City/Local News Round-Up ~ May 30-Jun 5

WEEKEND UPDATE ON SERVICES/AMENITIES/ActiveTO ( Jun 5)

The City has kindly provided a comprehensive guide on which services and amenities are open and which remain closed this weekend.

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QUIET STREETS FOR WARD 13 (Jun 5)

Quiet Streets is designed to provide shared space within communities through the installation of signage and temporary barricades to limit traffic to local vehicle access only.

The Quiet Streets team has installed routes in both St. Jamestown and Regent Park. These routes include:

  • Earl St from Sherbourne St to Bleecker St
  • Bleecker St from Howard St to Wellesley St E
  • Wellesley St E from Parliament St going east to Wellesley Park
  • Spruce St from Sackville St to River St
  • Sackville St from Wellesley St E to Queen St E
  • Sumach St from Wellesley St E to Gerrard St E

(Thanks to Councillor Wong Tam for this update)

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RESTAURANTS/PERSONAL SVCS. ADVISED TO PREP. FOR SAFE REOPENING (Jun 5)

City provides guidance to safely reopen restaurants for indoor and outdoor dining, and personal service settings for personal care services once provincial orders are lifted for these sectors of the economy.

The city has close to 8,000 restaurants and 3,500 personal service providers (including hair salons and barbers, tattoo parlours, nail salons and aesthetic services) 

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MORE, BIGGER PATIOS THIS SUMMER (Jun 4)

The City will allow restaurants and bars to expand their patios — increasing the number of tables outside — once establishments are given the green light to open for more than takeout and delivery.

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APPRECIATING SPRUCECOURT TEACHERS (Jun 3)

Do your kids go to Sprucecourt? Find out how you can give thanks to your kids teachers – or indeed any of the other great folk that work at Sprucecourt Public School.

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CANNABIS OUTLET AT 307 WELLESLEY STREET EAST (Jun 3)

A lot of Cabbagetown residents have expressed concerns about the proposed location of a Cannabis store at 307 Wellesley Street East.

Councillor Wong Tam has sent this letter to the AGCO, following requests to put her support behind residents objections. 

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STREET FOOD VENDORS TO RESUME OPERATIONS (Jan 3)

City announces that street food vendors, food trucks and ice cream trucks can resume operations just in time for this year’s summer vending season. 

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ROAD CLOSURES FOR ActiveTO THIS WEEKEND (Jun 3)

the City will close some major roads this weekend, making roadway available for walking, running and biking, as part of ActiveTO. The two closures close to Cabbagetown are: 

  • River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue
  • Bayview Avenue from Mill Street to Rosedale Valley Road

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STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED THRU JUNE 30 (Jun 3)

The Ontario government will extend all emergency orders by another 28 days, following vote in legislature.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR (VIRTUAL) CRA AGM  (Jun 2)

In the face of the continuing state of emergency, the CRA has decided to hold its AGM on-line on June 11 at 7pm. More details to be shared in due course. 

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