My #COVID #Update on September 27, 2021 for #Ward24 #Scarborough and #Toronto

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated. Find a daily mobile vaccination clinic near you or walk into a City-run vaccination clinic for your first or second dose. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

Happening Tomorrow: Scarborough-Guildwood Live Town Hall – September 28 at 7:00pm!

Please join me, Hon. John McKay MP, Mitzie Hunter MPP and our special guests Toronto District School Board Trustee Zakir Patel, Executive Superintendent Sheryl Robinson, Superintendent John Currie, Toronto Catholic District School Board Trustee Nancy Crawford and Superintendent Ryan Peterson.

To join the meeting at the time of the event, please:

*NEW* Team Toronto vaccination partners reach a milestone: More than 80 per cent of residents 12 and older now fully vaccinated – News Release. According to Toronto Public Health, 80.4% of eligible Toronto residents have now received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The latest data also shows that 85.6% of eligible residents have received at least one dose.

*NEW* Toronto Public Health gets ready to vaccinate Toronto children 5 to 11 years of age against COVID-19 – News ReleaseToronto Public Health (TPH) has formed a COVID-19 Vaccination Planning Group to get ready to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11, upon Health Canada approval and receipt of vaccine for this age group from Ontario’s Ministry of Health. This group includes health partners, school boards, community representatives and the Ministry of Health.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of September 27, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

388 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,411 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 64 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  178,304 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)173,243 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,650 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,699,971 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Ups and Mobile Clinics in Scarborough!

Clinics by Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities. More details here.

  • Oct 6 | 12pm to 2pm | Progress Church, 4242 Kingston Road

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

The province of Ontario’s proof of vaccination requirement regulations are now in effect. You can download and print out your vaccination receipts off of the provincial portal. You can also call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-833-943-3900 for further assistance. More details are available here.

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

School Immunization Program Update: In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination program, all of the City-run immunization clinics will administer other critical immunization programs. Parents and students can now book an appointment to get their vaccines at city-run immunization sites at www.TPHbookings.ca.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

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

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

Toronto News

REMINDER: Digital Infrastructure Plan – Have your say on the future of technology and data in Toronto! Are you curious about online privacy, digital equity, data and more? Join us for an overview of the Digital Infrastructure Plan and tell us what you think! Online consultations are happening tomorrow, September 28 from 3 to 5pm and Wednesday, September 29 from 5 to 8pm. Registration is required at www.toronto.ca/digitalto.

*NEW* Toronto Zoo National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – This Thursday, September 30th, in partnership with Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, your Toronto Zoo will be hosting programming throughout the day at the Main Entrance and First Nations Art Garden. Complimentary admission will be offered to Indigenous Peoples. Learn more about the event here.

*NEW* Our Scarborough – Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra – September 30 at 6:30pm! Join on Thursday, September 30 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm for the next Scarborough Community Renewal Organization’s Our Scarborough Series. Register for the event here.

*NEW* TDSB Releases Mandatory Vaccine Procedure – The Toronto District School Board has released a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccine Procedure for implementation. By November 1, 2021, employees, Trustees and other individuals who have direct contact with staff or students at a TDSB workplace, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to approved requests for exemptions under the Human Rights Code. For more information please read this news release.

Share your comments on regulations for taxis, limousines and private transportation like Facedrive, Lyft and Uber. Topics being explored include driver training, licensing fees, safety measures and more. If you would like to comment on any of the topics, please email vehicleforhirereview@toronto.ca. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 8. More information is available here.

Have your say: Eastview Park Playground Survey – The City is planning improvements to the Eastview Park Playground! You and your family can help shape the new playground by completing this short online survey. Take a look at some of the design options and let us know which one you would like to see at Eastview Park. Please complete the survey before October 3, 2021.

The Reading Partnership proudly moves into their 10th year of service with an epic collaboration with Pinball Clemons Foundation for the ‘Literacy Liberates’ – this year’s theme. Until October 15th, the Pinball Clemons Foundation will match all donations made to The Reading Partnership dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, as part of our Literacy Liberates $100K Challenge. Learn more and donate here.

The CNE introduced their new virtual EXperience, CNE Connected! CNE Connected is a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more that goes beyond September! Visit www.cneconnected.com for more information.

Programs

  • Join Kids ReadTO’s virtual book club for kids ages 9-12

Tuesdays at 5pm from October 19 to November 23 | Register here by October 1, 2021

Community Events

  • Scarborough Subway Extension Virtual Engagement

September 27 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Register and submit your questions now here.

  • Review of Parking Requirements for New Development – Public Consultation

September 28, 7pm-9pm; or September 29, 1pm-3pm

More information is available here.

  • Toronto East CAER Community Siren Test

October 20 | 2:05pm | When you hear the siren, you must shelter in place, go inside and close all doors. See this poster for more details.

