Tips for Preventing Auto Theft & Scams

Tips for Preventing Auto Theft & Scams

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many opportunities for neighbours to pull together and support each other. Unfortunately, in other cases, it has also created opportunity for individuals to take advantage of quiet streets or the uncertainty surrounding government supports, to prey on those who may be more vulnerable.

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has noted several online scams circulating related to the Federal CERB program, among those they actively monitor. Toronto Public Health has warned of fraudsters posing as public health officials asking for banking and SIN …

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Local Families Donating Masks to Front-Line Workers

Local Families Donating Masks to Front-Line Workers

Around the end of March, Michelle Oliveira spotted a question in an online chat and went looking for an answer.

Was anyone in the community mass-producing hand-made masks for front-line workers? When she discovered that nobody was, the Willowdale marketing strategist and mother of two was on it. As with other Oliveira tasks, the whole family was quickly engaged.

With help from nine other motivated women — and one man — Oliveira launched Sew for TO city-wide, turning it into a 180-person network. Almost overnight, they set about …

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Resident-Recommended Restaurants in Willowdale

Resident-Recommended Restaurants in Willowdale

The following is a compilation of restaurants recommended by Willowdale residents, and all offer delivery or takeout in the community. A variety of delivery apps may be used for these restaurants (such as Skip the Dishes, UberEats, DoorDash, or Fantuan).

This list will be updated regularly as more recommendations made by residents. Email your local restaurant recommendations to councillor_filion@toronto.ca.

Ajisen Ramen

Website: www.ajisen.ca
Address: 5229 Yonge Street
Phone: 416-223-0618

Angus Pho House

Website: www.angus-pho-house.com
Address: 5443 Yonge Street
Phone: 416-901-2586

Anju Bar and Eatery

Website: www.anjubarandeatery.ca
Address: 6080 Yonge Street
Phone: 647-349-1130

Ava Esfahan Food Market

Website: http://en.avafood.ca/
Address: 193 Sheppard …

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UPDATED: New Provincial Rules Would Help Developers, Hurt Communities

UPDATED: New Provincial Rules Would Help Developers, Hurt Communities

 

Residents may be interested in the formal submission made by the City of Toronto to the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on April 20 as part of the formal consultation process.  That submission can be read here.

John’s submission is also linked at the end of the original post below.

Original Post (April 17, 2020):

Most developers in Willowdale will be paying much less towards the cost of new parks, child care centres, community centres and other facilities if a new Ford Government proposal becomes final.

In …

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Online Vigil Posted to remember April 23, 2018

Online Vigil Posted to remember April 23, 2018

In memory of the tragic events of April 23, 2018, we pause to remember an afternoon our community will never forget.

This year, when we are unable to gather physically, We Love Willowdale and the Willowdale Interfaith Coalition have come together to create a virtual vigil. It features poetry reading, placing of flowers for those lost and injured, reflections on the tragedy, and a moment of silence.

You can see it by visiting to www.facebook.com/welovewillowdale.

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Words of Hope by Rabbi Louis Sachs

Words of Hope by Rabbi Louis Sachs

Memory is a fascinating phenomenon. We speak about it as if it were a passive activity, one often beyond our control. Imagine that feeling of a word just beyond reach, whether or not it eventually comes to mind, is not up to us. Yet, memory can also be an active process.

The Hebrew Bible extols us to remember the Sabbath day. It does not mean to simply remember it, but to live it. Memory, in this sense, is not merely a mental experience but is performed …

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Seniors Resources

Seniors Resources

This guide is designed to help Willowdale residents find some resources that are available in Willowdale or in the GTA. This guide compiles non-profit, community, and government resources that can help during the Covid-19 crisis.

FOOD ACCESS & EMERGENCY RESOURCES

Free Food Hamper Delivery for Seniors
Call: 1-833-204-9952

The City is working with the Red Cross and other partners to provide food hamper delivery to seniors and others in need who are self-isolating and unable to leave their homes to access food.
This is an essential, free service.

SPRINT Senior Care’s …

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Willowdale Bird Migration

Willowdale Bird Migration

by Anne McConnell, Edithvale-Yonge Community Association

The second annual Willowdale Bird Migration Meet-Up was planned for May, 2020 by the Edithvale-Yonge Community, West Willowdale Neighbourhood and Willowdale Central Neighbourhood Associations, as part of the Toronto Bird Celebration.  The event has been postponed, but if you’ve been spending time looking out your window, even if you are completely new to birds, there are still lots of things you can do!

Willowdale’s resident birds such as the American Robin, Northern Cardinal and American Goldfinch are busy singing in our …

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Online Medical Assistance

Online Medical Assistance

The following links are for medical assistance provided online in the Willowdale neighbourhood:

Get Well Clinic

Request an appointment for full Virtual Care through the website, https://getwellclinic.ca/.

Get Well Clinic is an interdisciplinary medical clinic providing comprehensive medical, health and wellness care. Providers are University of Toronto trained. Family doctors will be your first point of contact for your health. You can also phone (416) 508-5691.

Cover Health

Virtual Walk-in Health Clinic with Cover Health provides access to virtual care services from anywhere through their website, https://cover.health/.  They can serve …

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Emergency Food Resource

Emergency Food Resource

For Willowdale residents worried about how to afford food, or how to get safe access to food, there are local services designed to help.

The best source for up-to-date information on food program availability is 211toronto.ca. Food listings are updated daily as information is received from providers. Residents can call 2-1-1 directly, or view the map of food bank locations: https://covid19.211central.ca/gta-food-banks/

Local resources are also available:

Salvation Army Food Bank

CALL IN ADVANCE to book an appointment: 416-225-7968 ext 228

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am-2pm
Limit of food for each …

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Hometown Masks for Hometown Heroes

Hometown Masks for Hometown Heroes

Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, recently changed her advice on wearing a non-medical mask, even if you have no symptoms.  Her advice is that a non-medical mask, “is an additional measure that you can take to protect others around you.”

This is especially important in situations where you may not be able to practice physical distancing, such as at a grocery store or on public transit. “A non-medical mask can reduce the chance of your respiratory droplets coming into contact with others …

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Government Canada Support

Government Canada Support

In response to COVID-19, the Government of Canada has introduced the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit as part of Canada’s Economic Response Plan.

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit will provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months to:

Workers who must stop working due to COVID-19 and do NOT have access to paid leave or other income support (including EI).
Workers who are sick, quarantined, or taking care of someone who is sick with COVID-19.
Working parents who must stay home without pay to care …

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