Ontario Opens Up July 16 - Step 3
As of 12:01 a.m. on July 16, retailers will be able to host as many customers as can fit while still adhering to physical distancing of two metres.
These capacity restrictions will also apply to indoor dining for restaurants, indoor religious services and personal care services. There will be no restrictions on the number of people who can sit at the same table inside a restaurant.
Restaurants and bars with dance floors will resume operations with a 25 per cent capacity limit up to a maximum of 250 people.
Cinemas, museums, amusement parks,, gyms and recreational fitness facilities will be allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity.
Social gatherings and organized public events will be restricted to 25 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
Details from the Ontario news release.
Donations Needed for Shelter Residents
45 The Esplanade - City Shelter Operated by Homes First:
This temporary shelter site is currently looking for donations of:
Coffee mugs, reusable water bottles
Canes and other assistive devices
Updated Wishlist for 45 Esplanade:
- Pet supplies: Cat/Dog food, bowls, leashes, doggy bags, litter, crates, etc.
- Art supplies: canvases, paint, brushes, markers, paper, glue, pens, craft supplies, etc.
- Gift cards: Tim's, grocery, fast food, gas station
- PPE: gowns, gloves, sanitizer, masks
- hangers for clothing
- used smart devices (phones, chargers, laptops, tablets)
- DVD Player & DVD's
- plastic bins for storage
- Footwear: work boots, shoes, sandals, slippers
- Socks, bras & underwear (must be new)
- lip balm (must be new)
- Bluetooth speaker, boombox, radio
Contact: ryan.evershed[at]homesfirst.on.ca OR alexandra.perry[at]homesfirst.on.ca.
NOTE: If you are in search of donations or contributions for a community service or local initiative, contact the SLNA to see if your request can be posted on the Association's "In Search Of" webage at: https://www.slna.ca/iso.html
Who Was Michael Comstock?
We have a lot to be thankful for in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood - from beautifully preserved historic buildings, to green parks and one of the best markets in the world. These community benefits do not happen by chance - they come about when residents care and take action to make their community a livable and enjoyable place for everyone.
One of those residents was Michael Comstock whose contributions to our neighbourhood were so significant the new Pavilion in St. James Park has been named in honour of him. Learn more in this article from the Friends of St. James Park.
SLNA Community Meeting Notes
Click here to view the June 2021 SLNA Delegate and Community Meeting Minutes.