I hope you and your family are keeping safe and staying warm!
I know that many of you have questions about Toronto’s lockdown and what it means for you and your community as we head into the holiday season. I’d like to remind you that today at 7:00 pm, my colleagues Councillor Paul Ainslie and MP John McKay and I will be holding a Virtual Town Hall about government response to the second wave. You can find event details by scrolling through this update, or skip ahead here.
For more information on Toronto’s lockdown, including a full list of restrictions and recommendations, click here.
This Sunday will mark the 31st anniversay of the École Polytechnique massacre which took the lives of 14 women and injured a further 10 women and four men in an act of misogynistic violence. It’s an important reminder of the devastating impacts of misogyny, hate, and violence against women and we remember & honour the victims memories.
Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe.
Mitzie in the Legislature
Question Period – Long Term Care Commission
Question Period – Support for Scarborough Hospitals
Keeping Scarborough-Guildwood Safe
Town Hall on COVID-19
Scarborough Health Network Moving COVID-19 Assessment Centres
The Scarborough Health Network will be moving it’s COVID-19 assessment centres for the winter.
The SHN is partnering with the University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus (UTSC) and the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS) to provide new indoor facilities for COVID-19 testing during the winter months.
The indoor assessment centres at UTSC will open at Highland Hall, 1265 Military Trail on December 1st, and the assessment centres at Centenary and Scarborough General Hospitals will be closed.
The assessment centre at Birchmount hospital will stay open until the indoor location at CICS, 2330 Midland Ave, opens.
COVID-19 testing at assessment centres will continue to be by appointment only for those who are eligible. For more information, click here.
Metrolinx Virtual Open House – GO Expansion Program
You are invited to join a Virtual Open House for the GO Expansion program from November 27 to December 11, 2020. You will be able to access the virtual open house online here, where you will be able to leave a question or comment until December 11th. Responses will be posted within a few business days. You will receive a notification when your response is posted.
The Notice of Commencement was issued on September 8, 2020 for the three GO Expansion Transit Project Assessment Processes (TPAPs) underway for the GO Expansion program. This round of public consultation is the next step in the TPAP process as we move towards the Notice of Completion and public review of the Environmental Project Report.
This round of meetings will also have updated information on the GO Rail Electrification Addendum (an addendum to the 2017 GO Rail Electrification EPR), the Network-Wide Structures Project (an addendum to the 2017 Barrie Rail Corridor EPR), Union Station Trainshed Improvements and operational noise and vibration and air quality studies.
The information from previous rounds of public meetings can be found on www.metrolinxengage.com.
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