are the City has provided an update advising that Gardiner Expressway’s westbound Sherbourne/Jarvis off-ramp to reopen this weekend; Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp to close.

 

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