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Van Gogh exhibition in Toronto can be visited without leaving the car
"Today, organizing cultural events in corona virus is an incredibly difficult task, and we are sad to look at the events calendar in Toronto <...>. We have been working for a very long time, used innovative technologies and are ready to offer the general public the opportunity to safely watch the show“ Immersive Van Gogh ” (Immersion in Van Gogh), "the museum said.
The exposition is a projection of the artist’s famous works on the walls, accompanied by the original soundtracks by Luke Longobardi. It will be held at the former printing house from June 18 to 28. At the same time, 14 cars can be inside. Watching the show takes 35 minutes. All tickets have already been sold.
Initially, the museum was supposed to open on May 1 a regular exhibition in which you can walk, but the coronavirus pandemic violated his plans.
Toronto is close to becoming a bankrupt city
Mayor John Tori outlined what it would mean if the highest levels of authorities did not sit at the negotiating table and did not provide vital assistance to Toronto and other financially ruined towns of Canada.
At a press conference the mayor outlined a grim situation of a town with fewer metro lines, less public transportation, less police officers and less help for the most assailable citizens.
This year, Toronto was faced with a deficit of $ 1.5 billion in lost income due to the corona virus. The town would have to rise real estate charges by about 47% to piece out this deficit, Tori said, adding that such an increase would be “inadmissible.”
In Canada, town councils fall under provincial judicature. Ontario law prohibits town councils from having an operating deficit, which means that a town cannot simply borrow money to piece out its budget deficit.
Hand washing is much more effective than wearing disposable gloves
The Canadian Ministry of Health had lately advised Canadians to keep social distance and put on covers in public places during a pandemic, but so far he has been silent about if people should put on disposable gloves. And then the answer appeared.
Permanent hand washing is much better in protecting against corona virus than putting on disposable gloves.
Diane Preston from Ontario put on gloves while doing shopping for products, although she was not sure whether they would protect her from the virus.
“I have no idea if this really assists, but I feel a little safer. ”Microbiologist explains gloves are not the best resolution.
“They give you false security,” says a professor. “People tend to wash the hands less often when they put on gloves.”
He also warns that if disposable gloves are improperly taken off, then you increase your chances of contracting a corona virus. Moreover, bacteria on latex surfaces remain viable longer than on hands. Thus, the virus accumulates on the gloves, which can get into the eyes or mouth when touching the face. It is much more effective to wash your hands regularly or treat them with alcohol.
University of Toronto has announced that the fall semester will be online
Ryerson University was the first university in Toronto to confirm that students would still study remotely at the beginning of the next school year.
Mohamed Lachemi, president of Ryerson University, published a letter to students and teachers on May 14. In it, he promised that the university would continue its work in the fall.According to the letter, most courses will take place online. Now the university leadership is developing a curriculum, and perhaps some subjects will still be held at the university.
Ryerson University has created two working groups. One is working on several scenarios to take into account probable problems and difficulties. The second creates an optimal plan for effective work in a pandemic.
Lachemi added that it would be possible to attend university only with the permission of the government. Most likely, returning to Ryerson for students will be gradual.
In Canada, more than 1 thousand people became infected with corona virus per day
According to the agency, the new figures are record low since April 13, 2020. The downward trend in the growth of cases continues to persist.
To date, more than 39 thousand people have been cured of the disease in the country. The number of recovered exceeded the number of sick on May 11. Since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly 10 thousand people have died.Currently, in Canada, doctors have conducted more than 1.3 million tests for corona virus. The highest numbers of infections were recorded in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Alberta. In total, the virus was detected in residents of 12 of the 13 Canadian regions.
Toronto is surprised and worried that so many people don’t wear masks
Putting on covers in public places is now officially recommended by public health officials, but some people seem to perceive the relaxation of limitations in Ontario as a signal to stop wearing it.
Recently, complaints on social networks about the amount of people who do not put on covers have become more frequent. And now there are a lot ofcomplaints that those who put on covers are not enough.
