City of Toronto requests modified Grey Zone to open additional businesses and amenities

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 prevent the spread of the virus and vaccinate Torontonians in accordance with the Province of Ontario’s vaccine rollout.

City of Toronto opens three City-operated vaccination clinics for seniors age 80 and over with confirmed appointments

Today at 11 a.m., the City of Toronto opened three City-operated COVID-19 vaccination clinics to vaccinate eligible residents born in 1941 or earlier who have confirmed appointments. All three clinics – Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Scarborough Town Centre and Toronto Congress Centre – are booked to capacity today and expected to vaccinate 450 eligible seniors per location.

City of Toronto supporting people living in encampments with safe, supportive indoor space

The City of Toronto continually provides safe, inside space to people living outside, with programs that support mental and physical health and offer meals, as well as assistance in securing employment and permanent housing. Living outside has a significant, negative impact on overall health and well-being.

Just as importantly, encampments are not safe and not legal.

City of Toronto report on ActiveTO recommends return of Major Weekend Road Closures and new complete street pilot project along midtown Yonge Street

Today, a City of Toronto staff report on ActiveTO recommends the return of Major Weekend Road Closures as well as a complete street pilot project along a section of Yonge Street to support the local economy and CaféTO with an expansion of the temporary ActiveTO cycling network.

The report will be considered by the Infrastructure and Environment Committee on Tuesday, March 23 and identifies key findings and outcomes from the ActiveTO program in 2020 that support the recommendations.

Mayor Tory announces spring break CampTO programs

Today, Mayor John Tory announced that registration will be opening for spring break CampTO programs on Tuesday, March 23.

The City of Toronto will offer spring break camps from April 12 through to April 16. In February, the provincial government announced March break would be postponed in order to reduce community transmission of COVID-19.

Mayor Tory was joined for the virtual announcement by Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee.

City of Toronto to expedite opening of community gardens and allotment gardens

To help gardeners get a head start on spring preparation work, the City of Toronto will be opening its community and allotment gardens six weeks earlier this year. The City's 81 community gardens and 12 allotment gardens provide Torontonians with a source of fresh produce and another option for essential fresh air and exercise.

Today, Mayor John Tory announced that community gardens will begin opening this week, on a location by location basis, until mid-May. Allotment gardens will open on March 17. Community and allotment gardens are permitted to open in the Grey Zone of the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework. The gardens typically open in early May.

City of Toronto announces formation of a COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Working Group

Today, the City of Toronto is providing additional details on efforts to combat vaccine hesitancy in Toronto, led by the City's COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Working Group.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Working Group is implementing a multi-sectoral approach to boost vaccine confidence in Toronto, including among health care professionals and communities with historically low vaccination rates. This work is informed through the use of an equity lens and an understanding of the cultural, religious and historical contexts that may contribute to vaccine hesitancy.

Residents 80 years of age and older can now register online for COVID-19 vaccinations at a City of Toronto immunization clinic

The online registration system for Toronto residents born in 1941 and earlier to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City of Toronto operated clinic is now live on These appointments are the first publicly-available vaccination opportunities at City-operated mass immunization clinics, a milestone in Toronto’s fight against COVID-19.

City of Toronto opening 133,000 online COVID-19 vaccination bookings tomorrow for eligible seniors, vaccinations at three City-run clinics starting next Wednesday

Starting tomorrow, Friday, March 12, approximately 133,000 individual COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Torontonians born in 1941 and earlier will be available to book online through the City of Toronto’s website, The 133,000 bookings will be for appointments between March 17 and April 11 at three City-operated mass immunization clinics.

Councillor wants extra help for businesses during Broadview water main, track work

March 11, 2021 By David Nickle, The businesses at the west end of the Danforth near Broadview avenue have had it as rough as any over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic. But while the rollout of vaccines over the coming months may offer some hope of a return to normal, that normal will not be without its challenges. In the coming months, the City of Toronto and the

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