My Weekly #COVID #Update on November 26, 2021 for #Ward24 #Scarborough and #Toronto

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated.

Find a daily mobile vaccination clinic near you or walk into a City-run vaccination clinic for your first or second dose. There are many COVID-19 vaccination opportunities across Toronto for children, youth and adults looking to get a first, second or third dose. Information about ways to get vaccinated is on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage.

Team Toronto opens clinics across Toronto to vaccinate five to 11-year-olds – News Release. All five City-run immunization clinics are running at full capacity today, Friday and all weekend. A total of 49,086 appointments from November 25 to December 11 are available at clinics through the provincial booking system.

As of Wednesday night, 36,373 appointments for kids have been booked in the five City-run immunization clinics. Appointments are still available at all five City-run immunization clinics next week and between December 7 and December 11.

Black Friday shoppers can get COVID-19 vaccine at malls and around town this weekend at Vax The Holidays clinics – News Release. From Thursday, November 25 to Saturday, November 27, these walk-in clinics will offer first and second doses to anyone born in 2009 and earlier, and third doses based on eligibility. A full list of Vax The Holidays community-based clinic locations and operating hours can be found on the City of Toronto’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of November 25, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

134 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 916 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 18 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  182,797 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)177,721 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,712 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 5,057,634 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

The province of Ontario’s proof of vaccination requirement regulations remain in effect. You can download and print out your vaccination receipts off of the provincial portal. You can also call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-833-943-3900 for further assistance. More details are available here.

*UPDATED* COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Ups and Mobile Clinics!

Scarborough Health Network Kids 5-11 Pop-up Clinic! Book your appointment at www.scarbvaccine.ca

  • November 27 & 28 | 9:30am to 4:30pm | SHN Centenary Hospital, 2867 Ellesmere Rd

Pop-up Clinics for 1st, 2nd & booster (3rd) Doses by Scarborough Health Network. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

  • Fridays in November | 1pm to 8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave E
  • Fridays & Saturdays in November | 12pm to 6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
  • Fridays & Saturdays in November | 12pm to 6pm | 3495 Lawrence Ave E
  • Fridays & Saturdays in November | 12pm to 6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd

Book your COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment TODAY:

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

Toronto News

REMINDER: As the holiday shopping season ramps up with Black Friday and Cyber Monday this weekend, I wanted to remind everyone to be aware of package thefts that have become popular among thieves. It is helpful to request a tracking number for your package. If you anticipate not being home, please make arrangements so that your delivery will not be sitting on your front porch for an extended period of time. Check out this post for some tips.

REMINDER: Annual Toronto Police Auxiliary Toy Drive! Donations of new unwrapped toys will be accepted until December 14th at 12:00pm. Drop off locations are at 41 Division – 2222 Eglinton Ave E, 42 Division – 242 Milner Ave and 43 Division – 4331 Lawrence Ave E. 

NEW: BGC East Scarborough Holiday Canned Food Drive & Holiday Help Program! BGC East Scarborough is in need of canned and dried food items to assist families this holiday season! Donations are accepted from 11:00am to 4:00pm at 62 Orchard Park Dr – Nov 26, 29 & Dec 1, 3. See this post for more details. BGC East Scarborough is accepting donations of to support their holiday help program, The Magic of Snowflakes, until Friday December 10th. Visit this page for more details.

NEW: Explore Skilled Trades Info Session – Tuesday, November 30 at 7:00pm! Join me, Mitzie Hunter MPP, Zakir Patel – TDSB Trustee and the Toronto Business Development Centre for an info session on trade opportunities, program requirements and training processes. Registration is required. Register now at www.bit.ly/3OBG7W4.

NEW: The Museum + Arts Pass program returns! Borrow a Museum + Arts Pass (MAP) with your adult library card and get free admission to local museums, art galleries and cultural attractions. Experience art, history, science and more at participating MAP venues, including Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum and Toronto Zoo. More information is available here.

NEW: Share your input on pets and wildlife in Toronto! Are you concerned about people feeding wildlife in Toronto? The City is updating the Animal Bylaw and is looking for feedback on these issues. Take the survey to share your thoughts and ideas by December 17. Take the survey here.

NEW: Share your feedback on the property standards bylaw review! The City is reviewing the rules for property standards and wants to hear from you. Take the survey by December 20 to share your ideas, feedback and thoughts on areas for improvement. Take the survey here.

The Toronto Police Services Board is seeking public feedback on the New Artificial Intelligence Technologies policy. You can learn more about the policy and submit your feedback online here by December 15, 2021.

Councillor Ainslie’s Community Survey: As a member of the Toronto Board of Health, I would like to get your feedback on your experience communicating and engaging with Toronto Public Health. Please complete this short survey here to submit your feedback!

REMINDER: Have your say on RapidTO! The City of Toronto will be using a three-phased consultation to develop and deliver RapidTO: Bus & Streetcar Priority. To participate you can complete this survey by November 28. For more information and how to participate please visit this webpage.  

Community Events

  • Golden Mile Learning Webinar – Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Friday, November 26, 2021 | 9:20am to 10:30am

Register here.

  • BGC East Scarborough Festival of Lights

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm | 62 Orchard Park Dr

Please visit http://esbgc.ca to register!

  • Christmas Market – Scarborough Sign Unveiling

Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 12:00pm

3595 St Claire Ave E

  • Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church Holiday Gift & Bake Sale

Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 9:30am

140 Guildwood Pkwy

Full details here.

Please click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens in Ward 24

Please click here for a list of food banks in East Scarborough

Please click here for a list of food banks in Scarborough

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,

Paul

My Weekly #COVID #Update for #Ward24 #Scarborough & #Toronto

November 4, 2021 Update

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated. Find a daily mobile vaccination clinic near you or walk into a City-run vaccination clinic for your first or second dose. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

Thank you to everyone who tuned into this week’s Scarborough-Guildwood Live Town Hall! I would like to thank my colleagues, Hon. John McKay MP, Mitzie Hunter MPP and our special guests from Metrolinx for a very informative discussion on Scarborough transit projects.

If you missed the live event, you can watch the full meeting on my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/paulainslieward24.

