City/Local News Round-Up ~ Feb 20-26

CITY/LOCAL NEWS

 

CSRA PRESENTATION ON HOW TO RESEARCH HISTORIC HOMES

This Sunday, Cabbagetown South Residents Association is running a free virtual presentation on everything you need to know about researching your home’s history. 

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SPRUCECOURT SCHOOL COUNCIL NEWS

This just in from our friends at Sprucecourt School. 

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WELCOMING NEW SHELTERS INTO COMMUNITIES

We received this email from the Shelter, Support & Housing Administration. The City is inviting local residents to share their perspectives about its community engagement process – what works well, and what can be improved. 

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SIGN THE PETITION TO SAVE 127 STRACHAN AVENUE

A concerned citizen reached out to us this week to ask for support of a petition started by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario’s Toronto Branch to save 127 Strachan Avenue from demolition. Yes, it’s not exactly in Cabbagetown but who best to help save an historic building than us Cabbagetowners!

Here’s some more depth on the story from BlogTO.

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LOCALICIOUS AT 75 T.O. RESTAURANTS – ON NOW THRU MAR. 7.

A network of restaurants across Canada including 75 in Toronto are doing reasonably priced prix fixe menus next week in an effort to raise money for charity and support local, reports Amy Carlberg at BlogTO.

Cabbagetown restaurant Haldi is on the list too!

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22 THINGS TO DO AROUND THE HOME/ CITY THIS MARCH

To help pass the final few weeks of chilly weather, here’s a list of virtual events to socially-distanced outings, to amazing stuff you can do at home. A round-up from Curiocity.  

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TORONTO RAMPS UP AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM

The City of Toronto has drafted a report recommending the creation of 971 affordable units across 15 new developments, which will be sent to City Council for approval, reports Laura Hanrahan at Daily Hive/ Urbanized. 

Read the City News Release.

Proposed locations include 130 River Street (at Dundas St E) and 393 Dundas St E. (at Ontario).

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WHAT TO WATCH IN MARCH

NOW Toronto provides a round up on new stuff to watch on Crave, Amazon Prime and Netflix in March. 

 

PANDEMIC UPDATES

 

LATEST VACCINATION SCHEDULE FROM RET. GEN. RICK HILLIER

An online portal for booking appointments for COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario is set to launch on March 15, the head of the province’s immunization task force said Wednesday, but it will likely be months longer before many people are able to get a reservation.

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LOSS OF TASTE AND SMELL CAN LAST FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS

A preliminary study involving 813 Quebec health-care workers who tested positive for COVID-19 has shown that people with the coronavirus could lose their sense of smell and taste for up to five months, reports Tom Yun at CTV News. 

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COVID-19 POSITIVITY RATE DOWN 18-FOLD IN LTC HOMES

680 News reports that weekly positivity rates at long term care homes has dropped from nearly 11 percent during early November to 0.6 percent by the week of February 7. Dr. Eileen de Villa says the numbers show “the power of vaccines”. 

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ALL IN-PERSON EVENTS CANCELLED UP TO CANADA DAY

Toronto residents who were hoping to see most public health restrictions lifted and a return to some version of normal by the summer will be disappointed to learn that the city has officially cancelled all in-person, city-run and city-approved events until at least July 1, reports Mira Miller at BlogTO.

Read the City News Release.

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GOT ZOOM FATIGUE? SCIENCE HAS A REASON FOR THAT

An influx of virtual meetings might not be the only factor causing “Zoom fatigue” in potentially millions of people during the pandemic. The very design of video-conferencing apps could be wiping you out too, according to a group of U.S. researchers, reports Jonathan Forani at CTV News.

 

 

1 reply on “City/Local News Round-Up ~ Feb 20-26”

The inclusion of all the homes in the cabbage-town heritage district in the Heritage Register at the end of 202 has had a huge negative impact on our ability to get house insurance. We are now down to one insurance company that will ensure our Cabbagetown home for replacement value and it is 500 dollars higher than the insurance we had for 2020-21 year. Can the CRA comment on this.
Regards\John McVicker

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