My #COVID #Update of June 3,2021 for #Ward24 , #Scarborough , and #Toronto

Dear Neighbours,

Thank you for your efforts in keeping our community safe during these difficult times. As we prepare for our second vaccination, some have yet to receive their first dose. Please review the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccines webpage, to inform yourself of the benefits of vaccination, we are close to reopening and turning the corner to a positive summer. Remember to follow the public health measures in place and continue to support one another. 

*NEW* Scarborough Health Network Family Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics – FIRST DOSE ONLY. For Individuals aged 12+ who live or work or go to school in Scarborough. First come, first served basis – no appointment needed. Proof of address/employment is required.

  • Fri, Jun 4 | 12pm-8pm | Sri Ayyappa Samajam of Ontario, 635 Middlefield Rd
  • Sat, Jun 5 | 12pm-8pm | Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave E
  • Sat, Jun 5 & Sun, Jun 6 | 4:30pm-7:30pm | Baitual Mukarram Islamic Society, 3340 Danforth Ave
  • Mon, Jun 7 & Tue, Jun 8 | 12pm-8pm | East Scarborough Storefront, 4040 Lawrence Ave E

*NEW* Ontario Updating AstraZeneca Second Dose Guidance – News Release. The Ontario government is providing updated guidance for individuals who received the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and who have not yet received their second dose, to allow for the mixing of COVID-19 vaccines if desired. This decision is in alignment with updated guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommendation.

*NEW* Ready, Set, GO! Scarborough Dash for Doses Eglinton Relay on Friday, June 4! Individuals 12+ who live, work or go to school in Scarborough are invited to join SHN at one of their relay stops to get vaccinated! More details at

  • 9am-11am | Donway Ford, 1975 Eglinton Ave E
  • 10am-12pm | Lowes, 800 Warden Ave
  • 1pm-3pm – Adonis, 20 Ashtonbee Rd
  • 3pm-7pm | Golden Mile Plaza, 1880 Eglinton Ave E

City of Toronto Immunization Clinics & Eligibility: Eligible individuals can book through the provincial booking system at or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

  • First dose: Everyone aged 12+ are encouraged to book their first dose appointment online or through the provincial booking line.
  • Second dose: Individuals aged 80+ with a confirmed second dose date at a City-run clinic are eligible to reschedule their second dose appointment for an earlier date
  • A full list of eligibility criteria for first and second dose appointments is available here.

Toronto East Health Network Mobile & Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic: Open to all individuals 12+ who live/work/attend school in any “M” postal code, with priority access for select populations. Visit the pop-up vaccine page for more details:

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligibility criteria and booking information is available at

  • First dose: Individuals 18+; Individuals 12+ at the Centenary College and TAIBU Community Health Centre sites
  • Second dose: Individuals eligible for an accelerated second dose appointment at SHN will be contacted directly to reschedule your appointment. DO NOT BOOK a second dose appointment online.

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

  • First dose: Individuals 12+ to get the Pfizer vaccine; Individuals 18+ to get the Moderna Vaccine
  • Second dose: If you received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine between March 10, 2021 or later, you are eligible to book your second dose beginning the week of May 24, at an earlier interval of 12 weeks. Please contact the pharmacy where you received your first dose.

Where to get accurate COVID-19 vaccine information:

All of Ontario, including of Toronto, remains subject to provincial Shutdown Zone provisions until further notice in accordance with the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Indoor gatherings with individuals from other households are not permitted and outdoor gatherings are limited to 5 people or fewer, who may be from different households. A summary of restrictions can be found on the “Reopening Ontario” webpage, which includes details on what measures are in place before the province enters Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen plan. Residents can also review the City’s COVID-19 Guide for Residents for more details on public health guidance, provincial regulations and City bylaws.

COVID-19 tests are available at assessment centres, pop-up and mobile testing facilities and pharmacies. Visit for locations and eligibility. Use this map find a testing location near you.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of June 2, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

  • 328 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases
  • 3,538 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases
  • 774 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative) 
  • 167,400 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto
  • 160,466 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto
  • 3,396 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto
  • 2,242,860 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

Toronto Police Dedicated Enforcement Teams lay over 1,500 charges during six-week initiative, Service urges continued compliance with remaining restrictions – News Release. Although the Stay-at-Home order has lifted, restrictions under the EMCPA and ROA remain in place including a limit of five people for outdoor gatherings, no indoor gatherings and the closure of restaurants and bars except for take out orders.

City Manager’s report outlines City of Toronto’s ongoing efforts to protect people experiencing homelessness and ensure the safety of the City’s shelter system – News Release. The report is available here.

Do you have questions about the vaccine? Join the Q&A with Dr. Bedri Ahmed this Saturday, June 5 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. This is a virtual/call-in COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A Session. Tune in via zoom here or join by phone by calling 1-647-374-4685, Meeting ID: 861 6462 7726. See this flyer for more information.

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.

Virtual CivicLabTO Discussion: Advancing a Culture of Innovation and Partnership – June 10, 2021. Join a discussion on key themes related to recovery and rebuild, partnership with the city’s eight higher education institutions to address urban challenges and launch this year’s CivicLabTO programming. More information and to register please visit

The Toronto District School Board is holding two virtual Budget Town Halls on Thursday, June 10, 2021. All members of the community, including parents/guardians, have the opportunity to hear directly from staff about the 2021-22 budget, ask questions and share feedback. Learn more about the virtual Budget Town Halls here.

*NEW* Knights of Columbus is hosting a Community Food Drive on Saturday, June 19th at St. Martin de Porres Church! Drop off non-perishable food items in the church parking lot at the corner of Lawrence Ave East and Morningside Avenue.

Our Scarborough Centre Review! Phase 2 of public engagement continues. Participate in two new events, Little Scarborough and ShowUsSC! Learn more about Scarborough Centre Secondary plan here.

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.

Phase 2 of Toronto Island Park Master Plan launches with Big Ideas! Help decide which ideas will bring the Toronto Island Park vision to Life. Rate, comment and share your own Big Idea by June 13.

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.

Boys’ and Girls’ Club of East Scarborough Scoop – Subscribe HERE.

East Scarborough Storefront: Our KGO Updates – See the latest issue HERE. Subscribe HERE.

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All my Best,  


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