August 25, 2017
Toronto Public Health investigating a confirmed case of measles
Toronto Public Health (TPH) is investigating a lab-confirmed case of measles. This includes following up with individuals who may have been exposed.
Members of the public may have been exposed to measles in the following settings during the period of August 19-24, 2017 including:
August 2, 2017
City of Toronto and melanoma foundations partner on pilot project to provide free sunscreen in select parks
The City of Toronto, the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund and the Douglas Wright Foundation have partnered on a public health pilot project to provide free sunscreen in select City parks.
Based on successful programs in U.S. parks, the Health Canada-approved sunscreen is available in dispensers, similar to hand sanitizer dispensers. Crews provided by the melanoma foundations will maintain and stock the dispensers through the trial. The two foundations are covering all costs, with the City providing locations and administrative support.
August 2, 2017
Bike Share Toronto expansion gives Toronto residents 70 new bike stations
Today, Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation; and Toronto Mayor John Tory reiterated their commitment to expanding Toronto's Bike Share system. The Government of Canada and the City of Toronto will each contribute $1.25 million towards 50 stations, and the City will contribute an additional $1.5 million to exclusively fund another 20 stations for the Bike Share Toronto system. The province provided $4.9 million to the Toronto Parking Authority in 2016 to double the size of their network, adding 80 new Bike Share stations and 800 new bikes in downtown Toronto.
August 2, 2017
Celebrate Simcoe Day at City of Toronto attractions and recreation sites
The City of Toronto encourages residents and visitors to take advantage of the City's attractions and recreational sites open to enjoy during Simcoe Day on Monday, August 7.
Outdoor pools, wading pools and splash pads Beat the heat and drop by your local outdoor pool, splash pad or wading pool on Simcoe Day. Indoor pools and community centres will be closed. All City outdoor pools, wading pools and splash pads will be open. More information about locations and hours of operation is available at http://www.toronto.ca/swim.
Toronto Water launches “Not Down the Drain”
Issue date: October 5, 2017
Every day many items are flushed down toilets or poured down drains that should not be. These items, such as fat, oil, grease, wipes and dental floss, can cause:
• Damage or blockages to home plumbing, which could lead to basement flooding
• Damage or blockages to the City's sewer pipes located under the streets, which could lead to basement flooding
• Damage to pumping stations and wastewater treatment plants
• Harm to the environment and aquatic habitat in the Lake, local streams and rivers
The City issued this news release through Canada News Wire on Sunday, July 30.
July 30, 2017
10 things you need to know about Toronto Island Park reopening
As announced earlier this week, Toronto Island Park, including Centre Island, Centreville Theme Park, Ward's Island and Hanlan's Point, will reopen to the public tomorrow, Monday, July 31. Here's what you need to know about the park's reopening to get the most out of your visit:
July 26, 2017
Weekend Event with Road Closures In Toronto
The Beaches Jazz Festival this week will involve some local road closures as described below. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy the event. Businesses in the area are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles starting Thursday evening.
Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.
In addition to road closures related to this special event, a significant amount of road work is taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.
July 27, 2017
City of Toronto Announces Toronto Island Park to Reopen on Monday, July 31
Toronto Island Park, including Centre Island, Centreville Theme Park, Ward's Island and Hanlan's Point, will reopen to the public on Monday, July 31.
The regular summer ferry schedule will resume on Monday, with the first ferry departing from the mainland for Ward's Island at 6:30 a.m. and the first ferry departing from the mainland for Centre Island at 8 a.m. City of Toronto recreation programs will also resume on Monday.