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May 7, 2020

  • Google’s Sidewalk Labs pulls out of Toronto Quayside smart city project.
  • One employee has died and 25 employees have become infected with COVID-19 at Maple Lodge Farms in Brampton.
  • US unemployment claims hit 33.3 million amid Coronavirus
  • As of today, 63,895 virus infections in Canada
  • The number of total cases of COVID-19 in Ontario was 19,121 as of May 7, 2020.
  • The number of total cases of COVID-19 in Quebec was 34,327 as of May 7, 2020.
  • The number of total cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia was 2,255 as of May 7, 2020.
  • The number of total cases of COVID-19 in Alberta was 5,963 as of May 7, 2020.
  • The number of total cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba was 284 as of May 7, 2020.
  • The number of total cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan was 512 as of May 7, 2020.

April 23, 2020

  • As of April 23, 2020, 620,101 people have been tested for Covid-19 Virus, with 40,813 confirmed cases and 2,028.
  • The number of COVID-19 total cases in Quebec was 20,965 as of April 23rd, 2020.
  • The number of COVID-19 total cases in Newfoundland and Labrador was 256 as of April 23rd, 2020.
  • The number of COVID-19 total cases in Ontario was 12,879 as of April 23rd, 2020.
  • US unemployment claims hit 26.4 million amid virus

April 06, 2020

  • Canada based company Medicom to begin manufacturing N95 masks in Canada as foreign countries curb exports.
  • The daily number of deaths in Spain has fallen for a fourth consecutive day as Monday’s death toll due to Covid-19 was 637 which is the lowest recorded since 24 March.
  • The death count in the USA to exceed 10,000 today as total infected cases exceed 337,971.

March 30, 2020

  • Ontario reported on Monday 351 new novel coronavirus cases, the largest single-day increase by far.
  • The growth in coronavirus cases in Spain appears to be slowing as 6,400 cases were confirmed on Monday, the lowest increase in new cases for a week. The total of deaths reached 7,340 after 812 new fatalities.
  • Trump: 1 million have been tested in US for coronavirus, the US has more than 16,000 confirmed virus cases and nearly 3,000 deaths.
  • Macy’s will furlough the majority of its 125,000 employees

March 29, 2020

  • Sophie Grégoire Trudeau says she has recovered from COVID-19, after contracting the illness while on a trip to the United Kingdom earlier this month.
  • 211 News Cases in Ontario today as the Virus Spread is on the rise
  • More than a million Canadians have applied for employment insurance due to the coronavirus outbreak
  • 5 Toronto firefighters test positive for coronavirus
  • Canada has a total of 5,866 COVID-19 cases with 63 deaths mas of March 29, 2020.

March 28, 2020

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: anyone exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus will not be allowed to travel by plane or train. The restrictions come into effect at noon Monday and apply to anyone showing signs of the virus, which include a cough, fever and difficulty breathing.
  • US President Donald Trump has said he is considering imposing a quarantine on New York in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
  • An LCBO employee working at the Allen and Rimrock Roads location in Toronto has been tested positive.
  • Canadian Air and Transport Security Authority (CATSA) also confirmed Friday one of their screening officers at Toronto Pearson Airport had also tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The USA has crossed 100,000 cases now, at least 1,590 people have died in the US, with at least 402 of those deaths reported on Friday alone.
  • Spain now has the second-highest number of deaths from coronavirus in the world – after Italy. 832 people died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, its deadliest day since the outbreak began.

March 27, 2020

  • US President Donald Trump has signed a $2.2 Trillion bailout bill passed by Congress, the largest fiscal stimulus in US history. This bill will bring relief to companies and average Americans, more than 3.3 million of whom are out of work due to the global CoronaVirus pandemic
  • Ontario issue Amber alert to all people who travelled out of Canada and are back. The Government is also using the system to alert residents to stay home for all non essential requirements.
  • Ontario announces 135 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the provincial total to 993. So far 18 people have died.
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus. The British Prime Minister has mild symptoms and will continue to lead the UK’s response to the pandemic. He will self-isolate in Downing Street.
  • Italy, so far the worst-hit country from the Covid-19 Virus has confirmed 969 more deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s total to 9,134. The only hope is that the number of new infections is decreasing.
  • Bank of Canada cuts key interest rate to 0.25% due to COVID-19