The recent weather in Toronto, of course, does not help stimulate people to social distance, but the least that people who enjoy the weather in crowded places can do is to put on a cover.
Someone in Toronto actually did an unofficial study on Saturday and estimated only 22 out of 372 people putting on covers.
Someones also note that in the last days in Toronto there were almost all masks, now it seems that masks are used less actively.Many residents are concerned about the lack of masks in public transportation, although the TTC notes that Toronto's public health does not consider masks to be mandatory.
Of course, you can see a lot of people without masks on their faces, if you drop in at one of the now regular Saturday protests against the lockdown in Queen's Park, but that's another story.
"Heavy rainfall" will be in Toronto
The significant amount of precipitation expected in the Greater Toronto area on the night of Sunday to Monday prompted the Canadian Weather Center to publish a special weather forecast for Toronto residents.
According to a weather forecast published on Saturday, rain is expected to begin on Sunday afternoon or late afternoon and continue until Monday.
"It is expected that the total amount of precipitation will be on average from 30 to 60 millimeters, and possibly up to 80 millimeters in the western part of Greater Toronto and in the Hamilton area," - said the forecast of the hydrometeorological center of Canada.
The meteorological agency said thunderstorms are also possible. Rain is expected to stop by Tuesday morning.
On Sunday, the temperature rises to 15 ° C, on Monday the maximum is 17 ° C.
Despite the rainy start of the week, Thursday and Friday forecast summer temperatures with a maximum of 24 ° C and 27 ° C, respectively.
In Toronto, the movement of cars was partially blocked in the streets for residents to do sports
In Toronto the movement of cars was blocked for the weekends on certain sections of roads under the ActiveTO program.
The program aims to allow people to exercise in the streets of the city, maintaining physical distance. The city blocked the movement of cars, a total of 57 km, creating "quiet streets".
Despite the fact that many residents supported the initiative, the section of the road on the Shaughnessy Boulevard in North York opened for traffic due to numerous complaints.
Concrete fences were installed on the Shaughnessy Boulevard, blocking the left-hand lane in order to slow down the movement of vehicles. Furious drivers pushed the barriers to the side of the road. City authorities were forced to open the passage.
Nevertheless, many residents were satisfied with the program. Many cyclists and those who simply enjoyed the walk appeared in the streets, reports The Star.
“This is a great start. We need more space to walk, ride a bicycle and so on, ”said Norm Di Pasquale, a resident of the city.
Toronto authorities banned IndyCar race
New restrictions on mass events made it impossible to organize the only IndyCar race outside the United States
The weekend in Toronto was scheduled for July 10-12, but since the preparation of the city highway requires about 45 days, its holding has long raised questions. On Friday evening, the city administration finally announced the cancellation of all public events and festivals until the end of summer.
The limit on the number of visitors is set at around 250 people until the end of July and 25 thousand people until the end of August. The organizers of the stage announced plans to find a new day in the calendar for the race, but the probability of a positive outcome is small.
Earlier it became known that another IndyCar street race, which was supposed to open a new season on the streets of St. Petersburg at the end of March, has now taken the last line in the calendar and will be held in October.
Also this year will not come to Canada another North American racing series IMSA. The organizers of this championship showed an updated calendar: races in Motorsport, Long Beach and Detroit fell out of it, but additional stages appeared in Dayton and Sebring.
The start of the IndyCar season is scheduled for June 6, IMSA - for July 4.
Canada will return pandas to China because there is nothing to feed them
Bamboo supplies to the country have virtually stopped due to worldwide quarantine.
The Canadian zoo will return its pandas to China, because there is nothing to feed them because of the coronavirus pandemic - there is not enough bamboo in the country.
Two pandas arrived at the menagerie in Calgary two years ago. And they had to live there until 2023. However, the director of the zoo says that due to the closed borders, the supply of feed has practically stopped. Therefore, the animals will feel better at home, where there is plenty of bamboo. Pandas, as you know, eat only him - 40 kilograms per day.
The other day the Netherlands zoo unveiled the first shots with a newborn.