Ward 4 and City of Toronto News

Dear West Bend ,
This Monday, the Mayor proclaimed August 31^st as Overdose Awareness Day in the City of Toronto. The opioid crisis remains an urgent public health crisis, exacerbated further by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In my capacity as the Chair of Toronto Drug Strategy Implementation Panel, I wrote a letter (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=1553bdad49&e=382fa4aa2e) in support of the Board of Health urging the Ontario Ministry of Health to support managed opioid/safer supply initiatives.
Two weeks ago, an announcement was made for $1.6 million in federal funding for harm reduction efforts in Toronto.More than $582,000 is earmarked for an emergency safer supply pilot project led by Parkdale Queen West Community Health Clinic. This is great news for the community and it is imperative that funding continues for live saving harm reduction efforts.
On Monday, the City also launched its Resurgence Plan (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=5ba3b92bc3&e=382fa4aa2e) . This plan outlines potential changes to city services in the event of a resurgence of COVID-19. The five priority areas of the City’s response are to implement public health measures, support vulnerable populations, support City employees, mitigate the impact to Toronto’s economy and ensure the resiliency of City services and a coordinated response.
I will continue to share any updates regarding this plan and other City-related matters.
My office can be reached at councillor_perks@toronto.ca for any questions or concerns.
Sincerely, Gord
============================================================ Events and News – September 03, 2020 edition:

Keele Station Easier Access Update Published on Sep 03, 2020 04:11 pm As part of the Easier Access Program, the TTC is installing elevators to make Keele Station accessible. This work will take place starting September 4 to October, 2020. In order to carry out this work, terrazzo tile needs to be installed in the station including in front of both escalators that take customers to the […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=74d0a27adb&e=382fa4aa2e)

Virtual CNE 2020: CNE At Home Published on Sep 03, 2020 04:00 pm Earlier this year, like many other events, the Canadian National Exhibition made the historic decision to cancel its iconic fair for only the second occasion in its 142-year history. Although the CNE gates won’t be opening this summer, the CNE is continuing the tradition of bringing fun to Torontonians beginning August 21 to September 7 […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=924254ad76&e=382fa4aa2e)

City of Toronto extending outdoor pool season at 10 locations Published on Sep 03, 2020 01:01 pm Select City outdoor pools are extended for the summer season. Torontonians can stretch out the summer at 10 City outdoor pools which will remain open until September 13, with the remainder closing as planned on Sunday, September 6. The ten outdoor pools include: Alex Duff, 779 Crawford St. Donald D. Summerville, 1867 Lake Shore Blvd. […] ** Read in browser » (gordperks.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e13b1252c0c649074bca5b6e4&id=af3c815b2a&e=382fa4aa2e)

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