Councillor’s Corner- Ward 7 : January 2022

anthony-perruzza

January 01, 2022

Dear Resident,

As we start 2022, I want to share how important it is to get your booster shot as soon as possible. For the most up-to-date information on how and where to book, please visit covid19.ontariohealth.ca or call 1-833-943-3900. City-run clinics are easily accessible by transit and offer free parking. The clinic staff provide resources in multiple languages. A person with a vaccination appointment can also bring a support person to help with translation. While there are no walk-in appointments at City-run vaccination clinics, I will continue to share the details about nearby pop-up vaccine clinics via social media and on my website at www.anthonyperruzza.com.

Due to the ongoing surge in Omicron COVID-19 cases, Ontario has entered a Modified Step 2 reopening stage under the Reopening Ontario Act. Social gatherings have been reduced to five people indoors and ten people outdoors. Retail settings are permitted at 50 percent capacity. In line-ups, physical distancing is required, and food courts are closed in shopping malls. Indoor dining is cancelled, but you can order take-out from restaurants and bars. I encourage residents to consider supporting local establishments here in Humber River-Black Creek. Indoor recreational facilities are closed until the Province issues further notice, and I will outline how that impacts City of Toronto programming below. For more information about current restrictions, please contact me at 416-338-5335 or councillor_perruzza@toronto.ca, and my team and I will provide the latest news from all levels of government.

Restrictions cancel all City of Toronto indoor recreational programming and facility bookings like arena permits and indoor drop-in classes. The After-School Recreation & Care program (ARC) is suspended until in-person learning resumes. Refunds have and will be issued to all impacted clients automatically.

Services that are not impacted include:
· Access to outdoor rinks
· Outdoor learn-to-skate and ski operations
· Passive Use of parks and outdoor amenities
· Access to Community Recreation Centres, pools, and arenas for:

  1. Social services, counselling, washroom use, etc.
  2. Childcare services, where applicable
  3. Use by National Athletes, as part of Team Canada, etc.
  4. Physical therapy, as prescribed by a medical practitioner
  5. Outdoor animal displays like High Park Zoo/Riverdale Farm

For updates about the City of Toronto’s adjusted services during the winter and safety tips, including snow removal on streets and salting, please visit the City of Toronto’s website. If you have any concerns or need access to resources, please get in touch with 311 Toronto or contact my office for a follow-up. We are here to help you. Seniors looking for further assistance can also reach out to us.

Many thanks to everyone who attended MPP Tom Rakocevic and my office’s joint Holiday Meal and Toy Pick-up event at Christian Centre Church. Inner City Outreach, the Ghanaian Canadian Association of Ontario, Kitchen24, the Vietnamese Association, Tyler Downey Seiu, UFCW Locals 175 & 633, the Good Vibes Foundation, Jobify, and many more participated and supported. We were able to reach many local children and their families.

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 www.anthonyperruzza.com.

Please be mindful of the weather and stay safe.

Sincerely,

Sincerely,

City Councillor Anthony Perruzza

Ward 7 – Humber River-Black Creek