Since mid-March, the City of Toronto’s Emergency Operations Centre has been activated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last six months, the City has made significant strides to contain the spread of the virus and support the recovery and rebuild of the city.
Toronto has made it through the summer with good progress in the fight against COVID-19.
Much of the summer was spent gradually reopening the city, bringing back many of the important services that were locked down in the spring and restarting the local economy.
Five key accomplishments the City has delivered this summer that have helped our restart and recovery are:
These accomplishments are on top of all the regular frontline City services we continued to deliver all summer long including outdoor pools and splash pads, bylaw enforcement, TTC, police, fire services and paramedic services, along with hundreds of millions of dollars in major road construction, Toronto Water, and other infrastructure projects.
The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports and economic recovery measures. Check toronto.ca/home/covid-19 for answers to common questions.
“Almost six months ago when this pandemic began and we were facing grim projections of what the impact of COVID-19 would be along with seeing this virus raging in other cities like New York and in countries like Italy, Labour Day seemed a long way off. And many of the things that the City has accomplished this summer didn’t seem possible. But thanks to the people of Toronto – the vast majority who have followed public health advice throughout – along with our City staff and countless partners in the non-profit and private sector, we have stopped the spread of the virus, we have flattened the curve and we have moved to restart our city – Canada’s economic engine. And while we are going to continue to be cautious as we move past Labour Day and into the fall and winter, it is this progress through the spring and summer that should give us confidence we can face what is ahead.”
– Mayor John Tory
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