Making Ontario a Top Place to Work

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Ontario  – Ontario is a taking action to better protect, support and attract workers in response to the shifting landscape of work. This includes ongoing work to improve and expand transportation, virtual care and broadband internet access, making it easier for more people to pursue flexible work options and remote work, and make Ontario the “work from anywhere” province. Transportation …

Creating Better Future for Workers

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Province to Introduce Legislation to Help Make Ontario the Best Place to Work, Live and Raise a Family TORONTO — The Ontario government is introducing legislation today that, if passed, would better protect, support, and attract workers to the province. These proposed new measures position Ontario as a first mover in charting the path forward as the way people work …

Brampton to lift capacity restrictions 

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BRAMPTON – Following the Government of Ontario’s announcement today, the City of Brampton will prepare to safely lift restrictions inline with the Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term. Thanks to the commitment of our community and Ontario’s health care partners, we are able to move forward. As of October 22, 2021, nearly 84 per cent of …

Toronto 2021/22 winter plan adds additional shelter spaces, affordable homes

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Toronto – To ensure safe and welcoming places for people who need them during the coming cold weather, the City of Toronto is implementing a winter services plan that includes maintaining temporary shelters, adding additional shelter space and opening new affordable homes. The City will also activate Warming Centres and additional street outreach when an Extreme Cold Weather Alert is …

Ontario Investing in After School Programs

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Funding will provide online and in-person activities for children in high-priority neighbourhood OTTAWA —The Ontario government is investing $13.5 million through Ontario’s After School Program to support 110 organizations that provide activities for children living in high-priority neighbourhoods across the province. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, made the announcement while visiting the Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit …

GO-VAXX Vaccine Bus to Tour Southwest Ontario for 12 days

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Ontario – A GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinic in a converted Metrolinx bus will visit multiple communities in Southwestern Ontario over a 12-day period. Anyone born in 2009 or earlier is eligible to receive their first or second dose of the vaccine. No appointments are necessary. Check GO-VAXX schedule for times and specific locations in each community. Date Location Sunday, October 24 Durham, …

Brampton receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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BRAMPTON – The City of Brampton has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the sixth consecutive year. This award represents a significant achievement for the City of Brampton, reflecting commitment to meeting the highest principles of government budgeting. To receive the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the …

Toronto’s AA credit rating reaffirmed by S&P Global

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Toronto – City of Toronto announced S&P Global, an international bond credit rating firm, has reaffirmed its AA credit rating and noted its prudent financial management. S&P is the third international bond credit rating firm to maintain the City of Toronto’s credit rating in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In August, Moody’s Investors Service reaffirmed the City’s Aa1 …

83% of Torontonians 12 and older now fully vaccinated

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Toronto – Mayor John Tory announced that more than 83 per cent of eligible Toronto residents have now been fully vaccinated. The City of Toronto and Team Toronto vaccination partners have now administered two doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 83 per cent of eligible Torontonians age 12 and older, while more than 87 per cent of eligible residents have received …