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Toronto sees 17 per cent increase in fires during COVID-19 pandemic

April 14, 2020
By BlogTO

April 14, 2020, Toronto – The widespread shut-down of restaurants over this past month has prompted many otherwise kitchen-averse Toronto residents to try their hands at cooking — some more successfully than others, as new data from the city suggests.

Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg, who also heads up the the city’s emergency COVID-19 operations centre, announced Monday during his daily media conference with Mayor John Tory and medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa that fires are up significantly in Toronto right now. BlogTO reports. | READ MORE