  • Scarborough Business Association’s Scarborough Day at STC

October 3 | 12pm-6pm | Scarborough Town Centre, Entrance 1, 300 Borough Dr

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

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

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul

My #Ward24 #Update on #COVID Activities for September 17, 2021 for #Scarborough and #Toronto

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

City of Toronto supporting vaccination certificates with educational approach – News Release. On September 14, the Ontario government released regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations in implementing proof of vaccination requirements for their customers, effective September 22. Businesses and organizations will be responsible for ensuring they meet the provincial requirements for proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

Ontarians can print or download their vaccination receipt from the provincial booking portal. Ontario is developing an enhanced electronic vaccine certificate with a unique QR code and a verification app for businesses, which will be available by October 22.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of September 17, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

156 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,651 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 81 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  177,033 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)171,741 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,641 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,657,060COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

School Immunization Program Update: In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination program, all of the City-run immunization clinics will administer other critical immunization programs. Parents and students can now book an appointment to get their vaccines at city-run immunization sites at www.TPHbookings.ca.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

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

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

Toronto News

REMINDER: Councillor Ainslie’s Community Compost Days are back! Please bring your own containers and shovels! COVID-19 Public Health Regulations will be in effect. Masks are strongly recommended! Compost is FREE, while supplies last.

  • September 25 | 1:00pm | Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club, 730 Military Trl
  • September 25 | 10:30am | Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd

*NEW* Eastview Park Playground Survey – The City is planning improvements to the Eastview Park Playground! You and your family can help shape the new playground by completing this short online survey. Take a look at some of the design options and let us know which one you would like to see at Eastview Park. Please complete the survey before October 3, 2021.

*NEW* Scarborough Subway Extension Upcoming Virtual Engagement! Join Metrolinx on September 27, 2021 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm for a virtual engagement to meet Metrolinx’s tunnel builder, Strabag and learn more about all the progress on the project. Register and submit your questions now here.

*NEW* ShowLoveTO kicks off DineTOgether at more than 270 locations across Toronto – News Release. DineTOgether will run for two weeks starting today Friday, September 17 to Sunday, October 3 and will showcase the breadth and diversity of Toronto’s restaurants. Restaurant listings and menus are now available online.

Toronto Police Services 43 Division tips on break and enter crime prevention! TPS 43 Division would like to remind residents to complete checks before you leave your home and/or going to bed at night. Please keep your valuables out of sight and in a secured location. This will help make you less vulnerable to a potential break and enter. Check out their video here!

City of Toronto ShowLoveTO Initiative launches StrollTO – News Release. StrollTO, a City-led ShowLoveTO initiative that offers self-guided walking itineraries in 140 neighbourhoods across the city is now available. StrollTO self-guided walking itineraries can be accessed and guided walks can be registered for at www.toronto.ca/strollto

City of Toronto ShowLoveTO initiative BigArtTO returns to display Toronto artists’ works on local buildings. BigArtTO, a City-led ShowLoveTO initiative involving large-scale projections in each of the City of Toronto’s 25 wards starts tonight. Each projection will play on a loop for three hours, Wednesday through Saturday, providing free, temporary public art until November 27. Check out the BigArtTO schedule here.

The Reading Partnership proudly moves into their 10th year of service with an epic collaboration with Pinball Clemons Foundation for the ‘Literacy Liberates’ – this year’s theme. Until October 15th, the Pinball Clemons Foundation will match all donations made to The Reading Partnership dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, as part of our Literacy Liberates $100K Challenge. Learn more and donate here.

The CNE introduced their new virtual EXperience, CNE Connected! CNE Connected is a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more that goes beyond September! Visit www.cneconnected.com for more information.

CaféTO Survey – CaféTO is supporting nearly 1,200 restaurants across Toronto this summer. Give us your feedback on the program! A short survey is available to everyone, from restaurant owners to patio diners, and all those in between. Visit www.toronto.ca/cafeto to submit your feedback!

YouthLink LGBTQ2S+ Scarborough Needs Assessment Survey – Scarborough Youth (aged 12-29) and community service providers are encouraged to provide their feedback about their experiences on what’s working, what’s not working, and how you feel the 2SLGBTQ+ experience in Scarborough could improve. For the Youth Survey click here. For the Service Provider Survey click here.

Community Events

  • Metrolinx DSRBT Community Open House

Virtual | September 23 | 6pm | More information is available here.

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

  • SBA’s Scarborough Day at Scarborough Town Centre – Celebrate community, business, arts and culture!

