Category: News

Toronto Public Health enhances school screening tool

Today, Toronto Public Health (TPH) updated their COVID-19 school screening tool to further prevent opportunities for virus spread. The updated screening tool includes a new requirement that if a student has even one COVID-19 symptom, they must stay home, self-isolate and get tested; and if they live with siblings in the same household, they must… Read more »

Virtual Tree Lightings 2020

Dear Friends, We weren’t able to get together in person this year for the annual Tree Lightings, but I’ve made a special Virtual Tree Lighting video to share with you. We lit up the trees at the East York Civic Centre, Greenwood Park, Leslie Grove Park and Withrow Park (watch until the end for a… Read more »

City of Toronto continues to take extraordinary steps to help and protect people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, the City of Toronto has moved at unprecedented speed to adjust its services for those experiencing homelessness by creating 2,300 spaces in new temporary shelter and hotel programs for physical distancing. So far in 2020, the City has also referred more than 2,500 people experiencing homelessness into permanent housing… Read more »

City of Toronto recommends a tax on vacant homes in Toronto

Today, Mayor John Tory announced a City of Toronto staff report will be going to Executive Committee next week recommending a tax levy on vacant Toronto homes starting in 2022. A vacant home tax increases the housing supply by encouraging homeowners to sell or rent their unoccupied home, and if they choose to continue to… Read more »