Dear Neighbours,  

Please see the following update regarding COVID-19 key information and resources in the City of Toronto:    City of Toronto media briefings The City’s media briefings are available on theCity’s YouTube channel and will resume on Monday as per the regular schedule.

City’s COVID-19 Enforcement Team continues important work across the city Education and enforcement are essential to keeping our community safe. The enforcement team continues to see troubling behaviour as weather improves and people become frustrated with restrictions. People continue to build fire pits at Bluffers Park and gatherings were observed at the boat launch in King’s Mill Park. People are still removing signage and barriers at many locations. Long lines without proper social distancing continue to form outside businesses. Most disturbing, yesterday while performing his duties, an enforcement officer was assaulted in a park. An arrest has been made in relation to the assault.   Yesterday, the City received 440 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities or not practising physical distancing in parks. Bylaw and police officers issued 19 tickets – bringing the total number of tickets issued since April 3 to 338. The City also received 30 complaints yesterday related to non-essential businesses remaining open in contravention of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Since March 24, Municipal Licensing & Standards and Toronto Public Health have issued 41 tickets and 117 notices to non-essential businesses.  

Toronto Public Health continues to monitor COVID-19 transmission
As of this afternoon, there are 3,346 cases of COVID-19 in Toronto. Cases include 3,013 confirmed cases and 333 probable cases. There are 274 people hospitalized, with 98 in intensive care units. In the city, 162 people have died of COVID-19. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform here. An earlier upload delay impacting provincial case reporting has been resolved.  

I want to thank everyone for your efforts during this very difficult time. It is very important for all of us, to the best of our ability to follow the mandatory social distancing bylaw! 0001
Managing Stress and Psychological Wellbeing is as Important as Managing your Physical Health   96b1-COVID-19-Taking-Care-of-Your-Mental-Health-and-Well-being-Infographic-page-001 Where to find Mental Health help:  City of Toronto Mental Health 211 Tips on managing your stress and well-being World Health Organization The Psychological Foundation of Canada – Stress Strategies Canadian Mental Health Association
FoodBanks Please click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens in the Ward 24 Please remember to call ahead to book to ensure they are properly stocked. For those interested in volunteering, food banks are always looking for volunteers, so please feel free to save and share this information.   Please click here for a list of food banks in Scarborough
Essential Government Information for COVID -19 Public Health’s information line & 311 are experiencing high call volumes. Residents can get the information they need online at The City’s website has a tool that can translate pages into 51 different languages.    If you need info on COVID-19, please visit the following websites: City of Toronto Province of Ontario Government of Canada World Health Organization Official Global Travel Advisory
How to contact me:
Toronto City Hall 100 Queen Street West Suite C52 Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2 Tel: 416-392-4008   Scarborough Civic Centre 150 Borough Drive Scarborough, Ontario M1P 4N7 Tel: 416-396-7222 Fax: 416-392-4006  I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website with up to date information:    cid:image012.png@01D22620.64ACA250cid:image013.png@01D22620.64ACA250Instagram, Insta Logo, New Images   Website: You can also reach me by: telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at  
public health The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice, and information about City services and social supports. Check for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline 416-338-7600 or 311 Call Telehealth Ontario if you develop symptoms. Telephone: 1-866-797-0000   All my Best, Paul
All my Best,