All-City of Toronto facilities and buildings will remain closed until further notice and the event has been canceled due to the pandemic permission coronavirus, Mayor John Tory announced on Tuesday.
The main events of the city led, festivals, conferences and cultural programs, including Pride Weekend, and permits for large events in Toronto have been canceled until June 30.
Tory said some parts of the pride month of June will continue, but did not provide specifics.
“I spoke with representatives from Pride Toronto today and I thank them for their understanding of this decision and expressed my own enthusiasm for Pride Month, which will be continued in June, so stay tuned.”
“This is not an easy decision to make but it is necessary to protect the public and to save lives,” Tory added. “It also gives clarity to the event organizer and the citizens. While we appreciate a lot of these events … to protect the health and safety must be our primary concern right now. ”
With soaring rents April, Tory also urged landowners to work with tenants who may have been affected financially by the pandemic.
“While the city does not have the power to Require landlords to help tenants who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic, I strongly advise landlords to work with their tenants to help them stay in their homes and places of business.”
Tory also addressed overcrowding on some routes TTC bus, said the bus will be transferred to the busy area to help resolve the situation.
Enforcing Social Distance
Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said the city is deploying an additional 60 officers to help enforce the rules of social distance in the park Toronto. He said authorities will first try to educate residents before switching to a hefty $ 750 fine.
Pegg said that since March 24, the city has received 597 complaints related to the use of park facilities and police have issued nine $ 750 tickets for non-compliance.
The city also fielded nearly 500 complaints about non-essential businesses remain open, with attendant regulations issued 23 notices and 10 warning letters.
Toronto Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa stressed the importance of social distance to stem the spread of COVID-19.
“Some have asked: ‘Can my child play outside with other children in the neighborhood?’ The answer is for the safety of your children and for all other types of interaction should dihindari’tidak ‘..”
“Others ask: ‘How often do I get to go out to get groceries or other necessities? ‘Simply put, I ask people where possible to minimize the number of times each week they went out to get groceries or other necessities. Ideally, once a week. ”
De Villa said at 13:00 Tuesday, there were 793 cases of COVID-19 in Toronto and so far, eight people were killed.
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