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Just hours after a similar announcement in Peel region, Toronto Public Health (TPH) announced a Toronto workplace shutdown for any businesses dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.

In a press release published on Tuesday, TPH explained a new Section 22 order will force Toronto/GTA workplaces — or portions of workplaces — with an outbreak to close fully for a minimum of 10 days.

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As part of the 2021 federal budget, Deputy PM and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland announced that Canada’s minimum wage is set to be boosted across all federally-regulated industries.

Speaking on Monday, April 19, Freeland said that “low-wage workers in Canada work harder than anyone else in this country, for less pay.”

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As schools switch to online learning, the Ontario government has just announced that it will be offering free child care.

In a press release, it was revealed that starting Monday, April 19, parents of school-aged kids can receive the service if they are frontline workers. 

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It seems essential workers and Toronto residents who rely on public transit are still dealing with overcrowding on the TTC.

People have taken to social media to express their concerns about the lack of physical distancing on city buses and call on the TTC to do more.

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