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CITY UPDATE ON SERVICES AND ActiveTO THIS W/E  

Update from the City on things that are open this weekend. 

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UPDATE ON CANNABIS STORE AT 307 WELLESLEY

Several residents lodged submissions in objection to the location of a  Cannabis store on a residential street. The AGCO has confirmed that the Registrar is reviewing these submissions but they cannot provide a date by which this will be completed. However the AGCO did confirm that:

“Individuals that filed written submissions before the public notice deadline, will receive a letter from us. It will either state that the Registrar has deemed the issuance of the licence at the location to not be contrary to the public interest, or contrary to the public interest.”

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MAX 10 PERSON SOCIAL CIRCLES HERE FOR A WHILE

Premier Doug Ford says 10 person limit will likely last until at least January — unless a vaccine emerges first.

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PERMIT PARKING ENFORCEMENT RESUMES 

Enforcement of City of Toronto Residential On-Street Permit Parking program to resume August 14 at midnight.

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS ~ JUL 28-29

Check out the highlights of the latest Toronto City Council meeting from the end of July.

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CITY ANNOUNCES FAMILY WELL-BEING PLAN

The Mayor announced the Family Well-Being Plan developed in partnership with community agencies and social service providers, to highlight the supports available to those who may be experiencing family violence during the pandemic.

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TTC SAFETY UPDATE

The TTC has shared an overview of measures it continues to take to provide safe and accessible transit for our customers, along with additional safety and COVID-19 related information. 

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502-508 PARLIAMENT STREET TO BE RENOVATED

The City has announced progress on the partnership between the City of Toronto, Dixon Hall and Toronto Community Housing to renovate and revitalize affordable, supportive, multi-tenant (rooming house) units at 502-508 Parliament St. (next to the LCBO). Revitalization to proceed this fall and be ready for occupancy in spring 2021.

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COVID-19 CONTACT TRACING APP. NOW AVAILABLE

If you haven’t heard via your cell phone, the Govt. has launched a safe and secure contact tracing app. 

 

DINE-IN RESTAURANTS/BARS PERMITTED TO OPEN FRIDAY

Under the Province of Ontario’s Stage 3 order, which takes effect Friday July 31, restaurants and bars will be permitted to offer indoor dine-in service.

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CITY UPDATE ON SERVICES AND ActiveTO THIS W/E  

Update from the City on things that are open this weekend. 

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ONTARIO COVID19 CASES DIPS BELOW 100

For the first time since March 24 Ontario has reported fewer than 100 new cases of COVID-19.

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MASKS NOW MANDATORY IN APARTMENTS AND CONDOMINIUMS

City Council has voted in favour of a temporary bylaw requiring masks or face coverings in common areas in apartments and condominiums to protect the health and safety of our communities. 

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HOW THE CITY PLANS TO MANAGE COVID19 DEBT

 City Council voted to adopt the recommendations of a report to address the experienced and anticipated financial impacts of the pandemic and proposed options for mitigation.

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WHAT CAN  REOPEN IN STAGE 3?

Here’s the official list of businesses that can reopen in Stage 3, care of BlogTO.

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TORONTO MOVES TO STAGE 3 

Toronto and Peel Region will move into Stage 3 of Ontario’s COVID-19 recovery plan this Friday, as the province reported its fewest number of new cases since March 23.

Read A framework for reopening our Province – Phase 3 for details on what this means and the restrictions that will remain in place. 

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DON’T RETIRE THOSE SWEAT PANTS JUST YET!

Working from home in Ontario will be recommended for the ‘foreseeable future’ after Health Minister Christine Elliott said that Ontario will remain in Stage 3 until there is a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19.

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SWIMMING WARNINGS AT SOME CITY BEACHES

Unfortunately for anyone looking to cool of at a local beach, officials are warning about high levels of E. coli at some of the most popular ones.

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RIVERDALE FARM GETS $200,000 DONATION

The animals at Cabbagetown’s Riverdale Farm should be getting some new digs and more, thanks to a surprise $200,000 gift from a long-time admirer who died last year. 

