June 2 - Update

Dear Friends and Neighbours,

I'd like to provide an update on the upcoming June priority registration dates for summer swim, skate and After-school Recreation Care (ARC) programs.As a result of continued recreation facility closures and provincial orders restricting recreation programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the June priority registration dates, originally scheduled for June 6, 8 and 9, are cancelled. A new registration date for ARC programs will be announced shortly, and if and when public health conditions allow for summer day camps to operate, a new camp registration date will be announced for CampTO.

Residents can contact Parks & Recreation customer service staff by phone at 416-396-7378 or by email at pfrcustomerservice@toronto.ca with any questions or concerns. Staff will be communicating with ARC families directly to address their questions related to registration for the 2020/21 school year. ARC families can email arc@toronto.ca or leave a message for a return phone call at 416-338-2512.

Please be advised that southbound ramp from Jane St onto HWY 400/Black Creek Dr will be closed for the entire season.The closure (indicated in red on the map) is anticipated to take place from June 4 until November 30, 2020.

- This will only prevent access to southbound HWY 400/Black Creek Dr from Jane Street.

- Access to northbound HWY 400 from Jane St remains open.

- All exits onto Jane St from HWY 400 remain open.

- Jane St. southbound traffic will be detoured to Lawrence Ave. W and Black Creek Dr.

- Jane St. northbound traffic will be detoured to Wilson Ave. and Keele St.

The City has opened applications for the Community Crisis Response Fund to help communities respond to the impact of violent incidents and associated crises during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund provides up to $3,000 for initiatives that address the impact of a violent traumatic incident within a neighbourhood. Organizations eligible for funding include not-for-profit and faith-based organizations in partnership with community agencies. Due to COVID-19, community initiatives eligible for funding have been revised to reflect the need for physical distancing. Virtual initiatives are now eligible such as community-based healing sessions; training or workshops; and community mobilizing and/or planning activities. There are two funding streams: general, and youth-led. Groups and networks should register to attend the two virtual info sessions to learn more about the fund and how to apply:  General Community Crisis Response Fund information session: June 12, 2020 from 11 AM – 12 PM. Please register here. Youth-led Community Crisis Response Fund information session: June 12, 2020 at 2 – 3 PM. Please register here. More information about the Community Crisis Response Fund is available on the City’s Community Crisis Response Fund webpage. If you need more time to pay your property taxes due to financial impacts from COVID-19, the City is offering support for eligible property owners. Residential & commercial property owners with a good payment history can apply for additional time - up to six months without interest or fees. To find out more and to apply, please go to: http://toronto.ca/propertytaxhelp Residents and businesses are reminded to have your say on how Toronto can recover, rebuild and emerge from this pandemic even stronger. Take the Recovery & Rebuilding Toronto survey before June 30 at https://cotsurvey.chkmkt.com/RecoveryRebuildingToronto. Sincerely, Frances


City of Toronto update on COVID-19

There are 11,513 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 175 cases since yesterday. There are 384 people hospitalized, with 82 in ICU. In total, 8,783 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 153 cases since yesterday. To date, there have been 835 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

The COVID-19 enforcement team is continuing to respond to complaints and proactively patrolling parks and other public spaces, in an effort to ensure public understanding of the need to continue to maintain physical distancing. Officers are out educating residents on the City’s physical distancing bylaw and provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders, only issuing tickets in circumstances where education efforts have failed.

Yesterday, the City received 90 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities or not practising physical distancing in parks or squares. Bylaw officers issued 11 tickets for physical distancing. This month, bylaw and police officers have spoken to more than 257 people in City parks about the closures and public health measures.

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©2019 by Councillor Frances Nunziata.