My #COVID #Update on Friday June 18, 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. 

This Sunday is Father’s Day! Celebrate the fathers, fathers-to-be and father figures in your life by keeping gatherings to 10 people or less only outdoors, enjoy a patio at a local restaurant or participate in Bike Month and explore the city by bike! As we continue to live with COVID-19, please celebrate safely so we can keep up the progress we’ve made and get to where we want to be. Happy Father’s Day!

*NEW* Additional City of Toronto outdoor pools open tomorrow – News Release. An additional 46 outdoor swimming pools will open across Toronto tomorrow, June 19. Reservations for 45-minute leisure or lane swim sessions must be made in advance online at

*NEW* City of Toronto immunization clinics opening 90,000 new vaccination appointments – News Release. Today, 30,000 appointments at City-run clinics will open in the provincial booking system for the week of June 21. On Monday, the remaining 60,000 appointments will open for the week of June 28. The City will announce as soon as they are live in the system.

*UPDATE* Scarborough Health Network Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics. Due to shifts in vaccine supply, the SHN UTSC COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic will be administering the MODERNA vaccine to the following eligibility groups:

For 2nd dose: Individuals aged 18+ who live, work or go to school in the following Delta variant hot spots – M1B, M1E, M1G, M1J, M1S, M1K & M1P – AND who received their 1st dose of Moderna at least 28 days ago, OR received their 1st does of AstraZeneca at least 8 weeks ago & would like to receive Moderna as their 2nd dose

For 1st dose: Individuals aged 18+ who live, work or go to school in Scarborough (M1)

  • Fri, June 18 | 1pm-9pm (while supply lasts) | UTSC, Highland Hall, 1265 Military Trail
  • June 19 & June 20 | 10am-6pm (while supply lasts) | UTSC, Highland Hall, 1265 Military Trail

No pre-booking is required, these vaccine clinics are using a ticketing system on a first come, first-served basis. More information is available at

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunities on Wednesday June 23, 2021 at the Malvern Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, 31 Tapscott Rd, Unit 7B: This clinic will be vaccinating FNIM/Indigenous Community members & their immediate household members ages 12+. This clinic is by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Complete THIS FORM to request an appointment. If you have any questions, please email

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:

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+; Anyone who received a first dose of Pfizer or Moderna on/before May 9; those who received AstraZeneca at least eight weeks ago; FNIM individuals & non-Indigenous partners & household members

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: (AstraZeneca) received 1st dose at least eight weeks ago; (Pfizer or Moderna) received 1st dose at least 28 days ago

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of June 18, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

70 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,424 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 591 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  169,110 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto164,211 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,475 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 2,854,856 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

The City of Toronto is in Step One of the province’s Roadmap to Reopening plan. I would like to encourage residents to review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for more details on public health guidance, provincial regulations, and City bylaws. A summary of the Roadmap to Reopening can be found on the “Reopening Ontario” webpage.

City of Toronto News

Community Events

  • REMINDER: Knights of Columbus Community Food Drive at St. Martin de Porres Church

Saturday, June 19, 2021 | 9am to 12pm

Drop off: St. Martin de Porres Church Parking Lot, 4179 Lawrence Ave E

  • REMINDER: Guildwood Village Community Association Clean Up

Saturday, June 19, 2021 | 8am

Starting point: Guild Inn Parking Lot, 201 Guildwood Pkwy (Back-up location: Galloway Rd Parking Lot)

Notes: Participants will be organized in groups of 10 in accordance with Provincial guidelines. Please bring your own gloves and review the City’s COVID-19 guidance for Indoor & Outdoor events. If you have any questions about this event please contact:

  • National Indigenous Peoples Day Sunrise Ceremony

Monday, June 21 | 5:30am

Program will be available at

  • SCRO – Our Scarborough with Lee Soda, Executive Director, Agincourt Community Services Association

Thursday, June 24 | 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Please register at

  • Roots of Seven Oaks Community Clean Up

Saturday, June 26 | 10am to 12pm

Starting point: Parking lot by the ravine on Military Trail

Notes: Participants will be organized in groups of 10 in accordance with Provincial guidelines. Please bring your own gloves and review the City’s COVID-19 guidance for Indoor & Outdoor events. If you have any questions about this event please contact:

Your Toronto Zoo can’t wait to see you! The Zoo opens to the general public tomorrow, Saturday, June 19th! Keep in mind that pre-booked time slots are required for both Zoo guests and Zoo members in order to walk through the Zoo. Tickets are ONLY available online and will not be sold on site. Learn more at

Gypsy Moth Update. Urban Forestry has completed planned treatments across the city to address the gypsy moth infestations, work includes egg mass removals from selected City-owned trees as well as pesticide injections and ground spraying in the parks. All work to date can be seen through the interactive work map found on the City’s webpage at under the 2021 Treatment Program Tab. The City greatly appreciates all the efforts homeowners are taking to help manage the gypsy moth infestations, residents can learn more about what they can do to help on the city’s webpage.

The East Scarborough Storefront and VIBE Arts, in collaboration with the City’s StART program, are creating a community engaged mural for the exterior wall of the East Scarborough Storefront facility, and they want to hear your ideas! Please fill out this survey to submit your ideas. VIBE Arts is also hiring a short-term contract Youth Artist to work alongside professional and emerging artists on this project. Apply here, by Sunday, June 20, 2021.

The Toronto Police Service invites community members to apply to join its Missing and Missed Implementation Team (MMIT) – News Release. Community members wishing to apply to join the MMIT must be residents of Toronto and are asked to complete an application form outlining their interest and experience. The application deadline is Friday, June 25, 2021. Click here to apply.

Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities’ Hope Exists After Loss (HEAL) Youth Program. FREE 8-week youth program for ages 12-19. An engaging and meaningful peer mentorship for youth living in Scarborough experiencing loss from death. Starting Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 4pm to pm. For more information and to register please visit

Your Toronto Zoo’s restrooms have been named one of the best in Canada! Show your love for the best restroom in the GTA you can vote on Citas Canada’s website. The polls are open now until July 9.

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.

City of Toronto Summer Programming

Register now for Scarborough Business Associations upcoming events!

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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All my Best,  


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