Q&A: Visiting Parks During COVID-19 Outbreak

Q&A: Visiting Parks During COVID-19 Outbreak

At this time, the park is not meant to be a destination like it used to be. People can walk/run there, get some exercise and then keep moving.

Amenities in parks are closed
Park and ravine green spaces remain accessible, but all amenities within City parks are closed. If you are visiting a park space, please practice physical distancing. While in a park, residents must not use park amenities or congregate in groups. Dogs can be taken into park spaces on a leash.

The City can close a …

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City Working to Protect Residents & Staff at LTC Homes

City Working to Protect Residents & Staff at LTC Homes

The City of Toronto began measures when COVID-19 was first identified to protect staff and residents in its long-term care homes. Despite best efforts and proven measures to contain outbreaks, this virus has had a devastating impact on those who work and reside in long-term care homes, nursing homes and other institutions where our most vulnerable receive care. The City of Toronto operates just 10 of the more than 80 long-term care homes in Toronto, providing care for approximately 2,600 residents. To date, there are …

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UPDATED: Yard Waste Collection & Landscaping

UPDATED: Yard Waste Collection & Landscaping

Update (April 17, 2020):

The City of Toronto will continue yard waste collection for another two weeks from April 20 to May 1. The start of seasonal yard waste collection was suspended in March as part of the City’s COVID-19 response to ensure adequate staffing levels to continue the core collection of garbage, blue bin (recycling) and green bin (organics). Residents are asked to put their yard waste out before 7 a.m. on their regularly scheduled garbage/yard waste collection day. If yard waste is not picked …

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City Hall Live Performances Go Digital

City Hall Live Performances Go Digital

City Hall Live Online, a showcase of Toronto musicians, kicked off-off today at noon and featured a performance by The Weather Station, introduced by Mayor John Tory. The series will run Monday through Friday from noon to 1 p.m., with two shows per day until the end of June.

This series, in partnership with Unison Benevolent Fund, will directly compensate more than 100 local artists for 30-minute performances from their homes, livestreamed via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/City-Hall-Live-106149534367134/.

Toronto-based musicians can apply for City Hall Live and other …

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Mayor Signs Emergency Order Regulating Physical Distancing

Mayor Signs Emergency Order Regulating Physical Distancing

Today, Mayor John Tory signed an emergency order regulating physical distancing in City of Toronto parks and public squares.

Any two people who don’t live together, who fail to keep two metres of distance between them in a park or public square, will be subject to prosecution and will be liable for a fine of up to $5,000 upon conviction. The City has asked the Chief Justice of the Province of Ontario to issue a set fine for this offence.

The Mayor took this emergency action – …

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