The Canadian Press Published Friday, October 8, 2021 6:33AM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 8, 2021 9:21AM EDT OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says the economy added 157,000 jobs in September, bringing employment back to pre-pandemic levels for the first time. The unemployment rate fell to 6.9 per cent, down from
TTC ridership will remain below pre-pandemic levels for at least the next two years as a reduced number of workers commuting downtown continues to wreak havoc on the transit system’s bottom line. At one point earlier in the pandemic TTC ridership dropped by 88 per cent amid widespread business closures.
Traffic levels across Toronto are back to 75 per cent of the pre-pandemic normal and Mayor John Tory says that city officials “fully expect” a further increase in gridlock as schools reopen and some workers return to their downtown offices over the coming weeks. Tory made the comment during a
Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, May 11, 2021 2:08PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:09PM EDT The Ontario Human Rights Commission is sounding the alarm about crowding in provincial custody, saying capacity in correctional facilities has at times come close to pre-pandemic levels even as the