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. With the vaccine roll out we are seeing progress. It is also important to remember, our mental health is paramount, and that we take care of ourselves and seek support if needed.
*New* COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Locations Map
All COVID-19 Immunization Clinics across the city, including City-run facilities, pharmacies and hospitals, are now mapped on the City’s website. Residents can search for the clinic closest to them by location or address.
COVID-19 Testing Sites including Pop-up Sites – updated daily
COVID-19 tests are available at assessment centres, pop-up and mobile testing facilities and pharmacies. Learn more about COVID-19 testing locations and eligibility, including locations of upcoming pop-up testing sites, by visiting toronto.ca/COVID19Testing.The website features a map to help you easily find a testing location near you.
Select pharmacies are booking appointments for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for people aged 60+ as part of Ontario’s pharmacy pilot. To find the pharmacy locations in Scarborough please visit this webpage.
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As of today the City of Toronto remains in the Grey Zone of the Lockdown Regulation under the Provincial COVID-19 response framework. Regardless of the zone colour, all people should continue to stay home as much as possible and always follow public health guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and another lockdown. I encourage everyone to visit the City’s website to review the Response Framework Zone Changes and changes to City services.
City of Toronto COVID-19 Case Update: (Data as of March 23, 2021) There has been an increase of 484 COVID-19 cases in the City with 271 people currently hospitalized. Through the pandemic the City has seen a total of 107,280 cases of COVID-19, of these, 99,270 cases have recovered. To this date, there have been 2,766 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.
City of Toronto COVID-19 Immunization Update: The City of Toronto is working with all our healthcare partners and Toronto Public health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 403,902 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto. Vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard.
COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility: Health sector partners in Toronto are currently vaccinating priority groups, based on the Province of Ontario’s Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization. Yesterday, the Province expanded their vaccine booking systems to include individuals age 75+.
PLEASE REGISTER COVID-19 Vaccine Registration: Eligible seniors, can book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at a City of Toronto run clinic online at www.toronto.ca/covid-19 or book by phone through the Provincial Vaccine Booking line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).
Health sector partners in Toronto are vaccinating priority group residents by using the vaccine allocated to them directly by the province. Registration information for those eligible to be vaccinated by health sector partners can be done at vaccineto.ca or 1-888-385-1910.
Scarborough Health Network encourages all eligible Scarborough residents to register for vaccinations. Vaccinations in Scarborough are currently being administered at the Centennial College and Centenary Hospital sites. For more information on vaccination in Scarborough and to register please visit www.scarbvaccine.ca or by calling 1-888-385-1910
City-run Clinic Openings: Three of the City-run mass immunization clinics are open at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W., Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr., and Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd.
As of March 29, clinics at Malvern Community Recreation Centre and Mitchell Field Centre will open, followed by The Hangar location on April 5. Each clinic will operate seven days per week from 11am to 8pm. A video tour showing what residents can expect at City-operated mass immunization clinics is available on the City’s YouTube channel.
The City of Toronto announced the Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan, a multi-faceted plan to help ensure vulnerable residents and seniors can access COVID-19 vaccinations by removing barriers to transportation and making it easier to travel to clinics. This program is intended for those who have limited transportation options or who cannot afford transportation to vaccination appointments. Starting March 29, the City is piloting transportation options for seniors aged 75 years old and over by extending service hours for assisted ride services provided by community organizations. Eligible residents can book a ride contact with Toronto Ride, iRide or Scarborough Ride. For more information please read this news release.
The City of Toronto is working with TTC to provide COVID-19 vaccine registration information to 26,000 Wheel-Trans customers. The City of Toronto is working with Wheel-Trans to ensure its customers – many whom are seniors – have all the information they need to register for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at a City-run mass immunization clinic. To help the City reach as many people as possible, Wheel-Trans will be providing rides to City-run mass vaccination sites for existing Wheel-Trans customers and for those who qualify for Wheel-Trans service. For more information please read this news release.
City of Toronto is making an additional $3 million available to all shelters, 24-hour respite sites, temporary response programs and daytime drop-ins to support implementation of additional Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) measures. The measures respond to the emergence of COVID-19 variants of concern (VOCs), which create increased risk due to their potentially greater transmissibility. The additional $3 million is part of the support provided by the Province of Ontario’s Social Services Relief Funding and the Government of Canada’s Reaching Home Funding. For more information please read this news release.
Tune into Tomorrow night’s City Hall Live Spotlight! The night will be kicked off with Little Magic Sam at the Dakota Tavern at 7:30pm followed by Shakura S’Aida at the Linsmore Tavern at 8:30pm. Tune in at www.toronto.ca/cityhalllive or on the Happin app!
Reminder for CaféTO registration! Restaurant operators interested in expanding their outdoor dining area as part of CaféTO, are reminded that the first CaféTO registration window closes this Friday, March 26. For more information and to register please visit www.toronto.ca/cafeto
Your Toronto Zoo is undertaking the development of a new Master Concept Plan and Technology Master Plan. To learn more about these projects, tune into a LIVE webinar on March 25, 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. For more information and to register please visit www.torontozoo.com/masterplan.
The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries is seeking a dynamic, politically astute, Executive Director to lead advocacy, marketing and professional development initiatives for Ontario’s Public and First Nations’ Public Libraries. If interested in pursuing this impactful and rewarding part-time position, please submit your resume and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 9, 2021
Save the date: Scarborough Health Network Foundation Radiothon. Tune in on April 22, 2021 from 7am to 6pm for SHN Foundation Radiothon to help raise $250,000 for Scarborough Hospitals! For more information please visit this link.
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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 www.toronto.ca
If you need info on COVID-19, please visit the following websites:
The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice, and information about City services and social supports. Check www.toronto.ca/covid-19/ for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.
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