City/Local News Round-Up ~ Nov 21-27

FOOD INSECURITY EMERGENCY IN CABBAGETOWN

The CRA has come together with all the other local resident’s associations and the Cabbagetown Preservation Association to launch a fundraiser to address the critical and growing problem of food insecurity in our neighbourhood.

Please take a look at the details here and give generously, if you are able.

Thank you to all the residents that have donated so far, we have already raised over $2500 in less than 24 hours, which is fantastic and Dixon Hall is thrilled to bits!  

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PMs COMMENTS ON VACCINE TIMING CONCERNS HEALTH MINISTER

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott said Thursday that recent comments by Justin Trudeau suggesting Canadians may have to wait longer for any approved vaccines are “very concerning”, reports Joshua Freeman at CTV News.

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WINTER CLOTHING DIRIVE/GIVEWAY

Sprucecourt Public School is doing a winter clothing drive. Please share your extra cleaned warm clothes with those who need them.

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JAMES PETER LYNCH

‘Jim’ Lynch of Jim Super Foto in Cabbagetown passed peacefully at Toronto on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 68 years. Dearly loved husband of Rose. Cherished father of Jessica and Olivia. Adored grandfather of Lorenzo. He will be fondly remembered by his extended family members and friends. In lieu of flowers the family requests for donations be made to the Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre.

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CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES MoveTO

The MoveTO action plan plan proposes five key measures that will help make the city’s transportation system more resilient in response to the effects of COVID-19 on Toronto’s overall transportation network, including smart trffic lights and intelligent intersections.

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LANEWAY PROJECT LAUNCHES LANEWAY MANUAL 2.0

“We created the Toronto Laneway Manual 2.0 to join our suite of free resources and share the knowledge we’ve gained while designing and implementing laneway revitalizations in more than 30 neighbourhoods throughout the city.”

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BURNT OUT AND DISMAYED BY ANTIMASKERS

As COVID-19 surges, frontline health-care workers are starting to suffer from burnout. When people protest against masks and don’t social distance with hospitals already at capacity, it only increases the burn out, reports Brooklyn Neustaeter at CTV News.

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CITY TO HELP SMALL BUSINESS BY REOPENING CurbTO

City to re-open registration for CurbTO temporary parking pick-up zones to help support main street businesses while Toronto is in the COVID-19 lockdown.

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LOCAL ROAD CLOSURE THIS WEEKEND

Lake Shore Boulevard East, between Jarvis Street and Parliament Street, as well as part of Sherbourne Street at Lake Shore Boulevard, will be fully closed in both directions on Saturday from 6am to 3 pm to accommodate filming. Part of the filming will include stunt driving sequences! 

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TEN OPTIONS FOR CHRISTMAS TREE DELIVERY

Christmas tree delivery options in Toronto are here to save the holidays, taking the the stress out of one of the most labour-intensive parts of the holiday, reports Amy Carlberg at BlogTO.

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ONTARIO MOVES TO CAP DELIVERY APP FEES

Ontario is set to cap the fees third-party delivery apps impose on restaurants in regions where indoor dining is prohibited, in a bid to protect what profits restaurants can still make during the COVID-19 pandemic, reports CBC News.

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CRA HOLIDAY LIGHTS – HEADS UP

This holiday season we’re all going to need some extra festive cheer. So we’re adding new prizes to the CRA Holiday Lights Competition, to encourage everyone to put on an extra special show this year. More details in next week’s news update.

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CITY’S WelcomeTO  INITIATIVE ADDS 60 KM OF NEW TRAILS 

Mayor Tory announces the city is working on a plan to provide as much space as possible so residents can get outside and enjoy the fresh air this winter, reports Mira Miller at BlogTO.

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CANADA’S HOMELESS STRUGGLE IN COVID-19 WINTER

Across the country, people are under stay at home advisories, but when you don’t have a place to live, following those guidelines and staying safe from the virus is a huge challenge, reports CTV News.

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EVERY NEW NETFLIX TITLE COMING IN DECEMBER

What better thing to do than curl up with Netflix and a cup of cocoa on a chilly winter night. Here’s the complete list from Toronto Life.

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