Toronto Public Health preparing for third dose COVID-19 vaccinations – News Release. This week, the Ontario Ministry of Health announced the expansion of COVID-19 third dose eligibility. Healthcare workers, individuals 70 years of age and older, many immunocompromised individuals, individuals who received a two-dose series of a viral vector COVID-19 vaccine (e.g. AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD), First Nation, Inuit and Metis adults and other at-risk populations are now eligible for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine. A full list of eligible individuals is available on the provincial website.

On Saturday, November 6 at 8am, 40,000 appointments over the next two weeks at TPH vaccine clinics will be available through the provincial booking system. Additional appointments will be opened up in future weeks. More information on how to book is available here.

Team Toronto is preparing to vaccinate children aged five to 11, once the vaccine is approved for this age group – News Release. To assist in planning, Team Toronto is conducting outreach and education sessions to help families get ready for COVID-19 vaccination of children. A survey is available online for parents and guardians to complete until November 7, which can be completed online here.

84 per cent of eligible Toronto residents have now received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine – News Release. As of November 1, Team Toronto partners have administered over 4.9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 84 per cent of eligible residents who have received two doses of the vaccine and 87.7 per cent of eligible residents who have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Toronto’s Accessibility Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccines, Team Toronto and community partners host super supportive vaccine clinics November 5, 6, 7 – News Release. Clinics will be held in physically accessible locations and will have resources on hand to support those who: have a fear of needles, need to sit down while waiting, need a quiet space to get vaccinated, need a companion when vaccinated or need an ASL interpreter. The clinic schedule can be found below:  

  • Elm Bank Community Centre | 10 Rampart Rd | Nov 5, from 4pm to 8pm & Nov 6, 11am to 3pm
  • Oakridge Community Centre, 63 Pharmacy Ave | Nov 5, from 4pm to 8pm & Nov 6, from 11am to 3pm
  • St. Margret’s Anglican Church, 156 Sixth St | Nov 5, from 4pm to 8pm & Nov 6 from 11am to 3pm
  • North York Seniors Centre, 21 Hendon Ave | Nov 6 & 7, from 11am to 3pm

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of November 4, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

64 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 616 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 26 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  181,201 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)176,888 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,697 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,920,418 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

The province of Ontario’s proof of vaccination requirement regulations remain in effect. You can download and print out your vaccination receipts off of the provincial portal. You can also call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-833-943-3900 for further assistance. More details are available here.

*UPDATED* COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Ups and Mobile Clinics in Scarborough!

Pop-up Clinics by Scarborough Health Network. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

  • Fridays in November | 1pm to 8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave E
  • Fridays & Saturdays in November | 12pm to 6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
  • Fridays & Saturdays in November | 12pm to 6pm | 3495 Lawrence Ave E
  • Fridays & Saturdays in November | 12pm to 6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd

Book your COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment TODAY:

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

*NEW* City of Toronto urges drivers to slow down and stay alert ahead of the time change – News Release. With daylight savings time ending on November 7th at 2am, the City is urging all road users to stay alert and obey the rules of the road. Return to standard time means fewer daylight hours and reduced visibility for all road users in the evening.

*NEW* Toronto Sign to commemorate the Year of the Poppy this Remembrance Week – News Release. This week, Mayor John Tory and a representative from the Royal Canadian Legion unveiled a new illuminated poppy that has been added to the Toronto Sign to commemorate the Year of the Poppy during Remembrance Week, November 5 to 11.

In-person Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held on Thursday, November 11 at Old City Hall, the Scarborough War Memorial, Etobicoke Civic Centre, East York Civic Centre, York Civic Centre and Fort York Historic Site. Members of the public are also able to watch the livestream of the City’s Remembrance Day Ceremony at Old City Hall, which will be available on Thursday, November 11 starting at 10:55 a.m.

*NEW* City of Toronto launches 2022 rate-supported budgets for public input – News Release. Toronto residents and businesses are encouraged to share their views on the rate-supported budgets, and associated services, service levels, rates and user fees, by registering to speak at the Budget Committee meeting of November 19 or by submitting written comments and feedback prior to the meeting. More information about how to get involved in the budget process is available here.

*NEW* Transformed 311 Toronto service experience – News Release. On November 1st, the City of Toronto launched an improved 311 Toronto service experience, making the service easier and more convenient to use! All of the approximately 600 services that 311 offers are now available online! Residents nowhave the option of reporting requests over the phone, live chat or online. Users will be able to track the status of their request from start to finish and opt-in to receive real-time status updates via text or email. For more information about 311 Toronto, please visit here.

Councillor Ainslie’s Community Survey: As a member of the Toronto Board of Health, I would like to get your feedback on your experience communicating and engaging with Toronto Public Health. Please complete this short survey here to submit your feedback!

RapidTO: Have your say! The City of Toronto will be using a three-phased consultation to develop and deliver RapidTO: Bus & Streetcar Priority. To participate you can complete this survey by November 28. For more information and how to participate please visit this webpage.  

Review of Parking Requirements for New Development Survey – the project team is conducting a survey to gather public and industry feedback on the City’s proposed changes to parking requirements for new and expanded development. Take the survey here.

Community Events

  • BigArtTO at Guild Park and Gardens

November 3 to 6 | 6:15pm to 9:15pm | More details are available here.

  • Annual Auxiliary Christmas Toy Drive

Drop off new and unwrapped toys at 43 Division (4331 Lawrence Ave E) or 42 Division (242 Milner Ave) until December 14, 2021

Please click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens in Ward 24

Please click here for a list of food banks in East Scarborough

Please click here for a list of food banks in Scarborough

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul

My #COVID Update for #Ward24 #Scarborough and #Toronto on October 13, 2021

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated. Find a daily mobile vaccination clinic near you or walk into a City-run vaccination clinic for your first or second dose. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

I would like to remind everyone that the Toronto East Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) group will be testing the community siren in Toronto East on Wednesday, October 20th at 2:05pm. As a safety measure, Toronto East CAER regularly tests their community siren systems that are designed to alert residents in the event of an emergency. The siren test is a great time for families and local businesses to test their emergency preparedness. Residents are encouraged to listen out for the siren sounds, identify the meaning and practice their emergency response. See this flyer for more details.  

