City/Local News Round-Up ~ July 18-24

CITY UPDATE ON SERVICES AND ActiveTO THIS W/E  

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

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ONTARIO CONTINUES TO ENCOURAGE WORK FROM HOME 

Love it or hate it, this “work-from-home all the time” thing is more permanent than most of us would have guessed back in March, when the province first declared a state of emergency.

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LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS NOW IN FULL SWING

The Cabbagetown Farmers Market will continue every Tuesday from 3 to 7 pm until October at Winchester and Sumach. The Underpass Park Market (29 Lower River Street) operates every Thursday afternoon from 4 to 7:30 pm. 

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CafeTO COMES TO CABBAGETOWN

A number of our local restaurants have added/extended their patios out front, as part of the the Cafe TO initiative. So far these include: PearTree (507 Parliament), F’Amelia (12 Amelia), Kingyo (51B Winchester), House on Parliament (454 Parliament), Saigon Pai (446 Parliament), Stout Irish Pub (221 Carlton) and Chew Chew (186 Carlton). 

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NEXT STEPS ON LEGACY OF DUNDAS STREET

The City is committed to addressing the legacy of Dundas Street and establishing a process to more broadly understand and respond to how systematic racism and discrimination are embedded in City assets, commemorative programs and naming policies.

Read the full report to the Mayor. 

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GARDINER LANE RESTRICTIONS JARVIS TO CHERRY

The City has achieved a construction milestone in the rehabilitation of the Gardiner Expressway . Crews have replaced the concrete deck and steel girders on the north half of the expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets. on Monday, July 27 the work zone will transition to reopen the north half of the expressway and fully close the south half of the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets. 

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DIXON HALL SUMMER CAMP FUNDRAISER

Dixon Hall is trying to raise $65,000 to help send kids to the Dixon Hall summer camp, and to help ensure program options for those who cannot attend in person. To date, the have raised just over $14,000 towards their goal. Find out more or make a donation.

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NEED A CABBAGETOWN FLAG?

Rick Matthews at the BIA tells us he has Cabbagetown flags in stock if people are interested. You can reach him at bia@cabbagetownto.com

 

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