Leaside Residents Association:

COVID-19 and other matters


We hope that you are all taking care of yourselves, your families, and your neighbours and community at this time.

Please note the update from Councillor Jaye Robinson: Her update includes links to official resources from TorontoOntario, and Canada.

The World Health Organization website is and contains global information.

211 and COVID-19

Please note the following message from 211 Ontario, especially if you:

  • Are having trouble meeting your basic needs (e.g. getting food, ensuring shelter), or know someone else in this position, on account of COVID-19;
  • Represent a service organization that is changing the services that it is offering in light of COVID-19.


211 Ontario manages a comprehensive listing of Ontario’s social, health, community, and government services and makes that information available to the public through Its Service Navigators also use this information to direct people to appropriate services.

With many programs and services closing down or offering limited services as a result of the current crisis, 211 is creating an inventory to ensure that the most up-to-date information on services being safely offered is made available to the most vulnerable in our communities (many of whom cannot fully practice social distancing).

211 is asking human service organizations across the province to use this form to quickly let them know about any changes to your services listed on, especially those meeting basic needs (e.g., financial aid, food security, and shelter) and emerging COVID-19–related community supports.

Please also direct people you service to 211 Ontario for the latest information on new and changing social and community services. This will help free up 911, 311, and Telehealth Ontario so they can focus on health and municipal services inquiries.
(includes an email form to contact 211 Ontario by email; note that website requests are only answered during regular business hours.)

Call 2-1-1 for urgent information for the most vulnerable.
Toll-free: 1-877-330-3213
TTY: 1-888-340-1001

Other matters


Committee of Adjustment hearings are cancelled or postponed until April 3.

Toronto Local Appeal Body in-person hearings are cancelled or postponed until April 3. However, teleconference hearings are proceeding as scheduled.

Curious about planned construction in Leaside? Check out the City's map of planned projects at

Household energy use survey

There is still time to complete the City's survey of household energy use:

We need about 5 or 6 more households to participate (and to consent to share their information - this is the last question in the survey) to be eligible for a community-wide project to increase household energy efficiency.

The survey is quick to complete, and the most time-intensive part (providing data about your 2019 energy usage from Toronto Hydro etc.) is optional.

Archive of previous emails

Below is our email archive from the past few months. If you've been forwarded this message, you can subscribe here.

February 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
May 2019

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