*NEW* City of Toronto report recommends TAS as long-term lessee to revitalize Wellington Destructor site and create a community hub – News Release.  A report to the General Government and Licensing Committee (GGLC) details the terms of the proposed 49-year lease and two options for extensions of 25 years each. The report will be considered at the October 20 GGLC meeting and, if adopted, will be considered by City Council at the November 9 and 10 Council meeting.

*UPDATE* What’s On at the Library – COVID-19 Impacts! Toronto Public Libraries are now open on Sundays again! Starting this coming Sunday, October 17, many library branches will be open on Sundays from 1:30pm to 5:00pm. Full details are available at www.tpl.ca/sundayhours.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of October 13, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

87 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,054 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 50 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  179,940 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)175,202 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,684 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,780,520 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Ups and Mobile Clinics in Scarborough!

Clinics by Scarborough Health Network. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca.

  • Fridays in October | 1pm to 8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave E
  • Fridays & Saturdays in October | 12pm to 6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
  • Fridays & Saturdays in October | 12pm to 6pm | 3495 Lawrence Ave E
  • Fridays & Saturdays in October | 12pm to 6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd

TTC x East Toronto Health Partners Pop-Up Clinics. More details here.

  • Oct 14 & 15 | 8am to 8pm | Victoria Park Station, 777 Victoria Park Ave

Team Toronto’s Shop And Vax 2.0. More information is available here.

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

The province of Ontario’s proof of vaccination requirement regulations remain in effect. You can download and print out your vaccination receipts off of the provincial portal. You can also call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-833-943-3900 for further assistance. More details are available here.

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

School Immunization Program Update: In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination program, all of the City-run immunization clinics will administer other critical immunization programs. Parents and students can now book an appointment to get their vaccines at city-run immunization sites at www.TPHbookings.ca.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccine Locations & Eligibility: Full details on eligibility and pharmacy locations administering the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

Councillor Ainslie’s Community Survey: As a member of the Toronto Board of Health, I would like to get your feedback on your experience communicating and engaging with Toronto Public Health. Please complete this short survey here to submit your feedback!

Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit Project – Public Information Centre #4. The Virtual events for the Public Information Centre #4 will be held from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on October 21, 26 and 28, 2021. Online engagement will be open from Thursday, October 14 to November 11, 2021. Register for and attend one of the virtual events on Metrolinx Engage at www.metrolinxengage.com/DSBRT.

RapidTO: Have your say! The City of Toronto will be using a three-phased consultation to develop and deliver RapidTO: Bus & Streetcar Priority. To participate you can complete this survey by November 28 or participate in a virtual public meeting on October 26 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. For more information and how to participate please visit this webpage.  

Changes are coming to Line 3 service and we want to hear from you! You can complete the survey at www.line3bus.ca/survey until October 29.

Review of Parking Requirements for New Development Survey – the project team is conducting a survey to gather public and industry feedback on the City’s proposed changes to parking requirements for new and expanded development. Take the survey here.

Become a Neighbourhood Climate Action Champion! Residents and community leaders are invited to help inspire climate action in Toronto by becoming Neighbourhood Climate Action Champions. Learn more and apply by October 25 at www.toronto.ca/livegreen.

City of Toronto PollinateTO Grants! The City is now accepting applications for its PollinateTO Grants! Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support community-led initiatives that create or expand pollinator habitats on public and private lands in Toronto. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2021. Learn more and apply at www.livegreentoronto.ca

Community Events

  • Guildwood Presbyterian Church’s Annual Village Fair

October 16 | see this flyer for more details

  • Clark Centre for the Arts Preview Tours

October 16 to November 21 | 10am to 4pm

Registration is required online or by calling 416-396-7378

  • Toronto East CAER Community Siren Test

October 20 | 2:05pm | When you hear the siren, you must shelter in place, go inside and close all doors. See this poster for more details.

  • 2021 Virtual Public Forum on Accessible Transit

October 21 | 7pm to 7pm

Click here to register for the event.

  • *NEW* Indigenous Entrepreneurship Virtual Forum

October 26 | 9:30am to 3:30pm
Register for the event for FREE.

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

Please click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens in Ward 24

Please click here for a list of food banks in East Scarborough

Please click here for a list of food banks in Scarborough

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul

My #COVID Update on October 4, 2021 for #Ward24 #Scarborough and #Toronto

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated. Find a daily mobile vaccination clinic near you or walk into a City-run vaccination clinic for your first or second dose. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

Today, October 4 is the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls. Let us honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and continue to raise awareness of the injustices faced by Canada’s Indigenous women.

REMINDER: Thanksgiving Donations – As Thanksgiving approaches, remember those who are less fortunate and rely on our hardworking food banks and soup kitchens for help. Please see my list of food banks and soup kitchens in Ward 24 and consider donating bulk food items, or volunteer your time to them.

As of today, Toronto Employment & Social Services’ offices are reopening to provide in-person services to low-income residents. In-person service hours remain 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday to Friday. Visitors may experience a wait before being able to enter the office (due to capacity limits). Locations in Ward 24 include:

  • Scarborough Village – 3660 Kingston Road | 416-392-2800.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of October 4, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

346 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,243 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 56 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  179,083 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)174,174 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,666 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,746,400 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Ups and Mobile Clinics in Scarborough!

Clinics by Scarborough Health Network. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca.

  • Fridays in October | 1pm to 8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave E
  • Fridays & Saturdays in October | 12pm to 6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
  • Fridays & Saturdays in October | 12pm to 6pm | 3495 Lawrence Ave E
  • Fridays & Saturdays in October | 12pm to 6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd

TTC x East Toronto Health Partners Pop-Up Clinics. More details here.

  • Oct 5, 6 & 7 | 8am to 8pm | Warden Station, 701 Warden Ave
  • Oct 5, 6 & 7 | 8am to 8pm | 777 Victoria Park Ave

Clinics by Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities. More details here.

