May 27, 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. Remember, our mental health is paramount, we need to continue to take care of ourselves and seek support if needed.
*NEW* Team Toronto vaccination partners launch “Homebound Sprint” to complete first dose vaccination for remaining homebound Toronto residents – News Release. Adults 18 years of age or older who live in Toronto and cannot physically leave their home to receive the vaccine for medical, physical, cognitive or psychosocial reasons are eligible for in-home vaccination.
Anyone with questions about homebound vaccination should speak with their primary care or homecare service provider. Homebound individuals not linked with either a primary or homecare provider, can call the Toronto Seniors Helpline by phone at 416-217-2077 or online: www.torontoseniorshelpline.ca/web-chat.
*UPDATED* Scarborough Health Network & Scarborough Ontario Health Teams Family Pop-Up Clinics
Individuals aged 12+ who live or work in a Scarborough (M1) hot spot postal code:
- Thurs, May 27 | 2pm-8pm | Toronto Chinese Methodist Church (8 Metropolitan Rd)
- Thurs, May 27 | 9am-7pm | Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute (150 Tapscott Rd)
- Fri, May 28 | 1pm-9pm |Cornell Junior Public School (61 Holmfirth Terrace)
- Fri, May 28 | 10am-6pm | Chester Le Junior Public School (201 Chestre Le Blvd)
- Sun, May 30 | 12pm-8pm | Highcastle Public School (307 Military Trl)
Individuals aged 18+ who live or work in a Scarborough (M1) hot spot postal code:
- Sat, May 29 | 9am=5pm | Toronto Public Library, Goldhawk park Branch, 296 Alton Towers Circle
Tickets will be provided for same-day appointments starting the morning of each clinic, on a first come, first served basis. Proof of address/employment is required. People must be 12 years old or older at the time of vaccination. Visit www.scarbvaccine.ca for more details and updates on Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics.
City of Toronto Immunization Clinic Eligibility: City-run immunization clinics opened vaccination appointments to youth age 12+. The full lust of eligible groups with information on how to register for appointments is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage. Eligible individuals can book through the provincial booking system at www.toronto.ca/covid19 or by calling 1-833-943-3900. You can also visit the VaccineTO website regularly to see if local clinics have available appointments.
Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic: SHN Community Vaccine Clinics are vaccinating those who are 18 years of age and older living or working in Scarborough. The Centennial College Clinic are vaccinating those 12+ years of age. Full details on eligibility of each vaccine clinic is available at www.scarbvaccine.ca. Eligible individuals can book an appointment at www.scarbvaccine.ca.
COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccine Locations & Eligibility: Select pharmacy locations in Toronto and Peel are administering the Pfizer vaccine to individuals aged 18+. Select pharmacy locations in Durham, Hamilton, Ottawa, Windsor and York are administering the Moderna vaccine to individuals aged 18+. For more information please visit this site.
Where to get accurate COVID-19 vaccine information: Accurate and trusted information can be found on the City’s COVID-19: Vaccines webpage. If you have questions about the vaccines, you should speak with your doctor or health care provider. As part of the new VaxTO campaign, Toronto residents can text “VACCINE” to 1-833-750-0888 to be connected with resources on appointment bookings, information on vaccines and upcoming town halls.
City of Toronto 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. Additional Ward 24 specific vaccination sites can be found here. Residents must register for an appointment.
Do you need help getting to your vaccination appointment? The City’s Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan is piloting transportation services for individuals age 55+ who may be unable to access or afford existing transportation options to get to their vaccination appointments. Eligible residents can book their vaccination appointment at www.toronto.ca/covid-19 then book a ride contact with Toronto Ride, iRide or Scarborough Ride.
Vaccine Appointment booking for residents without OHIP Cards. Residents without OHIP cards are able to request booking their COVID-19 vaccination appointments at city-run clinics by contacting agency partners, Access Alliance, Refugee Centre or call the Toronto Public Health hotline. For more details and contact information please see this page.
