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STAY INFORMED!

Go to the source.

The COVID-19 situation changes too quickly for us to responsibly provide you with the most current, up-to-date health, safety and services information.  Please keep well informed and use these official government websites as your primary resources for all things COVID-19 related:

 

FIVE THINGS TO DO TO SUPPORT YOUR NEIGHBOURS!

  • Think of others
  • Contact & reach out
  • Make the most of our Facebook group
  • Support vulnerable or isolated people
  • Share only accurate information & advice.

If you’re in need of someone to shop for you, or someone to talk to, or something that needs doing around your house,  whatever help you might need, reach out to us and we’ll find someone to help you.  Please, don’t hesitate.  This is what we do – we help each other!

 

ARE YOU A FRONTLINE HEALTH CARE WORKER?

You’re saving lives.  Let us help you!

If you are a frontline health care worker, please let us know.  We’ll make sure we find someone in the neighbourhood who will prepare meals for you.  You’re our heroes – please let someone thank you personally in this manner.  Contact us as listed above.  Don’t be shy – we know there’s lots of great cooking going on in the neighbourhood and people want to share now more than ever.

Best ways to contact us.  If you are in need, please reach out now!

  • Phone and leave a message at 647-560-BPRO (2776)
  • Email us at info@bprotoronto.ca
  • Facebook at @bpro

 

NEED SOMETHING TO DO?

 Clean the street on your block.

Street cleaning is not an essential service, but pride in our lovely neighbourhood should be!  Grab a garbage bag and a pair of gloves and take a bit of time picking up leftover debris from the winter.  If you have children, put them to work with a friend in the neighbourhood.  Your child and their friend can have an across-the-street competition.  Good fun, good exercise, good deed!

Hunt for teddy bears.

Communities all over the world have created scavenger hunts for young ones by putting teddy bears in their window, or in an outside tree, or somewhere else on their front lawn.  There’s no reason why we can’t do this in Bedford Park.  Organize some of the adults on your street, and then take your children on a walk to see how many they can spot.

Show your support for frontline workers.

In a show of support for our frontline health care workers, go outside at 7:30 pm every night and make a bunch of  noise.  Again, if you rouse others on your street, there is a sense of community and it’s a good release of tension to boot!  We didn’t make this up.  Read more about it on the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) website by clicking HERE.

Please submit any other community building ideas you have that are safe to do with social distancing, and we will add them here.  Submit to info@bprotoronto.ca and, of course, remember our Facebook group at @bpro.