  • Oct 6 | 12pm to 2pm | Progress Church, 4242 Kingston Road

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

The province of Ontario’s proof of vaccination requirement regulations remain in effect. You can download and print out your vaccination receipts off of the provincial portal. You can also call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-833-943-3900 for further assistance. More details are available here.

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

School Immunization Program Update: In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination program, all of the City-run immunization clinics will administer other critical immunization programs. Parents and students can now book an appointment to get their vaccines at city-run immunization sites at www.TPHbookings.ca.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccine Locations & Eligibility: Full details on eligibility and pharmacy locations administering the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

Toronto News

*NEW* Rapid: Have your say! The City of Toronto will be using a three-phased consultation to develop and deliver RapidTO: Bus & Streetcar Priority. To participate you can complete this survey by November 28 or participate in a virtual public meeting on October 26 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. For more information and how to participate please visit this webpage.  

*NEW* TDSB Highschool Life Hacks Program for Newcomer Youth. This program promises to give them a better start this new year in high school. It is an online fun and interactive high school readiness program lead by peer leaders and guidance counsellor. This program takes place on October 5 & 6, 2021 from 5pm to 7pm. Register here to receive the meeting information.

*NEW* Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit Project – Public Information Centre #4. The Virtual events for the Public Information Centre #4 will be held from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on October 21, 26 and 28, 2021. Online engagement will be open from Thursday, October 14 to November 11, 2021. Register for and attend one of the virtual events on Metrolinx Engage at www.metrolinxengage.com/DSBRT.

Become a Neighbourhood Climate Action Champion! Residents and community leaders are invited to help inspire climate action in Toronto by becoming Neighbourhood Climate Action Champions. Participants will receive training and support to empower them to support residents in developing innovative climate action projects that reflect the needs and values of their communities. Learn more and apply by October 25 at www.toronto.ca/livegreen.

Your feedback is important! The City of Toronto is seeking your feedback on the draft Digital Infrastructure Plan, using this online tool until October 19. The City is also hosting Drop-In Session: Talk with the Project Team on October 6, 11:30am to 1:00pm; and October 13, 4:00pm to 5:30pm. For further information, including access to the draft DIP and drop-in sessions please visit the project web page: www.Toronto.ca/DigitalTO

5n2 Looking for Donations of Large Trays! Ward 24’s Soup Kitchen “5n2” is looking for donations of large trays (approximately one by two feet, or the size of a large casserole dish, that serves 10+) to help serve their community partners and feed families in Scarborough. 5n2 would greatly appreciate any donations. For more information or questions, please contact them directly at: (416)-551-0910 or info@5n2.ca. 5n2 is located at Units 4/5B-2050 Ellesmere Road (near Markham and Ellesmere Roads).

City of Toronto PollinateTO Grants! The City is now accepting applications for its PollinateTO Grants! Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support community-led initiatives that create or expand pollinator habitats on public and private lands in Toronto. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2021. Learn more and apply at www.livegreentoronto.ca

Review of Parking Requirements for New Development Survey – the project team is conducting a survey to gather public and industry feedback on the City’s proposed changes to parking requirements for new and expanded development. Take the survey here.

Share your comments on regulations for taxis, limousines and private transportation like Facedrive, Lyft and Uber. Topics being explored include driver training, licensing fees, safety measures and more. If you would like to comment on any of the topics, please email vehicleforhirereview@toronto.ca. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 8. More information is available here.

The Reading Partnership proudly moves into their 10th year of service with an epic collaboration with Pinball Clemons Foundation for the ‘Literacy Liberates’ – this year’s theme. Until October 15th, the Pinball Clemons Foundation will match all donations made to The Reading Partnership dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, as part of our Literacy Liberates $100K Challenge. Learn more and donate here.

The CNE introduced their new virtual EXperience, CNE Connected! CNE Connected is a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more that goes beyond September! Visit www.cneconnected.com for more information.

Programs

  • Join Kids ReadTO’s virtual book club for kids ages 9-12

Tuesdays at 5pm from October 19 to November 23 | Register here by October 1, 2021

Community Events

  • Football Day with The Good Guides & TPS 43 Division

October 9 | 10am to 1pm | Ellesmere Reservoir Park, 2950 Ellesmere Rd

See this poster for more details.

  • Guildwood Presbyterian Church’s Annual Village Fair

October 16 | see this flyer for more details

  • Toronto East CAER Community Siren Test

October 20 | 2:05pm | When you hear the siren, you must shelter in place, go inside and close all doors. See this poster for more details.

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

Please click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens in Ward 24

Please click here for a list of food banks in East Scarborough

Please click here for a list of food banks in Scarborough

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Dear Neighbours,

On September 30th, the City of Toronto observed its first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This is a day for us to recognize the ongoing trauma caused by residential and day schools and to remember those who were lost, their families and survivors. We also take this opportunity to commit to the process of reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in Toronto and across Canada.

September 30th is also recognized as Orange Shirt Day, which began in 2013 as an indigenous grassroots effort to reflect on the history and harmful legacy of residential and day schools in Canada, as well as affirming that every child matters.


I was happy to join Native Child and Family Services of Toronto to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at the Toronto Zoo. I am grateful that we were able to come together and strengthen our collective commitment to seeking the truth and fostering change.

Toronto City Council recently recommitted to and supported taking further action to advance truth, reconciliation, and justice, which you can read about here.

Donations can be made to the Indian Residential School Survivors (IRSS) Restoration of Identity Project, led by Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, which will see the construction of the Spirit Garden in Nathan Phillips Square. Donations to Toronto Council’s Fire capital campaign for the Sprit Garden can be made online: www.toronto.ca/donate.

The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line 24-hour line can be reached at 1-866-925-4419. Information on Ashinawbe Health Toronto is available at www.aht.ca.

Additional resources, supports and information about National Day for Truth and Reconciliation are available on the City’s website: www.toronto.ca/TruthReconciliationDay.

All my Best,

Paul

My #COVID #Update on September 27, 2021 for #Ward24 #Scarborough and #Toronto

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated. Find a daily mobile vaccination clinic near you or walk into a City-run vaccination clinic for your first or second dose. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

Happening Tomorrow: Scarborough-Guildwood Live Town Hall – September 28 at 7:00pm!

