COVID-19 Toronto

Coronavirus: Toronto, Peel Region enter stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan

Coronavirus: Toronto, Peel Region enter stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan

The city of Toronto and Peel Region have joined a large majority of the province with entering stage three of the Ontario government’s reopening plan on Friday amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The stage three entry took effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, five weeks after Toronto entered stage two. …

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New Toronto data shows how racialized, lower-income communities being hit hard by coronavirus

New Toronto data shows how racialized, lower-income communities being hit hard by coronavirus

Stark new data from Toronto Public Health shows racialized and lower-income communities in the city are being disproportionately affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “There is growing evidence in North America and beyond that racialized people and people living in lower-income households are more likely to be affected by COVID-19 …

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Coronavirus: Toronto emergency room doctor says team is prepared for ’round two’ of COVID-19 – Toronto

Coronavirus: Toronto emergency room doctor says team is prepared for ’round two’ of COVID-19 - Toronto

Dr. Leon Rivlin has been working on the frontline of the fight against the novel coronavirus at Humber River Hospital since the start of the pandemic and says his team is ready for a second wave of the virus. “Whether it’s a big second wave or a small one, we …

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Etobicoke community calls for public consultation for planned shelter – Toronto

Etobicoke community calls for public consultation for planned shelter - Toronto

A planned homeless shelter in a west-end Toronto neighbourhood is sparking complaints from some residents because of its central location — a feature the mayor says is key to the project. The shelter, which would be located within the buildings at 2950 and 2970 Lake Shore Boulevard West in Etobicoke, …

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Coronavirus: Real estate market in Ontario’s cottage country experiencing boom

Billy Wilson and Rachel Carl were successful in buying a cottage near Bancroft after meeting with the original owner.

The pandemic is driving some curious real estate trends as a combination of working from home and restrictions on travel is driving people to look at more rural areas. The demand for locations off the beaten path has led to bidding wars in cottage country that many agents have rarely …

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Coronavirus: Phony medical face mask exemption cards confound Ontario and Toronto officials

Coronavirus: Phony medical face mask exemption cards confound Ontario and Toronto officials

Masks and face coverings are now mandatory indoors in Toronto and surrounding regions, but exactly who can opt-out of wearing the masks has become increasingly murky as fake medical exemption cards have begun to be distributed. Officially, only children under the age of two or people with medical conditions are …

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2 City of Toronto parks and recreation workers test positive for coronavirus – Toronto

2 City of Toronto parks and recreation workers test positive for coronavirus - Toronto

The City of Toronto is reporting that two parks, forestry and recreation department workers have tested positive for coronavirus. According to a statement issued Tuesday evening, officials were notified earlier in the day that the two employees were exposed to the virus outside of the workplace between July 6 and …

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Coronavirus: Toronto hospital brings dialysis to seniors in long-term care, retirement homes – Toronto

Coronavirus: Toronto hospital brings dialysis to seniors in long-term care, retirement homes - Toronto

At 97 years old, Micheline Benedict is receiving dialysis in the comfort of her bed at a retirement home in Toronto’s west end amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, Benedict would have to leave her home, where she feels safe, to travel to Humber River Hospital three times a week for …

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Coronavirus: Face masks or coverings now mandatory in Toronto’s indoor public settings – Toronto

Coronavirus: Face masks or coverings now mandatory in Toronto’s indoor public settings - Toronto

A Toronto bylaw requiring residents to wear face masks or coverings while in indoor public settings came into effect Tuesday morning. According to the City of Toronto, all people in indoor settings are required to wear a mask except for children under the age of two, people with certain medical …

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Coronavirus: Face masks or coverings now mandatory on TTC – Toronto

Coronavirus: Face masks or coverings now mandatory on TTC - Toronto

The Toronto Transit Commission is now requiring riders to wear face masks or coverings amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The new rule, which took effect on Thursday, applies to all riders except to children under two years old, riders with underlying health issues that makes it too difficult to wear …

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