Ward 4 and City of Toronto News

Dear Ward 4 residents,
The advice from Toronto’s public health officials has been clear and consistent: to stop the community spread of this deadly virus, we must reduce all contact with others as much as possible.
To assist residents experiencing stress and anxiety due to being isolated, quarantined with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, experiencing financial hardships or other mental health stressors, the City has partnered with key mental health service providers to support the mental wellbeing of Toronto’s most vulnerable residents during this time.
Residents can call 211 to access support and get connected to one of seven primary mental health service partners (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=2802491ff1&e=382fa4aa2e) for direct phone support. Mental health service information is also available at 211toronto.ca.
During this time, individuals experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable. There are currently 30 confirmed client cases of COVID-19 in the city’s emergency shelter system. The City, with the help of our community and heath sector partners has put measures in place for active screening, testing and providing isolation spaces to slow transmission and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our emergency shelter system.
We have moved over 1,000 people to programs that meet a range of client needs, including spaces in community centers, hotel rooms, and permanent housing and we are on track to move another 1000 into new spaces by April 30.
While these measures are being taken to directly address the issue at hand, I have and will continue to advocate for permanent housing for all to fight for housing as a human right.
To stay updated on the City’s ongoing response to COVID-19, visit gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=aa91ff25d0&e=382fa4aa2e .
Sincerely,
Gord Events and News – April 16, 2020 edition: * Suspension of Planning Timelines * 1488 Queen Street West Development Update * 1375 Queen Street West Development Update * City of Toronto expands Digital Main Street program to help local businesses during COVID-19 pandemic * City of Toronto urges drivers to obey rules of the road * City of Toronto to continue yard waste collection for another two weeks – April 20 – May 1, 2020 * City of Toronto begins sweeping streets this week as part of spring cleanup

** Suspension of Planning Timelines ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2020 04:24 pm The Government of Ontario’s Emergency Order (O. Reg 73/20) under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act suspends limitation periods and procedural time periods set out in legislation and regulation. This suspension of time periods applies to all Planning Act procedural timelines, including complete application and decision timelines. This includes Committee of Adjustment timelines to […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=1c4a5b6e72&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 1488 Queen Street West Development Update ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2020 04:21 pm A rezoning application to construct a 6-storey building has been filed for 1488 Queen St West, current site of Guardian Drugs. The application proposes 190 m2 of non –residential gfa with 29 residential dwelling units and 3 parking space. Details are available on the City’s Application Information Centre at gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=1b63156a88&e=382fa4aa2e A pre-application meeting was held […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=6fe84a96ae&e=382fa4aa2e)

** 1375 Queen Street West Development Update ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2020 04:18 pm A rezoning application has been filed by Skale Developments to construct an 8-storey mixed-use building at 1375 Queen St West, at Close Ave. The application proposes 443 m2 of non –residential gfa with 46 rental dwelling units and 1 car share parking space. Details are available on the City’s Application Information Centre at gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=e83c2aa190&e=382fa4aa2e A […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=125219b0ac&e=382fa4aa2e)

** City of Toronto expands Digital Main Street program to help local businesses during COVID-19 pandemic ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2020 04:15 pm Digital Main Street was created by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) in 2016 to assist main street businesses in growing their operations through technology with easy to use tools and resources. Since its launch, the Digital Main Street program has engaged more than 6,000 Toronto businesses and […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=57d242d1cf&e=382fa4aa2e)

** City of Toronto urges drivers to obey rules of the road ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2020 04:12 pm The City of Toronto is urging drivers to slow down, stay alert and obey the rules of the road to save lives, keep streets safe and accessible, prevent traffic-related collisions and reduce the strain on the city’s healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Toronto’s medical officer of health and all City officials continue to urge […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=a206e615da&e=382fa4aa2e)

** City of Toronto to continue yard waste collection for another two weeks – April 20 – May 1, 2020 ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2020 01:25 pm The City of Toronto will continue yard waste collection for another two weeks from April 20 to May 1 to accommodate residents. The start of seasonal yard waste collection was suspended in March as part of the City’s COVID-19 response to ensure adequate staffing levels to continue the core collection of garbage, blue bin (recycling) […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=4de2dbb20c&e=382fa4aa2e)

** City of Toronto begins sweeping streets this week as part of spring cleanup ———————————————————— Published on Apr 16, 2020 01:24 pm Beginning this week, street sweepers are busy cleaning up dirt and debris from Toronto’s streets to help keep roadways clean and safe. Street sweeping is taking place during the day and in the evenings, servicing both neighbourhood and main roads throughout April. Street sweeping helps to remove dust, dirt and other contaminants that would otherwise […] Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=facbd6192a&e=382fa4aa2e)

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