Please join me, Hon. John McKay MP, Mitzie Hunter MPP and our special guests Toronto District School Board Trustee Zakir Patel, Executive Superintendent Sheryl Robinson, Superintendent John Currie, Toronto Catholic District School Board Trustee Nancy Crawford and Superintendent Ryan Peterson.

To join the meeting at the time of the event, please:

*NEW* Team Toronto vaccination partners reach a milestone: More than 80 per cent of residents 12 and older now fully vaccinated – News Release. According to Toronto Public Health, 80.4% of eligible Toronto residents have now received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The latest data also shows that 85.6% of eligible residents have received at least one dose.

*NEW* Toronto Public Health gets ready to vaccinate Toronto children 5 to 11 years of age against COVID-19 – News ReleaseToronto Public Health (TPH) has formed a COVID-19 Vaccination Planning Group to get ready to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11, upon Health Canada approval and receipt of vaccine for this age group from Ontario’s Ministry of Health. This group includes health partners, school boards, community representatives and the Ministry of Health.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of September 27, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

388 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,411 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 64 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  178,304 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)173,243 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,650 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,699,971 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Ups and Mobile Clinics in Scarborough!

Clinics by Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities. More details here.

  • Oct 6 | 12pm to 2pm | Progress Church, 4242 Kingston Road

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

The province of Ontario’s proof of vaccination requirement regulations are now in effect. You can download and print out your vaccination receipts off of the provincial portal. You can also call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-833-943-3900 for further assistance. More details are available here.

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

School Immunization Program Update: In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination program, all of the City-run immunization clinics will administer other critical immunization programs. Parents and students can now book an appointment to get their vaccines at city-run immunization sites at www.TPHbookings.ca.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccine Locations & Eligibility: Full details on eligibility and pharmacy locations administering the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

Toronto News

REMINDER: Digital Infrastructure Plan – Have your say on the future of technology and data in Toronto! Are you curious about online privacy, digital equity, data and more? Join us for an overview of the Digital Infrastructure Plan and tell us what you think! Online consultations are happening tomorrow, September 28 from 3 to 5pm and Wednesday, September 29 from 5 to 8pm. Registration is required at www.toronto.ca/digitalto.

*NEW* Toronto Zoo National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – This Thursday, September 30th, in partnership with Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, your Toronto Zoo will be hosting programming throughout the day at the Main Entrance and First Nations Art Garden. Complimentary admission will be offered to Indigenous Peoples. Learn more about the event here.

*NEW* Our Scarborough – Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra – September 30 at 6:30pm! Join on Thursday, September 30 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm for the next Scarborough Community Renewal Organization’s Our Scarborough Series. Register for the event here.

*NEW* TDSB Releases Mandatory Vaccine Procedure – The Toronto District School Board has released a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccine Procedure for implementation. By November 1, 2021, employees, Trustees and other individuals who have direct contact with staff or students at a TDSB workplace, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to approved requests for exemptions under the Human Rights Code. For more information please read this news release.

Share your comments on regulations for taxis, limousines and private transportation like Facedrive, Lyft and Uber. Topics being explored include driver training, licensing fees, safety measures and more. If you would like to comment on any of the topics, please email vehicleforhirereview@toronto.ca. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 8. More information is available here.

Have your say: Eastview Park Playground Survey – The City is planning improvements to the Eastview Park Playground! You and your family can help shape the new playground by completing this short online survey. Take a look at some of the design options and let us know which one you would like to see at Eastview Park. Please complete the survey before October 3, 2021.

The Reading Partnership proudly moves into their 10th year of service with an epic collaboration with Pinball Clemons Foundation for the ‘Literacy Liberates’ – this year’s theme. Until October 15th, the Pinball Clemons Foundation will match all donations made to The Reading Partnership dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, as part of our Literacy Liberates $100K Challenge. Learn more and donate here.

The CNE introduced their new virtual EXperience, CNE Connected! CNE Connected is a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more that goes beyond September! Visit www.cneconnected.com for more information.

Programs

  • Join Kids ReadTO’s virtual book club for kids ages 9-12

Tuesdays at 5pm from October 19 to November 23 | Register here by October 1, 2021

Community Events

  • Scarborough Subway Extension Virtual Engagement

September 27 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Register and submit your questions now here.

  • Review of Parking Requirements for New Development – Public Consultation

September 28, 7pm-9pm; or September 29, 1pm-3pm

More information is available here.

  • Toronto East CAER Community Siren Test

October 20 | 2:05pm | When you hear the siren, you must shelter in place, go inside and close all doors. See this poster for more details.

  • Scarborough Business Association’s Scarborough Day at STC

October 3 | 12pm-6pm | Scarborough Town Centre, Entrance 1, 300 Borough Dr

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

Please click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens in Ward 24

Please click here for a list of food banks in East Scarborough

Please click here for a list of food banks in Scarborough

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul

My #Ward24 #Update on #COVID Activities for September 17, 2021 for #Scarborough and #Toronto

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

City of Toronto supporting vaccination certificates with educational approach – News Release. On September 14, the Ontario government released regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations in implementing proof of vaccination requirements for their customers, effective September 22. Businesses and organizations will be responsible for ensuring they meet the provincial requirements for proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Ontarians can print or download their vaccination receipt from the provincial booking portal. Ontario is developing an enhanced electronic vaccine certificate with a unique QR code and a verification app for businesses, which will be available by October 22.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of September 17, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

156 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,651 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 81 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  177,033 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)171,741 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,641 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,657,060COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

School Immunization Program Update: In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination program, all of the City-run immunization clinics will administer other critical immunization programs. Parents and students can now book an appointment to get their vaccines at city-run immunization sites at www.TPHbookings.ca.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccine Locations & Eligibility: Full details on eligibility and pharmacy locations administering the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

Toronto News

REMINDER: Councillor Ainslie’s Community Compost Days are back! Please bring your own containers and shovels! COVID-19 Public Health Regulations will be in effect. Masks are strongly recommended! Compost is FREE, while supplies last.