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Q&A WITH CITY’S CHIEF CONTACT TRACER

Omar Ozaldin leads a team of disease detectives, dedicated to stopping the spread of Covid-19. He talks to Toronto Life about the challenges of the job, how helpful Torontonians can be, and what will happen if we get a dreaded second wave.

 

CITY UPDATE ON SERVICES AND ActiveTO THIS W/E  

The City continues to safely and gradually open services and amenities across Toronto.

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CITY TO PROVIDE FREE OUTDOOR PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

The City has launched two new outdoor recreation initiatives for children and youth. ParksPlayTO and Summer in the 6IX will help animate up to 100 local Toronto parks and outdoor spaces this summer.

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CABBAGETOWN FESTIVAL CANCELLED

The City has cancelled all city permits to September 30, 2020, effectively cancelling both the Cabbagetown Festival and the Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Sale for this year.  

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ONTARIO EXTENDS EMERGENCY ORDERS TO JULY 29

The provincial government has once again extended pandemic emergency orders currently in place under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act , until at least July 29.

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WHEN WILL A SECOND WAVE HIT?

As Ontario continues its downward trend of COVID-19 cases attention is gradually beginning to focus on preparing for a potential second wave of the deadly virus.

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TORONTO MASK LAW NEEDS CLARIFICATION

Some business owners and experts in employment law say Toronto’s mandatory mask bylaw is creating issues because it’s unclear for some and puts the onus on businesses to enforce it.

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BIKE SHARE TORONTO AND CAA FORM NEW PARTNERSHIP

The agreement continues the CAAs official sponsorship of Free Ride Wednesdays. It also provides CAA members and CAA On the Move members with special offers on bike share membership and rides through its CAA Rewards Program.

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STAGE 3 REOPENING PLANS

Ontario has released its plan for Stage 3 of reopening, including the resumption of indoor dining at restaurants and bars, opening of gyms and an increase in the limit on gathering sizes. The GTA is not included yet.

Here’s the phase 3 reopening framework from the Province.

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COMMUNITY CENTRES AND INDOOR POOLS OPEN NEXT WEEK

Mayor Tory announces that City community centres, recreation centres and indoor pools will be reopening on Monday, July 20. 

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RIVERDALE FARM BACK UP AND RUNNING

Riverdale Farm is welcoming visitors again starting Tuesday July 14, as Toronto eases pandemic restrictions that had kept the facility closed.

 

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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KEEPING COOL IN CABBAGETOWN!

A Sackville Street resident emailed, telling us that her husband encountered a naked lady in the side alley of their house using their garden hose to shower! Now that doesn’t happen every day. 

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – CANADIAN ART IN ISOLATION

we received an email from @cndartforecast asking for submissions on a project to help seniors fill their time in isolation with the therapeutic quality of art. through a community-based arts initiative called Canadian Art in Isolation.

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CABBAGETOWN FARMERS MARKET RETURNS

The Market returns to Riverdale Park on Tuesday July 14, 3 to 7 pm.  Extra steps will be taken to ensure everyone’s safety including a one-way flow from the main entrance. Riverdale Park West, Winchester and Sumach.

(Thanks to Doug Fisher at Cabbagetown Neighbourhood Review for this news item)

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PARKING RESTRICTIONS AT BEACHES 

The City of Toronto is stepping up enforcement, restricting evening parking at beaches this weekend. Cherry Beach is on the list.

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CITY UPDATE ON STAGE 2 REOPENING PROCESS

The City is entering its third week in Stage 2 of the provincial reopening framework. Here are the details of where things are at.

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MASKS MANDATORY FROM JULY 7

Masks are now mandatory in many parts on Ontario as cities have enacted bylaws to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Make sure you know what the rules are and what regions and cities have policies in place.

Related news release from the City of Toronto. 

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CITY REOPENS OUTDOOR SPORT AND MULTI-USE FIELDS

Starting July 6 the City of Toronto’s outdoor sport and multi-use fields are open for team training and permits will be issued to organizations for the remainder of the 2020 summer season.

