Today, Toronto City Council amended Bylaw 541-2020, the Mask Bylaw, so that it expires when the Province of Ontario lifts provincial masking requirements in most settings on March 21. Masks continue to be mandatory in high-risk and congregate settings including public transit, long-term care and retirement homes, health-care settings, congregate care settings, shelters and jails under provincial regulation. Prior to the amendment, the City’s Mask Bylaw was set to expire on April 8, 2022.
The Mayor announced a new business supports campaign to help make small business owners and operators more aware of grants, incentives, training and other available resources as they recover from the pandemic. Small businesses, including restaurants, are encouraged to take advantage of these resources, which include access to one-on-one virtual assistance, COVID-19 guidelines, and links to other financial resources and relief measures.
Today, the City of Toronto is resuming additional services and supporting businesses and residents as Toronto enters the next phase of provincial reopening.
Council approved a loan guarantee of up to $2.2 million on Thursday, paving the way for the non-profit arts organization to buy a new venue.
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By AHMED DIRIE | Beach Metro News | January 31, 2022
As the Lunar New Year approaches and the year of the Metal Ox ends, countries and people around the world welcome the year of the Water Tiger.
Tomorrow, the Mayor will proclaim February as Black History Month in Toronto, recognizing the history, heritage and contributions of African-Canadians. The Toronto Sign at Nathan Phillips Square will also be lit red, black and green to mark the first day of the month.
Today, the Mayor announced the launch of a new mobile app for 311 Toronto, making it easier and more convenient for residents, businesses and visitors to connect with 311 Toronto – anywhere, anytime on any smart device.
Team Toronto will host a super supportive and accessible COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday, January 31 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City of Toronto vaccination clinic in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W. The clinic is part of Team Toronto’s ongoing efforts to reduce barriers to vaccination and ensure that all populations, especially those who are most vulnerable, have every opportunity available to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Today, the City of Toronto announced that Toronto is among the top places to live and work in the film industry, according to MovieMaker magazine. Ranked number two on MovieMaker’s list of the “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker in 2022,” Toronto moved up 10 spots on the list since last year – a leap that is more than double that of its closest competitor.
The City of Toronto is working with the Province of Ontario to distribute rapid antigen tests to licensed child care programs in the community for use where a staff member, child care provider or child in care is showing symptoms of COVID-19.