City/Local News Round-Up ~ Jun 13-19

CANADA DAY GOES VIRTUAL IN TO (Jun 19)

The City will help Torontonians mark Canada’s 153rd birthday virtually on Wednesday, July 1 through a livestream show, Canada Day 2020. 

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W/E UPDATE ON AMENITIES AND ActiveTO (Jun 19)

Here’s a quick a guide to which City services and amenities are open and which remain closed this weekend.

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THREE SCENARIOS FOR SCHOOL REOPENING (Jun 19)

The Ford government is planning three scenarios for a return to school in September: regular in-class learning, at home learning or a combination of both.

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TORONTO REMAINS IN STAGE 1 (Jun 19) 

York, Durham and Niagara are among the areas allowed to move to stage 2, Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex will remain in stage one until at least next Friday

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TPH EXCEEDS PROVINCIAL TARGETS (Jun 19)

 Each day this week Toronto Public Health has exceeded the provincial target of reaching 90% of cases within 24 hours. A significant accomplishment attributed to the dedicated staff assigned to the response efforts. 

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MASKS MANDATORY ON TTC FROM 7/2 (Jun 18)

the TTC Board has voted in favour of making face coverings or cloth masks mandatory for TTC customers starting July 2, 2020.

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ActiveTO ROAD CLOSURES PROVING POPULAR (Jun 17)

Data shows ActiveTO major road closures are helping people be physically active. This w/e you can walk or cycle on Bayview Avenue from Front Street East to Rosedale Valley Road, and River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue. 

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EMERGENCY ORDERS EXTENDED TO MONTH END (Jun 17)

The Ontario government says it is extending all current emergency orders until June 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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SEEMS IT’S NOT JUST IN CABBAGETOWN (Jun 16)

A new cannabis store is being proposed for Kensington Market, and some local residents are fighting against what they see as dispensary overload in the neighbourhood.

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WANT A FREE PRESTO CARD? (Jun 16)

In an effort to get more people back on public transit, the TTC will be giving out free Presto cards this summer and fall.

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LIKE THAI? THIS ONE LOOKS INTERESTING (Jun 15)

Thai restaurants seem to proliferate in CTown faster than pot shops. But this new one looks interesting – and authentic – Pork Jowl Curry, Beef Tongue Gra Pao…! It also featured in BlogTO yesterday.

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