Porter Airlines set to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations or testing for all employees

Porter Airlines has announced it will be requiring all of its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or present a negative test within three days of the start of … Read More

Ontario government reports 2,864 new COVID-19 cases, 25 new deaths

As the Ontario government marked administering more than six million COVID-19 vaccine doses across the province, it reported on Saturday there are 2,864 new, confirmed coronavirus cases. Saturday’s case count … Read More

Canadian military’s COVID-19 medical task force assuming duties at Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital

Just days after dozens of Canadian Armed Forces medical and logistical personnel were given their orders to assist Ontario’s strained hospital system as health-care workers tend to critically ill COVID-19 … Read More

COVID-19: Canadian military preparing to send ICU nurses, medics after Ontario’s request for help

As Ontario continues to get a handle on the surging third wave of COVID-19 cases and crushing patient loads at intensive care units, the Canadian Armed Forces is preparing for … Read More

COVID-19: Military, Red Cross being sent to Ontario’s hospitals after provincial request for help

As Ontario continues to get a handle on the surging third wave of COVID-19 cases and crushing patient loads at intensive care units, the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian … Read More

1st known case of rare blood clot linked to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine confirmed in Ontario

The Ontario government has confirmed the first known case of a rare blood clot linked to the Astrazeneca-COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine in the province. According to a statement issued by the … Read More

Ontario Premier Doug Ford in isolation after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s office has announced he is self-isolating after being in close contact with a staff member in his office who tested positive for COVID-19. According to a … Read More

COVID-19: Vaccine Hunters Canada volunteers working to eliminate booking appointment barriers

During the day Joshua Kalpin works as a software engineer, but by night he is hunting online – hunting for COVID-19 vaccine appointments on behalf of Vaccine Hunters Canada. “This … Read More

COVID-19 in Toronto neighbourhoods: How postal code data highlights vaccine inequities

When it comes to accessing COVID-19 vaccines in Toronto, newly released data appears to reinforce how where you live can be a major difference-maker. According to data collected by ICES … Read More

Hotels taking advantage of Canada’s COVID-19 quarantine rules, some travellers allege

When Natalia Pinzón boarded the flight for her trip to Toronto in March to start a first-year college program in the city, she was fully aware of Canada’s new quarantine … Read More

48-year-old Toronto man who spent 110 days in hospital due to COVID-19 shares vital warning

Vini Silva describes being back home after nearly four months at Humber River Hospital in Toronto battling COVID-19 like coming back from a long flight or journey. “You just have … Read More

New variants spark fears of turmoil at Scarborough hospitals after 11 straight months of battling coronavirus

After 36 hours in a Scarborough hospital caring for COVID-19 patients, Dr. Martin Betts will get to go home to his 15-month-old son Max. “My day started at 5:45 this … Read More

U.K. coronavirus variant detected in 2 of 78 COVID-19 cases at Toronto meat production facility

Toronto Public Health is reporting that at least two out of 78 COVID-19 cases at a Toronto meat production facility have been identified as being from the U.K. coronavirus variant … Read More

‘I’ll live to see another day’: COVID-19 survivor describes effects of virus 8 months later

From inside his family home where he spends most of his time, COVID-19 survivor Delroy Noble leans down to lift up one of his three young nieces. He struggles at … Read More

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

Health experts push for ‘aggressive’ strategy called #COVIDZero to stamp out coronavirus

Health experts who have been critical of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s approach in curbing the spread of COVID-19 are now banding together to push for a more ‘aggressive’ strategy that … 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

Toronto hairstylist launches petition, calls for Ontario to reopen salons, barber shops

A long-time Toronto hairstylist has launched an online petition calling on the Ontario government to reopen hair salons and barber shops, months after closing amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Norm Wright, … 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

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: Former health minister Jane Philpott assists at COVID-19 testing centre

After spending years in federal politics, former health minister Jane Philpott has returned to her physician roots, once again donning her white coat and stethoscope to help in the fight … 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: Toronto epidemiologist modelling COVID-19 says the school year may be done

For epidemiologists modelling the novel coronavirus, predicting the future is an inexact science. But two Toronto experts agreed that shutting down schools for only a month is not enough to … 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

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