City/Local News Round-Up ~ Jan 23-29

Local/City News:

 

THE CRA IS LOOKING FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS

We’re looking for a couple of Cabbagetown residents to join our board. Interested? Read more about our activities, focus and make-up and then email us at info@cabbagtowner.com. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

 

Pandemic Updates:

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

2 replies on “City/Local News Round-Up ~ Jan 23-29”

No harm no foul. But awww that’s too bad that you promoted my competitors services and not Cabbagetown’s very own safety and training provider, Heart to Heart First Aid CPR Services Inc. located at 216 Carlton St. for the last 22 years. For the record, we also provide Red Cross Home Alone, Babysitting, First Aid, BLS, First Responder, Instructor Courses, Emergency Medical Responder and Psychological First Aid. We also sell AED’s and professional first aid kits. Although I am very good friends with the other competitor companies you listed, I was planning on offering the same virtual kids safety courses (Virtual Babysitting and Home Alone) with my amazing team of Youth Leader Instructors for 50% off to Cabbagetowner’s. I was going to launch a community campaign next week to my fellow Cabbagetown parents on the Facebook Groups. I know it wasn’t intentional but please everyone, consider Cabbagetown businesses and shop local! We need all the help and support we can get. Let’s support each other and keep our local businesses in mind. Thanks

Nick,

Sorry for that oversight. We were not fully aware of all the services you offer. I will put an item in next week’s newsletter to make amends

Sean O’Donovan, CRA

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