City/Local News Round-Up ~ June 20-26

ALL POOLS AND SPLASH-PADS OPEN BY SAT 27 JUNE

The City began opening its outdoor aquatic amenities this week, beginning with splash pads on Wednesday. All 140 splash pad locations across Toronto will be open by tomorrow.  capacity at outdoor pools will be reduced to 25 per cent.

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CITY UPDATE ON SERVICES AND ActiveTO THIS W/E  

The City continues to safely and gradually open services and amenities. residents heading outside this weekend are reminded of the importance of washing/sanitizing their hands often, staying within their social circle of no more than 10 people, avoiding crowds, practicing physical distancing, and wearing a face covering where this is difficult 

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TORONTO ENTERS PHASE 2 REOPENING 

The City of Toronto enters Stage 2 reopening Wednesday June 25. This means the safe restart of some services and businesses including restaurants and bars with patios, personal care services, shopping malls and select recreational spaces such as splash pads and pools.

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STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED TO JULY 15

A PC motion tabled last Wednesday to extend Ontario’s ongoing state of emergency until at least July 15 has passed in the legislature. 

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MORE ActiveTO CYCLING CONNECTIONS ADDED 

Two major downtown ActiveTO cycling network connections, on parts of University Avenue/Queen’s Park Crescent and Bloor Street, will be installed before the weekend.

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TORONTO ISLAND FERRY SERVICES TO RESUME

The City will resume its public ferry service to Toronto Island Park on June 27. The ferries will operate at 50 per cent maximum capacity, with a number of COVID-19 guidelines and procedures in place to protect passengers and staff. 

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REGISTRATIONS FOR CampTO OPEN UP WEDNESDAY

The City is offering summer camps across Toronto beginning July 13 as part of its CampTO initiative.  

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HOW COVID HAS IMPACTED THE ECONOMY 

A neat set of charts and data from CBC about how COVID19 has changed Canada’s economy for the worse – but also for the better.

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LIST OF SHOPPING MALLS REOPENING 

Selected shopping malls in Toronto are reopening on June 24 as the city enters Stage 2 of Ontario’s regional approach to reopening the province.

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CITY SEEKS RESIDENT INPUT ON RECOVERY/ REBUILD 

An online survey, as well as tips and tools for hosting your own discussion is now available at www.Toronto.ca/RecoveryRebuild. The survey is open until June 30, 2020.

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LIFEGUARDS RETURN TO T.O. BEACHES 

 Lifeguards will now supervise swim areas from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily to make it easier for Torontonians to cool down outdoors.

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