October 3 | 12pm-6pm | Scarborough Town Centre, Entrance 1, 300 Borough Dr

Click here for more information on becoming an SBA member

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

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul

My Daily #COVID #Update on September 15, 2021 for #Ward24 #Scarborough And #Toronto

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

Team Toronto Mobile Strategy launches Days of Vaxtion to encourage all Torontonians to get fully vaccinated – News Release. #DaysofVaxtion is a city-wide series of pop-up vaccination clinics starting Thursday, September 16, and running through this weekend. The campaign is part of Team Toronto’s continued efforts to help residents get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as quickly as possible, if they have not already done so.

In partnership with the Scarborough Health Team, residents can visit one of the following mobile clinics on Saturday, September 18 to receive their COVID-19 vaccine:

  • SCHC – The Hub – 2660 Eglinton Ave E |10am-2pm
  • TAIBU Community Health Centre = 27 Tapscott Rd #1 | 9am-4:30pm
  • Centennial College – Progress Campus – 941 Progress Ave | 9am-7pm
  • Birchmount Hospital, 3030 Birchmount Rd | 8:30am-7pm
  • Golden Mile Mall, 1800 Eglinton Ave E | 12pm-6pm
  • Bridlewood mall, 2900 Warden Ave | 12pm-6pm
  • Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd | 12pm-6pm
  • Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave E | 12pm-6pm

In partnership with TTC and Toronto Health Teams,pop-up vaccination clinics are conveniently located in subway stations. No appointment is required. Moderna and Pfizer, first and second doses, will be available while supplies last. More details here.

  • Sept 16-18 | 8am-8pm | Warden Station, 701 Warden Ave, mezzanine level

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of September 15, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

178 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,616 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 83 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  176,708 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)171,454 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,638 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,649,816 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

Scarborough Health Network One-Day Pop-Ups – 1st, 2nd AND 3rd Doses! These clinics will be vaccinating individuals for 1st Dose: Ages 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier); 2nd Dose: Received 1st dose of Pfizer 21+ days ago or AstraZeneca 8+ weeks ago; 3rd Dose: specific immunocompromised groups and received their 2nd dose at least 2 months ago.

  • Sept 17, 24 | 1pm-8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Golden Mile Shopping Centre, 1880 Eglinton Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. Please bring ID or document with your address or proof of employment, a health card if you have one, for a 2nd dose please bring your 1st dose vaccination receipt, for a 3rd dose please bring your 2nd dose vaccination receipt and proof of treatment note. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

School Immunization Program Update: In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination program, all of the City-run immunization clinics will administer other critical immunization programs. Parents and students can now book an appointment to get their vaccines at city-run immunization sites at www.TPHbookings.ca.

Parents are required to update their child’s immunization record or provide a valid exemption form to TPH. More information about updating student immunization records can be found online.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

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

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

Toronto News

*NEW* City of Toronto ShowLoveTO initiative BigArtTO returns to display Toronto artists’ works on local buildings – News Release. BigArtTO, a City-led ShowLoveTO initiative involving large-scale projections in each of the City of Toronto’s 25 wards starts tonight. Each projection will play on a loop for three hours, Wednesday through Saturday, providing free, temporary public art until November 27. Check out the BigArtTO schedule here.

The Reading Partnership proudly moves into their 10th year of service with an epic collaboration with Pinball Clemons Foundation for the ‘Literacy Liberates’ – this year’s theme. Until October 15th, the Pinball Clemons Foundation will match all donations made to The Reading Partnership dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, as part of our Literacy Liberates $100K Challenge. Learn more and donate here.

The CNE introduced their new virtual EXperience, CNE Connected! CNE Connected is a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more that goes beyond September! Visit www.cneconnected.com for more information.

CaféTO Survey – CaféTO is supporting nearly 1,200 restaurants across Toronto this summer. Give us your feedback on the program! A short survey is available to everyone, from restaurant owners to patio diners, and all those in between. Visit www.toronto.ca/cafeto to submit your feedback!

YouthLink LGBTQ2S+ Scarborough Needs Assessment Survey – Scarborough Youth (aged 12-29) and community service providers are encouraged to provide their feedback about their experiences on what’s working, what’s not working, and how you feel the 2SLGBTQ+ experience in Scarborough could improve. For the Youth Survey click here. For the Service Provider Survey click here.

Community Events

  • Metrolinx DSRBT Community Open House

In-Person | September 16 | 2pm-5pm | Toronto Public Library – Highland Creek Branch, 3550 Ellesmere Rd

Virtual | September 23 | 6pm | More information is available here.

  • 2021 Terry Fox “Virtual” Run

September 19 | register online, lace up your running shoes and head out to walk, run, or bike your route of choice in your own neighbourhood.

Register now here!

  • Councillor Ainslie Community Compost Days – Please bring your own containers and shovels! COVID-19 Public Health Regulations will be in effect. Masks are strongly recommended.

September 17 | 5:30pm | Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Dr

September 18 | 10:30am | Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd

September 18 | 1:00pm | Curran Hall Community Centre, 277 Orton Park Rd

September 25 | 1:00pm | Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club, 730 Military Trl

September 25 | 10:30am | Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

September 19 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

  • SBA’s Scarborough Day at Scarborough Town Centre – Celebrate community, business, arts and culture!

