CityofTO Update: March Break, Toronto Public Health and More

Dear Scarborough-Guildwood Residents

I hope everyone is doing well. March Break officially starts next week! Museums, cultural centres and other attractions will be hosting fun filled opportunities across the city – check out the City’s exhibits and events calendar, visit your local Toronto Library Branch or visit the Toronto Zoo for your March Break activities.

Toronto Public Health is currently monitoring 18 positive cases of the novel coronavirus: COVID-19 in Toronto. To date, there have been four other confirmed cases reported in Toronto with all four having since recovered from their illness. Keep updated on news on the virus, how to protect yourself, and how to recognize possible symptoms here.

Follow @TOPublicHealth to receive notification of updates. You can also visit the Toronto Public Health website or call 416-338-7600, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

On Monday March 9th, the General Government and Licensing Committee (GGLC) held its 12th meeting. At this meeting, Municipal Licensing and Standards reported on identifiable and measurable performance standards for Municipal Licensing and Standards (MLS).

The General Government and Licensing Committee requests that the Executive Director of MLS report to the GGLC in the first quarter of each year on performance standards and timelines in relation to the Minimum Investigation Process and Timeline for Investigation Services’ Top Service Requests:

–          Property Standards (Emergency);

–          Property Standards (Non-Emergency);

–          Littering and Dumping;

–          Grass and Weeds;

–          Zoning By-Law; and

–          Signs

More information on this item can be found here.

On Thursday March 12th, the Scarborough Community Council gathered for its 14th meeting. At this meeting the request for a Traffic Control Signal Review at Kingston Road and Brinloor Boulevard was adopted. Further information on the installation and activation of this Traffic Control Signal will be made available as soon as possible.

More information on this item can be found here.

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy weekend!

All my Best,

Paul W. Ainslie