Councillor’s Corner- Ward 7 : Coronavirus – COVID – 19 Update

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The Coronavirus – COVID-19 has impacted all of us. Even as the weeks go by, it remains important that we continue to listen to the recommendations of all levels of government and prioritize our health and safety. Social distancing and patience, along with focusing on self-care are extremely important right now.

Last month I co-hosted a Telephone Town Hall about COVID-19 with local MPP, Tom Rakocevic, and special guest, Dr. David Jacobs from Humber River Regional Hospital. The phone numbers that both of our office had on file were called, and many were able to live stream and listen in to the event online as well. We received many questions and will continue to share the most common questions and answers online: www.anthonyperruzza.com.

If you have any concerns or need access to resources, please give my office a call at: (416) 338-5335 or email councillor_perruzza@toronto.ca. My staff will continue to provide support, even as the situation changes.

For regular updates, please follow me on Facebook @AnthonyPerruzza, Twitter @PerruzzaTO, Instagram @Perruzza_TO or subscribe to my regular e-newsletter updates online by visiting my website.

For questions related to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), the Government of Canada is updating their website regularly. Please visit the link below:

CERB/CESB:  https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

For questions about Property Taxes and Income Taxes, including updated deadlines, please visit the links below:

Property Taxes: toronto.ca/services-payments/property-taxes-utilities/property-tax/property-due-dates/ 

Income Taxes: canada.ca/en/services/taxes/income-tax.html

This has been a challenging time for everyone, especially our most vulnerable. Please call to check on loved ones and neighbours on an ongoing basis. My staff and I will be doing the same.

Help for Seniors:

  • Toronto Senior’s Helpline: 416-217-2077 or 1-844-946-1700

o   Lumacare also provides programing and services to seniors in need, for more information you can reach them at: 416-398-5511

  • Dial #211 Ontario for an extensive list of social services in Ontario.

Other Assistance:

If you know anyone in need of delivery assistance for groceries or other essential supplies, the Good Neighbour Project is also able to assist. They help seniors, those with disabilities, those in isolation and more. Please call: 647-873-2230 or email: info@goodneighbourproject.com for more details.    

New Constituency Office Update:

My Constituency Office is now located at 2350 Finch Avenue West, Unit C. I look forward to seeing you there once we are able to meet in person again. I know that we will get through this together.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

 

Sincerely,

City Councillor Anthony Perruzza

Ward 7 – Humber River-Black Creek