March 24, 2020

  • Worldwide CoronaVirus infections have reached 400,000 cases, a new milestone in the number of infections, according to data collated by Johns Hopkins University.
  • The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games have also been postponed by a year because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

March 23, 2020

2:00 pm: Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford has announced the shutdown of all non-essential services across the province in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and takeout restaurants will be allowed to stay open. The Premier also sais that essential manufacturer and supply chain providers will also open. The order is effective for 14 days. The Government will release the names of the Businesses that will remain open.

11:00 am: Ontario reports 78 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total to 503.

10:30 am: Prime Minister Trudeau to address the nation after call with premiers about COVID-19 response. Trudeau remains in self-isolation and will be speaking from his residence at Rideau Cottage. He has been holding daily briefings for more than a week since in self-isolation as his wife Sophie was tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from UK.

10:00 am: Canada declined to sent its Contingent to Tokyo Olympics for 2020 which means the games are almost set to postpone until the Covid-19 Virus in controlled.

March 22, 2020

Italy today reported 651 deaths due to virus bringing the total deaths at 5,476 due to coronavirus. Italy has banned any movement inside the country and closed all non-essential businesses. Italy has the most affected country and trying hard to control the infections. Today’s death rate shows a drop-down in the number of deaths suggesting that Italy has peaked the virus infections and hopefully the death rate and new infection rate will be down now onwards.

Alberta has announced the latest on CoronaVirus – 33 new COVID-19 cases reported today taking the total toll to 259 infections. According to updated data on Alberta Health Services’s website, 26,999 tests have been done so far.

Toronto to provide free, 24/7 childcare for essential and critical service workers. Precautions will include daily screening of children and families prior to admission, increased cleaning, and reduced group sizes. Visit http://toronto.ca/covid-19 for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.

Brampton City Hall will be lit yellow every night until April 5 as a sign of hope for our community impacted by COVID-19.

An employee has a confirmed positive case #COVIDー19 who worked at the @TimHortons @petrocanada location at 11980 Highway #10 in #Brampton. The period of concern is from March 9 to 20th. Anyone who went here for gas, coffee or supplies requested to self isolate for 14 days.

Coronavirus cases top 300,000 worldwide

Deaths in New York climbs to 114. Of nearly 30,000 cases in the United States, more than 15,000 are in New York state, including more than 9,000 in New York City.

March 19, 2020

4:00 PM: The death toll in Italy now exceeds that of China due to Covid19. The number of deaths now stands at 3,405, which is more than in China where the virus originated last year. The Death count in China is reported at 3,245 however, the number may be much more as the data sent by Chinese Government is not considered reliable.

7:00 PM: Toronto police have confirmed a civilian member of the force has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The Infection count in Ontario stands at 258 with addition of 44 new cases reported today.

8:00 PM: Brampton Transit: Starting March 23, Brampton Transit will be operating on a reduced schedule and will implement ways to support social distancing. New Schedule will be published soon.

March 18, 2020

5:10 pm: Now Saskatchewan government declares state of emergency after number of cases doubles

5:00 pm – After Ontario, B.C. declares a provincial state of emergency to respond to COVID-19 where the number of infected cases has climbed to 180.

4:00 pm: All Ford, GM factories in North America to close over COVID-19

23 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ontario today March 18th, 2020.

USA and Canada shutting down the Border to all non-essential travel in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Why Buy a home in Toronto?


Toronto Condo Sale

The time to move has come around again. For whatever reason, the current home just doesn’t fit anymore. Maybe it’s too big, now that the kids are gone. Or, maybe it’s too small with the expected arrival of yet another little one. Maybe in these tough Economic Times, the job you thought would last until retirement has disappeared, and there is no reason to stay in the area anymore. Possibly, you’re not happy with the school system or need a stable Healthcare System. Or maybe it’s just a desire to try something new and different.