  • September 25 | 1:00pm | Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club, 730 Military Trl
  • September 25 | 10:30am | Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd

*NEW* Eastview Park Playground Survey – The City is planning improvements to the Eastview Park Playground! You and your family can help shape the new playground by completing this short online survey. Take a look at some of the design options and let us know which one you would like to see at Eastview Park. Please complete the survey before October 3, 2021.

*NEW* Scarborough Subway Extension Upcoming Virtual Engagement! Join Metrolinx on September 27, 2021 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm for a virtual engagement to meet Metrolinx’s tunnel builder, Strabag and learn more about all the progress on the project. Register and submit your questions now here.

*NEW* ShowLoveTO kicks off DineTOgether at more than 270 locations across Toronto – News Release. DineTOgether will run for two weeks starting today Friday, September 17 to Sunday, October 3 and will showcase the breadth and diversity of Toronto’s restaurants. Restaurant listings and menus are now available online.

Toronto Police Services 43 Division tips on break and enter crime prevention! TPS 43 Division would like to remind residents to complete checks before you leave your home and/or going to bed at night. Please keep your valuables out of sight and in a secured location. This will help make you less vulnerable to a potential break and enter. Check out their video here!

City of Toronto ShowLoveTO Initiative launches StrollTO – News Release. StrollTO, a City-led ShowLoveTO initiative that offers self-guided walking itineraries in 140 neighbourhoods across the city is now available. StrollTO self-guided walking itineraries can be accessed and guided walks can be registered for at www.toronto.ca/strollto

City of Toronto ShowLoveTO initiative BigArtTO returns to display Toronto artists’ works on local buildings. BigArtTO, a City-led ShowLoveTO initiative involving large-scale projections in each of the City of Toronto’s 25 wards starts tonight. Each projection will play on a loop for three hours, Wednesday through Saturday, providing free, temporary public art until November 27. Check out the BigArtTO schedule here.

The Reading Partnership proudly moves into their 10th year of service with an epic collaboration with Pinball Clemons Foundation for the ‘Literacy Liberates’ – this year’s theme. Until October 15th, the Pinball Clemons Foundation will match all donations made to The Reading Partnership dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, as part of our Literacy Liberates $100K Challenge. Learn more and donate here.

The CNE introduced their new virtual EXperience, CNE Connected! CNE Connected is a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more that goes beyond September! Visit www.cneconnected.com for more information.

CaféTO Survey – CaféTO is supporting nearly 1,200 restaurants across Toronto this summer. Give us your feedback on the program! A short survey is available to everyone, from restaurant owners to patio diners, and all those in between. Visit www.toronto.ca/cafeto to submit your feedback!

YouthLink LGBTQ2S+ Scarborough Needs Assessment Survey – Scarborough Youth (aged 12-29) and community service providers are encouraged to provide their feedback about their experiences on what’s working, what’s not working, and how you feel the 2SLGBTQ+ experience in Scarborough could improve. For the Youth Survey click here. For the Service Provider Survey click here.

Community Events

  • Metrolinx DSRBT Community Open House

Virtual | September 23 | 6pm | More information is available here.

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

  • SBA’s Scarborough Day at Scarborough Town Centre – Celebrate community, business, arts and culture!

October 3 | 12pm-6pm | Scarborough Town Centre, Entrance 1, 300 Borough Dr

Click here for more information on becoming an SBA member

Please click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens in Ward 24

Please click here for a list of food banks in East Scarborough

Please click here for a list of food banks in Scarborough

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul

My Daily #COVID #Update on September 15, 2021 for #Ward24 #Scarborough And #Toronto

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

Team Toronto Mobile Strategy launches Days of Vaxtion to encourage all Torontonians to get fully vaccinated – News Release. #DaysofVaxtion is a city-wide series of pop-up vaccination clinics starting Thursday, September 16, and running through this weekend. The campaign is part of Team Toronto’s continued efforts to help residents get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as quickly as possible, if they have not already done so.

In partnership with the Scarborough Health Team, residents can visit one of the following mobile clinics on Saturday, September 18 to receive their COVID-19 vaccine:

  • SCHC – The Hub – 2660 Eglinton Ave E |10am-2pm
  • TAIBU Community Health Centre = 27 Tapscott Rd #1 | 9am-4:30pm
  • Centennial College – Progress Campus – 941 Progress Ave | 9am-7pm
  • Birchmount Hospital, 3030 Birchmount Rd | 8:30am-7pm
  • Golden Mile Mall, 1800 Eglinton Ave E | 12pm-6pm
  • Bridlewood mall, 2900 Warden Ave | 12pm-6pm
  • Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd | 12pm-6pm
  • Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave E | 12pm-6pm

In partnership with TTC and Toronto Health Teams,pop-up vaccination clinics are conveniently located in subway stations. No appointment is required. Moderna and Pfizer, first and second doses, will be available while supplies last. More details here.

  • Sept 16-18 | 8am-8pm | Warden Station, 701 Warden Ave, mezzanine level

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of September 15, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

178 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,616 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 83 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  176,708 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)171,454 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,638 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,649,816 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

Scarborough Health Network One-Day Pop-Ups – 1st, 2nd AND 3rd Doses! These clinics will be vaccinating individuals for 1st Dose: Ages 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier); 2nd Dose: Received 1st dose of Pfizer 21+ days ago or AstraZeneca 8+ weeks ago; 3rd Dose: specific immunocompromised groups and received their 2nd dose at least 2 months ago.

  • Sept 17, 24 | 1pm-8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Golden Mile Shopping Centre, 1880 Eglinton Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. Please bring ID or document with your address or proof of employment, a health card if you have one, for a 2nd dose please bring your 1st dose vaccination receipt, for a 3rd dose please bring your 2nd dose vaccination receipt and proof of treatment note. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

School Immunization Program Update: In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination program, all of the City-run immunization clinics will administer other critical immunization programs. Parents and students can now book an appointment to get their vaccines at city-run immunization sites at www.TPHbookings.ca.

