Prime Minister Trudeau did not address the media today


The provincial government today introduced the new Ontario Rebuilding and Recovery Act which includes a package of measures to provide more tools to accelerate more types of projects, including GO Transit projects, additional transit-oriented communities, long-term care homes, hospital and health care facilities, broadband expansion and highways. If passed, the Ontario Rebuilding and Recovery Act would amend the Building Transit Faster Act and the Transit-Oriented Communities Act which would allow the government to delegate authority to Metrolinx and other public bodies to enter into new types of arrangements as a part of new transit projects.


Modified Stage 2 restrictions have been updated on York Region’s Re-opening and Resuming Business page and shared with the local business community


Below is a summary of the detailed information contained in the Interactive Dashboard – Cases at As of October 22, 2020 at 5 p.m. there are:

5,895 total confirmed cases 79 new cases* since yesterday, 41 confirmed cases in hospital, 6 of which are in Intensive Care391 cases among health care workers, of which 389 cases have resolved*No new fatalities267 total confirmed fatalities 4,846 resolved cases52 open outbreaks under COVID-19 protocols 22 institutional (Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes/Community Care/Hospitals)5 Child Care Centres3 School; 49 Schools under surveillance 0 Emergency Housing22 Workplaces 239 closed outbreaks

*Data quality is an on-going process and may result in the more/less cases reported on a day-over-day basis or other changes to how cases are classified (e.g., municipality, acquisition, etc.). These data quality activities have also resulted in the re-categorization of individuals. Data quality activities do not increase or decrease total case counts.


As of this morning, there are:

More than 41.1 million total cases worldwide (423,819 new) with cases in 216 countries, area or territories; more than 1.1 million related fatalities reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) 206,360 total cases (2,672 new); with 9,829 related fatalities in Canada (35 new); 173,748 resolved in Canada (as of October 21, 7 p.m.) 67,527 total cases (841 new); with 3,071 related fatalities; 58,006 resolved in Ontario


2 new cases reported today