COVID-19 Update

Like all of you, my team and I are working daily to keep up with the impacts that COVID-19 is having on our country, city and local community. As the situation continues to change daily, we have been adapting to the latest circumstances.

If you have questions about best practices relating to COVID-19, I encourage you to visit for the latest news and best information.

Following the advice of the Medical Officer of Health, we are doing our part to protect the community by serving Willowdale residents working from home on any City related issues. We will continue to return calls and e-mails sent my office at 416-395-6411 or

We are, for the time being, deferring most of our community outreach and public consultation work. Once the situation begins to normalize, we will reschedule any of these meetings and send notices through our e-news list (sign up on this page if you haven’t before!).

The City of Toronto also continues to scale back and/or modify the delivery of all non-essential services. This includes the cancellation of most City-operated programs and closure of many City facilities.

Continuing services include emergency response by Toronto Police, Fire, and Paramedics, Toronto Water operations, emergency shelters, TTC, waste collection and the ongoing response to COVID-19. However, please note:

  1. Toronto Solid Waste has suspended Yard Waste Collection

  2. Toronto Police Service has suspended many, but not all, parking enforcement activity.

Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, continues to reinforce social distancing as well as explain what that practice does and does not include. Overall, Toronto Public Health is observing that many businesses and people in the city are complying with social distancing and other Public Health recommendations.

For more information on what social distancing recommendations are being made by Toronto Public Health, please visit

Though physical separation remains important, I also encourage you to reach out to vulnerable or isolated neighbours by phones, text messages or social media.

We will weather this storm together.