Whatever the reason, many people have begun to look northward, into Canada, for their answers to bigger, better or more secure homes and Toronto is the destination to be. Why Toronto? What is it about Toronto real estate that people find so attractive these days?

Why Toronto? 

Toronto is the fifth largest city in all of North America, yet with a population of 5 million (Greater Toronto Area), it can seem grossly underpopulated and spread out according to American Standards. The city has the largest subway system in the North American continent outside of Manhattan. So, if you plan carefully, it might not matter which neighborhood you choose to live in. If the subway goes through, and it probably does, then you almost certainly guarantee yourself an effortless commute to work.

Cultural Dіvеrѕіtу

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Like America, Canada and particularly Toronto, is a Melting Pot of cultures. It is a city made up of many interesting and diverse neighborhoods where crossing streets is like stepping from one country into another. And since Toronto draws its diversity from migrants rather than you sometimes overwhelming aspect of illegal immigration, internal growth is somewhat slower than in America, meaning there is less stress on the schools, public health and safety systems. 

Hosing Market

The current World economic crisis has affected Canada and Toronto in particular as well as the United States. However, Toronto is seeing a boom in housing that has began to reverse the ill fortunes of the past several months. The introduction of Mortgage Stress test and series of increase in the interest rate had affected the Toronto Housing market but the new sales numbers in spring are healthy signs that the Toronto Real estate market is booming again. Toronto’s condo market in particular has been a story of rising prices, rising rents despite a slump in the last two years. The Market for Toronto Condos for sale is ever strong  and experts are attributing the up-tick to stored consumer confidence, lower interest rates and pent up demand. 

Cоmраrаblе Living

Overall, living in Toronto would not be a great change from living farther south in America. The demographics are similar. English is spoken in both. However, many Canadian speak french as well. Sports aficionados will find plenty to cheer about in Toronto with baseball, football, Basketball, Cricket, Curling and more as anyone can desire. The Cost of living is also similar with America’s cost of living being only slightly higher.  The USA ѕpends more money on education, but the schools are comparable and literacy rates are the same within Canada as they are in the states. One of the few differences would be holidays. Canada gets more statuary holidays than the US counterpart. 

Before Making the Move

Despite all the good things that you’ve heard about moving to Toronto, it would be wise to check out the city first before making the final decision. Make it your next vacation stop. Spend some time in the various neighbourhoods. See which one could possibly contain your family’s dream home.  

Viola Desmond $10 Bill wins international bank note of the Year competition


Canada’s latest $10 Bill showing Viola Desmond has won a major International Banknote Competition beatings the finalists from Venezula, Switzerland and Russia.
The bill beat 15 other banknotes to win the International Bank Note Society award. The current $10 note is purple, and the obverse features a portrait of Viola Desmond, a Black Nova Scotian businesswoman who challenged racial segregation at a film theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in 1946. A successful Nova Scotia businesswoman, she defiantly refused to leave a whites-only area of a movie theatre in 1946 and was subsequently jailed, convicted and fined. Her court case was one of the first known legal challenges against racial segregation brought forth by a Black woman in Canada.

This Bill was introduced on 8 December 2016 by the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Bank of Canada.

Contemporary Design Solutions for an Open-Plan Kitchen and Dining Area

Open-Plan Kitchen and Dining Area

Even those people who don’t like cooking like eating tasty and delicious and that means we all deserve a nice kitchen, regardless of our culinary skills. However, not all kitchens are the same, and the majority of people are looking for practicality as much as ingenuity. That’s why they insist on connecting their cooking and dining areas, creating an amazing open-plan area every member of their family – not to mention their guests – is going to love. If you too want to design such an area, here are a few ideas that might help you.

Connecting kitchen island

Everyone loves having a kitchen island and this is probably one of the most practical and functional parts of every modern kitchen. This is where you can prepare and serve your food, as well as use that extra space for storing your pots and pans. But, when you’re creating an open-plan area, such an island can serve another purpose and connect your kitchen to the dining room.

Placing a kitchen island right between these two areas will help you utilize every inch of space it has, and you’ll be able to approach it from both sides. The side closer to your kitchen can be used for preparing the food, and you can equip the other side with some bar stools, connect it to a table and use it for eating. This is particularly useful if you have lots of people over and the dining room can’t accommodate all of them.

