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City of Toronto Executive Committee approves bigger and better CaféTO program to help local restaurants

The City of Toronto Executive Committee today considered and approved a report that recommends an expanded CaféTO program starting this spring to help Toronto’s main street restaurants and bars during the ongoing pandemic. The report will then be considered by Toronto City Council at its next meeting from February 2 to 3.

The report includes details about the CaféTO – a quick-start pandemic response program launched last summer – and outlines key findings and outcomes along with recommendations on how to ensure the program is bigger and better this year.

City of Toronto bylaw extensions recommended to reduce COVID-19 spread

COVID-19 continues to circulate at high levels across the city. The Province of Ontario’s state of emergency and stay-at-home order remain in effect for Toronto and across the province. To limit opportunities for virus spread, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health is recommending the extension of City of Toronto COVID-19 temporary bylaws until City Council's June meeting.

City of Toronto releases first-ever Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Today, the City of Toronto released its first-ever Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report at Executive Committee. This annual report outlines how the City is focused on ESG-related opportunities and risks across strategic priorities, sustainable finance and socioeconomic outcomes.

Toronto is the first government in Canada to issue an annual ESG report to reflect its commitment and performance in each of three areas: environment, social well-being and governance. The City strives to be a leader in making positive impacts across key ESG priorities through commitment, innovation and transparency.

City of Toronto recognizes importance of mental health in ongoing fight against COVID-19

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Today, Mayor John Tory and Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa provided an update on the City’s measures to combat the resurgence of the virus in Toronto and reminded residents of available mental health supports.

Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 83,935 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 502 new cases today. There are 520 people hospitalized. In total, 74,061 people have recovered from COVID-19. To date, there have been 2,341 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform at www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-latest-city-of-toronto-news/covid-19-status-of-cases-in-toronto/.

City of Toronto to conduct additional education and enforcement of the mask bylaw in residential buildings

The City of Toronto is conducting additional education and enforcement in residential apartment buildings and condominiums where multiple complaints have been received about mask usage in enclosed common spaces.

An analysis of 311 data revealed that from August 5, 2020, when the mask bylaw came into effect, to January 18, 2021, the City had received 1,950 complaints about improper mask usage in shared residential spaces. Of these complaints, 263 locations have received three or more complaints and 12 locations have received more than 10 complaints related to mask wearing. Seventy-five per cent of the complaints are related to residential apartment buildings and twenty-five per cent are related to condominiums.

CreateTO and the City of Toronto announce Claude Cormier + Associés to design and construct Leslie Slip Lookout Park

TORONTO, ONTARIO – January 27, 2021 – CreateTO and the City of Toronto are pleased to announce that Claude Cormier + Associés (CC+A) has been awarded the contract to design and construct Leslie Slip Lookout Park, an exciting City-building initiative located in Toronto’s Port Lands.

Selected through a design competition, CC+A has designed some of Toronto’s most

Toronto Public Health working with partners to keep people safe from new COVID-19 variants

Cases of the U.K. B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 that originated in the United Kingdom have been confirmed in Toronto and other parts of the province. In light of this, Toronto Public Health (TPH) is reinforcing the importance of infection prevention and control measures (IPAC) in long-term care homes, retirement homes, correction facilities, shelters, group homes and other congregate living settings, child care centres, and schools that remain open for students with special education needs who cannot be accommodated through remote learning.

City of Toronto to open Warming Centres tonight to help those experiencing homelessness

Tonight at 7 p.m., the City of Toronto will open its four Warming Centres to give those who are vulnerable and may be experiencing homelessness a safe indoor and warm place to rest and access snacks, washroom facilities and referrals to emergency shelter.

Space will be offered at the following locations:

  • 129 Peter Street
  • 5800 Yonge Street
  • Exhibition Place, Better Living Centre, 195 Princes’ Boulevard

The City of Toronto continues to provide support and services to targeted neighbourhoods with high COVID-19 cases

Today, Mayor John Tory, Chair of the Toronto Board of Health Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Toronto’s 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 and supports for neighbourhoods experiencing higher COVID-19 case rates.

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