City/Local News Round-Up ~ July 11-17

 

CITY UPDATE ON SERVICES AND ActiveTO THIS W/E  

The City continues to safely and gradually open services and amenities across Toronto.

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CITY TO PROVIDE FREE OUTDOOR PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

The City has launched two new outdoor recreation initiatives for children and youth. ParksPlayTO and Summer in the 6IX will help animate up to 100 local Toronto parks and outdoor spaces this summer.

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CABBAGETOWN FESTIVAL CANCELLED

The City has cancelled all city permits to September 30, 2020, effectively cancelling both the Cabbagetown Festival and the Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale for this year.  

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ONTARIO EXTENDS EMERGENCY ORDERS TO JULY 29

The provincial government has once again extended pandemic emergency orders currently in place under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act , until at least July 29.

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WHEN WILL A SECOND WAVE HIT?

As Ontario continues its downward trend of COVID-19 cases attention is gradually beginning to focus on preparing for a potential second wave of the deadly virus.

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TORONTO MASK LAW NEEDS CLARIFICATION

Some business owners and experts in employment law say Toronto’s mandatory mask bylaw is creating issues because it’s unclear for some and puts the onus on businesses to enforce it.

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BIKE SHARE TORONTO AND CAA FORM NEW PARTNERSHIP

The agreement continues the CAAs official sponsorship of Free Ride Wednesdays. It also provides CAA members and CAA On the Move members with special offers on bike share membership and rides through its CAA Rewards Program.

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STAGE 3 REOPENING PLANS

Ontario has released its plan for Stage 3 of reopening, including the resumption of indoor dining at restaurants and bars, opening of gyms and an increase in the limit on gathering sizes. The GTA is not included yet.

Here’s the phase 3 reopening framework from the Province.

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COMMUNITY CENTRES AND INDOOR POOLS OPEN NEXT WEEK

Mayor Tory announces that City community centres, recreation centres and indoor pools will be reopening on Monday, July 20. 

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RIVERDALE FARM BACK UP AND RUNNING

Riverdale Farm is welcoming visitors again starting Tuesday July 14, as Toronto eases pandemic restrictions that had kept the facility closed.

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