Unifying colour scheme

Unifying colour scheme

If you really want to connect your kitchen and dining room into a single unit, you need to pay attention to the colour scheme as well. This is the easiest yet most effective way to create a huge open-plan space and blend everything together, and the best thing about it is that you can do all the work yourself.

Even though most people don’t like painting, applying a new coat of paint on your walls is actually more than they can imagine – all you need is a few hours of free time, a bucket of paint and a few brushes. You can even invite a couple of friends over and turn this project into a fun time you can enjoy with your buddies.

Fix the floors

fix kitchen floor

Most kitchens are equipped with ceramic tiles and the dining rooms with hardwood flooring, and this could be quite a problem when trying to mix these two into one distinct space. One of the ways to do that is by installing brand new floors in the entire open-space area and opt for materials that will work well in the kitchen and the dining room at the same time.

Cork, bamboo, and vinyl are among the most practical and easy-to-maintain materials for your floors, so take them into consideration first. Don’t forget to add some rugs, though, especially if you prefer walking barefoot. A visually appealing modern rug can also add some charm to your new cooking and dining space, so be sure to find one that matches your colour scheme and works for you the most.

Using the same materials

Using the same materials

Both your kitchen and your dining room feature tons of different surfaces – from your countertops and your cabinets to your cupboards to your dining room table – and using the same material is another way to put these two areas together. Though most people prefer quartz and marble for their kitchen countertops, these materials can turn out to be too different from the rest of your new kitchen/dining room area, so going in another direction might be a better idea.

Using wood, for instance, could be a good solution – not only do wooden countertops look amazing and unusual, but wooden cabinets are what most people are already using. The same goes for your dining room furniture, i.e. your table and your cabinets, so using this material is probably the easiest way to solve all your problems.

Turning your kitchen and dining room into one open-plan area could seem like the hardest thing in the world, but if you know what you’re trying to achieve and aren’t afraid of experimenting, you could easily create a cosy, inviting and welcoming space everyone in your family is going to love.

Type of Houses in Canada


The homes in Canada are as diverse as the population of Canada. Here is a list of different types of houses available in Ontario Canada.



The bungalows have been a popular choice amongst Canadian residents given the ease of use as this type housing style lack of stairways with the primary living area contained on one floor and are predominantly low rise home. In Ontario, the bungalows date from the early 1900’s, but gained its greatest popularity during the post­ war years of the late 1940’s.

One and one-half Storey:

1 and half storey

The one and one ­half storey was popular post war era but now not very popular unline 2 storey home. Typically, about 60% of the total living area is contained on the first floor. From a cost perspective, this style is more cost effective than the bungalow, by providing more square footage on the same building coverage (or foot print) on the land.

Two-Storey Home

2 storey home

The two ­storey home is arguably the most popular Home Style in Ontario. This type of home offer a mix of large living area combined with a separate level for sleeping areas. Two storey designs are very popular in the Greater Toronto Area especially the suburbs of Toronto such as Mississauga, Vaughan, Milton, Oakville, Markham and Brampton. These homes offer a vast variation in terms of interior design, roof design and floor layouts.

Mississauga or Brampton: Where to buy a home

Split level


The split level home is also called Tri-level home is mix of bungalow, split entrance bungalow and the two­ storey.  The most common split-levels built at that time were the side split and the back split. The main level typically contains common living areas (a living room, kitchen, dining room, and/or family room).Side and back splits can involve three or more levels of living area depending on size; e.g., lower family room, main level living room, dining room and kitchen, and upper-level bedrooms.

Attached or Detached

attached home

Attached homes in Ontario are more preferred and have the highest valuation in terms of price and demand. A lot of immigrant population prefer to buy fully detached homes. Detached homes as the name says are detached homes without sharing all wall with neighbours.


semi-detached home type

Semi­detached homes are another popular home style where homes are attached to neighbours home on one side while the other side is detached.



