City/Local News for Week of May 2-8

ONTARIO REOPENING – CAUTIOUSLY

The Premier announced expanded reopening plans this week with additional businesses coming on line over the coming days. 

Read more about the Ontario framework for reopening the Province.

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GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION RESTARTS 

The City has announced the resumption of normal garden waste collections. Please put yard waste out before 7 a.m. on regularly scheduled collection day. If it is not picked up the day it is put out, leave out until collected. No need to call 311. 

Please use yard waste bags if possible. Otherwise a rigid open-top container. Brush and branches should be secured in bundles (<1.2 metres long, <than 0.6 metres wide, < 20 kilograms weight).

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REVISED DUE DATES – PROPERTY TAX AND UTILITY BILLS

The City of Toronto announces important changes on installment amounts and due dates for all customers. 

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JOB POSTING #CABBAGETOWN BIA 

The Cabbagetown BIA is hiring a Temporary Part-Time Coordinator! Application deadline May 25.
More details here

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NECROPOLIS REOPENS FOR VISITORS

The Mount Pleasant Group has reopened the Necropolis from Thursday 7 May.  Future hours:
Monday – Saturday  5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunday*                   3:30 PM – 8:00 PM
*Gates closed on May 10th, Mother’s Day, to avoid overcrowding.

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AIR CANADA UPDATE FROM CALIN ROVINESCU

Air Canada President and CEO offers a glimpse into how travel with AC might look when it starts to ramp up again. 

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CITY TO PROVIDE MORE SPACE FOR PEDESTRIANS/CYCLISTS

Mayor John Tory announced the new ActiveTO program to provide more space for people walking and cycling as well as transit riders to allow for better physical distancing as part of the city’s restart and recovery.

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AND IN CABBAGE RELATED NEWS……

COVID-19 has hurt the PEI wholesale market for cabbage. They now have a surplus of more than 500,000 kg of cabbage. So one enterprising islander set a challenge for her fellow PEIers.

And while we’re on the subject of cabbage… I tried roasted cabbage steaks for the first time recently – what a revelation! Absolutely delicious.

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