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AUTOMATED SPEED ENFORCEMENT IN EFFECT

The City of Toronto’s 50 Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras will begin issuing tickets to speeding vehicles from July 6.

There is a speed camera at Spruce and Gifford.

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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OUTDOOR POOLS STAYING OPEN LATE

Temperatures in the city are soaring and will continue to hover around 35 C for the next few days, so city swimming pools hours are being extended.

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TORONTO PARKING ENFORCEMENT RESUMES

Parking enforcement will return to normal in the next several weeks as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease.

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METROLINX INSTALLS PLASTIC BARRIERS

Next time you’re taking the GO train, things may look a little different. 

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WALL MURALS TO CELEBRATE FRONTLINE WORKERS

Mayor Tory announces that a new series of wall murals painted by local street, mural and graffiti artists will celebrate Toronto’s frontline workers, first responders and volunteers as part of the StART Frontline Heroes Art Project.

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CITY MAKES MASKS MANDATORY INDOORS

Toronto city council has voted to make non-medical masks and face coverings mandatory in indoor public spaces to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Here are all the places you’ll be required to wear a face mask or covering in Toronto.

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POLICE STILL SEARCHING FOR STABBING SUSPECT

The suspect in the stabbing incident at Wellesley and Ontario Streets is still at large. Sadly the victim died in the attack.

Update: June 30 – suspect arrested and charged.

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MASK REMINDER FROM THE TTC

Don’t forget that masks are mandatory on all TTC vehicles from July 2. Read about staying safe on public transit

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BIKE THIEVES ARE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

A resident advised us that his locked bike has been stolen from his back yard. Other similar thefts have been mentioned on ‘Life In Cabbagetown’. Remember, keep bikes out of sight and be prepared to invest in locks that reflect the value of your bike. Better still, keep them indoors.

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A PARK AT THE END OF PARLIAMENT STREET?

Some local residents have started a petition to get the Google Sidewalks space re-zoned as public parkland. If you like this idea,
you can support the petition here.
 

 

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.

CANADA DAY GOES VIRTUAL IN TO (Jun 19)

The City will help Torontonians mark Canada’s 153rd birthday virtually on Wednesday, July 1 through a livestream show, Canada Day 2020. 

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W/E UPDATE ON AMENITIES AND ActiveTO (Jun 19)

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

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THREE SCENARIOS FOR SCHOOL REOPENING (Jun 19)

The Ford government is planning three scenarios for a return to school in September: regular in-class learning, at home learning or a combination of both.

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TORONTO REMAINS IN STAGE 1 (Jun 19) 

York, Durham and Niagara are among the areas allowed to move to stage 2, Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex will remain in stage one until at least next Friday

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TPH EXCEEDS PROVINCIAL TARGETS (Jun 19)

 Each day this week Toronto Public Health has exceeded the provincial target of reaching 90% of cases within 24 hours. A significant accomplishment attributed to the dedicated staff assigned to the response efforts. 

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MASKS MANDATORY ON TTC FROM 7/2 (Jun 18)

the TTC Board has voted in favour of making face coverings or cloth masks mandatory for TTC customers starting July 2, 2020.

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ActiveTO ROAD CLOSURES PROVING POPULAR (Jun 17)

Data shows ActiveTO major road closures are helping people be physically active. This w/e you can walk or cycle on Bayview Avenue from Front Street East to Rosedale Valley Road, and River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue. 

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EMERGENCY ORDERS EXTENDED TO MONTH END (Jun 17)

The Ontario government says it is extending all current emergency orders until June 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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SEEMS IT’S NOT JUST IN CABBAGETOWN (Jun 16)

A new cannabis store is being proposed for Kensington Market, and some local residents are fighting against what they see as dispensary overload in the neighbourhood.

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WANT A FREE PRESTO CARD? (Jun 16)

In an effort to get more people back on public transit, the TTC will be giving out free Presto cards this summer and fall.

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LIKE THAI? THIS ONE LOOKS INTERESTING (Jun 15)

Thai restaurants seem to proliferate in CTown faster than pot shops. But this new one looks interesting – and authentic – Pork Jowl Curry, Beef Tongue Gra Pao…! It also featured in BlogTO yesterday.

