Ontario reports an additional 783 cases of COVID-19 while the premier issues a warning to food delivery companies

Ontario reported an additional 783 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with an increase of 779 resolved cases for a total of 53,291 recoveries to date. The death toll increased by five to 3,022. New cases are concentrated in the usual four public health units: Toronto: 239 Peel Region: 136 York Region: 127 Ottawa: 89 While

COVID-19 cases cause Quetzal, Sotto Sotto and several other Toronto restaurants to temporarily close

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the city, several Toronto restaurants have made the difficult decision to temporarily close their establishment, after one or more of their employees have tested positive for the virus. Sotto Sotto, a high-end Italian trattoria loved by celebrities like Drake and DJ Khaled, voluntarily closed its doors on Sept.

Chef Susur Lee closes his restaurant after an employee tests positive for COVID-19

Over the last couple of days, a number of bars and restaurants in Toronto have had to shut shop for reported exposures to COVID-19 within their premises. The latest to join the list is Lee Restaurant on King West, owned by celebrity Canadian chef Susur Lee. The popular hangout declared its temporary closure on Thursday

Toronto extends ActiveTO road closures into October as COVID-19 cases spike in the city

The City of Toronto’s ActiveTO major road closures have been extended into October. From Oct. 3 at 6 a.m. until Oct. 4 at 11 p.m., the following three major road closures will be in place: Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes only) from Windermere Avenue to Stadium Road. As a result, the eastbound Gardiner Expressway

Limit in-person contact with those you do not live with to slow COVID-19, Toronto health officials warn

Toronto Public Health announced 251 new cases of COVID-19 as of Sept. 28, a moderate drop from the 344 cases recorded the previous day, but enough for health officials to suggest further restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. In a report presented to Toronto City Council this week, Toronto Public Health is suggesting

Ontario reports 700 new COVID-19 cases as calls for return to Stage 2 increase

Ontario has reported an increase of 700 confirmed COVID-19 cases — a major jump from the 491 cases reported Sunday. The number represents a new record for daily cases in the province, surpassing the previous record of 640 cases reported on April 24 during the peak of the first wave. One new death and an

Popular Jamaican restaurant closes temporarily in Toronto after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen, a culinary staple for home-style curries and melt-in-your-mouth patties, has temporarily closed its doors until further notice, after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 last week. The restaurant broke the news via social media on Sept. 21st, stating that the staff member, whose last shift was on Sept. 17th, is currently quarantined

COVID-19 crushes annual Toronto Christmas Market at the historic Distillery District

The Toronto Christmas Market at 55 Mill Street is one of the biggest holiday draws, with more than 700,000 people attending the market annually. The market typically runs for six weeks leading up to the holiday season. This year, the market is cancelled due to COVID-19. “Given the pandemic and the number of patrons who

Four COVID cases reported at Rebel nightclub in Toronto

A COVID-19 outbreak has occurred at Toronto’s REBEL nightclub after four people have tested positive for the virus. Toronto Public Health (TPH) made the announcement Friday, explaining that the outbreak is linked to Rebel’s Noir event on Sept. 11 that occurred between 10:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. “Anyone who was at the night club during

Ontario announces new social gathering limits in COVID-19 hot spots

Ontario Premier Doug Ford made his message regarding social gathering clear at Queen’s Park Thursday afternoon. “We will throw the book at you if you break the rules,” Ford said, admonishing people breaking rules in unmonitored social gatherings. Currently, in Stage 3 of the provincial reopening, there is a limit of 50 people on social

Ontario reports 315 new COVID cases, severe fines to come for those who disregard guidelines

As of Wednesday, there were 45,383 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario reported to date. Compared to the previous day, this represents an increase of 315 confirmed cases (77 in Toronto), an increase of two deaths, and an increase of 154 resolved cases. In an effort to further flatten the curve, Ontario Premier Doug Ford

COVID-19 cases in Toronto mall eateries on the rise

Ontario’s number of active COVID-19 cases has risen to the highest level in four weeks. There have been clusters of the virus across the GTA, and some of the positive cases have been identified in Toronto malls and restaurants. On Aug. 31, Yorkdale mall management was notified by JOEY restaurant that someone at their location

Yorkdale Mall store temporarily shuts down after employee tests positive for COVID-19

A Foot Locker at Yorkdale Mall is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 last week. A mall spokesperson confirmed that store management closed the location on Thursday, Aug. 27 to allow for appropriate cleaning and sanitization, and that mall operations has ensured a “deep cleaning” of all exterior surface areas, in addition