Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Toronto today

Apr 22 2020, 8:19 pm

Every day in Canada, a lot of news regarding COVID-19 comes out both nationally and locally.

And for now, we will be putting together Toronto and Canada’s top headlines daily to help you digest the news in one place.

Throughout the day, you can see all the headlines in real-time here.

Top COVID-19 stories for April 22, as of 5 pm ET:  

Trudeau launches $9 billion emergency benefit plan for students

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a $9 billion plan to help Canadian students. On Wednesday, the prime minister launched the Canada Emergency Student Benefit. The new benefit will give students $1,250 a month from May to August and $1,750 each month if the student take cares of someone else or has a disability

City of Toronto to close High Park during cherry blossom bloom period

Ahead of what’s usually its busiest time of year due to the annual cherry blossom bloom, High Park will officially be closed by the City of Toronto.

Ford asks Canadian Forces to help protect long-term care homes

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the province asked the federal government to provide reinforcements from the Canadian Armed Forces to protect long-term care homes which are seeing a continuous rise of COVID-19 outbreaks.

510 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Ontario, total surpasses 12,000

The Government of Ontario confirms there have been 37 more COVID-19 related deaths, with 510 new cases, bringing the total to 12,245, as of Wednesday morning.

Loblaw employees at 2 GTA stores test positive for coronavirus

Two Loblaw company employees who work at different GTA supermarkets have recently tested positive for COVID-19. One of the cases has been confirmed at the Loblaws located in Forest Hill in Toronto. The other is at John’s No Frills in Newmarket.

Toronto Public Health to collect race-based coronavirus data

Toronto Public Health is looking at race-based COVID-19 data to better understand the virus. According to City Councillor and Toronto Board of Health Chair Joe Cressy, public health data is one of the most important tools we have to combat COVID-19.

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