My #COVID #Updaste for #Ward24 #Scarborough & #Toronto – January 19, 2021

January 19, 2021 Update Dear Neighbours, I would like to continue to thank everyone for their efforts during these difficult times, I know it has been tough, but we must continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 and keep ourselves and our community safe. It is also important to remember, our mental health is paramount, and that we take care of ourselves and seek support if needed. 

City of Toronto 2021 Budget Consultation 
Thank you for sending in your questions and comments! If you cannot make the live event, this meeting will be posted to my YouTube channel! 

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case Update: (Data as of January 18, 2020) There has been an increase of 583 COVID-19 cases in the City with 507 people currently hospitalized. Through the pandemic the City has seen a total of 77,872 cases of COVID-19, of these, 67,219 cases have recovered. To this date, there have been 2,211 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform. Province of Ontario status of COVID-19 Cases can be found here.  

Province-wide declaration of emergency  is in effect. Stay home and only go out for essential reasons. Remember when you are outside of your home for essential purposes, be sure to wear a mask or face covering, practice physical distancing and good hand hygiene. Get the latest information about service changesCOVID-19 vaccination rollout and why it is important to continue following public health measures that reduce virus spread

COVID-19 testing site and vaccine information – Residents can learn more about testing locations in their neighbourhood at . If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine please visit the City’s webpage for the latest news and information at 

Scarborough Health Network offers walk-in COVID-19 testing at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre. The Pop-up Assessment Centre will be held at Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, located at 3600 Kingston Rd, from 9am to 6pm every Thursday starting January 21, 2021. Learn more at 

City of Toronto’s proof-of-concept Immunization Clinic ordered to pause immediately due to vaccine shortage. Due to further COVID-19 vaccine supply shortages announced by the Government of Canada today, the Province of Ontario has directed the City of Toronto to immediately pause its proof-of-concept Immunization Clinic at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre at the conclusion of today’s appointments.The Province had originally directed the clinic to pause after January 22 due to vaccine supply. People with scheduled appointments for tomorrow Wednesday, January 20, Thursday, January 21 and Friday, January 22 are being advised now that their appointments are cancelled. For more information please read this news release. 

City of Toronto and partners start COVID-19 vaccination pilots for people experiencing homelessness and frontline workers in select shelters. This pilot is prioritizing shelter sites with the highest population of seniors and people with a significant risk of severe outcome as a result of COVID-19. The purpose of the pilot is to test the clinic model and develop a playbook for broader future roll-out of the vaccine in the City’s shelter system. For more information please read this news release. 

The City of Toronto’s Budget Committee began the process of reviewing the staff-recommended tax-supported operating and capital budgets for 2021. The public can share their feedback with the Budget Committee at public presentations, scheduled to take place on January 25 and 26. More information about how to make a deputation is available at Budget notes, presentations and reports are available at  T

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is hosting a webinar on the 5 keys to a green municipal project business case on February 2, 2021. Learn how to create a compelling business case for green municipal projects. For more information and to register please visit this link. 

Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy launches phase two of Zoo Food For Life fundraising campaign. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact your Toronto Zoo’s operations and revenue sources into 2021. Toronto Zoo and Terra Lumina have been closed to the public since November 23rd, 2020 until further notice and the $1 million annual cost of food for our 5,000 animals is normally funded through our paid guest parking. Phase two of our Zoo Food For Life campaign will help to offset lost revenues and ensure funding for the Zoo’s Nutrition Program in 2021.For more information please visit
Please click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens in the 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. For those interested in volunteering, food banks are always looking for volunteers, so please feel free to save and share this information. 
Watch Scarborough-Guildwood’s past Live Town Hall meetings on my YouTube channel! Boys’ and Girls’ Club of East Scarborough ScoopCheck out the ESBGC latest Bi-Weekly Scoop HERESubscribe HERE. 

Insidehousing: News from Toronto Community HousingCheck out their latest issue HERESubscribe HERE. 

BusinessTO Newsletter: BusinessTO’s upcoming webinars and online eventsCheck out their latest newsletter HERESubscribe HERE

*NEW* TransformTO Update: Climate action for a healthy, equitable, prosperous Toronto.Check out their latest update HERE. Subscribe HERE. 

What’s On at the Library: Home EditionCheck out the latest copy HERESubscribe HERE. Fall TPL live and online programming is available online. 

Our KGO Updates: East Scarborough Storefront’s crowd-sourced e-newsletterCheck out their latest issue HERESubscribe HERE

Toronto District School Board UpdateCheck out the latest issue HERE. 

*NEW* TDSB Trustee Update by Ward 19 Scarborough-Guildwood Trustee Zakir PatelCheck out the latest issue HERESubscribe HERE

Toronto Zoo Press ReleasesLatest issue HERE. Contact to subscribe. 

City of Toronto Waste Wizard. The City of Toronto’s Waste Wizard helps you find out what waste items go where! You can visit the Waste Wizard online or download the TOwaste app. 

Essential Government Information for COVID-19
Public Health’s information line & 311 are experiencing high call volumes. Residents can get the information they need online at  
If you need info on COVID-19, please visit the following websites: 
City of Toronto
Province of Ontario
Government of Canada
World Health Organization
Official Global Travel Advisory  

The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice, and information about City services and social supports. Check for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311. 

The City of Toronto’s website can be translated into many languages using the GoogleTM Translate tool. This tool gives residents and visitors who speak other languages a way of accessing City information featured on the website. To change languages on the City of Toronto website, please click here: 

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website with up to date information:Website: www.paulainslie.comYou can also reach me by: telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at 

All my Best,  


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