Parents are required to update their child’s immunization record or provide a valid exemption form to TPH. More information about updating student immunization records can be found online.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccine Locations & Eligibility: Full details on eligibility and pharmacy locations administering the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

Toronto News

*NEW* City of Toronto ShowLoveTO initiative BigArtTO returns to display Toronto artists’ works on local buildings – News Release. BigArtTO, a City-led ShowLoveTO initiative involving large-scale projections in each of the City of Toronto’s 25 wards starts tonight. Each projection will play on a loop for three hours, Wednesday through Saturday, providing free, temporary public art until November 27. Check out the BigArtTO schedule here.

The Reading Partnership proudly moves into their 10th year of service with an epic collaboration with Pinball Clemons Foundation for the ‘Literacy Liberates’ – this year’s theme. Until October 15th, the Pinball Clemons Foundation will match all donations made to The Reading Partnership dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, as part of our Literacy Liberates $100K Challenge. Learn more and donate here.

The CNE introduced their new virtual EXperience, CNE Connected! CNE Connected is a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more that goes beyond September! Visit www.cneconnected.com for more information.

CaféTO Survey – CaféTO is supporting nearly 1,200 restaurants across Toronto this summer. Give us your feedback on the program! A short survey is available to everyone, from restaurant owners to patio diners, and all those in between. Visit www.toronto.ca/cafeto to submit your feedback!

YouthLink LGBTQ2S+ Scarborough Needs Assessment Survey – Scarborough Youth (aged 12-29) and community service providers are encouraged to provide their feedback about their experiences on what’s working, what’s not working, and how you feel the 2SLGBTQ+ experience in Scarborough could improve. For the Youth Survey click here. For the Service Provider Survey click here.

Community Events

  • Metrolinx DSRBT Community Open House

In-Person | September 16 | 2pm-5pm | Toronto Public Library – Highland Creek Branch, 3550 Ellesmere Rd

Virtual | September 23 | 6pm | More information is available here.

  • 2021 Terry Fox “Virtual” Run

September 19 | register online, lace up your running shoes and head out to walk, run, or bike your route of choice in your own neighbourhood.

Register now here!

  • Councillor Ainslie Community Compost Days – Please bring your own containers and shovels! COVID-19 Public Health Regulations will be in effect. Masks are strongly recommended.

September 17 | 5:30pm | Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Dr

September 18 | 10:30am | Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd

September 18 | 1:00pm | Curran Hall Community Centre, 277 Orton Park Rd

September 25 | 1:00pm | Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club, 730 Military Trl

September 25 | 10:30am | Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

September 19 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

  • SBA’s Scarborough Day at Scarborough Town Centre – Celebrate community, business, arts and culture!

October 3 | 12pm-6pm | Scarborough Town Centre, Entrance 1, 300 Borough Dr

Click here for more information on becoming an SBA member

Please click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens in Ward 24

Please click here for a list of food banks in East Scarborough

Please click here for a list of food banks in Scarborough

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul

My #COVID #Update for #September 14, 2021 in #Ward24 #Scarborough and #Toronto

Dear Ward 24 Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

Ontario releasing guidance to support the proof of vaccination policy – News Release. Today, the provincial government released the regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations to support them in implementing proof of vaccination requirements, which take effect on September 22, 2021. All Ontarians can print or download their vaccination receipt from the provincial booking portal. Those who need support obtaining a copy of their vaccination receipt, including those who do not have access to a computer or printer, can call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.

Toronto Public Health continues to support a return to in-person learning in schools with enhanced public measures – News Release. As part of this effort, TPH is completing case and contact management for COVID-19 cases to help keep staff, students and the community as safe as possible, as we continue living with COVID-19.TPH is closely monitoring all COVID-19 activity in school settings. The following schools in Ward 24 have public health investigations underway where TPH will connect with all close contacts: Bellmere Junior Public School and West Hill Collegiate Institute.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of September 14, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

157 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,616 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 91 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)   176,549 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)171,295 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,638 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,644,633 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

*NEW* Pop-Up Vaccinaiton Clinic at Warden Station – No appointment is required. Moderna and Pfizer, first and second doses, will be available while supplies last. More details here.

  • Sept 18 | 8am-8pm | Warden Station, 701 Warden Ave, mezzanine level

Scarborough Health Network One-Day Pop-Ups – 1st, 2nd AND 3rd Doses! These clinics will be vaccinating individuals for 1st Dose: Ages 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier); 2nd Dose: Received 1st dose of Pfizer 21+ days ago or AstraZeneca 8+ weeks ago; 3rd Dose: specific immunocompromised groups and received their 2nd dose at least 2 months ago.

  • Sept 17, 24 | 1pm-8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Golden Mile Shopping Centre, 1880 Eglinton Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. Please bring ID or document with your address or proof of employment, a health card if you have one, for a 2nd dose please bring your 1st dose vaccination receipt, for a 3rd dose please bring your 2nd dose vaccination receipt and proof of treatment note. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

School Immunization Program Update: In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination program, all of the City-run immunization clinics will administer other critical immunization programs. Parents and students can now book an appointment to get their vaccines at city-run immunization sites at www.TPHbookings.ca.

Parents are required to update their child’s immunization record or provide a valid exemption form to TPH. More information about updating student immunization records can be found online.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccine Locations & Eligibility: Full details on eligibility and pharmacy locations administering the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

Toronto News

*NEW* The SBA Announces Scarborough Day! Sunday, October 3, from 12pm to 6pm,  join Mayor John Tory and SBA members at Scarborough Town Centre (STC Entrance #1) to celebrate community, business, arts and culture! Click here for more information on becoming a member.

*NEW* Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods is a City of Toronto initiative to facilitate more low-rise housing in residential neighbourhoods to meet the needs of our growing city. The City is working to expand opportunities for “missing middle” housing forms in Toronto, ranging from duplexes to low-rise walk-up apartments. Please visit this page for more details and to sign up for updates.

The Reading Partnership proudly moves into their 10th year of service with an epic collaboration with Pinball Clemons Foundation for the  for the ‘Literacy Liberates’ – this year’s theme. Until October 15th, the Pinball Clemons Foundation will match all donations made to The Reading Partnership dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, as part of our Literacy Liberates $100K Challenge. Learn more and donate here.

