10K+ doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered through partnership with Metrolinx and Public Health Units

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TORONTO — They’re green, they roll, and they get the job done. Ontario’s GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinics have proven to be a highly effective component of the province’s last mile strategy to get COVID-19 vaccines to Ontarians. Since they first hit the road in mid-August, the GO-VAXX clinics have now administered more than 10,000 first and second doses through smaller, community-based and …

Assistance Sought For Shooting in Mississauga

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Region of Peel – Investigators from the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau seek the public’s assistance locating any witnesses or video surveillance concerning a shooting incident in the City of Mississauga On Friday, October 15, 2021, at 9:52 pm, police responded to Highway 403 and Mavis Road in Mississauga for reports of shots being fired at a vehicle. No injuries …

Shop And Vax 2.0 COVID-19 vaccination clinics

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Toronto – Mayor John Tory, Councillor Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence) and Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York) joined Team Toronto health partners and residents to mark Shop And Vax 2.0 at the Lawrence-Allen Centre in North York – one of 24 campaign vaccination clinics that were held this weekend. In his remarks, Mayor Tory thanked the health partners who have worked at …

ArtworxTO pop-up hub 

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Toronto – Mayor John Tory is encouraging residents to visit the ArtworxTO Pop-up Hub at Collision Gallery, located at 18 Wellington St. W. The Hub’s inaugural exhibition is Locating Self Care in Urban Centres, curated by Emma Steen. Locating Self Care in Urban Centres continues the conversation started by Black and Indigenous curators and writers on care as a method of resistance …

Commemorating Terry Fox with landmark mural along University Avenue

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Toronto – As a signature project of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022, the City of Toronto’s StreetARToronto (StART) program has partnered with the University of Toronto (U of T) and The Legacy Art Project to create a mural commemorating Canadian legend and hero Terry Fox. The large-scale, community-engaged landmark mural will be painted on the north side of …

Construction of new bikeway to improve road safety begins Oct 17

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Toronto – Planned construction of a new, permanent two-way cycle track along The Esplanade and Mill Street in Toronto will officially begin on the evening of Sunday, October 17. The new bikeway will help improve overall road safety for the surrounding communities, support transit use, and grow Toronto’s cycling network in three of the city’s heritage neighbourhoods (Canary and Distillery …

Permitting Sale of Locally-Made Craft Beer at Farmers’ Markets

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Increased access will provide more choice for consumers and opportunities for businesses to grow TORONTO — The Ontario government is supporting jobs in the province’s hospitality and agriculture sectors by allowing eligible local brewers to sell their beer at farmers’ markets. Expanding the farmers’ market program to include beer, announced in the 2021 Ontario Budget, is part of the government’s commitment …

Opening Temporary Road Test Centre in Sarnia

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Sarnia – The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has issued a news release regarding temporary road test centre opening in Sarnia on Monday, October 18. The following correction has been made: The temporary road test centre at 805 Christina Street North, Unit 101, in Point Edward, will offer class G2 road tests Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., …

Enhanced COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate with QR Code Available for Download 

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Ontario Making it Easier and More Convenient to Show Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination TORONTO — In advance of October 22, the Ontario government is making the enhanced vaccine certificate with official QR code and the free, made-in Ontario verification app, Verify Ontario, available for download. Together, these tools will make it easier, more secure and convenient for individuals to provide …

Ontario Supports New Vacation Destination in Kenora

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KENORA – The Ontario government is providing $200,000 to help establish Kenora Bed ‘n’ Bale Inc., a new vacation destination in the City of Kenora. The funding will support the local tourism and hospitality sectors, strengthen the regional economy and help create new jobs. “Before COVID-19, we had a vibrant tourism sector here in Northwestern Ontario, so it is crucial that …