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May 11, 2021 Update
I would like to continue to thank everyone for their efforts during these difficult times. It has been difficult for everyone. We must continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 and keep ourselves and our community safe by following the public health measures in place, it is important to social distance, wear a mask, only gather with persons who live in your home, maintain proper hygiene by washing your hands. Remember, our mental health is paramount, we need to continue to take care of ourselves and seek support if needed.
I understand many are frustrated and concerned with booking a vaccination appointment and dealing with cancellations. As SHN has had to close some of their clinics temporarily due to limited vaccine supply, I am continuously advocating for more vaccines for Scarborough. I cannot stress my concerns enough on the recent appointment cancellations and have written to the Minister of Health, which can be read here.
The City of Toronto is subject to a provincial wide Stay-at-Home order. The provincial wide shutdown requires all residents to remain home except for essential purposes. I encourage everyone to review the Province's COVID-19 public health measures and advice, the City’s Guide for Toronto Residents and Changes to City Services for the most up-to-date information on public health guidelines and regulations.
Keep in mind when booking/searching for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment/site: An appointment is required for vaccination at a City of Toronto run clinic, hospital or health partner clinics and participating pharmacies. The only form of vaccination site that does not require an appointment are mobile and pop-up clinics for target hot spot neighbourhoods, which Ontario Health Teams will liaise directly with the targeted community.
City of Toronto COVID-19 Case Update: (Data as of May 11, 2021)There has been an increase of 787 COVID-19 cases in the City with 32 newly reported hospitalized cases. Through the pandemic the City has seen a total of 157,934 cases of COVID-19, of these, 144,095 cases have recovered. To this date, there have been 3,205 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform
City of Toronto begins provincially-mandated review of its Official Plan – News Release.
City of Toronto and TCEU Local 416 – Paramedics reach tentative agreement – News Release.
I was happy to join Mayor Tory, municipal, provincial and federal elected leaders to celebrate the Achievements of Toronto artists. Congratulations to all of the nominees and everyone involved in the 2021 Mayor’s Arts Lunch! Learn more here.
Little Scarborough Centre: Calling all kids! Toronto City Planning wants to hear YOUR ideas of Our Scarborough Centre. Re-imagine our map of the area to include the buildings, parks, shops, pathways and other elements you’d like to see in the future. Send in photos of your creation. For more details on how to participate please visit this site.
Help protect your home from basement flooding. For tips to reduce the risk of basement flooding and to learn about the City of Toronto subsidies available when you install flood-prevention devices, visit www.toronto.ca/basementflooding
Scarborough Business Association – After 5 Networking Magic on May 12, 2021 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Register for a 90 minute online networking session. You’ll meet new business community members, find opportunities, share and learn. Register here.
Scarborough Business Association – Cyber Breakfast on Social Procurement on May 19, 2021 from 9:15am to 10:00am. Attend an SBA Breakfast from your home or office and be back to work by 10:00am. Connect, share information and gain knowledge. Register here.
StreetSmartsTO: Safe Cycling for School-aged Children in Scarborough on Saturday May 15, 2021 from 10:30am to 11:30am. Topics will include equipment and bike fit, safe riding techniques, rules and responsibilities, interaction with others and choosing your route. For more information and to register for this event please visit this site.
Public invited to provide feedback on proposed City of Toronto regulations for multi-tenant houses. You can complete this questionnaire, open until May 18.
Garden Suites Survey & Consultation: The City of Toronto is seeking public and industry opinions about Garden Suites in Toronto. To provide feedback and help shape the future of Gardens Suites in Toronto, please fill out this survey. You can also participate in a series of virtual community consultations on May 12 and May 13. Pre-registration is required. Learn more about Garden Suites and register for a consultation meeting here.
Education Bank COVID-19 Update: In response to the new Provincial guidelines, the Education Bank will be closed for the month of April. The Education Bank has shifted to a curb side pickup model which will allow families to select materials for pick up at the Family Service Centre. You can complete the following Google Form to select items for pick up.
Please continue to update yourself at COVID-19 Guidance: Faith-Based Organizations – City of Toronto for any revisions to the provincial regulations.