City/Local News Round-Up ~ Aug. 15-21

CITY UPDATE ON SERVICES AND ActiveTO THIS W/E  

Update from the City on things that are open this weekend. 

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FOOD DRIVE FOR LOCAL HOSPICES NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

The Youth Advisory Council at Emily’s House is hosting a food drive to support clients of both Emily’s House and the Philip Aziz Centre  that are facing food security issues.

Please lend your support to this local community initiative.

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TLAB APPROVES SACKVILLE DAYCARE

Last week the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) ruled that a developer can proceed with establishing a daycare in Cabbagetown, a plan which has been in the offing for several years. But there are (potentially big) strings attached.

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HOW TORONTO COULD CHANGE FOR THE BETTER AFTER COVID

Great article from Toronto Life, who asked the city’s smartest thinkers to predict the post-pandemic future of everything. 

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DOCTORS BRACE FOR VIRAL OVERLOAD FROM COLDS + FLU + COVID

Doctors are anticipating that the collision of COVID-19 and cold and flu season could bring a new host of health-care challenges when the cold weather sets in.

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50 ESSENTIAL SUMMER DAY TRIPS FROM TORONTO

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by exploring the wealth of towns and attractions that are just a short drive, bus, or train ride away – Curated by BlogTO

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THE LANEWAY PROJECT

Not yet active in Cabbagetown , this is a really interesting initiative to leverage Toronto’s laneways to help small businesses, improve walkability and better integrate laneways into everyday life.  

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BIKE SHARE FREE RIDE WEDNESDAYS RETURNS

Through the new Bike Share Toronto – CAA South Central Ontario partnership, Bike Share riders can ride for free every Wednesday in the month of September.

Bike Share has also launched a pedal assist electric-bike (e-bike) pilot program as a new feature of Bike Share Toronto’s 2020 expansion.

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CITY OF TORONTO PREPARES FOR BACK TO SCHOOL

The City of Toronto prepares for back to school with public health resources, fall recreation programs and after-school care

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SPEED CAMERA LOCATIONS

Check out this handy map to show you where speed cameras are located in TO. In CTown there is one at Spruce and Gifford and one at Dundas St E and River.

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29TH ANNUAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL GOES ONLINE

Gina Dineen has put the beloved annual short film festival online so everyone can still get that festival feeling this September! One ticket, still $15,  gets you 12 outstanding international shorts, lots of comedy as well as drama and doc, from 3:00-20:00, available for streaming over three days.  You can binge all at once or spread it out over three days.

 

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