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 29

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!).

The Government of Canada has indicated that we are starting to see a positive impact of the social distancing efforts of Canadians in some areas, however Canadians need to avoid complacency and continue to stay home, particularly if they feel symptoms of any respiratory illness, to flatten the curve. We are at a critical juncture in our COVID-19 response efforts, and your continued cooperation is needed.

COVID-19 Update, March 27

Thank you to everyone who continues the hard work of physical and social distancing! Each and every one of us taking these measures seriously ensures that we do not put our family, friends and others at risk. I ask you to also please urge others to do the same. Together, we can fight COVID-19, flatten the curve and save lives.

COVID-19 Update, March 26

When our world changes this drastically, this fast, the toll on our mental health can be huge. I want you to know that it is okay if you are feeling sad, scared or lonely right now. It is stressful when we are bombarded by news, when our income and livelihood are threatened, and when we don’t know when this will end. So much has changed in the last several weeks, and know that you are not alone during this challenging time.

 

COVID-19 Update, March 25

The pace of change surrounding our response to COVID-19 continues unabated. The challenges we face are many, and I want to thank all the people from frontline healthcare workers, the grocery store attendants, to the cleaning staff and government social policy makers who are all working hard to keep us all safe.

COVID-19 Update, March 24

I continue to be heartened by the number of people who are reaching out to my office to offer their volunteer time, share resources and speak kindly about their neighbours. Our community is resilient and strong, always rising to the occasion to help each other in times of need. Thank you for your generosity and kindness during these challenging times!

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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