Health

What's Happening

This is a picture of a group of diverse Toronto residents waiting for public transit. The image is the cover of the Unequal City 2015 report

Income and Health Inequity

Toronto Public Health analyzed differences in health between income groups and changes in health inequities over time. The Unequal City 2015 report demonstrates that Toronto residents don't have equal opportunities to be healthy, and that income continues to play an important role in health inequities.

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Artificial turf in Toronto

Artificial turf is increasingly being used in places like sports fields, child care facilities and streetscapes in Toronto. TPH has completed a health impact assessment to better understand the potential implications of its increased use. Learn more about artificial turf and the impacts it has on our environment and our health.

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Position Statement on Expanding the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages in Ontario

The Government of Ontario has publicly stated that it intends to expand access to alcohol to chain grocery stores in Ontario. Read TPH's position statement.

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Student Survey results released

TPH conducted a health survey in 2014 of grade 7 to 12 students in Toronto. Highlights from the report are now available. 

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Public Health Champion Awards

The nomination period for the 2015 Public Health Champion Awards is open until April 30th. Learn more about the award, past recipients, and how you can submit a nomination. 

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Ebola risk remains very low

Ebola virus disease is a severe disease that causes haemorrhagic fever in humans and animals. There has never been a case of Ebola reported in Canada and the risk to Canadians remains very low. For more information on the Ebola virus disease, see Toronto Public Health's fact sheet.

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