October 3 | 12pm-6pm | Scarborough Town Centre, Entrance 1, 300 Borough Dr

Click here for more information on becoming an SBA member

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

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul

My #COVID #Update for #September 14, 2021 in #Ward24 #Scarborough and #Toronto

Dear Ward 24 Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

Ontario releasing guidance to support the proof of vaccination policy – News Release. Today, the provincial government released the regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations to support them in implementing proof of vaccination requirements, which take effect on September 22, 2021. All Ontarians can print or download their vaccination receipt from the provincial booking portal. Those who need support obtaining a copy of their vaccination receipt, including those who do not have access to a computer or printer, can call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.

Toronto Public Health continues to support a return to in-person learning in schools with enhanced public measures – News Release. As part of this effort, TPH is completing case and contact management for COVID-19 cases to help keep staff, students and the community as safe as possible, as we continue living with COVID-19.TPH is closely monitoring all COVID-19 activity in school settings. The following schools in Ward 24 have public health investigations underway where TPH will connect with all close contacts: Bellmere Junior Public School and West Hill Collegiate Institute.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of September 14, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

157 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,616 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 91 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)   176,549 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)171,295 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,638 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,644,633 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

*NEW* Pop-Up Vaccinaiton Clinic at Warden Station – No appointment is required. Moderna and Pfizer, first and second doses, will be available while supplies last. More details here.

  • Sept 18 | 8am-8pm | Warden Station, 701 Warden Ave, mezzanine level

Scarborough Health Network One-Day Pop-Ups – 1st, 2nd AND 3rd Doses! These clinics will be vaccinating individuals for 1st Dose: Ages 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier); 2nd Dose: Received 1st dose of Pfizer 21+ days ago or AstraZeneca 8+ weeks ago; 3rd Dose: specific immunocompromised groups and received their 2nd dose at least 2 months ago.

  • Sept 17, 24 | 1pm-8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Golden Mile Shopping Centre, 1880 Eglinton Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. Please bring ID or document with your address or proof of employment, a health card if you have one, for a 2nd dose please bring your 1st dose vaccination receipt, for a 3rd dose please bring your 2nd dose vaccination receipt and proof of treatment note. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

School Immunization Program Update: In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination program, all of the City-run immunization clinics will administer other critical immunization programs. Parents and students can now book an appointment to get their vaccines at city-run immunization sites at www.TPHbookings.ca.

Parents are required to update their child’s immunization record or provide a valid exemption form to TPH. More information about updating student immunization records can be found online.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

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

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

Toronto News

*NEW* The SBA Announces Scarborough Day! Sunday, October 3, from 12pm to 6pm,  join Mayor John Tory and SBA members at Scarborough Town Centre (STC Entrance #1) to celebrate community, business, arts and culture! Click here for more information on becoming a member.

*NEW* Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods is a City of Toronto initiative to facilitate more low-rise housing in residential neighbourhoods to meet the needs of our growing city. The City is working to expand opportunities for “missing middle” housing forms in Toronto, ranging from duplexes to low-rise walk-up apartments. Please visit this page for more details and to sign up for updates.

The Reading Partnership proudly moves into their 10th year of service with an epic collaboration with Pinball Clemons Foundation for the  for the ‘Literacy Liberates’ – this year’s theme. Until October 15th, the Pinball Clemons Foundation will match all donations made to The Reading Partnership dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, as part of our Literacy Liberates $100K Challenge. Learn more and donate here.

The CNE introduced their new virtual EXperience, CNE Connected! CNE Connected is a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more that goes beyond September! Visit www.cneconnected.com for more information.

CaféTO Survey – CaféTO is supporting nearly 1,200 restaurants across Toronto this summer. Give us your feedback on the program! A short survey is available to everyone, from restaurant owners to patio diners, and all those in between. Visit www.toronto.ca/cafeto to submit your feedback!

YouthLink LGBTQ2S+ Scarborough Needs Assessment Survey – Scarborough Youth (aged 12-29) and community service providers are encouraged to provide their feedback about their experiences on what’s working, what’s not working, and how you feel the 2SLGBTQ+ experience in Scarborough could improve. For the Youth Survey click here. For the Service Provider Survey click here.

Community Events

  • Metrolinx DSRBT Community Open House

In-Person | September 16 | 2pm-5pm | Toronto Public Library – Highland Creek Branch, 3550 Ellesmere Rd

Virtual | September 23 | 6pm | More information is available here.

  • 2021 Terry Fox “Virtual” Run

September 19 | register online, lace up your running shoes and head out to walk, run, or bike your route of choice in your own neighbourhood.

Register now here!

  • Councillor Ainslie Community Compost Days – Please bring your own containers and shovels! COVID-19 Public Health Regulations will be in effect. Masks are strongly recommended.

September 17 | 5:30pm | Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Dr

September 18 | 10:30am | Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd

September 18 | 1:00pm | Curran Hall Community Centre, 277 Orton Park Rd

September 25 | 1:00pm | Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club, 730 Military Trl

September 25 | 10:30am | Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

September 19 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

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

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul

My #COVID #Update for #Ward24 #Scarborough and #Toronto on September 13, 2021

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated.

A safe return to campus is a top priority this fall. If you haven’t already received your COVID-19 vaccine, there is still time to get the best protection as you head back to class and back to campus. Find daily mobile vaccination clinics near you or walk-in to one of the City run clinics from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm for a first or second dose. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of September 13, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

446 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,627 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 95 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  176,404 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)171,142 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,635 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,640,797 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

Scarborough Health Network One-Day Pop-Ups – 1st, 2nd AND 3rd Doses! These clinics will be vaccinating individuals for 1st Dose: Ages 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier); 2nd Dose: Received 1st dose of Pfizer 21+ days ago or AstraZeneca 8+ weeks ago; 3rd Dose: specific immunocompromised groups and received their 2nd dose at least 2 months ago.

  • Sept 17, 24 | 1pm-8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Golden Mile Shopping Centre, 1880 Eglinton Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave E
  • Sept 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. Please bring ID or document with your address or proof of employment, a health card if you have one, for a 2nd dose please bring your 1st dose vaccination receipt, for a 3rd dose please bring your 2nd dose vaccination receipt and proof of treatment note. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

School Immunization Program Update: In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination program, all of the City-run immunization clinics will administer other critical immunization programs. Parents and students can now book an appointment to get their vaccines at city-run immunization sites at www.TPHbookings.ca.

Parents are required to update their child’s immunization record or provide a valid exemption form to TPH. More information about updating student immunization records can be found online.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

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

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

Toronto News

*NEW* Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (DSBRT) – Metrolinx Wants to Hear from You! The community engagement team from the DSBRT project will be in the community over the next few months, starting with the Toronto Public Library – Highland Creek Branch (3550 Ellesmere Rd) on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 2pm to 5pm. Stop in and say hello and learn more about the transit project. You can also join the virtual open house on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6:30pm for a presentation and a question and answer session. More information is available here.

As the Reading Partnership proudly moves into their 10th year of service, what better way to mark this milestone than with an epic collaboration with Pinball Clemons Foundation for the shared goal to positively impact the future of kids, and understands that ‘Literacy liberates – the theme of their year long celebration. Until October 15th, the Pinball Clemons Foundation will match all donations made to The Reading Partnership dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, as part of our Literacy Liberates $100K Challenge. Learn more and donate here.

The CNE introduced their new virtual EXperience, CNE Connected! CNE Connected is a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more that goes beyond September! Visit www.cneconnected.com for more information.

CaféTO Survey – CaféTO is supporting nearly 1,200 restaurants across Toronto this summer. Give us your feedback on the program! A short survey is available to everyone, from restaurant owners to patio diners, and all those in between. Visit www.toronto.ca/cafeto to submit your feedback!

YouthLink LGBTQ2S+ Scarborough Needs Assessment Survey – Scarborough Youth (aged 12-29) and community service providers are encouraged to provide their feedback about their experiences on what’s working, what’s not working, and how you feel the 2SLGBTQ+ experience in Scarborough could improve. For the Youth Survey click here. For the Service Provider Survey click here.

Community Events

  • Virtual Community Consultation Meeting – 1125-1137 Markham Rd & 2141 Ellesmere Rd

September 13 | 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join to participate in a discussion about the proposed development, provide feedback and ask questions and learn about the next steps for the proposal

Register to join the meeting HERE.

  • Scarborough Women’s Centre Summer Pop-up Webinars

September 14 | 2:30pm-4:00pm | The 3M’s To A Happier State of Mind w/ Ms. Cindy

Review the webinar schedule and registration details here.

  • 2021 Terry Fox “Virtual” Run

September 19 | register online, lace up your running shoes and head out to walk, run, or bike your route of choice in your own neighbourhood.

Register now here!

  • Councillor Ainslie Community Compost Days – Please bring your own containers and shovels! COVID-19 Public Health Regulations will be in effect. Masks are strongly recommended.

September 17 | 5:30pm | Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Dr

September 18 | 10:30am | Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd

September 18 | 1:00pm | Curran Hall Community Centre, 277 Orton Park Rd

September 25 | 1:00pm | Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club, 730 Military Trl

September 25 | 10:30am | Centennial Recreation Centre, 1967 Ellesmere Rd

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

September 19 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

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.

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul

Back to School: COVID-19 Vaccinations, Guidance and Traffic Safety Campaign

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to wish the best of luck to all the students, teachers, educators and staff who headed back to school this week!

A safe return to school or campus is a top priority this fall. If you haven’t already received your COVID-19 vaccine, drop-in to one of the City’s clinics and get the best protection. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated pages for more details.

In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination program, all of the City-run immunization clinics will administer other critical immunization programs. Students in high school who did not receive their vaccines in grades 7 or grade 8 can now also receive these routine vaccines. TPH will provide these vaccinations to current grade 7 and grade 9 students who are eligible students this Fall. Parents and students can now book an appointment to get their vaccines at city-run immunization sites at www.TPHbookings.ca.

With in-person learning resuming this year, I would like to remind students, teachers and staff to follow COVID-19 guidance and protocols, wear your mask when required, practice proper hand hygiene and physical distancing. More information on COVID-19 guidance in school settings can be found here.

The return to school increases vehicle traffic as well as the number of people walking or cycling. As students make their way back to class, I would like to remind all road users to be mindful of their surroundings, share the road, stay alert and obey the rules to ensure everyone’s safety!

In efforts to keep everyone safe on the road, the City is continuing work to implement several Vision Zero Road Safety Plan programs including Automated Speed Enforcement cameras in Community Safety Zones, School Crossing Guard Programs with over 700 crossing guards placed across the city, installation of over 300 School Safety Zones, Pedestrian Head Start Signals and Speed limit reduction efforts.

The Toronto Police Services also launched its Back-to-School Traffic Safety Campaign focusing enforcement around School Safety Zones from September 9 to 17. Officers will be watching out for drivers who choose to speed, park illegally or drive distracted, impaired or aggressively around schools in the city.

Sending my best wishes to everyone for a safe and successful school year!

All my Best,

Paul

My #COVID #Update for #Ward24 #Scarborough and #Toronto on September 9, 2021

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

City of Toronto continuing to take action to reduce speeding and improve road safety as students return to school – News Release. The return to school increases vehicle traffic as well as the number of people walking or cycling, especially in School Safety Zones and Community Safety Zones. As students make their way back to class, the City is encouraging all road users to be mindful of their surroundings, share the road, stay alert and obey the rules to ensure everyone’s safety.

The City is continuing work to implement several Vision Zero Road Safety Plan programs and initiatives to protect students, parents, guardians and teachers on the roadway, including: Automated Speed Enforcement, School Crossing Guards Program, School Safety Zones, Pedestrian Head Start Signals and Speed limit reductions.

Toronto Police Traffic Services, Back to School Campaign, from September 9 to 17 – News Release. As our most vulnerable road users head back to the classroom, the Toronto Police Service’s commitment to road safety continues to be a priority. The Back to School campaign will focus on reminding all road users about increased traffic across Toronto, specifically within school and residential zones. With emphasis on enforcement, education and community engagement, officers will be looking out for drivers who speed, drive aggressively and drive distracted or impaired.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of September 9, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

176 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,607 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 94 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  175,799 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)170,562 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,630 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,615,680 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

TTC Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics. Today, September 9, is the last day health partner teams will be stationed at Warden Station, 701 Warden Avenue, mezzanine level of the station from 8am to 8pm. More details are available here.

Scarborough Health Network One-Day Pop-Ups – 1st, 2nd AND 3rd Doses! These clinics will be vaccinating individuals for 1st Dose: Ages 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier); 2nd Dose: Received 1st dose of Pfizer 21+ days ago or AstraZeneca 8+ weeks ago; 3rd Dose: specific immunocompromised groups and received their 2nd dose at least 2 months ago.

  • Sept 9 | 12pm-6pm | UTSC Highland Hall, 1265 Military Trail
  • Sept 10, 17, 24 | 1pm-8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave E
  • Sept 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
  • Sept 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Golden Mile Shopping Centre, 1880 Eglinton Ave E
  • Sept 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave E
  • Sept 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. Please bring ID or document with your address or proof of employment, a health card if you have one, for a 2nd dose please bring your 1st dose vaccination receipt, for a 3rd dose please bring your 2nd dose vaccination receipt and proof of treatment note. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

Best of luck to all the students heading back to school this week! A safe return to school or campus is a top priority this fall. If you haven’t received your COVID-19 vaccine, drop-in to one of the City’s clinics and get the best protection. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

*NEW* School Immunization Program Update: In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination program, all of the City-run immunization clinics will administer other critical immunization programs. Parents and students can now book an appointment to get their vaccines at city-run immunization sites at www.TPHbookings.ca.

Parents are required to update their child’s immunization record or provide a valid exemption form to TPH. More information about updating student immunization records can be found online.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

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

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing man, Matthew Estezo, who was last seen in the Markham Rd and Lawrence Ave E area on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at approximately 5pm. He is described as 5’7”, 175 lbs, medium build, short brown hair and a brown goatee. Last seen wearing a red plaid shirt with a white undershirt. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 416-808-4300, Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477), www.222tips.com , or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Full details are available here.

