City/Local News Round-Up ~ Jun 6-12

CITY WEEKEND UPDATE – AMENITIES AND ActiveTO (Jun 12)

The City continues to safely and gradually open services and amenities for residents to enjoy this weekend. Find out all the details here.

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CITY WORKING TO REOPEN FARMERS MARKETS (Jun 12)

The City is working with market organizers to safely reopen farmers’ markets usually located on 22 City sites. St. Lawrence Market outdoor market opens Saturday.

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CITY WORKING TO REOPEN CHILDCARE CENTRES (Jun 12)

The City is beginning a phased approach to reopening City-run licensed child care centres starting Monday, June 29 with the enhanced health and safety measures to keep children, their families and child care centre workers safe.

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NOW YOU CAN BUILD A SOCIAL BUBBLE! (Jun 12)

As new daily cases of COVID-19 continue to decline in Ontario, the Ford government is allowing people anywhere in the province to build “social circles” of up to 10 people that can include family and friends.

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TORONTO IS GROWING FAST (Jun 11)

Toronto is the fastest growing city in North America, in terms of population growth, according to research from the Centre for Urban Research and Land Development at Ryerson University.

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CALLS TO RENAME DUNDAS STREET (Jun 11)

A petition has been started to get the City to consider changing the name of Dundas Street, named after Henry Dundas, a powerful politician known for obstructing the abolition of slavery in Great Britain.

(Thanks to our colleagues at the CSRA for this story)

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ActiveTO UP TO 65KM OF QUIET STREETS (Jun 10)

The City has now delivered 65 kilometres of Quiet Streets along 32 neighbourhood routes across Toronto, through its ActiveTO program.

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CITY LAUNCHES SwimTO (Jun 10)

Mayor John Tory announces SwimTO – a quick-start program to expedite the opening of the City’s beaches, outdoor pools, wading pools and splash pads. City staff are preparing now so that outdoor aquatic amenities can be opened when Toronto enters Stage 2.

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CITY TO OFFER CampTO PROGRAMS (Jun 10)

The City will begin to offer summer camps across the city starting on July 13 as part of its CampTO initiative, following the Province of Ontario announcement that summer day camps can operate during the Province’s Stage 2 reopening.

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CALLS TO DEFUND/REBALANCE TPS BUDGET (Jun 9)  

Councillor Josh Matlow, with support from Ward 13 Councillor  Kristyn Wong-Tam, wants to defund the city’s police force by 10 per cent and redirect the savings towards community investments.

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CPA PLANT SHARING DAY (Jun 9)

June 14th, 10:00am – 5:00pm is CPA Plant Sharing Day. Do you have plants to share after splitting? Would you like a new plant?

Get all the details on this way to celebrate Spring while socially distancing

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CABBAGETOWN FARMERS MARKET NEWS (Jun 9)

The Farmers Market has confirmed that its first pick-up market will be taking place on Tuesday June 16th on the patio of House on Parliament. Here are all the details and the link to their online store.

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BIKE SHARE TORONTO EXPANDS COVERAGE (Jun 9)

Bike Share Toronto announces program expansion which will bring Bike Sharing to 20 of Toronto’s 25 Wards. 

Expansion adds 1,850 new bicycles, 160 stations and 3,615 docking points to the network, bringing system totals to 6,850 bikes, 625 stations, 12,000 docking points.

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SOME REGIONS MOVING TO STAGE 2 RE-OPENING ((Jun 8)

Lot of businesses, including restaurants, hair salons and malls, will be allowed to reopen as of Friday in some parts of Ontario, except the Toronto-area and a few other regions, as the province enters Stage 2 of its restart phase through a regional approach.

Full list of business that can re-open in Phase 2 

 

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