Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Toronto today

Apr 3 2020, 1:30 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 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 3, as of 5 pm ET:  

Ontario projecting 3000 to 15,000 coronavirus deaths with current measures

Ontario health officials have projected that provincial death toll for the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the existing measures in place, could be anywhere from 3,000 to 15,000.

Trudeau announces $100 million to meet urgent food needs across Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada is investing $100 million to improve access to food for Canadians facing social, economic, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toronto projects 600 to 3,000 deaths over course of coronavirus pandemic

The City of Toronto projects that the city’s death toll for the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the existing measures in place, could be anywhere from 600 to 3,000.

Ford extends business closures to stop spread of coronavirus in Ontario

The Province of Ontario announced further closures, banning more non-essential businesses and workplaces including non-essential construction, to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Cannabis no longer an essential service in Ontario, stores to shut this weekend

Among some very “stark” news about potential disease projections, Ontario’s government has updated its list of essential businesses during the pandemic. Among those that didn’t make the cut this time around are cannabis producers and retailers.

What you need to know about Toronto’s new physical distancing bylaw

Mayor John Tory signed an emergency order regulating physical distancing in City of Toronto parks and public squares on Thursday. This emergency action is in effect immediately, and will last for at least the next 30 days.