Councillor's Corner - June 2020

A list of services to help you during COVID-19

Dear Resident,

Every year my office hosts property tax and water bill rebate clinics to help seniors and those with disabilities fill out applications for these programs. Due to COVID-19, this year will be different.

Please call my office to set up a one-on-one appointment at: 416-338-5335

Or email:

The deadline to apply for the property tax, water bill, and solid waste relief programs is October 30, 2020.

When you call or email, please make sure to confirm which ID you will need to bring with you to your appointment. Applications will be available this month.

COVID-19 has created an unprecedented situation for us all. Even as Toronto joins the next phase of reopening along with other regions in Ontario, we must continue to listen to all government recommendations. While the Province has expanded social circles from five to 10 people, we need to be cautious and practice social distancing with those outside of our circle. Please wear masks and remember that they are mandatory while riding the TTC. We must take these new rules seriously to prioritize our health and safety and flatten the curve for the long-haul.

If you have any concerns or need access to resources, please give my office a call at: 416-338-5335

Or email:

My staff will continue to provide support to you, even as the situation changes.

We can provide more information and referrals for the following topics:

* Canada Emergency Response Benefit Extension (CERB).

* Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS).

* Property Tax or Utility Billing Concerns.

* Access to childcare, food supports, mental health services and other City of Toronto programs.

* ActiveTO – Street closures for pedestrians.

* CafeTO – Patio permissions for restaurants.

* Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB).

* Solid Waste, including garbage, recycling, compost and drop-off depots.

* Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement Updates (GIS).

* The Province’s Reopening of the Economy, in stages. Learn more about the current phase.

* SwimTO – City-run water amenities and services, including beaches.

* BikeTO – Bike Share news and more cycling lanes.

In addition, much of this information is posted on my website:

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Anthony Perruzza

City Councillor, Ward 7

Humber River-Black Creek