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Toronto issues update on COVID-19

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TORONTO, ON., June 5, 2020 — There are 11,835 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 183 cases since yesterday. There are 365 people hospitalized, with 82 in ICU. In total 9,131 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 183 cases since yesterday. To date, there have been 883 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

Residents are reminded of the importance of adhering to public health advice to wash their hands often, stay within their household bubble and practise physical distancing, or wear a face covering or non-medical mask to protect others when in settings where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders and the City bylaw on physical distancing remain in effect

While healthy residents are encouraged to get fresh air and exercise outside, they’re reminded that provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders and the City bylaw on physical distancing remain in effect.

The City’s coordinated COVID-19 Enforcement Team remains focused on providing education about the physical distancing bylaw and provincial orders. Ensuring compliance through education and awareness remains the preferred method of engagement, but enforcement continues to take place if necessary.

ActiveTO Road Closures this weekend

Mayor John Tory announced that the City of Toronto will be closing more roads to free up space for physical activity while distancing in Toronto this coming weekend of June 6 – 7.

The City says sections of three major roads will be opened up for residents to enjoy outdoor exercise this weekend, in total making more than 10 kilometres of roadway available for walking, running and biking, as part of ActiveTO. Also this weekend, the closure on Lake Shore Boulevard West will return and the Lake Shore Boulevard East closure will be extended east to Leslie Street.

“ActiveTO is an important part of our restart and recovery planning,” said – Mayor John Tory By giving people space to practise physical distancing while being outside for activity, we are supporting fundamental health advice while continuing to work to stop the spread of COVID-19. Council approved a common-sense, rapid approach to the cycling network last week, we continue to make room for people, bikes and cars on neighbourhood streets, and I am pleased that we will be doubling the size of the Lake Shore Boulevard East closure in the east end along the popular Martin Goodman Trail.”

The following three major road closures are planned this weekend from Saturday, June 6 at 6 a.m. until Sunday, June 7 at 11 p.m.:
Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes only) from Windermere Avenue to Stadium Road. As a result, the eastbound Gardiner Expressway off-ramp to Lake Shore Boulevard West (exit #146) will also be closed
Lake Shore Boulevard East (eastbound lanes only) from Leslie Street to just south of Woodbine Avenue (Kew Beach Avenue)
Bayview Avenue from Mill Street to Rosedale Valley Road, and River Street from Gerrard Street East to Bayview Avenue.

Yesterday the City received 82 complaints

Yesterday, the City received 82 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities or not practising physical distancing in parks or squares. Bylaw officers issued one ticket for physical distancing. This month, bylaw and police officers have spoken to more than 800 people in City parks about the closures and public health measures.

Residents and businesses are reminded to have their say on how Toronto can recover, rebuild and emerge from this pandemic even stronger. Take the Recovery & Rebuilding Toronto survey  before June 30.

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/covid-19 for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.

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