Now on day three of the second lockdown, metropolis officers urged Torontonians to stay vigilant concerning the menace posed by COVID-19 as 481 new instances had been confirmed.
Mayor John Tory introduced a variety of initiatives to make it simpler for folks to benefit from the outside this winter, together with every part from toboggan hills and “snow loops” for strolling to disc golf programs.
Skating rinks are set to open as quickly as this weekend, however they’ll function with a cap of 25 because of provincial guidelines.
Many Torontonians had been calling on town to make sure there are secure areas to get exterior in the course of the second wave of the pandemic. You’ll be able to learn extra about that right here.
Tory additionally urged folks to keep away from going to huge field shops on Black Friday. As an alternative, Tory mentioned, store native and store on-line the place potential.
The mayor additionally urged Torontonians who can to order takeout from an area restaurant to help these companies amid the lockdown.
Nonetheless, Tory mentioned the ebook ought to be thrown on the proprietor of an Etobicoke barbecue restaurant that defied metropolis and provincial guidelines and reopened once more Wednesday for indoor eating. You’ll be able to learn extra about that story right here.
Tory mentioned he hopes if the restaurant opens once more at 11 a.m. on Thursday, it is shut down by 11:01 a.m, however famous he would not direct police. Tory additionally advised he is open to the concept of placing concrete blocks in entrance of the enterprise, like town not too long ago did with unlawful hashish dispensaries.
481 new instances confirmed in metropolis
Provincial figures launched Wednesday present town has 481 new COVID-19 instances, although de Villa will probably present an up to date determine on the information convention.
The Metropolis of Toronto, together with Peel Area, has been in lockdown since Monday, one thing Tory and native well being officers agreed was essential to curb the virus’s unfold.
Earlier Wednesday, de Villa confirmed metropolis council a map that confirmed all however a handful of Toronto’s neighbourhoods meet at the least the standards for the province’s crimson zone restrictions — the second highest degree of restriction.
De Villa has repeatedly mentioned that there are COVID-19 instances throughout town, regardless that some areas of Etobicoke and Scarborough have been the foremost sizzling spots. As we speak, she mentioned there’s little stopping the complete metropolis from reaching the crimson zone thresholds.
“The actual fact is, charges are alarmingly excessive in Toronto,” she mentioned.
For extra information about Ontario‘s COVID-19 state of affairs and the way the pandemic is being dealt with, take a look at these CBC Information tales: