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.
Reminders for when booking your second dose: A “mixed mRNA model” – mixing Pfizer and Moderna for first and second dose – is approved by both the federal and provincial governments.The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are incredibly similar with near identical efficacy rates. Both vaccines have similar side effects. People are encouraged to get whichever vaccine is easiest or fastest for them to access.
Additionally, if you received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine you can choose to either receive a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, or an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine for your second dose. Both second-dose options are safe and provide strong protection against COVID-19 and will count as a completed series. More details are available here.
*NEW* City of Toronto Guidelines for Businesses & Community Organizations webpage. The City of Toronto has prepared an updated webpage that provides links to COVID-19 guidance documents to help businesses and community organizations operate safely. Visit the webpage here.
*UPDATED* Scarborough Health Network One-Day Pop-Ups – Pfizer 1st and 2nd Dose. These clinics will be administering 1st doses to individuals 12+ who live/work/go to school in Scarborough and 2nd doses to individuals 12+ who live/work/go to school in Scarborough AND received their 1st dose of Pfizer at least 21 days ago or 1st dose of AstraZeneca at least 8 weeks ago.
- July 15 | 9:30am-12:30pm | Catholic Crosscultural Services, 3227 Eglinton Ave E | Walk-in Only
- July 16 | 1pm-9pm | Precious Blood Parish, 1737 Lawrence Ave E | Walk-in or Book at www.scarbvaccine.ca
Please bring ID or document with your address or proof of employment, a health card if you have one and your first dose vaccination receipt. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca
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 12 & 19 | 1pm-9pm
- Tuesdays – July 13 & 20 | 1pm-9pm
David and Mary Thomson CI | 125 Brockley Dr
- Wednesdays – July 14 & 21 | 1pm-9pm
- Thursdays – July 15 & 22 | 1pm-9pm
University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (Highland Hall) | 1265 Military Trl
- Fridays – July 16, 23 & 30 | 1pm-9pm
- Sundays – 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 www.scarbvaccine.ca.
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: www.tehn.ca/VaccinePopUps
- 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: Book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca
- 1st Dose: Individuals 12+ who live/work/go to school in Scarborough
- Pfizer 2nd Dose: Individuals 12+ who live/work/go to school in Scarborough AND received their 1st dose of Pfizer at least 21 days ago OR 1st dose of AstraZeneca at least 8 weeks ago
- Moderna 2nd Dose: Individuals 18+ who live/work/go to school in Scarborough AND received their 1st dose of Moderna at least 28 days ago OR Pfizer at least 21 days ago OR AstraZeneca at least 8 weeks ago
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 13, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.
|34 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 301 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 68 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative) 170,207 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto||166,325 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,581 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 3,933,154 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto|
Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:
- City of Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccines webpage
- Booking Your Second Dose, Rescheduling and More
- VaxTO: Text “VACCINE” to 1-833-750-0888 for COVID-19 vaccine resources
- SHN VaxFacts Clinic – website or contact email@example.com or 416-438-2911 ext. 5738.
- City of Toronto COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Location Map
- Additional Ward 24 Vaccination Sites
- Need help getting to your vaccine appointment? Check out the City of Toronto’s Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan
- Information on booking vaccine appointments for residents without an OHIP card can be found here
- Vaccine Coverage by Neighbourhood in the City of Toronto (scroll to the bottom of the neighbourhood map)
- Public Health Agency of Canada – The Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines
- COVID-19 tests are available at assessment centres, pop-ups, and mobile testing facilities and pharmacies. Use this map to find a testing location near you.
The City of Toronto is ready to enter Step Three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 12:01am. Step Three of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with large numbers of people and restrictions in place. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. I continue 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.
- City of Toronto receives federal funding to support main street and small business recovery initiatives
- City of Toronto initiating Queen Street West TTC track replacement, watermain upgrade and streetscape improvements
It’s not too late! Complete your 2021 Census online today. By filling out your census questionnaire, you help shape your community and support important decision-making that affects all Canadians. Complete your 2021 Census online here.
Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards! Nominate a member of your community for the City of Toronto’s Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards. Full details on eligibility and how to submit a nomination are available at www.toronto.ca/awards. Nominations are open until July 30, 2021.
Have Your Say: TTC Annual Service Plan Survey. The TTC wants to hear from you! The TTC is collecting feedback to help identify how it can better serve its customers. The 2022 Annual Service Plan public survey is now live until July 16, 2021. Complete the survey at www.ttcannualplan.ca/survey
Have Your Say: The future of TTC’s Line 3 Scarborough (SRT). The TTC is seeking customer feedback on future Line 3 bus replacement service when the line closes in 2023. Provide your feedback through this survey by July 23, 2021. You can also participate in the survey by calling 647-424-2286 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of the survey in the mail. More details are available here.
PollinateTO is growing and wants to hear what you think! The City of Toronto wants to expand the PollinateTO grants program to include more garden types and greening projects. Fill out the survey and be entered to win great prizes.
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.
Many residents have reached out to my office and 43 Division to install close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the Cornell community. The use of CCTV cameras is not intended to be a replacement for police officers but is an added tool to assist in enhancing public safety. By signing the petition, you will be supporting the partnership that the Toronto Police Service has with our community in improving the safety of the Cornell community. Please sign the petition here: http://chng.it/fkPJCK7YZn.
- *NEW* Toronto Police Service Food Drive
July 14, 2021 | 12pm-2pm
Food Basics, 255 Morningside Ave
- Scarborough Vaccination Information Forum
July 14, 2021 | 7pm-9pm
- SCRO – Our Scarborough Series – How art facilitates resistance for a social worker committed to anti-oppressive practice
July 15, 2021 | 6:30pm
- 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.
- 33rd Annual Beaches Jazz Festival – Drive-In
July 2-24, 2021
Guildwood GO Station Main Lot
- Guild Festival Theatre 10th Anniversary Season
July 28 to August 29, 2021
Details and tickets available at www.guildfestivaltheatre.ca/2021
- Explore activities to keep your kids active this summer with the Toronto Public Library
- Summer CampTO & Virtual CampTO programs – Register online or by phone 416-396-7378
- New ParkFitTO outdoor fitness programs – Register online or by phone 416-396-7378
- City of Toronto Outdoor Swimming Pool Swim Session reservations
- R.I.T.E.S. Summer Group (4-weeks)
- Rising Star Program
- Kids ReadTO Summer Reading Matters Program
- The Call – Climate Action Learning & Leadership
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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