My #COVID #Update for July 5, 2021 for #Ward24 #Scarborough and #Toronto

July 5, 2021 Update

Dear Neighbours,

Thank you for your efforts in keeping our community safe during these difficult times. Please review the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccines webpage, to inform yourself of the benefits of vaccination.

*NEW* Starting today, youth aged 12-17 across Ontario are eligible for accelerated second dose appointments – News Release.  As the province moves to Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen, Ontario is accelerating second dose eligibility to all children and youth aged 12 to 17 to provide them with a strong level of protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant, and support a safe return to school in September. Eligible individuals can book an accelerated second dose appointment through the provincial booking system, directly through public health units and through participating pharmacies.

*NEW* More than fifty per cent of Toronto adults are now fully vaccinated – News Release. As of today, 77.5 per cent of adults have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and more than 50 per cent are fully vaccinated. In total, 1,404,614 Toronto residents are now fully vaccinated.

*NEW* More than 44,000 appointments available for City of Toronto immunization clinics this week – News Release. Everyone age 12 and older is eligible to book a first dose or an accelerated second dose. People with a scheduled second dose appointment later in the summer should reschedule for as soon as possible to ensure they are protecting themselves and the wider community against the Delta variant. 

*NEW* City opens eight Emergency Cooling Centres during Heat Warning – News Release. The eight Emergency Cooling Centres across the city will offer a publicly accessible, air-conditioned place to rest indoors and receive a drink. One of the eight cooling centres is located at the Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr, and will operate from 11 am to 7pm during Heat Warnings. This interactive map is available to help those who need to locate an Emergency Cooling Centre near them.

*NEW* Moderna 2nd dose bookings now available on! Scarborough Health Network is pleased to announced that eligible individuals can now book 2nd dose appointments for the Moderna vaccine at three of their community vaccine clinics through To be eligible individuals must be 18 years or older and live, work or go to school in Scarborough AND received your 1st dose of Moderna at least 28 days ago OR 1st dose of Pfizer at least 21 days ago OR 1st dose of AstraZeneca at least 8 weeks ago.

*NEW* Scarborough Dash for Doses – 4 weeks this July, 3 stationary pit stops in Scarborough! These clinics will be vaccinating PFIZER 1st doses and 2nd doses to those 12+ who live/work/go to school in Scarborough (M1):

École Secondaire Catholique Père-Philippe-Lamarche | 2850 Eglinton Ave E

  • Mondays – July 5, 12 & 19 | 1pm-9pm
  • Tuesdays – July 6, 13 & 20 | 1pm-9pm

David and Mary Thomson CI | 125 Brockley Dr

  • Wednesdays – July 7, 14 & 21 | 1pm-9pm
  • Thursdays – July 8,15 & 22 | 1pm-9pm

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (Highland Hall) | 1265 Military Trl

  • Fridays – July 9 |9am-11pm, July 16, 23 & 30 | 1pm-9pm
  • Sundays – July 11 | 9am-11pm, 18 & 25 | 10am-6pm

Tickets will be provided for same-day vaccine appointments on a first come, first served basis. Please bring ID, or documentation with your address or proof of employment, a health card, if you have one and your first dose vaccination receipt. More 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:

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.

  • People age 12 and older are eligible to book first dose and accelerated second dose appointments at City-run immunization clinics

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligibility criteria, booking information and pop-up clinic information is available at

  • First dose: Individuals 12+ for Pfizer; Individuals 18+ for Moderna; AND live, work or go to school in Scarborough
  • Second dose: SHN is contacting eligible individuals by phone or email to book their second dose appointment

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 July 5, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

181 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 445 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 78 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  170,023 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto166,008 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,570 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 3,630,197 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

The City of Toronto is now in Step Two of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. In Step Two, additional restrictions put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 are being lifted. Small indoor gatherings of up to five people from different households are permitted and outdoor gathering limits increase to 25 people. I would like to encourage residents to review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for the latest public health guidance, provincial regulations, and City bylaws.

Toronto News

Community Events

  • 33rd Annual Beaches Jazz Festival – Drive-In

July 2-24, 2021

Guildwood GO Station Main Lot

  • SBA – Virtual Lunch with Mayor John Tory

July 8, 2021 | 11:00am to 1:00pm

For more information and to register please visit this site.  

  • SCRO – Our Scarborough Series – How art facilitates resistance for a social worker committed to anti-oppressive practice

July 15, 2021 | 6:30pm

Register Here.

  • BGC East Scarborough – Be Boundless – In-Person Fundraiser

July 17, 2021 | 11am-6pm | 100 Galloway Road (main site back parking lot)

$3 Entry Fee

To register, call 416-281-0262 or sign up online here.

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.

TransformTO – Get Involved: The City of Toronto is implementing bold actions to get to net zero emissions. Share your thoughts on the actions and priorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Until July 26, watch the video complete the survey host a community discussion , and share your thoughts on an online idea board.

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.

Summer Programming

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,