City/Local News Round-Up ~ Aug. 8-14

CITY UPDATE ON SERVICES AND ActiveTO THIS W/E  

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

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INCREASES IN GYM CAPACITIES ALLOWED

Ontario is allowing gyms and recreation centres to increase their capacity limits as of tomorrow at 12:01 a.m. with additional public health restrictions.

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STAGGERED START TO FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL

The Ontario government will be allowing boards to adopt a “staggered start” to the first week of school in September.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Here’s a handy CV update from our friends at CTV News.

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ON-STREET PARKING ENFORCEMENT RESTARTS

The City of Toronto reminds residents that starting Friday, August 14 at midnight, permit parking enforcement on residential streets in the city will resume. 

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BACK TO SCHOOL PLANS REMAIN UNCLEAR

School starts in a month, but Canada’s most populous province still doesn’t know what that will look like, says Jessica Wong, CBC

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MORE RECREATION OPTIONS OPEN UP IN PHASE 3

City of Toronto staff have been developing new ways to deliver and improve service. This week, the City is introducing an online reservation option for its indoor drop-in lane swim program as well as weight rooms and fitness centres.

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DVP CLOSED THIS WEEKEND

Annual maintenance is scheduled on the Don Valley Parkway this weekend from Friday, August 14 at 11 p.m. until Monday, August 17 at 5 a.m. Closure extends the from Highway 401 to the Gardiner. Rain date Friday, August 21 to Monday, August 24.

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VIRUS EXPERTS CONCERNED ABOUT FALL/WINTER

Summer has been the easy part of the pandemic. It’s what comes next that worries experts, says Miriam Katawazi at CTV News.

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ONTARIO REPORTS LOWEST CASES IN A DAY 

Ontario just experienced one of its best days ever in the fight against COVID-19, with zero deaths and only 33 new cases of the deadly viral illness reported across the province.

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WHAT REOPENING LOOKS LIKE AT CITY GYMS

Isabelle Sloane of Toronto Life spoke with five gyms about the precautions they’re taking—including outdoor workouts, shower disinfection and hospital-grade air filters—to ensure their clients are safe.

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TIFF ANNOUNCES VENUES AND PRICING

TIFF shares details of the 2020 hybrid festival that will largely feature digital screenings for home viewers but will also offer in-person screenings at various indoor and outdoor venues. 

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