As the Reading Partnership proudly moves into their 10th year of service, what better way to mark this milestone than with an epic collaboration with Pinball Clemons Foundation for the shared goal to positively impact the future of kids, and understands that ‘Literacy liberates – the theme of their year long celebration. Starting September 8th until October 15th, the Pinball Clemons Foundation will match all donations made to The Reading Partnership dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, as part of our Literacy Liberates $100K Challenge. Learn more and donate here.

The CNE introduced their new virtual EXperience, CNE Connected! CNE Connected is a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more that goes beyond September! Visit www.cneconnected.com for more information.

CaféTO Survey – CaféTO is supporting nearly 1,200 restaurants across Toronto this summer. Give us your feedback on the program! A short survey is available to everyone, from restaurant owners to patio diners, and all those in between. Visit www.toronto.ca/cafeto to submit your feedback!

YouthLink LGBTQ2S+ Scarborough Needs Assessment Survey – Scarborough Youth (aged 12-29) and community service providers are encouraged to provide their feedback about their experiences on what’s working, what’s not working, and how you feel the 2SLGBTQ+ experience in Scarborough could improve. For the Youth Survey click here. For the Service Provider Survey click here.

Community Events

  • *NEW* Councillor Ainslie Community Compost Days – Please bring your own containers and shovels! COVID-19 Public Health Regulations will be in effect. Masks are strongly recommended.

September 17 | 5:30pm | Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Dr

September 18 | 10:30am | Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd

September 18 | 1:00pm | Curran Hall Community Centre, 277 Orton Park Rd

  • Good Guides x TPS Waterfront Cleanup

September 12 | 10am to 1pm | Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, 4 Beechgrove Dr #18 (Parking Lot)

Everyone is welcome to join! Students can earn volunteer hours

  • Virtual Community Consultation Meeting – 1125-1137 Markham Rd & 2141 Ellesmere Rd

September 13 | 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join to participate in a discussion about the proposed development, provide feedback and ask questions and learn about the next steps for the proposal

Register to join the meeting HERE.

  • Scarborough Women’s Centre Summer Pop-up Webinars

September 14 | 2:30pm-4:00pm | The 3M’s To A Happier State of Mind w/ Ms. Cindy

Review the webinar schedule and registration details here.

  • 2021 Terry Fox “Virtual” Run

September 19 | register online, lace up your running shoes and head out to walk, run, or bike your route of choice in your own neighbourhood.

Register now here!

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

September 19 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

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.

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul

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

Dear Ward 24 Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing man, Matthew Estezo, who was last seen in the Markham Rd and Lawrence Ave E area on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at approximately 5pm. He is described as 5’7”, 175 lbs, medium build, short brown hair and a brown goatee. Last seen wearing a red plaid shirt with a white undershirt. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 416-808-4300, Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477), www.222tips.com , or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Full details are available here.

City of Toronto counters have served more than 12,000 residents since reopening – News Release. In less than a month, more than 12,000 people have been served at in-person counters across Toronto’s six civic centres. Since the reopening of select in-person counter services, which started on August 9, an average of 3,000 people have visited City counters each week, and that number is growing – with a 33 per cent increase in visits since reopening.

Data shows unvaccinated residents are seven times more likely to become infected with COVID-19, City of Toronto sees an increase in doses administered following Province’s proof of vaccination announcement – News Release. According to Toronto Public Health’s vaccine dashboard updated late Tuesday, 77.6 per cent of residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated and 83.6 per cent of eligible residents have at least their first dose. To protect Toronto residents, TPH is targeting full vaccination for 90 per cent of residents. Approximately 336,000 Torontonians require vaccination to reach the 90 per cent target. Of those, 164,000 have already received their first dose. Vaccination is important because vaccines lower risks of severe illness, hospitalization and death.

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

160 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,614 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 87 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  175,642 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)170,401 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,627 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,608,067 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

*REMINDER* TTC Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics. The TTC has partnered with East Toronto Health Partners to provide pop-up vaccination clinics conveniently located for customers in subway stations. Health partner teams will be stationed at Warden Station, 701 Warden Avenue, mezzanine level of the station from 8am to 8pm daily from September 7 to 9, 2021. More details are available here.

Scarborough Health Network One-Day Pop-Ups – 1st, 2nd AND 3rd Doses! These clinics will be vaccinating individuals for 1st Dose: Ages 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier); 2nd Dose: Received 1st dose of Pfizer 21+ days ago or AstraZeneca 8+ weeks ago; 3rd Dose: specific immunocompromised groups and received their 2nd dose at least 2 months ago.

