Mayors Are Pressuring Ford Into Giving Ontarians Their Outdoor Activities Back

They're joining forces in an effort to let you play outside again.

Ontario mayors are teaming up in hopes that Premier Doug Ford will reopen outdoor recreational amenities in Ontario after announcing the closures last Friday.

The mayors of Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills and Burlington, as well as the Halton Regional Chair, have each addressed the premier with their concerns that these closures "will disproportionately harm children and those who do not have access to their own greenspace."

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Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie raised the issue during a press conference Wednesday, saying that she "believes that the risk of transmission from outdoor activities is extremely low" and is "asking the premier to please reconsider restrictions on outdoor recreation, such as golf and tennis."

Ford has already backtracked on provincewide playground closures after pushback from health experts and his decision to close golf courses has also been met with petitions and protests.

The premier addressed the media on Thursday to apologize to Ontarians for "moving too fast" on the measures announced last Friday but didn't say whether or not outdoor amenities would be reopened.

Toronto Broke Huge Vaccine Records At Scotiabank & Gave Out Even More Doses Than Expected

If you have FOMO, don't fret — all Ontario adults can book second doses starting today.

Toronto's "Our Winning Shot" clinic at Scotiabank Arena turned out to be a slam dunk. The arena-turned-vaccine clinic broke records on Sunday, June 27, after administering 26,771 shots at the event — 978 first doses and 25,793 second doses.

"The total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered are believed to be a new world record for most one-day COVID-19 vaccinations given at a single clinic," the City said in a statement. It also broke the previous North American record of 17,003 doses administered at one clinic in a single day, which was held by Texas.

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This Blue Jays Hat With Poutine On It Is Getting Roasted On Twitter Right Now

It's giving Quebecers and Ontarians something to bond over.

Ontario and Quebec may have a longstanding rivalry in every professional sport, but they have set aside their differences over this Toronto Blue Jays hat by New Era.

The cap, which was launched in November 2020 as part of the "Local Market" collection, features the team's logo and Toronto's 416 area code in the front and a poutine patch on the back. The hat has since been pulled from the store's website.

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John Tory Is Duelling It Out With Montreal’s Mayor As The Leafs Take On The Habs

The mayors are taking their hockey rivalry to the next level with an intriguing bet.

The longstanding rivalry between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens has now reached a whole new level.

To commemorate the first playoff game between the two teams in 42 years on Thursday, Toronto Mayor John Tory has placed a bet with Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante to up the ante for the highly-anticipated showdown.

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Tory & Trudeau Look Like They’re In Their 20s Again With Their Lockdown Hair (PHOTOS)

They're trying to make do with their shaggy flow like the rest of Ontario.

No special exceptions are being made for politicians to get their hair cut during Ontario's ongoing shutdown and it seems they're trying to make do with shaggy lockdown looks just like the rest of us.

Toronto Mayor John Tory, for example, is starting to resemble his younger self with his long locks. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in a similar position, sporting the flowing mane of his youth that was long enough for a hair flip last April.

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