Kicking Off Tele-Town Hall Program

Thanks to the thousands of Willowdale residents who joined in  for a special COVID-19 telephone town hall on April 6.  John and I were joined by Member of Parliament for Willowdale, Ali Ehsassi and President and CEO of North York General Hospital Dr. Joshua Tepper in a special format as we look for different tools to stay connected during this period.

Many of you had important questions about government programs and supports, strategies for physical distancing – especially in condos and other public places, or what comes next in the fight against COVID-19.

We will be working towards answering all of the questions that didn’t make it to air today, and compiling answers for some of the most common questions for John’s website.

Though we did our best, we know that there are many in Willowdale that did not have the chance to participate today.  The good news is that with today’s success, we’ll be trying to do more of these in the weeks ahead, along with using some other technologies to connect with you on a more local level.

If your phone didn’t ring today at around 1:30, or if you know a neighbour that didn’t get in today and would like to next time, send us an e-mail with a name, home address and phone number, and we’ll be sure to add it to our list for all future communications.

A special note of thanks to Dr. Tepper and his team at North York General.  They are among the many heroes fighting for our community at this difficult time.  We very much appreciate his support and expertise.