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MDCA eblast -  -  April 16, 2020
 
 
Supercoffee reopens Friday and more
Business Survey
Information Sources

MDCA Update
Yard Waste
Urban Arts  programs for the artistic of all ages


MDCA Update

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The MDCA board held a video conference recently to discuss our community’s situation and what actions the Association should be taking.  Board members have experienced a  wide range of  COVID-19 impacts including isolation,  job loss, death of friends, financial insecurity, concern for family members in long-term care homes, the challenge of children no longer having places to play outdoors, and general stress because everything is so much more complicated now.  While some of us are hunkered down,  others are working long hours in essential services.


We urge you all to protect yourselves by keeping up to date with information from our elected representatives, and by following best practices.  All three levels of government have regular updates that speak to best practices about staying safe, access to financial assistance, and updates on the fight to contain COVID-19

MDCA’s summer newsletter is normally printed and distributed in late June, but this will not be happening.  Instead, we will stay in touch with local residents and businesses through emails, our web-site  mountdennis.ca  and other electronic media. We will also be making more use of  Facebook .
While our newsletters go to more than 7,000 mailboxes, the number of people on our email list  about 1/10 that. Please help us reach people in this challenging time by forwarding this to your neighbours, and encouraging them to subscribe to MDCA’s email list. Viewing in a browser enables new readers to subscribe, as does the link above
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If you have suggestions for other ways MDCA can stay in touch during this COVD 19 crisis, please let us know.

If you have concerns, or things that you think MDCA should be doing, please LET US KNOW

Information Sources

City Councilor Nunziata:     https://www.councillornunziata.com/    then click on Subscribe
Provincial Member Faisal Hassan's    Newsletter:  read the latest version   then click on Subscribe
Federal Member Ahmed Hussen's Newsletter: read the latest version  then click on Subscribe


The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice, and information about City services and social supports. Check https://www.toronto.ca/covid-19/ for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.

News From Weston :  westonweb.ca reports on area happenings, many relevant to Mount Dennis.  And at https://www.westonweb.ca/subscribe/ you can subscribe

Haven't seen a Community Voice lately, but Megan Delaire continues to report at toronto.com, click here to read her insights 

Supercoffee  reopens, and more ..................

effective tomorrow (Friday 17th), supercoffee will open for TAKE-OUT ONLY!   Weekdays 8 to 6,  Sat & Sun 8 to 5

Our newest store, Chatelet, also has an online portal which is worth checking out especially since many of us are taking this time to beautify our homes. https://prettyhardware.com/



Business Survey 
As previously reported, all gathering are now cancelled including  community cleanups,  the BIA Canada Day celebration, and MDCA's Party by the Pond event.  What is moving ahead is adaptation to the new reality by some local agencies and businesses.  As previously reported, Golden Crisp has adapted, and others are following that example. 

MDCA will be reporting on which businesses are open, and any other information they provide.  So we invite operators of businesses in Mount Dennis  to email us,  business@mountdennis.ca


Yard Waste

For those fortunate enough to have a yard, the City has announced another round of yard waste pickups, between April 20 and May 1
Residents are asked to put their yard waste out before 7 a.m. on their regularly scheduled garbage/yard waste collection day. If yard waste is not picked up on collection day, residents are asked to leave it out until it’s collected. It is not necessary to call 311 to report a missed collection. 
 
If possible, residents should use a yard waste bag. Otherwise, a rigid open-top container can be used. Brush and branches should be secured in bundles no longer than 1.2 metres (4 feet), no wider than 0.6 metres (two feet) and no heavier than 20 kilograms (44 lbs). Full news release here: https://bit.ly/3cmJAeB 


Urban Arts

UrbanArts has put together a number of resources for artists and community members to help get you through this difficult time.  View their latest newsletter here (https://tinyurl.com/t3leanq)

Although UrbanArts’ spaces are currently closed, they continue to engage the community with a series of online programs and activities.  They are raising funds to continue the work they do in York South-Weston.  Please Play Your Part for UrbanArts to help them raise $10k by May 30th.

Visit their website by clicking UrbanArts
 

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