The CNE introduced their new virtual EXperience, CNE Connected! CNE Connected is a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more that goes beyond September! Visit www.cneconnected.com for more information.

CaféTO Survey – CaféTO is supporting nearly 1,200 restaurants across Toronto this summer. Give us your feedback on the program! A short survey is available to everyone, from restaurant owners to patio diners, and all those in between. Visit www.toronto.ca/cafeto to submit your feedback!

YouthLink LGBTQ2S+ Scarborough Needs Assessment Survey – Scarborough Youth (aged 12-29) and community service providers are encouraged to provide their feedback about their experiences on what’s working, what’s not working, and how you feel the 2SLGBTQ+ experience in Scarborough could improve. For the Youth Survey click here. For the Service Provider Survey click here.

Community Events

  • Metrolinx DSRBT Community Open House

In-Person | September 16 | 2pm-5pm | Toronto Public Library – Highland Creek Branch, 3550 Ellesmere Rd

Virtual | September 23 | 6pm | More information is available here.

  • 2021 Terry Fox “Virtual” Run

September 19 | register online, lace up your running shoes and head out to walk, run, or bike your route of choice in your own neighbourhood.

Register now here!

  • Councillor Ainslie Community Compost Days – Please bring your own containers and shovels! COVID-19 Public Health Regulations will be in effect. Masks are strongly recommended.

September 17 | 5:30pm | Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Dr

September 18 | 10:30am | Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd

September 18 | 1:00pm | Curran Hall Community Centre, 277 Orton Park Rd

September 25 | 1:00pm | Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club, 730 Military Trl

September 25 | 10:30am | Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

September 19 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

Please click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens in Ward 24

Please click here for a list of food banks in East Scarborough

Please click here for a list of food banks in Scarborough

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul

My #COVID #Update for #Ward24 #Scarborough and #Toronto on September 13, 2021

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated.

A safe return to campus is a top priority this fall. If you haven’t already received your COVID-19 vaccine, there is still time to get the best protection as you head back to class and back to campus. Find daily mobile vaccination clinics near you or walk-in to one of the City run clinics from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm for a first or second dose. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of September 13, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

446 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,627 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 95 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  176,404 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)171,142 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,635 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,640,797 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

Scarborough Health Network One-Day Pop-Ups – 1st, 2nd AND 3rd Doses! These clinics will be vaccinating individuals for 1st Dose: Ages 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier); 2nd Dose: Received 1st dose of Pfizer 21+ days ago or AstraZeneca 8+ weeks ago; 3rd Dose: specific immunocompromised groups and received their 2nd dose at least 2 months ago.

  • Sept 17, 24 | 1pm-8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Golden Mile Shopping Centre, 1880 Eglinton Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. Please bring ID or document with your address or proof of employment, a health card if you have one, for a 2nd dose please bring your 1st dose vaccination receipt, for a 3rd dose please bring your 2nd dose vaccination receipt and proof of treatment note. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

School Immunization Program Update: In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination program, all of the City-run immunization clinics will administer other critical immunization programs. Parents and students can now book an appointment to get their vaccines at city-run immunization sites at www.TPHbookings.ca.

Parents are required to update their child’s immunization record or provide a valid exemption form to TPH. More information about updating student immunization records can be found online.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccine Locations & Eligibility: Full details on eligibility and pharmacy locations administering the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

Toronto News

*NEW* Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (DSBRT) – Metrolinx Wants to Hear from You! The community engagement team from the DSBRT project will be in the community over the next few months, starting with the Toronto Public Library – Highland Creek Branch (3550 Ellesmere Rd) on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 2pm to 5pm. Stop in and say hello and learn more about the transit project. You can also join the virtual open house on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6:30pm for a presentation and a question and answer session. More information is available here.

As the Reading Partnership proudly moves into their 10th year of service, what better way to mark this milestone than with an epic collaboration with Pinball Clemons Foundation for the shared goal to positively impact the future of kids, and understands that ‘Literacy liberates – the theme of their year long celebration. Until October 15th, the Pinball Clemons Foundation will match all donations made to The Reading Partnership dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, as part of our Literacy Liberates $100K Challenge. Learn more and donate here.

The CNE introduced their new virtual EXperience, CNE Connected! CNE Connected is a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more that goes beyond September! Visit www.cneconnected.com for more information.

CaféTO Survey – CaféTO is supporting nearly 1,200 restaurants across Toronto this summer. Give us your feedback on the program! A short survey is available to everyone, from restaurant owners to patio diners, and all those in between. Visit www.toronto.ca/cafeto to submit your feedback!

YouthLink LGBTQ2S+ Scarborough Needs Assessment Survey – Scarborough Youth (aged 12-29) and community service providers are encouraged to provide their feedback about their experiences on what’s working, what’s not working, and how you feel the 2SLGBTQ+ experience in Scarborough could improve. For the Youth Survey click here. For the Service Provider Survey click here.

Community Events

  • Virtual Community Consultation Meeting – 1125-1137 Markham Rd & 2141 Ellesmere Rd

September 13 | 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join to participate in a discussion about the proposed development, provide feedback and ask questions and learn about the next steps for the proposal

Register to join the meeting HERE.

  • Scarborough Women’s Centre Summer Pop-up Webinars

September 14 | 2:30pm-4:00pm | The 3M’s To A Happier State of Mind w/ Ms. Cindy

Review the webinar schedule and registration details here.

  • 2021 Terry Fox “Virtual” Run

September 19 | register online, lace up your running shoes and head out to walk, run, or bike your route of choice in your own neighbourhood.

Register now here!

  • Councillor Ainslie Community Compost Days – Please bring your own containers and shovels! COVID-19 Public Health Regulations will be in effect. Masks are strongly recommended.

September 17 | 5:30pm | Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Dr

September 18 | 10:30am | Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd

September 18 | 1:00pm | Curran Hall Community Centre, 277 Orton Park Rd

September 25 | 1:00pm | Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club, 730 Military Trl

September 25 | 10:30am | Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

September 19 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

Please click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens in Ward 24

Please click here for a list of food banks in East Scarborough

Please click here for a list of food banks in Scarborough

Please remember to call ahead to book to ensure they are properly stocked.

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul