Toronto palliative patients on homeless spectrum confront new challenges due to COVID-19

Jimmy Evans spent several years living on the street experiencing homelessness, but it was only after he got affordable housing in 2017 with the help of the Ontario Disability Support … Read More

Deputy public health chief says challenges remain for Toronto Raptors to play at home

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 13, 2020 4:22 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s deputy chief of public … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto businesses serve up creative ways to safely welcome back customers

In the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, businesses are finding creative ways to safely serve their customers. Longtime Leaside restaurant Olde Yorke Fish & Chips has set up not … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto, Peel Region enter stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan

The city of Toronto and Peel Region have joined a large majority of the province with entering stage three of the Ontario government’s reopening plan on Friday amid the ongoing … Read More

New Toronto data shows how racialized, lower-income communities being hit hard by coronavirus

Stark new data from Toronto Public Health shows racialized and lower-income communities in the city are being disproportionately affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “There is growing evidence in North … Read More

New Toronto neighbourhood map details number of coronavirus cases

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 27, 2020 5:38 pm Updated May 27, 2020 5:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Nearly 70 new coronavirus deaths in Canada as Ontario sees highest case jump since May 8

Ontario saw its largest single-day jump in novel coronavirus cases since May 8 on a sunny weekend that saw thousands of people flood one downtown Toronto park. Sunday also saw … Read More

Toronto would need 47% property tax increase to maintain services if $1.5B budget gap isn’t filled: mayor

Toronto Mayor John Tory has made another dire plea for financial support from the upper levels of government, warning if the City doesn’t receive help filling a minimum $1.5-billion budget … Read More

Toronto faces 47% property tax increase to maintain services if $1.5B budget gap isn’t filled, mayor says

Toronto Mayor John Tory has made another dire plea for financial support from the upper levels of government, warning if the City doesn’t receive help filling a minimum $1.5-billion budget … Read More

Honda Indy Toronto formally cancelled due to coronavirus

TORONTO — The Honda Indy Toronto has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement comes nearly a week after race promoters said last Friday that the event would … Read More

Coronavirus: City of Toronto summer camps, all major permitted events cancelled until Aug. 31

The City of Toronto has announced the cancellation of all planned summer camps as well as revocation of permits for all major festivals until the end of August amid the … Read More

Brampton mayor concerned after 105-year-old grandmother’s pleas for water at nursing home go unanswered

Inside a room on the third floor of the Isabel and Arthur Meighen Long-Term Care Home in midtown Toronto, Teresa Brown lies in a bed talking periodically out loud to … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto hospital creates alternative to N95 using snorkel masks

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre staff say an alternative to the N95 mask has been developed by using a modified full-face snorkel mask for health-care workers to potentially use during the … Read More

3 Toronto emergency child-care centre staff members test positive for coronavirus

The City of Toronto is reporting three staff members at a child care centre for children of critical service workers have tested positive for coronavirus. According to a statement issued … Read More

Coronavirus: Heartbroken brothers reflect as parents die 9 days apart at Toronto nursing home

When brothers Rod and Greg McVeigh began writing an obituary for their 77-year-old mother Joan McVeigh, they never imagined they would be including their father Joseph in the same death … Read More

Here’s how hospital staff at a Toronto ICU are treating coronavirus patients

It’s 8 a.m. and Dr. Garret Pulle has just completed a 12-hour shift in the intensive care unit at Humber River Hospital. It’s the largest community hospital ICU in the … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto man concerned about lack of testing of at-home personal support workers

A man who lives in an assisted living condo in downtown Toronto says he has concerns about the lack of coronavirus testing for his personal support workers (PSWs). A spinal chord … Read More

Toronto in coronavirus peak but pandemic activity ‘slowing down,’ medical officer of health says

Toronto’s medical officer of health says the city is in the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, but adds there’s reason to have “cautious optimism.” “Our data modelling shows us that … Read More

Coronavirus: Personal support worker at Toronto nursing home dies of COVID-19

A personal support worker at an east-end Toronto nursing home has died of COVID-19, marking the first publicly-confirmed death of a Toronto long-term care worker since the coronavirus pandemic began. … Read More

Coronavirus: 38 Toronto bus drivers refuse to work, cite workplace safety concerns