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.
City of Toronto COVID-19 Case Update: (Data as of May 27, 2021) There has been an increase of 285 COVID-19 cases in the City with 931 people hospitalized. Through the pandemic the City has seen a total of 166,020 cases of COVID-19, of these, 157,425 cases have recovered. To this date, there have been 3,354 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.
City of Toronto COVID-19 Vaccination Update: To date 2,038,962 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 Vaccinations in your Neighbourhood: COVID-19: Status of Cases in Toronto – City of Toronto scroll down to the map at the bottom to view the number and percent of persons vaccinated in each neighbourhood.
The City of Toronto remains subject to the province wide Stay-at-Home Order until June 2, 2021. 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.
2021 Canada Road Safety Week Results – News Release. From Monday, May 18 to Monday, May 24, officers took part in Canada Road Safety Week by educating motorists and enforcing collision-causing behaviours. Over 3,400 tickets were issued which include nearly 2,000 speeding tickets, 600 aggressive driving tickets, 130 distracted driving tickets and over 800 others. This year’s theme was “Not Worth The Risk,” highlighting the importance of understanding the decisions we make behind the wheel.
Bangla Town Hall on Friday, May 28, 2021 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Tune in on Zoom or on Facebook Live for all you need to know about COVID-19 and the Vaccine! See this flyer for more information.
Looking for a summer job in Scarborough? Attend the Virtual Resume & Interview Workshop for Youth, ages 15-25, on Saturday, May 29 from 1-3pm, hosted by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie, with the City of Toronto and Urban Alliance on Race Relations’ Black Youth Fellowship. Register here!
Toronto Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall for Parents/Guardians of Students (age 12-17) on May 29, 2021. Dr. Vinita Dubey, Associate Medical Officer of Health, will provide a presentation and answer questions the COVID-19 vaccine, its safety and benefits, how to get vaccinated and ways to reduce COVID-19 spread. Tune in here!
Scarborough Women’s Centre Summer Webinars start next week! Scarborough Women’s Centre kicks off their summer semester next week with webinars on financial supports for tenants, going back to college, survive and thrive after job loss, and boundaries boot-camp. See the full webinar schedule here! To register for webinars please visit this site.
Sign up for Toronto Police Services’ 43 Division Youth Job Fair! Attention youth job seekers between 15 to 18 years of age! Join the virtual Job Fair on June 7, 2021 at 6pm and connect directly with local employers who are hiring NOW! Learn more here.
SBA – Cyber Breakfast Conference: Economic Update. Tune in on Wednesday, June 9th at 9:15am to 1:00pm for an Economic Update from RBC Experts. Register here!
SHN Nursing Virtual Job Fair! Jump into a career at SHN on Wednesday, June 9 from 1pm to 4pm. SHN is hiring RNs and RPNs across all areas of their health network. Register to attend!
SHN Foundation Tamil Radiothon! Tune in on June 9, 2021 for SHN Foundation’s first ever Tamil Radiothon and help raise $50,000 for Scarborough Hospitals. 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.
ShowUsSC: Let’s create a community photo album! Toronto City Planning invites you to share photographs you’ve taken in Scarborough Centre. Be sure to use #ShowUsSC when you post your photos on twitter and Instagram! For more details please visit this site.
Scarborough Business Association Survey: If you operate a business in Scarborough, the Scarborough Business Association wants to hear from you! Please take 5 minutes and answer 5 questions about how the pandemic has impacted you. Click here to take the survey.
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.
The TTC would like your feedback as they develop their 5-year fare policy. Have your say and get involved by completing an online survey or by calling 1-833-949-3273. The survey will be available until June 2, 2021.
Public Consultation for Review of Parking Requirements for New Development. City staff will be holing a series of online public meetings in June to gather feedback on directions emerging from the Review. The feedback received will inform recommendations for revised parking rates. Choose from three session dates on June 1, June 2 or June 3. Registration is required. Learn more at www.toronto.ca/parkingreview.
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