My #COVID #Update for June 8, 2021 for #Ward24 #Scarborough and #Toronto

June 8, 2021 Update

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. 

*Radiothon REMINDER* Scarborough Health Network (SHN) Foundation will be hosting their inaugural Tamil Radiothon tomorrow, June 9! In collaboration with partner EAST FM 102.7, the SHN radiothon will air live from 8 am – 8 pm.  Help SHN meet its goal to raise $100,000 for Scarborough hospitals.  Donate by phone at 416-431-8152 or 1-844-224-3863 or online at 

Ready. Set. GO! Scarborough Dash for Doses: School Marathon is on! 8 Days, 15 Schools & 5,000+ doses (Pfizer First Doses Only). From Wednesday, June 9 to Wednesday, June 16 at 4 pm to 8 pm at the following schools:

These pop-up sites will vaccinate individuals aged 12+ from all Scarborough postal codes. First, come first-served basis. Appointments are NOT required. Proof of address & form of ID. More details at

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:

*NEW* City of Toronto immunization clinics opening 10,000 new appointments for June 9 to 13 – News Release. The new bookings are for appointments at the City’s Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, The Hangar, Cloverdale Mitchell Field Arena, and North Toronto Memorial Community Centre clinics.

City of Toronto Immunization Clinics & Eligibility: Eligibility criteria and booking for first and second dose appointments can be found online at or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

  • First dose: Everyone aged 12+ is encouraged to book their first dose appointment online or through the provincial booking line.
  • Second dose: Residents 70+; Residents who received a first dose of Pfizer or Moderna before April 18.

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 their 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:

The government of Ontario announced that the province will enter Step One of its Roadmap to Reopening plan, as of 12:01 am on Friday, June 11, 2021. A summary of restrictions can be found on the “Reopening Ontario” webpage. I would like to encourage residents to 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 to find a testing location near you.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of June 8, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

130 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 2,524 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 717 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  168,306 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto162,355 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,427 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 2,400,844 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

Toronto City Council approves plan to allow cargo e-bikes to continue to support local businesses and make way for new micromobility pilot – News Release.

Your Toronto Zoo is opening to Zoo Members for early access beginning Saturday, June 12! The opening to the general public begins on Saturday, June 19, 2021. To purchase a Zoo membership please visit or call 316-392-9101.

Save the CNE! Please sign the petition! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Toronto has extended the cancellation of in-person major outdoor events through to September 7. Now without critical financial support from the federal and provincial governments, the CNE is at risk of closing its gates forever, after 142 years of operations. Please visit and help the CNE keep its gates open.

Registration for CampTO programs is now OPEN! The quickest and easiest way to register for Summer CampTO and CampTO virtual is online here. Phone registration is also available at 416-396-7378.

Registration for the City of Toronto’s new ParkFitTO outdoor fitness program is now OPEN! The quickest and easiest way to register for ParkFitTO classes is online here. Residents need a family number and client number to sign up for recreation programs, to get your client numbers before registration please call 416-396-7378.

SHN Nursing Virtual Job Fair! Jump into a career at SHN on Wednesday, June 9 from 1 pm to 4 pm. SHN is hiring RNs and RPNs across all areas of their health network. Register to attend!

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, and launch this year’s CivicLabTO programming. For 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.

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.

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 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.

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You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at

All my Best,