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, April 5

Despite these uncertain times, I hope you are all finding moments to connect with friends and loved ones (virtually and/or at a distance of course!). Please take the time to check in with family and friends, while taking time to take care of yourself. I found it helpful to establish a new remote working from home routine, while practicing safe physical distancing when I do have to go outside. Thank you for everything that you’re doing to help stop the spread and please continue to urge others to do the same.

COVID-19 Update, April 3

Today the Province of Ontario released their epidemiological modelling data on COVID-19. These scenarios are scary and they underscore what could happen if we don’t take the public health interventions seriously. But they also provide a path forward. I know that “epidemiological modelling” is a very new term and a new concept for most of us. It is important to know that these models are not snapshots of a pre-determined and unchangeable future. These models describe a range of possible outcomes, and those outcomes are highly sensitive to our actions.

COVID-19 Update, April 2

The warnings we are hearing from all orders of government are stark. I continue to reiterate how critical it is that you follow public health directives and stay home, especially if you are ill or have recently traveled.

Today, Mayor Tory signed a new bylaw under his extended powers during this state of emergency that imposes a mandatory two-metre distance rule between two people in all parks and public squares. If the individuals don't live in the same household and found to be violating this new bylaw, they will be issued a set fine ticket in the amount of $750, which can go up to $5,000 subject to prosecution and conviction. This severe measure, effective immediately for a period up to 30 days, is deemed necessary to keep people safe and further prevent the deadly spread of this coronavirus.

COVID-19 Update, April 1

Today we learned that a resident at the Rekai Centres' Sherbourne Place facility has passed away, and three others have tested positive for COVID-19, following an outbreak of the virus at the facility. 

This news is personal to me. This morning I spoke to my friend who lives on the outbreak floor of the Rekai Centre. She’s scared but knows the excellent staff are doing their best for residents. Daily, I’m grateful to frontline workers caring for our most vulnerable.

COVID-19 Update, March 31

Today, on the advice of the Medical Officer of Health, Mayor Tory made the very difficult decision to close all City of Toronto events until the end of June. This includes the very hard decision that Pride will have to be cancelled or postponed this year.

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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