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Economy, Health, Society

Ottawa to invest $415M in Sanofi’s flu vaccine facility in Toronto

The federal government will invest $415 million to help French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi build an influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in Toronto, Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced Wednesday. Sanofi will invest $455 million and the provincial government of Ontario will chip »

Economy

Toronto lost $8.35 billion in economic activity due to COVID-19 pandemic

Toronto lost $8.35 billion in economic activity from tourist spending due to the travel restrictions and lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis Destination Toronto released on Thursday. The analysis found that the industries most affected by »

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 »