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City of Toronto supports province-wide Shutdown as COVID-19 cases increase

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Today, the Province of Ontario announced the entire province will move into the Shutdown Zone under the provincial COVID-19 response framework at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 3.

Toronto has been in the Grey Zone since March 8, with some modifications made to ease restrictions. As of Saturday morning, Toronto will join the rest of Ontario in the Shutdown Zone. In Shutdown, fitness classes and training, personal care services and indoor and outdoor dining are not permitted. Indoor social gatherings are prohibited, and outdoor social gatherings are limited to five or fewer people, with very limited exceptions. All persons attending any kind of permitted gathering must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from any other person they do not live with.

Torontonians age 60 or older eligible for vaccination at City-operated immunization clinics starting Friday

Starting tomorrow, Friday, April 2 at 8 a.m., the City of Toronto has expanded COVID-19 vaccine availability to individuals born in 1961 and earlier. Torontonians aged 60 or older are now eligible to make vaccination appointments online or by phone for City-run COVID-19 immunization clinics and some health partner clinics. Currently, anyone over the age of 70 is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Short-term rental operators in Toronto must file and pay the Municipal Accommodation Tax for the 2021 first quarter by April 30

Short-term rental operators renting homes or rooms for periods of less than 28 consecutive days must be registered with the City of Toronto. In addition, operators need to collect and pay a four per cent Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) on rental revenues. Today, the City launched an online MAT reporting tool. All short-term rental operators are required to report and submit their MAT payment for the first quarter of 2021 by April 30.

City of Toronto vaccination clinics open throughout Easter weekend for eligible residents

The City of Toronto vaccine clinics will be open throughout the Easter weekend to continue to vaccinate all people age 70 and older against COVID-19.

To date, more than 493,867 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto by the City, hospitals, healthcare partners, and pharmacies. More than 71,268 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-run clinic.

Metrolinx considers significant design change to above-ground section of $11-billion Ontario Line

Friday, March 26, 2021 By Ben Spurr, Toronto Star

Metrolinx is considering significant design changes for a section of the Ontario Line subway, frustrating community groups who say the transit agency isn’t being transparent about how the $11-billion project will impact their neighbourhoods.

The proposed change would affect the contentious two-kilometre portion of the

City of Toronto COVID-19 immunization clinic appointments available to seniors age 70 and older starting tomorrow

The City of Toronto will expand COVID-19 vaccine availability to individuals born in 1951 and earlier as of tomorrow, March 27.

Starting tomorrow at 8 a.m., seniors age 70 or older in 2021 will be able to register to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Eligible seniors can book appointments through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on www.toronto.ca/covid-19 or book by phone through the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488 (TTY 1-866-797-0007). More information on booking options is available on the Province’s What to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine webpage: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-covid-19-vaccine#how-to-schedule-a-vaccination.

City of Toronto increasing funding for shelter safety measures and working with partners on COVID-19 vaccination for those experiencing homelessness

The City of Toronto is making an additional $3 million available to all shelters, 24-hour respites sites, temporary response programs and daytime drop-ins to support implementation of additional Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) measures. The measures respond to the emergence of COVID-19 variants of concern (VOCs), which create increased risk due to their potentially greater transmissibility.

City of Toronto and partners announce Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan

Today, the City of Toronto announced the Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan, a multi-faceted plan to help ensure vulnerable residents and seniors can access COVID-19 vaccinations by removing barriers to transportation and making it easier to travel to clinics.

This program is intended for those who have limited transportation options or who cannot afford transportation to vaccination appointments. Starting March 29, the City is piloting transportation options for seniors aged 75 years old and over by extending service hours for assisted ride services provided by community organizations.

City of Toronto launches Toronto Clean Energy Partnership to boost trade and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions

Today, the City of Toronto launched the Toronto Clean Energy Partnership to support a consortium of more than 30 Toronto clean technology companies in developing and bidding on international green infrastructure projects in Central and Eastern Europe.

The Partnership was launched today by Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City's Economic and Community Development Committee and reaffirms the City's position as a global leader in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

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