Friday, April 3, 2020

Mount Pleasant Cemetery closed to public; City announces fine up to $5,000 for being within two meters of a stranger


Mount Pleasant Cemetery, the favourite venue for runners and walkers, has been closed to the public. "Due to physical distancing restrictions required to slow the spread of COVID-19, we regrettably must close our gates indefinitely. This decision was not made lightly but it has become necessary." The cemetery announced. Also, Mayor John Tory announced a new City bylaw that makes it illegal to walk within two meters of another person. not accompanying you,  in a public park or square. Fines can run as a high as $5,000. The requirement makes sense but we wish him luck trying to enforce it.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Not the usual traffic!

Walking across Yonge Street at Marlborough Ave.  in mid-afternoon
Royal Bank at Scrivener Square is closed but the ATM is open

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Lone runner!

The lone runner on Roxborough obeying the rules!  The premier says additional businesses and services will soon be forced to close..

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

People over 70 being asked to stay home; others to limit time outside

Playing tennis in the park is a nono
Ontario’s chief medical officer, Dr. David Williams, is asking people over 70 and those of any age with a comprised immune system or underlying health condition not to go outside anymore.
Others should stay home as much as possible to limit the spread of COVID-19, he said. Coronavirus has killed 33 people in Ontario by Monday.
His statement was echoed by Premier Doug Ford who said the sight of crowded parks, sidewalks and streets in Sunday’s sunny and mild weather was “unacceptable.” There is a shortage of masks, gowns, gloves, face shields and other personal protective equipment for health care workers, he said

Monday, March 30, 2020

Avant Gout offering delivery

The popular Avant Gout is offering delivery at no cost Thursday to Saturday via Uber Eats. The phone number is 416-916-3681

Sunday, March 29, 2020

All dressed up for Easter!

Y+R Correspondent Bill McLaughlin has returned from his travels and sent this photo that has the first sign of Easter! Yes, it's coming. Coronavirus or not!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Coffee and croissants on Yonge Street

The Petit Thuet Boulangerie on Yonge (opposite the liquor store) serves coffee and croissants to go Monday to Sunday 9am to 4pm. They also have sandwiches, soups, pizzas and a variety of delicious stuff.