City/Local News Round-Up ~ Oct. 3 – 9

NEW, TIGHTER RESTRICTIONS TO BEAT THE SURGE

Ontario is imposing stricter measures in Toronto, Ottawa and Peel Region in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the province’s curve climbs ever steeper.

Read the City news release.

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HEALTH MINISTER SAYS DO VIRTUAL THANKSGIVING

Canadians are being advised by health officials to hold virtual Thanksgiving celebrations this year as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in several parts of the country, reports Brooklyn Neustaeter at CTV News. 

The City of Toronto is saying this now as well.

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ActiveTO STILL GOING THIS WEEKEND

River Street (Gerrard to Bayview) and Bayview (Rosedale Valley Road to Front Street) will be closed from 6 am, Saturday Oct. 10 to 11 pm, Monday Oct. 12 as part of the ActiveTO program.

(Thanks to Doug Fisher and the CNR for this post) 

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NEW RULES FOR BARS AND RESTAURANTS

From Thursday October 10, if you’re drinking or dining out in Toronto, you’ll notice that things will be a little different at bars and restaurants now that they are adhering to the new rules put forth by Toronto Medical Officer of Health, says Becky Robertson at BlogTO.

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REUSABLE TAKEOUT CONTAINERS COME TO CABBAGETOWN!

If you order takeout locally, hate the waste, and want to help the environment, an exciting new pilot is coming to Cabbagetown.

Here’s a short news article from City News on this great new service.

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SPOTLIGHT ON NEW CABBAGETOWN FOOD OUTLET

Noushe just moved into 200 Carlton. They are a Persian-inspired kitchen offering catering, a new Food Market and, in November, private dining on site for 6-14 people and cooking classes for up to 5 people. You can order meals online, with delivery in Cabbagetown on Thursdays and Saturdays and curbside pickup on Fridays.  

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ONTARIO’S NEW COVID-19 TESTING RULES

New rules for getting a COVID-19 test in Ontario come into effect this week, meaning you can no longer just show up to an assessment centre, get in line and expect to get tested, reports Mira Miller at BlogTO.

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REMINDER – ROOMING HOUSE INFO SESSION FROM DIXON HALL

Dixon Hall has been tasked with renovating and then running all services at the vacant rooming houses at 502-508 Parliament (just South of the LCBO). They are holding a community information session on Wednesday October 14 to provide an overview of project plans; an anticipated timeline; and a chance for questions from the community.

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THINKING TAKE-OUT FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER?

Can’t be bothered cooking this weekend? A bunch of local restaurants are offering Turkey with all the trimmings. Doug Fisher at The Cabbagetown Neighbourhood Review created a comprehensive list. Just scoot on over and scroll all the way to the bottom. Thanks Doug!

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CABBAGETOWN BIA – COMMUNITY UPDATES

The Cabbagetown BIA has progressed in leaps and bounds since Rick Matthews took over as Executive Director. Here’s his latest Community Update. 

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THE LATEST EDITION OF ‘LIVE GREEN NEWS’ JUST CAME IN

Thought it might be of interest to those of you that like to read about local climate action news around Toronto.

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