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Mayor Tory encourages people across Toronto to apply now for City of Toronto parks and recreation jobs

Today, Mayor John Tory kicked off the annual hiring campaign for summer parks and recreation jobs at the City of Toronto. While it’s too early to know what safe and fun activities will be offered this spring and summer, the City is preparing for a safe resumption of parks and recreation services by hiring spring and summer parks and recreation workers.

Toronto condo at centre of party and bottle tossing investigation not short-term rental: property manager

Jon Woodward Videojournalist, CTV News Toronto

Published Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:49AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:14PM EST

TORONTO -- The property manager of a downtown Toronto condo where bottles were thrown from a unit 35 floors up to the streets below is denying claims by Toronto police that the suite was a short-term rental unit.

City of Toronto extends cancellation of in-person major events to July 1

To slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Toronto is extending the cancellation of in-person City-led and City-permitted major outdoor events to July 1, including Canada Day parades, festivals and fireworks.

Today's announcement includes festivals and other large, in-person gatherings held at outdoor sites managed by the City or other public locations, such as roads, parks and civic squares.

971 new affordable homes to be created through the City of Toronto’s 2020 call for Open Door affordable housing program applications

The City of Toronto has released the results of its Open Door 2020 call for applications, which will create 971 new affordable homes.

A City report going to the Planning and Housing Committee next week outlines staff recommendations, which include 15 developments, representing a total of 971 new affordable homes, for approval by City Council. Eleven of the 15 affordable housing developments are proposed by non-profit housing providers, and of these, three are by Indigenous groups. Terms of the program require the homes to be affordable for a minimum period of 40 years, and in many cases the recommended applications will be affordable in perpetuity.

City of Toronto implementing enhanced measures to protect people experiencing homelessness from COVID-19 and variants of concern

As Toronto Public Health (TPH) has reported, there have been an additional 13 COVID-19 cases that have screened positive for variants of concern (VOCs) affecting residents of the shelter sector and those who are staying in encampments.

The City of Toronto continues to take significant action to ensure the safety of those in the shelter system to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The following measures are being immediately implemented to enhance the protection of people experiencing homelessness as a result of these developments and in response to updated public health guidance:

City of Toronto announces the next two affordable supportive housing sites as part of Phase Two of its Modular Housing Initiative

Today, Mayor John Tory announced the details of the second phase of the City of Toronto's Modular Housing Initiative (MHI). The two sites announced today will create approximately 128 modular homes, 64 at each of the City-owned sites, which are located at 175 Cummer Ave., next to Willowdale Manor, and on the corner lot at Trenton Ave. and Cedarvale Ave. The new modular homes will provide stable, affordable housing and support services to individuals experiencing homelessness.

Mayor John Tory announces first registration window for expanded CaféTO program will open this Friday

Mayor John Tory announced today that the first registration window for the expanded CaféTO program will open this Friday, February 26 at 9 a.m. The first window will remain open for a full month, until Friday, March 26, and the second window will open immediately afterward.

Starting on Friday morning, local restaurant and bar operators interested in expanding their outdoor dining space into the curb lane and onto sidewalks can register online using a clear process. Pending public health orders, approved CaféTO curb lane locations from the first window would be installed as soon as mid-May – almost two months earlier than last year and in time for the May long weekend.

City of Toronto supports provincial decision to keep Toronto in Shutdown Zone and subject to Stay-at-Home Order

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Today, in response to evidence presented by Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, the Province of Ontario announced Toronto will remain in the Shutdown Zone under the provincial Lockdown Regulation and subject to the Stay-at-Home Order until at least March 9. The City supports the Province’s decision to extend the current orders to protect the healthcare system and save lives.

Toronto Public Health releases new data on variants of concern

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has added new data to the COVID-19: Status of Cases in Toronto dashboard to illustrate how cases of variants of concern (VOC) are spreading in Toronto.

The data provides further insight into VOC in the city, including the total number of confirmed VOC cases that have screened positive for a mutation, number of cases broken down by the specific variant and source of infection as well as case counts by gender, severity and age.

City of Toronto requests extension of Shutdown Zone and Stay-at-Home Order

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 announced the City is requesting that Toronto remain in the Shutdown Zone under the provincial Lockdown Regulation and subject to the Stay-at-Home Order until March 9 at the earliest in order to protect the healthcare system and save lives.

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