Row housing has also become a popular alternative in which three or more units are joined together by common party walls. Each townhouse unit typically contains a full basement, main level living area and upper level for bedrooms. Many variations exist in the marketplace. Town houses are attractive from a developer’s perspective given higher densities available. Two examples are illustrated. Townhouses are normally grouped in sets of three to six units. Townhouses are either offered as freehold (the owner holds title to the structure and the land) or condominium (the unit owner owns the structure as defined in the condominium documentation) and shares the land as a common element with other unit owners.

Check out our other articles:

Tips for first time home buyers

Should you buy a house or a Condo

Canada approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Health Canada today approved the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca making it the third Vaccine in Canada to be approved from Pfizer and Moderna. Canada has reserved 20 million doses of the AstraZeneca #COVID19 vaccine — enough to vaccinate 10 million people. The AstraZeneca Vaccine as per the clinical trials is less effective with a protection rate of 62 percent versus high 90s — but offers distinct benefits, including that it can be stored and transported at normal refrigerated temperatures. To date in Canada has, 972,407 people (2.56% of the population) have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, of which 665,189 people (1.75% of the population) have received only one dose and 307,218 people (0.81% of the population) have received two doses.

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for use in Canada on December 9, 2020. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for use in Canada on December 23, 2020.

Health Canada is also reviewing two other vaccines including One shot Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen and Novavax.

Total Vaccine administered till data in Canada: 1,707,398

Ontario: 621,960

Quebec: 387,076

British Columbia: 239,883

Nunavut: 7,257

Alberta: 195,572

Nova Scotia: 30,748

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International travelers ignoring quarantine rules

Pearson Airport

After new tougher rules were introduced for International travelers coming to Canada on Monday, it seems like there is a lot of Chaos and confusion among international travelers coming to Canada. As of Monday, international travelers must book a three-night stay at an approved isolation hotel. Mississauga’s Pearson Airport has been trending this morning for all sorts of reasons for the chaos and confusion for air travelers.

Most air passengers entering Canada at one of the four approved international airports will be tested for COVID-19 on arrival. And then they will then have to pay for a mandatory three-day quarantine at one of 18 government-authorized hotels. The designated hotels are heavily booked and passengers scheduled to arrive to Canada are having a hard time making bookings as the Hotel phone lines are busy.

Insauga, has reported International travelers arriving at Mississauga’s Pearson Airport are bypassing new government hotel quarantine protocols by simply walking out of the airport or by choosing to take a fine.

One-shot Covid-19 Vaccine by Johnson & Johnson deemed safe by FDA

ohnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Much awaited One-shot Covid-19 Vaccine by Johnson & Johnson named Janssen has been declared safe and effective by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As per the FDA, Johnson & Johnson has submitted safety and efficacy data from an ongoing multi-national Phase 3 randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled trial of a single dose (5×1010 vp) of Ad26.COV2.S in approximately 40,000 participants. J&J is inline for being only the third Vaccine to be approved by the FDA after Moderna and Pfizer.

Third Vaccine to be approved by FDA

The FDA on October 22, 2020 approved Moderna brand remdesivir for use in adult and pediatric patients 12 years of age and 10. Later on December 11, 2020, FDA issued approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for active immunization for the prevention of COVID-19. Both Vaccines require 2 doses 4 weeks apart while the current Vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is considered a game-changer.  The Johnson & Johnson vaccine also doesn’t require special refrigeration for shipment and storage. The FDA review noted that an international study of about 40,000 people, half of whom got the vaccine and half of whom got a placebo, found the company’s vaccine to be 66% effective overall in preventing moderate to severe COVID-19 disease. The study was conducted in the U.S., Latin America and South Africa.

In clinical trials, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine appears to be 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe cases of COVID-19 — compared to about 95% for Moderna and Pfizer.

As per J&J data, the candidate was 85 percent effective in preventing severe disease across all regions studied, 28 days after vaccination in all adults 18 years and older. Efficacy against severe disease increased over time with no cases in vaccinated participants reported after day 49.

