THE CRA IS LOOKING FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS
233 CARLTON TLAB APPEAL – INTERIM UPDATE
The Toronto Local Appeal Board (TLAB) met with dozens of residents on January 27 to review the one variance that was appealed following the related Committee of Adjustment hearing in early 2020. There was a lot of testimony and the meeting eventually timed out after 7 hours. Part II is now scheduled for March 19.
TORONTO RELEASES ITS FIRST EVER ESG REPORT
The City of Toronto has released its first-ever Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report at Executive Committee. This (to be) annual report outlines how the City is focused on ESG-related opportunities and risks across strategic priorities, sustainable finance and socioeconomic outcomes.
EXEC. APPROVES BIGGER, BETTER CafeTO PROGRAM
The City Executive has approved a report that recommends an expanded CaféTO program starting this spring to help Toronto’s main street restaurants and bars during the ongoing pandemic. Council votes on it next week.
SAVING THE FOUNDRY IS MAKING PROGRESS
A group called Friends of the Foundry has set up a website and are asking for donations to help pay for the court costs. They’re also ask people to email a suggested letter to Premier Doug Ford to keep up the public pressure.
Latest news: Demolition blocked by judicial order.
NEW TORONTO PARK BY LESLIE STREET SPIT
Toronto residents can look forward to a new public park along the waterfront in the Port Lands, offering incredible views of the city skyline, reports Ainsley Smith at Toronto Storeys.
DOG OWNERS WARNED TO BE WARY OF COYOTES
Two Toronto dogs were killed by coyotes recently and the city is warning dog owners to b careful when letting dogs off leash, reports Mira Miller at BlogTO.
AIR TRANSAT SHELVES ALL YYZ FLIGHTS UNTIL LATE SPRING
Major Canadian carrier Air Transat has just revealed that it is cancelling all flights to and from Toronto until the end of April, reports Becky Robertson at BlogTO.
VIRTUAL SAFETY PROGRAM FOR KIDS
We received an email this week from Safety Tree Canada. They deliver Home Alone Safety for Kids and Red Cross Babysitting courses virtually and are an authorized training partner for the Canadian Red Cross and SOS4Kids.
The CRA is not endorsing this organization but we thought some parents may be interested to take a look.
ALL THE NEW NETFLIX TITLES FOR FEBRUARY
Our friends at Toronto Life have kindly pulled together another list of new Netflix titles (for February) for your viewing pleasure.
TRUDEAU UPS THE ANTE ON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
The federal government will force incoming international travellers to quarantine in hotels for up to 3 days and suspend all travel to Caribbean destinations in a bid to narrow the chance more coronavirus variants enter the country, reports Chris Herhalt at CP24.
ONE YEAR ON – HOW COVID-19 HAS CHANGED DAILY LIFE
On January 25th, 2020, Canadians were still living their lives like they always had: commuting to the office, visiting friends, dining out, hugging loved ones, vacationing. But the announcement that day of Canada’s first COVID-19 case set in motion a chain of events that would soon change everything.
MAYOR FLOATS DISCUSSIONS AROUND EVENTUAL REOPENING
Toronto Mayor John Tory says that the time has come to begin discussions about what the gradual reopening of the city might look like, reports Chris Fox at CP24.
ORNGE TAKES LEAD ON MOVING COVID-19 PATIENTS
The impact of COVID-19 on intensive care units remains “alarming” despite a recent steadying of the number of patients treated there, says a group representing Ontario’s hospitals, reports Liam Casey at The Canadian Press.
WHY IS THERE A VACCINE HOLD UP?
No new Pfizer doses are arriving in Canada this week, and fewer than a third of those originally allotted for next week are expected. Why the delay? Report by Patricia Treble, Macleans Magazine.
TORONTO’S TOP DOC ANSWERS MORE CORONAVIRUS QUESTIONS
the city’s medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, joined CP24 reports to answer people’s latest questions about the pandemic.