City/Local News Round-Up ~ Aug. 22-28

CITY UPDATE ON SERVICES AND ActiveTO THIS W/E  

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

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NO SURGE – SO FAR – FOLLOWING STAGE 3 REOPENING

Fears of a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in Ontario after bars and other indoor spaces were reopened have not panned out — at least so far, reports Mike Crawley, at CBC News

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CABBAGETOWN BIA LAUNCHES CafeTO WALKING ART TOUR 

Rick Matthews, the excellent new Executive Director at the BIA, has done a wonderful job with the local CafeTO patios.  He’s now launched the Cabbagetown Walking Art Tour, adding the work of seven notable Toronto-based artists to the patio fences. Enjoy their art while having a relaxing meal on one of the patios or shopping at our unique local businesses!

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UPDATE ON CITY CHALLENGE TO SACKVILLE DAYCARE

Councillor Wong Tam has shared a letter with residents that explains her position and the actions the City Solicitor is taking regarding the daycare planned at 461 Sackville Avenue.  

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CITY STARTS REGISTRATION OF SHORT TERM RENTALS 

This September, the City of Toronto will launch a new online registration system for short-term rental operators who are renting their homes on a short-term basis for a period of less than 28 consecutive days.

Read the City of Toronto news release

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CITY REPORTS FIRST CASE OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN 2020

Health authorities in Toronto have recorded the first case of the West Nile virus in a resident so far this year, reports CBC News. There were 9 confirmed cases in 2019.

Read the City of Toronto news release

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SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT – GREEN THUMBS GROWING KIDS

GTGK supports school gardens at Rose Avenue, Spruce Court and Winchester Park Schools. In Cabbagetown for over 15 years it is somewhat unknown, except to families that attend these schools. Check out their website to find out more about the great things they are doing. And while you’re there why not donate? 

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SPRUCECOURT HOSTS SCHOOLYARD MEET-UPS

For the next 3 Mondays (August 24th, 31st, September 7th) between 5PM-6PM  please stop by the school yard at Sprucecourt to meet other families, check out the playground and say a socially distant hello to new and old friends.

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HELP DIXON HALL PROVIDE MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED

 For the past 5 years, the Dixonlicious fundraising auction has been a cornerstone of support for vital food programs in Toronto’s
downtown east and Regent Park. This year it’s gone virtual. Check it out and place some bids!

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MANY MORE CANADIANS EYEING THE SUBURBS

A recent survey found that 32 per cent of Canadians no longer want to live in urban centres and instead would like to relocate to the suburbs or small towns, says Pat Foran, CTV News.

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