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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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Canada Revenue Agency
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You can also call the constituency office of your Member of Parliament (MP). They can often help answer questions and get information to you.
In Ward 13 - Toronto Centre, your MP is Hon. Bill Morneau
Constituency Office (Toronto):
430 Parliament Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3A2
Government of OntarioCall: 1-888-789-4199 (Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services – they handle benefits and financial help for Ontarians)
You can also call the constituency office of your Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP). They can often help answer questions and get information to you.
In Ward 13 - Toronto Centre, your MPP is Suze Morrison
329 Parliament St., Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2Z3
Public Health Toronto
Call if you have questions about COVID-198:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Call if you have questions about City Services
Outside City limits: 416-392-2489
Call 2-1-1 for information about support in your community