These detached homes are listed for under $700,000 in Toronto right now

Snagging a home for under $1 million in Toronto these days is pretty difficult — and it’s near-impossible if you want that home to be detached! With the average price for a detached home in the city hitting $1,708,437 in March and $1,466,397 in the GTA, affordable single-family living feels like a pipe dream. But

John Tory ends City of Toronto’s COVID-19 emergency declaration

On Monday morning, Toronto Mayor John Tory officially ended Toronto’s COVID-19 emergency declaration, first declared on March 23, 2020, in response to the pandemic. It was the first official emergency declaration in the history of the modern Toronto, according to a city press release. “While the City of Toronto is no longer operating under an

Provinces should prepare for rapid deployment of second boosters: NACI

Canadians are being advised to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines by receiving all doses recommended for them—including boosters. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is recommending that residents of long-term care homes (or other congregate living settings for seniors), as well as adults 80 and over living in the community, be

Debate over outdoor activities in Toronto during COVID heats up

Volleyball Canada national team member, Sophie Bukovec, was asked to stop training at Woodbine Beach by a Toronto police officer on Saturday. No fines were issued, but the incident incited heated discussion on COVID-19 restrictions. A photo of the incident posted on Twitter by Canadian Press photojournalist Frank Gunn garnered strong reactions on social media

Toronto schools shift to virtual learning amid third wave of pandemic

In a day of big announcements regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Toronto Medical Officer of Health has just pulled the plug on in-person learning at Toronto schools as 297,000 students are headed home to learn virtually beginning April 7. A statement issued by Toronto Public Health cites the increasing risk posed by variants of concern.

Toronto to consider quarantine centres for COVID-19 patients

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, is recommending that the city offer quarantine centres for COVID-19 patients who can’t self-isolate at home. The recommendation was made — and unanimously approved — by the Toronto Board of Health on Thursday morning during a virtual meeting. “The risk of COVID-19 shouldn’t depend on where

What Toronto dentists are doing about COVID-19

The novel coronavirus pandemic has escalated quickly in the last week, and businesses across Ontario are shutting down and changing protocols to protect their employees and their customers. It’s now beginning to affect other types of medical care — like your next dentist appointment. The Royal College of Dental Surgeon in Ontario (RCDSO), which oversees

Students at Rosedale school may have been exposed to COVID-19

Students and faculty at Whitney Junior Public School may have been exposed to COVID-19. Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa sent a letter to the school community on Sunday, informing them that the individual who tested positive for the virus attended school on Wednesday, March 4, but wasn’t showing symptoms at that

Ontario schools report 286 active COVID-19 cases, 25 in Toronto

Ontario’s public school boards reported 286 active cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday (an increase from the 189 cases reported the previous day), with 109 active cases of COVID-19 reported in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). The Toronto District School Board reported the most cases in the region—25 (18 students and 7 staff) from

Torrent of good news has Ontario set for massive increase in vaccinations

The Ontario government announced on Friday that the stay-at-home order will expire on Monday, March 8 at 12:01 a.m. for Toronto, Peel, and North Bay Parry Sound, with these regions transitioning back to Ontario’s colour-coded COVID-19 response framework. North Bay Parry Sound District will be returning to the Red-Control zone (with the second highest-restrictions) while

Adamson Barbecue owner fined $187,000 by the City of Toronto 

Restaurant owner Adam Skelly is back in the spotlight again, but this time it’s because of a $187,000 invoice from the City of Toronto. Skelly, the owner of Adamson Barbecue, faces this hefty sum after defying lockdown orders last November. Police were sent to the restaurant on Queen Elizabeth Boulevard over a number of days

Toronto reports record high of 569 COVID-19 cases

Ontario reported 1,249 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday — a decrease from the 1,487 cases recorded on Monday.  The province also reported 12 new deaths (an increase from the 10 deaths reported on Monday). These figures bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario to 96,745, with 80,430 cases resolved, and 3,383 deaths.

Ontario reports record 797 new COVID-19 cases with 265 in Toronto

Ontario set a record high for single-day reporting of new COVID-19 cases on Thursday with 797 new confirmed cases passing the previous record set at 732 on Oct. 2. The province also set a new record for the number of tests completed at close to 48,500 tests, tweeted Ontario’s Minister of Health Christine Elliot. Of

What you can (and can’t) do Thanksgiving weekend in Ontario

With Thanksgiving a few days away, public health officials are warning Canadians to keep gatherings small to help curb the spread of COVID-19 — this is particularly important for COVID hot spots in Ontario and Quebec. “We’ve got some serious planning to do. Not the carefree planning we had last Thanksgiving but rather some ingenious

Ontario reports 615 new COVID-19 cases, 289 cases from Toronto

As of Monday, Ontario reported an additional 615 cases of COVID-19. Out of those numbers: Toronto recorded 289 cases Peel recorded 88 cases Ottawa recorded 81 cases Nearly 38,200 tests were completed; 58 per cent of today’s reported cases are in people under the age of 40. There are 541 more resolved cases and an