Wednesday, November 25

Reopening Canada

Parents wary about student return to class: poll
Canada, Coronavirus, Ontario, Reopening Canada

Parents wary about student return to class: poll

Canadians are torn over the possible return of students to school with a majority fearing for young people’s general well-being if they don’t and COVID-19 if they do, a new poll shows.The Maru/Blue Public Opinion poll found that 64% of Canadians, including 68% with children, and 60% of Ontarians believe it’s time that children head back to the classroom.Schools were one of the first institutions to shut their doors after governments in Canada identified the COVID-19 pandemic.Almost seven in 10 parents polled see this time away from a learning and social environment as damaging to their children’s mental health and “ability to grow up properly,” the poll revealed.And 58% of the Canadian public, including 54% of Ontarians, say schools need to open in September so adults can return ...
Canada, Coronavirus, Ontario, Reopening Canada, Toronto & GTA

RE-OPENING CANADA: Toronto’s real estate industry wants to boom again

For the Toronto-area real estate industry, the beginning of 2020 was shaping up to be a record-setting year.And then the pandemic happened.According to the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board’s new Real Estate Market Economic Recovery Initiatives document, which will be released next week, real estate sales in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) dropped 67.1% in April this year compared to the same time last year and was down by 53.7% this May compared to May 2019, but prices have remained relatively stable because the number of listings has dropped in unison with the number of buyers.The average selling price for a Toronto detached home in April this year was $1,249,730 — a 7.9% drop since April 2019.Also, month-over-month sales figures suggest improving conditions, with May 2020 sale...
Reopening Canada, Toronto & GTA

CANADA REOPENS: Pandemic threatens the TTC as we know it

A part of Toronto’s “new regular” after COVID-19 could very effectively embody a  forever-changed transit system.Seeing day by day ridership drop by practically 2 million journeys for the reason that starting of the pandemic, it is going to take a while for the TTC to totally recuperate — if in any respect — to what it as soon as was earlier than COVID-19.In Could, a report introduced to Toronto transit commissioners mentioned the pandemic is costing town about $94-million per thirty days —  in misplaced fare income and ongoing prices — with a median ridership lack of round 86% throughout all modes of transport, with subways taking the most important hit at 89%.“There was no playbook,” mentioned Deputy TTC CEO Kirsten Watson on the board assembly. “Issues change day by day, if no...