COVID-19 Updates

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

Avoid shaking hands and close contact with people

Anyone who is not ill or has not travelled is strongly directed to stay home except for essential trips

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

If you are ill, or if you have travelled, you are ordered to stay home by the Medical Officer of Health for 14 days

As businesses begin to reopen it's important to maximize physical distancing and limit in-person access as much as possible

COVID-19 Update, March 23

Today, Mayor John Tory declared a State of Emergency for our city. By declaring an emergency in Toronto, the Mayor can take quicker action, without City Council votes, as advised by Chief Pegg and Dr. deVilla to further public health outcomes in keeping people safe and preventing the further spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Update, March 22

The last week has been unlike any other. I know many of you have taken the important steps of social distancing. These steps you are taking are critical to help protect those among us who are delivering essential services and cannot isolate the same way. Social distancing is the single most effective way to flatten the curve and save lives. Please share this information widely, as we need all residents across the City to be practicing social distancing!

COVID-19 Update, March 20

This morning, as part of the Economic Support and Recovery Task Force, Mayor John Tory announced a 60-day grace period for City of Toronto property tax, water and solid waste utility bill payments for all residents and businesses. Late payment penalties for residential and business properties will be waived for 60 days, starting March 16, 2020 to reflect these relief measures. Utility bills (water and solid waste), are normally due 21 days after the billing date, but the City will extend that date an extra 60 days.

COVID-19 Update, March 19

Toronto continues to see new confirmed cases of COVID-19. As of writing, Toronto Public Health is monitoring 102 cases of COVID-19 in Toronto. Ten of these people are hospitalized and of these, four are receiving care in an Intensive Care Unit. Of these, there are 11 possible cases of potential community transmission.

COVID-19 Update, March 18

Another eventful day as we work together to contain and suppress the spread of COVID-19. 

I know many of you have taken the important steps of social distancing. These steps you are taking are critical to help protect those among us who are delivering essential services and cannot isolate the same way.

I want to urge everyone not to get discouraged if the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise rapidly in the coming days, despite the incredible measures we are all taking. 

Save Small Businesses

Toronto Centre is the heart of Toronto’s downtown. We are home to some of Canada’s most iconic business districts and small businesses, from Canada’s largest gay village to the Financial District, to the re-invigorated historical districts such as Yonge Street, Corktown, St Lawrence Market and more. We also know that businesses across our community are in trouble.

To save small businesses, the Provincial and Federal governments need to step up and legislate a moratorium on commercial rental evictions and restructure the CERCA to allow tenants to directly access the 50 percent government relief if their landlords indicate they will not apply. The Government should also look at expanding the amount of money made eligible through Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA). In urban centers with high rental and operating costs, for many business owners, the $40,000 is already gone. 

Please add your name and call on the Provincial and Federal governments to make the necessary legislative changes we need to save our small businesses and our main streets.

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