All Ontarians 18+ will be eligible for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine by June 28

Ontario is accelerating its vaccine rollout by expanding eligibility for second doses ahead of schedule. Christine Elliott, Ontario’s Minister of Health, and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones announced on Thursday that as of June 28, all Ontarians aged 18 and over who have received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to

How COVID-19 has changed the way law is practiced in Toronto

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the global economy cannot be understated. When the coronavirus took hold, we witnessed the world change overnight, leaving almost all of us facing new workplace realities. The legal profession is no different. Digital marketing agency dNOVO Group provides law firms with practice management strategies and web design, helping clients as

Ontario will accelerate second COVID-19 vaccine doses in 7 hot spots

To further stop the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, provincial officials announced on Thursday that they will accelerate second doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in seven hot spot areas where the Delta variant (first discovered in India) is a concern: Halton, Peel, Porcupine, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, and York public health units. As of

City of Toronto cancels every major summer event over COVID-19

Toronto residents woke up this morning to the news that every major event scheduled for the summer has been cancelled. The cancellations, posted at 7 a.m., pertain to every in-person city-led and city-permitted event until at least Sept. 6. The move is to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and help provide “predictability” to event

Ontario reports lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since April 1

Ontario is reporting 2,716 cases of COVID-19 on Monday — its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in almost six weeks (2,557 cases were reported on April 1).  The province also reported nearly 27,200 tests completed and 19 deaths. The new COVID numbers include 807 new cases in Toronto, 707 in Peel, 294 in York Region,

Ontario reports fewer than 3,000 COVID-19 cases for first time in a month

Ontario reported 2,791 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with 25 deaths and over 33,700 tests completed. Today’s numbers are the fewest new cases reported in a single day since April 1 and the first time the provincial number was below 3,000 since April 5. Today’s numbers include 931 new cases reported in Toronto, 653 in

Toronto partners with Vaccine Hunters Canada to help people access COVID-19 vaccines more quickly

The City of Toronto announced today it has partnered with volunteer-run initiative Vaccine Hunters Canada to help people find COVID-19 vaccine appointments at city-run clinics. In order to speed up the process of securing a vaccine appointment for eligible Toronto residents, the city will be providing Vaccine Hunters with a list of free next-day appointments

Ontario offering AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to adults 40 and over

As of Tuesday, April 20 Ontario will offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to people aged 40 and over at pharmacies and primary care settings. “Last week, based on the review of available data from Europe and United Kingdom, Health Canada announced that it was not restricting the use of AstraZeneca vaccine in any specific populations

New modelling shows COVID-19 cases, ICU occupancy to rapidly increase over next two weeks

Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table released its latest modelling on Friday afternoon, reporting that, COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and ICU occupancy are at the highest levels since March 2020 and are set to go even higher over the short term. “Without stronger system-level measures and immediate support for essential workers and high-risk communities, high case rates

Seven places for same-day COVID-19 test results in Toronto

With a surge of third wave COVID-19 infections, many, particularly those who are currently ineligible to receive a vaccine according to the provincial vaccination plan, are seeking testing (for peace of mind or as a requirement for travel). Anyone who needs a COVID-19 test who meets the Government of Ontario’s eligibility guidelines can get one

Toronto private school closed following COVID-19 cases

Toronto private school Upper Canada College is reported to be temporarily closed after numerous positive cases of COVID-19. According to a media report by the CBC, the confirmed cases occurred with students at the private school in grades 4, 8, 9, and 12.  When contacted by TRNTO.com, UCC issued a prepared statement.  “The school works

Toronto readies nine COVID-19 vaccination clinics to administer more than 100K doses per week

The City of Toronto announced that they are readying nine city-operated COVID-19 vaccination clinics. In a press briefing on Wednesday, Toronto Mayor John Tory cautioned Torontonians that these sites are “not opening tomorrow,” so people shouldn’t line up at these clinics until notified. The target date for opening the clinics will be in early April.

Ontario to end state of emergency, gradually ease COVID-19 restrictions

Premier Doug Ford today announced an end to the provincial emergency (to expire, as scheduled, at the end of Tuesday, Feb. 9) as well as plans to gradually move Ontario’s 34 public health units back to the province’s colour-coded reopening framework. Province-wide shutdown measures went into effect on Dec. 26, 2020, to stop the rapid

Ontario reports 1,563 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday amidst vaccine delays

Ontario reported 1,563 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday — an increase from the 1,172 cases reported on Wednesday and the 745 on Tuesday, although those lower numbers were due to Toronto Public Health migrating their data to the provincial data system, resulting in an underestimation of cases. Of the new cases reported Thursday, 584 are