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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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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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Ontario government reports 138 new coronavirus cases, 1 new death; 38,543 total cases

Ontario government reports 138 new coronavirus cases, 1 new death; 38,543 total cases

As the Ontario government marks processing two million coronavirus tests, officials confirmed 138 new cases across the province. “Having processed nearly 30,000 tests yesterday, we’ve now processed over [two million] tests since the pandemic started,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said in an update on Twitter Saturday morning. “Testing will remain …

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Coronavirus: Cineplex request to boost Ontario theatre capacity ‘on the table,’ Doug Ford says

Coronavirus: Cineplex request to boost Ontario theatre capacity ‘on the table,’ Doug Ford says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 24, 2020 5:15 pm     Updated July 24, 2020 5:17 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford says health …

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Coronavirus: Niagara Region wineries set to reopen to tourists

Coronavirus: Niagara Region wineries set to reopen to tourists

Ontario wine producers are hopeful as the Niagara Region enters stage three of the province’s reopening plan, visitors will return in droves. The industry, like so many others, has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Sales of wine to restaurants and bars stopped altogether when COVID-19 first hit and …

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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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Here’s what the school year may look like under COVID-19, according to new TDSB head

Here’s what the school year may look like under COVID-19, according to new TDSB head

Incoming Toronto District School Board (TDSB) director Carlene Jackson says she knows she has a difficult task ahead of her when the new school year starts in the fall for the province’s largest school board and its nearly 250,000 students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “It will absolutely be challenging,” she …

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Coronavirus: Ontario family files human rights application to visit son, 14, in group home

Coronavirus: Ontario family files human rights application to visit son, 14, in group home

An Ontario family has filed a human rights application to be deemed essential caregivers to their 14-year-old son who lives in a group home in the hopes they can visit him for the first time in more than three months. Pamela Libralesso said she and her family have not seen …

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Coronavirus: Ontario government asks school boards to consider starting upcoming academic year earlier

Coronavirus: Ontario government asks school boards to consider starting upcoming academic year earlier

The Ontario government has asked the province’s school boards to consider starting the upcoming academic year a little bit earlier than normal as planning for reopening facilities during the coronavirus pandemic continues. “In order to maximize instruction time for students, school boards and school authorities are encouraged to start their …

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