CITY WEEKEND UPDATE – AMENITIES AND ActiveTO (Jun 12)

The City continues to safely and gradually open services and amenities for residents to enjoy this weekend. Find out all the details here.

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CITY WORKING TO REOPEN FARMERS MARKETS (Jun 12)

The City is working with market organizers to safely reopen farmers’ markets usually located on 22 City sites. St. Lawrence Market outdoor market opens Saturday.

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CITY WORKING TO REOPEN CHILDCARE CENTRES (Jun 12)

The City is beginning a phased approach to reopening City-run licensed child care centres starting Monday, June 29 with the enhanced health and safety measures to keep children, their families and child care centre workers safe.

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NOW YOU CAN BUILD A SOCIAL BUBBLE! (Jun 12)

As new daily cases of COVID-19 continue to decline in Ontario, the Ford government is allowing people anywhere in the province to build “social circles” of up to 10 people that can include family and friends.

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TORONTO IS GROWING FAST (Jun 11)

Toronto is the fastest growing city in North America, in terms of population growth, according to research from the Centre for Urban Research and Land Development at Ryerson University.

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CALLS TO RENAME DUNDAS STREET (Jun 11)

A petition has been started to get the City to consider changing the name of Dundas Street, named after Henry Dundas, a powerful politician known for obstructing the abolition of slavery in Great Britain.

(Thanks to our colleagues at the CSRA for this story)

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ActiveTO UP TO 65KM OF QUIET STREETS (Jun 10)

The City has now delivered 65 kilometres of Quiet Streets along 32 neighbourhood routes across Toronto, through its ActiveTO program.

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CITY LAUNCHES SwimTO (Jun 10)

Mayor John Tory announces SwimTO – a quick-start program to expedite the opening of the City’s beaches, outdoor pools, wading pools and splash pads. City staff are preparing now so that outdoor aquatic amenities can be opened when Toronto enters Stage 2.

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CITY TO OFFER CampTO PROGRAMS (Jun 10)

The City will begin to offer summer camps across the city starting on July 13 as part of its CampTO initiative, following the Province of Ontario announcement that summer day camps can operate during the Province’s Stage 2 reopening.

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CALLS TO DEFUND/REBALANCE TPS BUDGET (Jun 9)  

Councillor Josh Matlow, with support from Ward 13 Councillor  Kristyn Wong-Tam, wants to defund the city’s police force by 10 per cent and redirect the savings towards community investments.

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CPA PLANT SHARING DAY (Jun 9)

June 14th, 10:00am – 5:00pm is CPA Plant Sharing Day. Do you have plants to share after splitting? Would you like a new plant?

Get all the details on this way to celebrate Spring while socially distancing

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CABBAGETOWN FARMERS MARKET NEWS (Jun 9)

The Farmers Market has confirmed that its first pick-up market will be taking place on Tuesday June 16th on the patio of House on Parliament. Here are all the details and the link to their online store.

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BIKE SHARE TORONTO EXPANDS COVERAGE (Jun 9)

Bike Share Toronto announces program expansion which will bring Bike Sharing to 20 of Toronto’s 25 Wards. 

Expansion adds 1,850 new bicycles, 160 stations and 3,615 docking points to the network, bringing system totals to 6,850 bikes, 625 stations, 12,000 docking points.

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SOME REGIONS MOVING TO STAGE 2 RE-OPENING ((Jun 8)

Lot of businesses, including restaurants, hair salons and malls, will be allowed to reopen as of Friday in some parts of Ontario, except the Toronto-area and a few other regions, as the province enters Stage 2 of its restart phase through a regional approach.

