City/Local News Round-Up, May 23- 29

MORE CITY SERVICES AND AMENITIES OPENED (May 29)

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

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TORONTO CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS (May 29)

City Council met virtually on May 28 for the first time. Here are all the highlights of the meeting.

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CITY LOOKING TO EXTEND WORK FROM HOME (May 29)

Mayor John Tory announced that the City of Toronto, a number of other major downtown employers plus Toronto’s post-secondary institutions, will continue to support employees working from home until September at the earliest. 

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ActiveTO WILL EXPAND BIKE NETWORK (May 28) 

City Council Approves the installation of approximately 25 kilometres of new bikeways, for a total of approximately 40 kilometres of on-street cycling lanes approved for accelerated installation in 2020, as part of the ActiveTO program.

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EMERGENCY ORDERS EXTENDED (May 27)

Ontario has extended emergency orders until June 9.

These include the closure of outdoor playgrounds, play structures and equipment, public swimming pools and outdoor water facilities, as well as bars and restaurants (except for takeout and delivery). Restrictions on social gatherings of more than five people also stay in place.

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COVID19 PRIMARILY A TORONTO AREA PROBLEM (May 27)

More than 76% of new infections are in the GTA, CBC News analysis finds.

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ARE YOUR BOXWOODS SICKLY? (May 23)

There’s an outbreak of Boxwood Leaf Miner in our neighbourhood and it’s a serious and very infectious pest. We received this email from a local resident about the problem.

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CHARITY MASK DRIVE (May 23)

Our colleagues at Cabbagetown South Residents Assoc. are doing a fundraiser and have some great masks for sale. All proceeds are going to local charities: CYC, Central Neighbourhod House and Young St Mission.

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CANNABIS STORES IN CABBAGETOWN (May 22)

There are lots of people that seem to want to open Cannabis stores in Cabbagetown. There are four applications to date, plus at least one more in progress. 

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ARE SQUIRRELS DRIVING YOU NUTS? (May 2020)

Is it just me, or are there way more squirrels in our gardens than ever before? One thing that will help is limiting their access to food – please don’t feed them! Check out this neat video that shows just how cunningly they can access your bird food!  

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