Man arrested for Canada post Fraud


Toronto police have arrested Christopher Lim, 28, of Toronto in connection with Canada post package fraud. He is facing 12 counts of Fraud Under $5000. According to the news release, Christopher had a unique modus operandi of order various products online from companies throughout Canada, he would then contact the company indicating he wanted to return them. He would then drop off the return packages at various Canada Post locations throughout the City of Toronto. Before dropping off, he would put a device in the package which would eventually remove the labels making the package undeliverable. As the package was scanned, the companies would issue a refund for the items as they had been received by Canada Post although they never got their actual package back.

It is further alleged the investigators recovered $20,000 in merchandise and $25,000 in Canadian Currency.

Christopher Lim, 28, of Toronto, is charged with:

1. Twenty-three counts of Public Mischief
2. Twelve counts of Fraud Under $5000
3. Eighteen counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
4. Six counts of Personation
5. Possession of Proceeds of Crime

He appeared in court on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 10a.m., Toronto East Courts, 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, room 412

New Travel Rules kicked in today at Canadian borders, airports

tough new travel rules aimed at preventing COVID-19

The Government of Canada today implemented new tough new travel rules aimed at preventing COVID-19 variants from entering the country. This will directly impact international travellers and these new rules will make travel out of country lot more expensive and complicated. As of today, Ottawa’s tough new rules for air travelers are in effect. Most air passengers entering Canada at one of the four approved international airports will be tested for COVID-19 on arrival. And then they will then have to pay for a mandatory three-day quarantine at one of 18 government-authorized hotels. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the measures are meant to keep everyone safe, but many passengers feel the cost is too high, with some rearranging their travel plans to beat today’s deadline. kicked off at midnight vaccine doses on the ground shipments arrive in several Canadian cities as Canada prepares to receive a record number of doses this week.

The Government of Canada has put in place an Emergency Order on Quarantine, Isolation and Other Obligations under the Quarantine Act

If a traveller is entering Canada, he or she must:

When you enter Canada, you must:

  • quarantine for 14 days if no symptoms
  • isolate for 14 days if she or she has symptoms of COVID-19
  • comply with mandatory quarantine or isolation requirements – failure to comply will result in fines, penalties or imprisonment
  • Travellers flying – this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel at their own cost.
  • Towards the end of the quarantine, the traveller has to take another COVID-19 test. The traveller has to stay in your place of quarantine until you receive a negative test result.

Pre-entry test requirements

As of 11:59 pm ET February 14, 2021, whether driving or flying, all travelers 5 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship, must provide proof of a valid COVID-19 molecular test result. The traveler doesn’t require a test to fly within Canada.

The travelers must:

  • take the test within 72 hours of your entry into Canada or scheduled flight departure time
    • for those arriving by land, the test must be taken in the United States
  • provide one of the accepted types of tests, not an antigen test
  • keep proof of the test results for the 14-day period that begins on the day they enter Canada

1,087 new Covid-19 cases reported in Ontario


Ontario today reported 1,087 new cases of Covid-19 while 13 people lost battle taking the overall death toll to 6,861 since the pandemic started. Breakdown wise, there were 344 new cases in Toronto, 156 in Peel and 122 in York Region. The new case number is lower than the net caseload from yesterday. York region will be transitioning out of lockdown into the Red zone that begins tomorrow. Going into the Red Zone means social gatherings of five people will be permitted inside, along with 25 people outside. The non-essential businesses can open with 50% capacity and the restaurants can open to 10 people for indoor dining with physical distancing. The other hot spots including Toronto, Peel and North Bay Parry Sound will all remain under stay-at-home order until at least March, 8. While the Peel and Toronto regions have seen a reduction in COVID-19 transmission from the period of February 8 to 17, 2021, rates still remain too high in the regions, with case rates of 83.4 cases per 100,000 people for Peel and 67.9 cases per 100,000 people for Toronto, both well above the provincial average. During this same period of time, North Bay Parry Sound District has also seen its case rate increase by 11.5 per cent to 14.6 cases per 100,000 people. Variants of concern also remain a serious risk to community transmission and health system capacity.

As per the Government data, The Ontario government has administered over 500,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to Phase One priority populations, which now includes adults 80 years of age and older.

