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Ontario's top doctor speaks as province sees 170 new COVID-19 cases, most in Windsor-Essex (Thu, 09 Jul 2020)
Mucci Farms COVID-19 testing Windsor-Essex Eighty-six of the new cases are concentrated in Windsor Essex — a result of "targeted testing of temporary workers on farms." The remaining cases were found mostly in Toronto and Peel Region, with the public health units there reporting 27 and 28, respectively. 
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Ontario's effort to scrap streaming will begin with math courses in 2021 (Thu, 09 Jul 2020)
Young girl working The Ontario government's effort to do away with streaming for Grade 9 students will begin with one course starting next fall. Education Minister Stephen Lecce says the province's math curriculum will be the first to be de-streamed as of September 2021.
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Peel council passes motion to reduce police involvement in mental health calls (Thu, 09 Jul 2020)
Peel police Peel Regional Council has passed a motion that aims to reduce the role of police in mental health calls in some situations.
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After beating COVID-19, long-term care resident battles city's heat wave (Thu, 09 Jul 2020)
Tracey Saunders Tracey Saunders says her 90-year-old mother beat COVID-19 in April, but now she’s fighting a new battle against the city’s heat wave. Premier Doug Ford says he wants to 'rapidly' mandate air conditioning in long-term care residents' bedrooms.
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Memo sent to Ontario school boards urges 5-day 'face-to-face' learning come fall (Thu, 09 Jul 2020)
Allison Venditti Across the province, parents say they're struggling. Not just with the constant threat of COVID-19, but also the ripple effect of no school or child care. Some warn a mass exodus of working parents — moms in particular — is on the horizon with the September school year looming.
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Woman dead after being struck by vehicle in Vaughan (Thu, 09 Jul 2020)
police tape A woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Vaughan, York Regional Police say.
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Torontonians demand changes on first day of police reform meeting (Thu, 09 Jul 2020)
BELLWOODS BLM MARCH The first of four virtual town hall meetings hosted by the Toronto Police Services Board begins Thursday night. It's the board's first series of meetings on police reform, accountability and public safety and it says there's been "unprecedented" interest from the public.
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Police chiefs call on federal government to decriminalize possession of illicit drugs for personal use (Thu, 09 Jul 2020)
li-bc-110311-heroin-reuters-rtr2jxfg As Canada continues to battle an opioid epidemic, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police is calling on federal lawmakers to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of illegal drugs for personal consumption.
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Combating anti-Black racism in Canada will 'take more than a village,' Black youth say (Thu, 09 Jul 2020)
Zimman Yousuf Imaan Hyman anti-black racism Toronto Last month, Zimman Yousuf and Imaan Hyman teamed up with other young women to launch the Black Muslim Youth Toronto initiative, which aims to highlight racial and institutional inequality across the country and create support for themselves and others.
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Should we be testing for COVID-19 after death? An Ontario man thinks so (Thu, 09 Jul 2020)
COVID Que 20200512 An Ontario man is expressing concern about COVID-19 testing after a Windsor hospital denied a swab test request following the death of his grandmother.
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Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. Toronto is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe, which is home to 8.1 million residents and has approximately 25% of Canada's population.  The Toronto metropolitan census area had a population of 5,113,149, and the Greater Toronto Area had a population of 5,555,912 in the 2006 Census.


As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered a global city and is one of the top financial centres in the world. Toronto's leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism and sports industries.The Toronto Stock Exchange, the world's seventh largest, is headquartered in the city, along with most of Canada's corporations. They also have an NHL hockey team, called the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Toronto's population is cosmopolitan and international, reflecting its role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, as about 49% of the population were born outside of Canada.  Because of the city's low crime rates, clean environment, high standard of living, and friendly attitude to diversity, Toronto is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.  In addition, Toronto was ranked as the most expensive Canadian city in which to live in 2006.

  Residents of the city are called Torontonians.

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