If you're ever felt overwhelmed by the crowds of the Eaton Centre, a new report proves that you're probably not alone. A study completed by the Retail Council of Canada found that of all malls in Canada, the Eaton Centre is by far the busiest, with an annual pedestrian count of 48,969,858 (the next busiest mall is over 14 million behind).
Interestingly, though the Eaton Centre attracts the largest number of customers, it only hits the 4th spot in sales. Another Toronto mall took first place in profit, with Yorkdale Mall hitting a whopping $1650.85 in sales per square foot, even though Yorkdale came in 10th for traffic with only 18 million annual pedestrians.
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It will be tested on over 60 buses throughout the coming months. Residents taking the 35 Jane route will be able to access free Wi-Fi starting at the end of May, while the 102 Markham Rd. route will launch the pilot in early June.
The buses will reportedly be "specially marked" to help commuters identify which ones offer internet services.
In a tweet, Toronto revealed that all of its city clinics are either "fully booked" or "close to" fully booked from today until June 2021 — a reality that Mayor John Tory says is solely down to supply.
"We have considerable additional capacity to allow us to do more in our city-operated clinics," Tory said at a media briefing on Wednesday, "if we had further increased supply of vaccine."
The city did add more than 63,500 appointments for its own vaccine clinics on Thursday, in part due to expanded eligibility in Ontario, but the majority of the new appointments will only be available between June 7 and 13.
While there is no set date on when students will be returning to in-person learning, Yaffe reassures that schools will be the first thing to open.
"Keeping in mind that schools would be the first to open among all the things because that is the most important aspect," Yaffe stated when talking about a reopening, "I can't tell you exactly when, but we want to be careful. We don't want to open too soon and close immediately after."