Full list of business that can re-open in Phase 2 

 

The City of Toronto is continuing to safely and gradually open services and amenities for residents to enjoy this weekend. Residents are reminded to follow public health advice to practise physical distancing or wear a face covering or non-medical mask to protect others when in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Below is a guide to which City services and amenities are open and which remain closed this weekend:

St. Lawrence Market

The outdoor season of the Saturday Farmers Market will begin on Saturday, June 13. Outdoor farmers will be located on Market Street between The Esplanade and Wilton Street. Other farmers will continue to operate inside the temporary market at 125 The Esplanade. Lineup areas for the indoor and outdoor farmers will continue to start on Market Street for entrance to both areas.

On Saturdays, the Farmers Market currently sees the highest number of customers early to mid-morning. Customers are strongly encouraged to wear a non-medical mask or face covering while shopping at the Market.

ActiveTO major road closures and Quiet Streets
More than 10 kilometres of ActiveTO Major Roads will again be closed this weekend, from Saturday, June 13 at 6 a.m. until Sunday, June 14 at 11 p.m.:
•       Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes only) from Windermere Avenue to Stadium Road. As a result, the eastbound Gardiner Expressway off ramp to Lake Shore Boulevard West (exit #146) will also be closed.
•       Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes only) from Leslie Street to just south of Woodbine Avenue (Kew Beach Avenue)
•       Bayview Avenue from Front Street East to Rosedale Valley Road, and River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue.

Residents planning to use Major Road Closures should access them by bike or as a pedestrian as nearby parking is limited and there is no site parking available.

The City also announced that 65 kilometres of Quiet Streets are now available to local residents throughout the city in time for this weekend. Quiet Streets are shared neighbourhood streets for walking, running, biking and slow moving local traffic only.

An online map is available to residents with locations that have been installed as part of CurbTO for businesses (pickup zones and pedestrian zones) and installed ActiveTO locations for residents. Residents can view the map at http://www.toronto.ca/activeTO.

City parks and amenities

City park amenities open this weekend include:
•       picnic shelters
•       soccer and multi-use outdoor fields, including running tracks in parks
•       baseball diamonds and basketball courts
•       some public tennis courts and pickleball courts
•       lawn bowling and outdoor bocce
•       off-leash dog parks
•       BMX locations and skateboard parks
•       City-run golf courses and disc golf locations
•       ravine green spaces, beaches, trails and boardwalks for walking, running or biking
•       fishing with a licence, boating, kayaking and canoeing

If a resident arrives at a park that is crowded, they are advised to visit a different park or return at a later time when there are fewer people.

Park amenities that remain closed include some public washrooms, playgrounds, outdoor exercise equipment, swimming pools, fixed barbecues, wading pools and splash pads. Greenhouses, nurseries and conservatories, High Park Zoo, Riverdale Farm and farmers markets’ that typically operate in City parks or civic squares also remain closed.

Permits for soccer, multi-use fields and baseball diamonds continue to be cancelled. Individuals are not permitted to play team sports, such as soccer, basketball or baseball, even on fields or courts intended for this purpose unless they are members of the same household.

There is no public ferry access to Toronto Island Park. The ferry will continue running for Island residents only.

City beaches

Toronto beaches remain open. Beaches are not closed under Province of Ontario’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Toronto beaches are open, there are no lifeguards on duty. Swimming without a lifeguard is not recommended.

As part of the SwimTO plan, lifeguards will return to six of Toronto’s swimming beaches on Monday, June 22. Lifeguards will supervise each location daily from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Public washroom facilities

More than 50 parks washroom sites are open to the public this weekend. An additional 150 washrooms are being opened in phases through mid-June. Staff have worked with Toronto Public Health on guidelines for the safe opening of washrooms and other amenities. In addition, the City has opened a number of facilities with showers, washrooms, and drinking water for all individuals in need of these services. A list of locations and health guidelines for washrooms are available on the City Services webpage.

Residents using public washrooms should maintain a distance of two metres or six feet from others at all times while waiting in line, and should wash hands or use hand sanitizer. It is also recommended that cloth face coverings are worn, especially when physical distancing is difficult.

Park parking lots

Most Toronto Parks’ parking lots in City parks are open this weekend. Three lots will remain closed: Sir Casimir Gzowski, Sunnyside and Woodbine. The parking lot at High Park continues to be closed on weekends.

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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