It might be time to start planning your next vacation because Porter Airlines flights are about to start running again. The Toronto-based airline has revealed that its planes will be returning to the skies on August 31. You'll be able to jet off to all destinations offered by the company.
On June 29, Porter Airlines announced on its website that flights would be resumed on the last day of August.
In an email to Narcity, the airline said that this new launch date would include all destinations.
However, two of the airline's seasonal destinations have been cancelled for 2020.
Muskoka, ON, and Stephenville, NL, will not be offered this year due to service postponement.
Initially, the company had planned to resume business at the end of July. However, due to continued travel restrictions, the date has now been pushed to a month later.
"We want to see our planes in the sky as soon as possible and are actively working to prepare for our resumption of service," the update read.
"However, the ongoing uncertainty presented by government travel restrictions, including border closures, is impacting our ability to operate flights."
The airline offers flights across Canada as well as the United States.
Change and cancellation fees on tickets purchased between now and August 31 will be waived in order to offer more flexibility to travellers.
There will also be enhanced health and safety measures put in place once the flights resume.
Some airlines are already preparing to end social distancing on flights and resume meal service.
WestJet and Air Canada have both announced that social distancing will no longer be taking place on flights effective July 1.
Air Canada also plans to resume meal service on select routes.
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Why You Need To Go: Hike your way to Buffalo Crag lookout, where you'll be treated to sweeping views of the escarpment. The area is located less than an hour from the city, and reservations are required.
Why You Need To Go: Tucked away in Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, Dundas Peak offers towering views of the escarpment and Hamilton. The hike is just under an hour from Toronto, and it will even take you past a 41-metre waterfall. Reservations are required.
Why You Need To Go: Take in soaring views of Buttermilk Valley on this giant trestle bridge, which sits 29 metres above the land below. It can be found along the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail about an hour and a half from Toronto.
The exact harvesting dates depend on the weather, but typically strawberries are available in mid-June, raspberries in July, and blueberries in August. But it is a smart idea to check with the farm first to check the crop is ready.
Millar Berry Farms
Address: 7375 Longwoods Rd., London, ON
Why You Need To Go: In addition to their pick-your-own strawberry and raspberry gardens, you can also purchase fresh vegetables like beets, kale and broccoli.
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has just filed a $90 million lawsuit against the City and Toronto Fire Services (TFS) over a massive fire that destroyed York Memorial Collegiate Institute in 2019.
The legal document claims that the fire department failed to do its job properly upon initial arrival, which resulted in the fire rekindling on May 7, the following day. TDSB also argues that Fire Chief Matthew Pegg attempted to sway them into believing the fires were separate.
"While the TDSB and our insurers had hoped to resolve this matter outside of court, we were left with no choice but to take legal action," stated the school.
In a press conference, Pegg commented on the lawsuit, saying, "I became aware of the statement of claim being filed today, a copy of one of the media articles was sent to me by a colleague. It is now in the hands of city legal, as is our process at any point of time for any legal action, and that's where it's best suited. It's a matter that will be managed by legal services and ultimately in the courts."