Toronto’s COVID-19 Heroes Are Commemorated in a Collection of Vivid Murals

Toronto’s appreciation for its local heroes will be displayed loud and proud through a series of eye-catching (and double tap-worthy) wall murals throughout the city. As part of the City of Toronto’s StreetARToronto’s (StART) Frontline Heroes Art Project, Toronto’s talented street, mural, and graffiti artists will create this series of wall murals to celebrate the city’s local heroes. Frontline workers, first responders, and volunteers and their perpetual efforts amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will be highlighted through the vibrant creations. Some are already gracing walls in city streets and alleys, adding pops of colour and character to otherwise drab buildings. Earlier in the spring, StART sent out an open call to local Toronto artists, asking them to identify local frontline service workers who are actively keeping our community safe during the COVID-19 crisis as the inspiration for their artwork. This could include health care workers, first responders, volunteers, grocery and pharmacy workers,…

Where all of Toronto’s Red Light Cameras are Situated (MAP).

Earlier this year, the City installed 50 new automated speed enforcement (ASE) cameras throughout Toronto. But it turns out the city is also home to 145 additional red light cameras to help catch lead-footed drivers. According to the City, a red light camera (RLC) is a camera that captures an image of a vehicle that has entered an intersection in spite of the traffic signal indicating red (during the red phase). Generally, the camera is triggered when a vehicle enters the intersection (passes the stop-bar) after the traffic signal has turned red. READ: Where Every Speed Camera is Located in Toronto (MAP) To ensure that drivers know exactly where each red light camera is located, we’ve put together an interactive map that pins where all 145 cameras are in the city. The post Where all of Toronto’s Red Light Cameras are Located (MAP) appeared first on Toronto Storeys. Did you miss our…

Locals Advised to Avoid Significant Groups at Beaches, Parks this Weekend break

Toronto’s lingering heatwave, nearly four months of quarantine mode (and counting), and Ontario’s flattening of the COVID-19 curve make a visit to one of the city’s parks or beaches understandably appealing. But, too many people finding one park or beach appealing won’t do anyone any favours in the middle of a global pandemic. In advance of another steamy summer weekend, Mayor John Tory is urging Toronto residents to practice a little “common sense” and opt for less crowded areas should they head to a beach or park to cool off. Anyone who saw photos of the large crowds that packed Cherry Beach and Woodbine Beach in recent weekends would probably agree that the scene didn’t look too different from photos of Wasaga Beach that are currently making headlines. In response to a clear lack of social distancing on Canada Day, local officials have now closed part of the beach and half of…