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Health

Toronto begins vaccinating people in city’s shelter system this week

The city of Toronto will begin vaccinating people experiencing homelessness in the city’s shelter system starting this week. According to a press release published by the city of Toronto on Sunday, Ontario officials confirmed that they updated the province’s Phase »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Funds will help bring Canadian arts to the world

Acknowledging that the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on performing arts in Canada, the government has announced special funding to benefit The Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. The sum of $644,372 will be used to install »

Society

Toronto History Museums release online arts projects for Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, the Toronto History Museums have launched new online content for the Awakenings program, a series of art projects including music and film discussions on the effects of racism on physical and mental health. Awakenings »

Society

Toronto to pilot non-police led safety and crisis support service

Toronto has approved a pilot project for community safety and crisis support services that will test a non-policel led approach to non-emergency and non-violent calls including those involving wellness checks. The pilot project, approved by city council on Tuesday, will »

Health, International, Politics

Mandatory COVID-19 testing coming to Toronto Pearson International Airport

All international travellers arriving at the Toronto Pearson International Airport will be required to take a COVID-19 test. Ontario Premier Doug Ford made the announcement on Friday as part of the province’s action plan to stop the spread of new »

Health, Politics

Canada announces new travel restrictions in face of pandemic

Travellers returning to Canada will have to quarantine in hotels at their own expense in accordance with new measures announced today to discourage Canadians from travelling during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At a news conference on Friday, Prime Minister Justin »

Economy, Society

City of Toronto likely to extend bylaws to reduce spread of COVID-19

Toronto, Canada’s largest city, appears likely to extend temporary bylaws that mandate masks in indoor spaces as well and physical distancing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In a report that will go to Toronto city council next week, »

Indigenous, Sports

Former Toronto Maple Leaf captain George Armstrong dead at age 90

George Armstrong, the former Toronto Maple Leafs captain that helped the team win four Stanley Cups, has died at the age of 90. The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Armstrong’s death on Sunday. Armstrong first signed with the Maple Leafs in »

Health

Ontario launches new testing program at Toronto Pearson International Airport

The Province of Ontario launched a new COVID-19 testing program on Wednesday at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport for international travellers in order to quickly identify and stop the spread of the virus. According to a press release from the Ontario »

Society

Toronto enacts new measures to stop spread of COVID-19 in workplaces

Toronto will begin reporting workplace outbreaks of COVID-19, according to an announcement from Toronto Mayor John Tory on Monday afternoon. In a news conference, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa explained that starting on Monday, Toronto Public »