The Toronto Transit Commission says 38 bus drivers refused to work on Wednesday due to workplace safety concerns amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. TTC staff issued a statement on Wednesday … Read More

Coronavirus: Families of Toronto nursing home residents feeling anxiety, grief and gratitude

Jayne Thompson Cascagnette and her sister Linda Gay want to thank the caregivers at Seven Oaks Long-Term Care Home in Scarborough where their mother lived. “When this is all over, … Read More

Coronavirus: 25 dead at west-end Toronto long-term care home to date

The executive director of a long-term care home in Toronto’s west end says 25 residents have died to date due to coronavirus. Evelyn MacDonald, executive director of the Eatonville Care … Read More

Coronavirus: Advocates for Toronto’s homeless plead for major increase in accommodations, testing

Advocates for Toronto’s homeless population are pleading for urgent action to prevent a large outbreak of coronavirus in the community and in shelters. “Time is not on our side. This … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto recalls $200K worth of ‘poor quality’ masks distributed to long-term care homes

In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, City staff said 4,000 boxes containing 50 masks per box — a total of 62,600 masks — were distributed to the municipally-owned long-term care homes on March 28. The masks, which were manufactured in China, were delivered the day before from an unspecified vendor.

“After reports of ripping and tearing, further inspection of the masks determined that the masks ordered did not meet the City’s standard and specifications,” the statement said, adding the masks are being returned to the vendor for a “full refund.”

Raptors’ Serge Ibaka thanks Toronto Public Health for coronavirus response efforts

As Toronto Public Health continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Raptors forward Serge Ibaka held a FaceTime session with staff at the department to thank them. “Everybody is appreciating … Read More

Toronto LCBO worker tests positive for coronavirus, 1st employee at agency to be diagnosed

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) says one of its workers at a Toronto store location has tested positive for COVID, marking the first publicly confirmed case at the … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto’s homeless face dire situation as support collapses, advocates say

TORONTO — COVID-19 could soon “explode” within Toronto’s homeless population as government actions to curb the spread of the illness have the opposite effect on those who live without housing, … Read More

Yorkdale Mall, Toronto Eaton Centre among malls to close amid coronavirus outbreak

Cadillac Fairview staff say the company is closing major malls in the Toronto area, including Yorkdale Mall and the Toronto Eaton Centre amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company made the … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto subway operator tests positive for COVID-19

A Toronto Transit Commission subway operator has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first publicly reported case of a frontline employee at the transit agency being diagnosed since the coronavirus … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto announces measures to help those who are homeless, in community housing

The City of Toronto has unveiled measures aimed at helping those who are homeless and those who live in affordable housing amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. In a statement released … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto announces measures to help those who are homeless, in affordable housing

The City of Toronto has unveiled measures aimed at helping those who are homeless and those who live in affordable housing amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. In a statement released … Read More

Coronavirus: Veterinarians offer up ventilators amid fight to become essential service

Canada’s veterinarians said Monday they’re willing to join in the nationwide efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic even as they fight to ensure they’re allowed to keep providing care to … Read More

Toronto hospital holds mask drive as groups sound alarm over impending shortage

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 23, 2020 6:16 am Updated March 23, 2020 6:21 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Toronto man dies from COVID-19, marks city’s first coronavirus-related death: public health

Toronto Public Health (TPH) says a man in his 70s is the first person in the city to die from COVID-19 since the coronavirus outbreak began. In a statement released … Read More

Coronavirus: Worries lie ahead for Canadians faced with financial uncertainty

TORONTO – When it comes to her family’s financial future, Kim Petrie says the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has erased any certainty about what lies ahead. Over just a … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto police civilian tests positive for COVID-19, all stations closing to public

The Toronto Police Service says one of its civilian staff members has tested positive for READ MORE: . “As of March 18, 2020, we are aware of one civilian member … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto health officials encourage restaurants, bars, clubs, theatres to close

Toronto health officials say they are strongly recommending dining areas of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and theatres to temporarily close starting at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday to prevent further community spread … Read More

Coronavirus: CBSA employee at Toronto Pearson airport tests positive for COVID-19

A Canada Border Services Agency employee working at Toronto Pearson International Airport has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the agency confirmed on Sunday night. … Read More

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