Toronto breaks down geographic spread of COVID-19, showing local hot spots in detail for first time

Toronto has unveiled detailed, geographic information about the spread of the novel coronavirus, marking the first time such data has been made available in Ontario during the pandemic.The data shows the city has recorded the highest concentration of COVID-19 cases in northwest and...

Ontario won’t specify COVID-19 ‘hot spots’ even as premier urges testing

Premier Doug Ford is pleading with people who live in Ontario's COVID-19 "hot spots" to get tested for the virus — but officials won't specify which neighbourhoods have been hardest hit.Ford mentioned the province's coronavirus hot spots multiple times during his daily news conference Monday. He...

From hanging out in parks to getting groceries, how can you navigate day-to-day risks of COVID-19?

Across the country, communities are coming back to life — in different ways, at different times.In Ontario, some businesses are reopening, crowds are gathering in Toronto parks, and officials are juggling how to curb risky behaviour while trying to lift COVID-19...

Ontario won’t specify COVID-19 ‘hotspots’ even as premier urges testing

Premier Doug Ford is pleading with people who live in Ontario's COVID-19 "hotspots" to get tested for the virus — but officials won't specify which neighbourhoods have been hardest hit.Ford mentioned the province's coronavirus hotspots multiple times during his daily news conference Monday. He said the...

Many Ontario hospitals can’t resume scheduled surgeries. Here’s why

Although hospitals around Ontario are now allowed to resume non-emergency surgeries, many of them can't, either because they're too full or don't have enough protective equipment. Nearly all scheduled surgeries — including cancer surgeries, heart operations, organ transplants and hip replacements —...

Ontario orders commission into long-term care after more than 1,400 COVID-19-related deaths

Ontario is launching an independent commission into the province's long-term care system.Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton said in a statement released Tuesday that the commission will start in September, and in the meantime the government will be setting out terms of...

Ontario shuts schools until September because of COVID-19 pandemic

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday that the province is cancelling in-person learning for the school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic."The safety of our children is my top priority," Ford said. The province said in a news release that the decision...

Ontario cancelling school year because of COVID-19 pandemic

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday that the province is cancelling the school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic."The safety of our children is my top priority," Ford said, The province said in a news release that the decision was made after...

Ontario orders independent commission into long-term care after more than 1,400 COVID-19-linked deaths

Ontario is launching an independent commission into the province's long-term care system.Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton said in a statement released Tuesday that the commission will start in September, and in the meantime the government will be finalizing terms of reference,...

Ontario orders independent commission into long-term care after nearly 1,400 COVID-19-linked deaths

Ontario is launching an independent commission into the province's long-term care system.Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton said in a statement released Tuesday that the commission will start in September, and in the meantime the government will be finalizing terms of reference,...
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