The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Today, the Province of Ontario announced Toronto will be moving into the Grey Zone of the Lockdown Regulation under Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework at of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 8. A move to the Grey Zone will better align Toronto restrictions with surrounding regions and help Toronto’s economy as retail businesses are permitted to open for limited in-person shopping.
The City of Toronto’s 50 Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) devices will begin rotating to the third round of locations in May to reduce speeding at more areas with safety concerns, encourage a wide-ranging deterrent effect and raise public awareness about the need to slow down and obey posted speed limits.
As per provincial guidelines, warning signs have been installed at all new locations to warn drivers in advance. Warning letters will not be issued in lieu of tickets.
March 5, 2021
City of Toronto’s Natural Ice Rink program helps residents stay active this winter
As part of its Welcome T.O. Winter parks plan this season, the City of Toronto worked closely with community groups to facilitate 46 natural ice rinks in parks across the city. Every winter, residents build and maintain natural rinks on parkland, providing a family-friendly and safe recreation activity in parks across Toronto.
The City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health are working with the Province of Ontario and health sector and community partners to vaccinate people across Toronto as quickly as possible to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Government of Canada is responsible for obtaining the supply of COVID-19 vaccines; the Province has responsibility for distributing the vaccines and identifying priority groups established under the Province’s framework; and Toronto is responsible for supporting the administration of the vaccine in accordance with provincial prioritization and scheduling frameworks as vaccines are provided by the Province.
The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Today, Mayor John Tory, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa and Fire Chief and General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management Matthew Pegg provided an update on the City’s measures to combat the resurgence of the virus in Toronto. Mayor Tory and Dr. de Villa explained the City is requesting to move to the Grey Zone next week.
(March 1, 2021) Toronto, ON — East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP), the Ontario Health Team (OHT) serving East Toronto, is preparing for increased supply of COVID-19 vaccines with a COVID-19 Immunization Plan for East Toronto. Developed in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Toronto Public Health (TPH), the Plan includes COVID-19 immunization clinics,
Today, Mayor John Tory, Chair of the Board of Health Councillor Joe Cressy, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa and Fire Chief and General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management Matthew Pegg shared details of the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program and provided an update on collaboration with health sector immunization partners.
In alignment with the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, the City and Toronto Public Health have built a robust program for the administration of vaccines in Toronto. The City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program is founded on public health and clinical expertise and is informed by engagement and collaboration with partners and diverse populations and communities, including the health sector and Indigenous and Black communities. The program builds on Toronto Public Health’s 2016 Mass Immunization Clinic Plan, which was tested during the 2017 emergency exercise EpicTO, and Toronto Public Health’s longstanding success in delivering immunization clinics and supporting internal and external partners to deliver vaccinations within their communities.
Today, Mayor John Tory proclaimed March 1 to 5 as Black Mental Health Week in Toronto. Throughout the week, various events planned by community groups and agencies will focus on the impact that anti-Black racism has on mental health. The week is also a call to action for more support and access to culturally-responsive mental health services and programs for Black residents.
Today, the City of Toronto released a new dashboard with data on how people enter and exit the shelter system, known as Shelter System Flow, that will be used to inform ongoing efforts to develop permanent solutions to address homelessness.
The new data provides information about people experiencing homelessness as they access and transition through the City's municipally-funded shelter system. The data also provides a more comprehensive picture of the shelter system than the traditional measures, which only looks at nightly occupancy and capacity.
The City of Toronto, through Toronto Public Health (TPH) and Toronto’s health care partners, including local hospitals, Ontario Health Teams, Local Health Integration Networks, family doctors and community-based health care service providers will begin vaccinating people experiencing homelessness in Toronto’s shelter system starting this week. This effort is part of several vaccination efforts being undertaken in Toronto ahead of the arrival of larger amounts of COVID-19 vaccine.