COVID-19 Update for June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020 

Dear Neighbours, 

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 physical distancing bylaw!

Scarborough-Guildwood Live Town Hall

Please join myself, Hon. John McKay MP, Mitzie Hunter MPP and guest speaker Liz Buller, President and CEO of Scarborough Health Network, on this Friday June 26 at 7:00pm.

To join, go click here at the time of the meeting:

City of Toronto child care centres set to reopen beginning June 29

Beginning June 29, 11 of the 47 City of Toronto-operated Toronto Early Learning & Child Care Centres (TELCCC) will reopen to support parents returning to work and to help with the restart of the economy. The Province of Ontario announced that licensed child care services could begin to operate as of June 12 as part of the Province’s reopening plan. The 11 childcare centres set to reopen are the following:

  • Malvern Early Learning and Child Care, 1321 Neilson Rd.
  • Danforth Early Learning and Child Care Centre, 1125 Danforth Ave. 
  • Blake Street Early Learning and Child Care Centre, 84 Blake St.
  • Jesse Ketchum Early Learning and Child Care, 7 Berryman St.
  • City Kids Early Learning and Child Care Centre, 34 Bathurst St.
  • Metro Hall Early Learning and Child Care Centre, 55 John St.
  • Thomas Berry Early Learning and Child Care, 3495 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
  • Falstaff Early Learning and Child Care, 10 Falstaff Ave.
  • Berner Trail Early Learning & Child Care Centre, 120 Berner Trail 
  • Flemingdon Early Learning & Child Care Centre, 29 St Dennis Dr.  
  • Rowntree Early Learning & Child Care Centre, 2765 Islington Ave.

Childcare centres are required to follow strict operational requirements to help ensure the health and safety of children, their families and staff. The City is taking a careful and gradual approach to reopening centres with the majority of the remaining centres planned to reopen in July and August. For more information please read the news release.

This weekend: ActiveTO major road closures

The following ActiveTO major road closures will be in place this weekend, from Saturday, June 27 at 6 a.m. to Sunday, June 28 at 11 p.m.:

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes only) from Windermere Avenue to Stadium Road. As a result, the eastbound Gardiner Expressway off ramp to Lake Shore Boulevard West (exit #146) will also be closed
  • Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes only) from Leslie Street to just south of Woodbine Avenue (Kew Beach Avenue)
  • Bayview Avenue from Front Street East to Rosedale Valley Road, and River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue

A cycling network map, including multi-use trails, is available here. Walking and hiking trails are available here

Recovery & Rebuild public engagement survey closes June 30

While the City of Toronto continues to work on reducing the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring the delivery of essential and critical City services, it is also working to prepare for Toronto’s recovery in the weeks and months to come.

The Toronto Office of Recovery and Rebuild is seeking feedback from individuals, businesses and community groups on how Toronto can recover, rebuild and emerge from this pandemic even stronger.  An online survey, as well as tips and tools for hosting your own discussion, is now available at toronto.ca/RecoveryRebuild. The survey is open until June 30, 2020.

Toronto Public Health Guidance Documents and Infographics

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has developed guidance documents to support the safe reopening of local businesses and community organizations. All businesses and organizations will need to adjust how they operate to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Whether a business owner or operator, an employee, or a customer, it is important residents stay informed to understand what our new normal will look like in the months ahead.

There are range of documents available to address the unique circumstances of different types of workplaces and community settings in our city, available on the City’s website

City of Toronto update on COVID-19 cases

There are 14,094 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 65 cases since yesterday. There are 249 people hospitalized, with 62 in ICU. In total 12,127 people have recovered from COVID-19. To date, there have been 1,070 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

Boys’ and Girls Club of East Scarborough Friday Free Pick-Up Lunch

The Boys’ and Girls Club of East ScarboroughFree Pick-Up Lunch this Friday June 26 @ 12:30-2:30PM at 100 Galloway Rd. This week’s menu: Mac & Cheese and Chicken Fingers (Halal and veggie options available). Register HERE. Please note this will be the last Pick-Up Lunch until July 17.

Boys’ and Girls’ Club of East Scarborough Soles and Steps need your support!

Amidst the ongoing worldwide conversations surrounding systematic racial barriers, Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough is raising donations to continue their work surrounding diversity and equity while enhancing the services and programs currently provided for the racialized families residing in underserved areas of East Scarborough.

The Club provides service to over 5,000 children in the East Scarborough community residing in priority neighborhoods, where 30% of the population lives below the poverty line, less than half completed post-secondary education, where 70% are visible minorities and a quarter of the population identifies as Black. If you would like to make a donation, please click on this GoFundMe link.

Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Lane Swim Resumes July 4

With the City of Toronto moving to Stage 2 of the Ontario Government’s Reopening plan, training pools are now able to open for public access with specific health and safety measures in place. Public access to training pools will start on July 4. Lane swims are available to members, students, City of Toronto punch pass holders, or anyone who purchases a swimming day pass. More information can be found here.

2020 Property Tax Final Billing

In the City’s ongoing effort to modernize City services and support property owners during the COVID-19 pandemic, Revenue Services partnered with Technology Services to develop an online application portal for the new temporary Property Tax Payment Deferral Program.  This digital service was developed and launched within weeks and property owners are now able to apply and upload supporting documents using a fully online application process.  Property owners are able to request additional time to pay property taxes without incurring late payment penalties or interest charges for a six-month period effective June 1 to November 30, 2020. Paper applications are available, however property owners are being encouraged to apply online to streamline and fast-track the approval process. 

The Property Tax Brochure is also available online for viewing. For property tax inquires, please reach out to propertytax@toronto.ca, call 311, or contact my office at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca or 416-396-7222.

EarlyON Virtual Workshop: Locating Resources for Health, Housing and Employment

Join the EarlyON Team for a virtual workshop on locating resources for health, housing and employment on Monday June 29, 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Visit their website at www.esbgc.net to register. More information in the flyer here.

Please click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens in the Ward 24

Please click here for a list of food banks in East Scarborough

Please click here for a list of food banks in Scarborough

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.

What’s On at the Library: Home Edition

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Our KGO Update

Read about East Scarborough’s latest roundup of key neighbourhood resources, virtual results, and up to date information through The East Scarborough Storefront’s crowd-sourced e-newsletter “Our KGO Updates.” *NEW* Check out their latest issue HERE. SUBSCRIBE HERE.

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 www.toronto.ca 

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

The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice, and information about City services and social supports. Check https://www.toronto.ca/covid-19/ for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.

The City of Toronto’s website can be translated into many languages using the GoogleTM Translate tool. This tool gives residents and visitors who speak other languages a way of accessing City information featured on the website. To change languages on the City of Toronto website, please click here: https://www.toronto.ca/home/translate/

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website with up to date information:

 

Website: www.paulainslie.com

You can also reach me by: telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul 

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