Meanwhile, there is some encouraging news on the COVID-19 from the province of Quebec. The province is continuing its downward trend and new infections as it reported 666 new cases today. Today’s caseload marks the lowest single-day increase for the province in months, Quebec also added, sadly 15 more deaths, including seven in the past 24 hours.

Ontario reported 1,150 new cases, Toronto decision on lockdown extension today

covid toronto

Ontario today reported 1,150 new cases of Covid-19 and 47 more deaths as we are going to be find out whether reopening of Toronto and other COVID-19 hotspots will be delayed as the provinces top doctor has cited concerns about where the pandemic is headed. Toronto and Peel region which are hotspots wants to stay in lockdown until the cases can be controlled. The York Region, on the other hand is asking instead to be put into the red zone, which would allow restaurants, gyms and hair salons to welcome customers again. The Provincial cabinet will be meeting today before making this decision but considering all scenarios, Toronto appeals request would be granted.

Provincial officials say over 65,300 tests were completed in the last 24 hour. A total of 217,715 people have been fully vaccinated in the province.

COVID-19 cases in Ontario

  • 290,771 Total cases
  • 273,401 Resolved
  • 6,820 Deaths
  • 689 Hospitalized
  • 269 In ICU
  • 190 In ICU on a ventilator

Meanwhile a new projection by Federal government paints a very grim picture if public health measures fail to contain COVID-19 variants. It is estimated that 20,000 new daily cases will start by the spring if the public health measures are lifted and the Virus Variants get fully active. The forecast was presented today by Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam and Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo. Dr. Theresa Tam further said. “And current community-based public health measures will be insufficient to control rapid growth and resurgence as forecast.”

Ontario Covid Cases on rise today, 1,038 new COVID-19 cases, 44 more deaths

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Ontario today reported 1038 new cases of COVID-19 and 44 more deaths. This is a serious issue for the Government of Ontario. The cases were dropping this week but this number has baffled the analysts. Most of the cases were reported from Toronto with the city reporting 376 cases Peel Region reported 142 cases, and the York Region reporting 122 cases. The overall death toll in Ontario is now at 6492. The new variant of COVID-19 from the UK has spread its wings, as the total infection count has reached 348. While the variant from South Africa has 10 active cases, and a new strain from Brazil has one active infection. Overall 272,146 cases have been resolved while the province currently has 758 patients who are hospitalized, while 272 patients are in the ICU and 192 patients are on ventilators with serious complications.


From previous day

  • Total 289,621
  • Resolved272,146
  • Deaths 6,773

Meanwhile Ontario’s health minister Christine Elliot said the province is carefully considering a request from Toronto and Peel to delay loosening restrictions in these communities for two weeks. Christine Elliot said the provinces top doctor will be looking at new pandemic data today that and will form recommendations on what should be done for the two top COVID-19 hotspots. The medical officers of health for Toronto and Peale wrote to Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of health, saying lifting a stay at home water and other restrictions next week as province plans to do would lead to more illness and death.

Further as per new timeline by the federal government on Covid-19 Vaccination, at least 14.5 million Canadians will be able to be immunized by the end of June with the approved Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna shots.

More Snow for Toronto & the GTA

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Just two days after we woke up to a 20 cm of snow, more snow is on the way for Toronto and the west end of the GTA. If this wasn’t enough, Environment Canada has now issued a winter weather travel advisory for Toronto and the West GTA warning of up to 15 centimeters of snow by tomorrow morning. The areas that could be hardest hit includes the downtown Toronto, Southern Etobicoke, Mississauga Milton and Oakville. The snow is expected to start around 11 am or 12 am, today, but the heavy and steady snow will come later by the time we get to about 5 PM in the evening. We could start to see some accumulation by that time but the bulk of the snowfall happens overnight and into the early morning hours of Friday. Environment Canada had issued a winter weather travel advisory that commute this evening and Friday morning could be impacted. The routes, specifically mentioned in the alert, all in those areas likely to be hardest hit including

  • Highway 403
  • Highway 407
  • Highway 427
  • Queen Elizabeth Way
  • Gardiner Expressway

Drivers being warned to give themselves extra time to get around. And once you’re done digging out from this mess, we could see more snow Sunday night.