Toronto Public Health confirms this year’s first positive mosquito test for West Nile Virus

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July 6, 2017

Toronto Public Health confirms this year's first positive mosquito test for West Nile Virus

Toronto Public Health has received lab confirmation that mosquitoes in the city have tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the first positive mosquito test for West Nile Virus in Toronto in 2017.

"While the risk of becoming infected with West Nile Virus in Toronto is low, now is a good time to remind residents of the ways they can protect themselves from mosquito bites and help reduce the risk of infection," said Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health.

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Reduced emissions and community benefits anticipated as Toronto City Council adopts new climate change action plan

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July 4, 2017

Reduced emissions and community benefits anticipated as Toronto City Council adopts new climate change action plan

City Council today unanimously approved Toronto's long-term path to reduce city-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The TransformTO Pathway to a Low Carbon Future report recommends ambitious strategies and long-term goals to transform Toronto's urban systems – specifically buildings, energy, transportation and waste.

"I am proud that City Council has moved forward with TransformTO – a climate action plan to reduce Toronto’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 per cent by 2050," said Mayor John Tory. "As a city, we need to set ambitious goals to reduce the negative impacts of climate change and increase Toronto’s resilience so we can address the very real social and economic challenges of the 21st century."

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Toronto City Council unanimously adopts Tenants First – Phase 1 Implementation Plan

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July 4, 2017

Toronto City Council unanimously adopts Tenants First – Phase 1 Implementation Plan

During today's Toronto City Council meeting at City Hall, Council unanimously adopted the Tenant First – Phase 1 Implementation Plan (EX 26.2).

"Today's unanimous vote is another step in the ongoing work to improve social housing in Toronto," said Mayor John Tory. "This plan responds to recommendations from the Mayor's Task Force and is laser focused on enhancing services and experiences for all Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) tenants, especially those who are most vulnerable. I look forward to reviewing future phases of this plan."

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