  • Sept 8 & 9 | 12pm-6pm | UTSC Highland Hall, 1265 Military Trail
  • Sept 10, 17, 24 | 1pm-8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave E
  • Sept 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
  • Sept 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Golden Mile Shopping Centre, 1880 Eglinton Ave E
  • Sept 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave E
  • Sept 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. Please bring ID or document with your address or proof of employment, a health card if you have one, for a 2nd dose please bring your 1st dose vaccination receipt, for a 3rd dose please bring your 2nd dose vaccination receipt and proof of treatment note. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

Best of luck to all the students heading back to school this week! A safe return to school or campus is a top priority this fall. If you haven’t received your COVID-19 vaccine, drop-in to one of the City’s clinics and get the best protection. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

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

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

*NEW* The Reading Partnership is happy to announce a new and exciting partnership with the Pinball Clemons Foundation. As the Reading Partnership proudly moves into their 10th year of service, what better way to mark this milestone than with an epic collaboration with an organization that shares the goal to positively impact the future of kids, and understands that ‘Literacy liberates – the theme of their year long celebration.Starting September 8th until October 15th, the Pinball Clemons Foundation will match all donations made to The Reading Partnership dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, as part of our Literacy Liberates $100K Challenge. Learn more and donate here.

The City of Toronto is changing the way it distributes certain waste management information. The City will not be producing the traditional Waste Calendar/Guide this year. Instead, residents will get their 2022 collection schedules as part of their utility bill and a condensed waste management guide will be mailed to their homes. More information is available at www.toronto.ca/waste

The CNE introduced their new virtual EXperience, CNE Connected! CNE Connected is a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more that goes beyond September! Visit www.cneconnected.com for more information.

CaféTO Survey – CaféTO is supporting nearly 1,200 restaurants across Toronto this summer. Give us your feedback on the program! A short survey is available to everyone, from restaurant owners to patio diners, and all those in between. Visit www.toronto.ca/cafeto to submit your feedback!

YouthLink LGBTQ2S+ Scarborough Needs Assessment Survey – Scarborough Youth (aged 12-29) and community service providers are encouraged to provide their feedback about their experiences on what’s working, what’s not working, and how you feel the 2SLGBTQ+ experience in Scarborough could improve. For the Youth Survey click here. For the Service Provider Survey click here.

Community Events

  • Good Guides x TPS Waterfront Cleanup

September 12 | 10am to 1pm | Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, 4 Beechgrove Dr #18 (Parking Lot)

Everyone is welcome to join! Students can earn volunteer hours

  • Virtual Community Consultation Meeting – 1125-1137 Markham Rd & 2141 Ellesmere Rd

September 13 | 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join to participate in a discussion about the proposed development, provide feedback and ask questions and learn about the next steps for the proposal

Register to join the meeting HERE.

  • Scarborough Women’s Centre Summer Pop-up Webinars

September 14 | 2:30pm-4:00pm | The 3M’s To A Happier State of Mind w/ Ms. Cindy

Review the webinar schedule and registration details here.

  • 2021 Terry Fox “Virtual” Run

September 19 | register online, lace up your running shoes and head out to walk, run, or bike your route of choice in your own neighbourhood.

Register now here!

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

September 19 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

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.

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul

My #COVID #Update of #September 7, 2021 for #Ward24 #Scarborough and #Toronto

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to thank all Team Toronto partners for making getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible and thank you Toronto for rolling up your sleeves and getting vaccinated.

Best of luck to all the students heading back to school this week! A safe return to school or campus is a top priority this fall. If you haven’t received your COVID-19 vaccine, drop-in to one of the City’s clinics and get the best protection. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

*NEW* City of Toronto encourages residents to drop off items for reuse, recycling and safe disposal at Community Environment Days – News Release. The City of Toronto will be holding Community Environment Days at the City’s seven Drop-Off Depots on Sundays throughout September and October. The events begin September 12 and will run until October 31, 2021. Scarborough Drop-Off Depot dates are:

  • September 19 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl
  • October 31 | 10am to 2pm | 1 Transfer Pl

*NEW* Mayor Tory unveils the City of Toronto’s action plan to safely manage congestion as schools open and workers return to offices – News Release. The City created a Congestion Management Action Team made up of senior City traffic management professionals. Their work included actively monitoring and coordinating timely responses to transportation issues across the city based on real-time data, and planning for a safe return to offices and schools. There are three key traffic monitoring measures the Action Team rely on: Traffic Congestion, Traffic Volumes and Traffic Mode Volumes.

*REMINDER* TTC Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics. The TTC has partnered with East Toronto Health Partners to provide pop-up vaccination clinics conveniently located for customers in subway stations. Health partner teams will be stationed at Warden Station, 701 Warden Avenue, mezzanine level of the station from 8am to 8pm daily from September 7 to 9, 2021. More details are available here.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of September 7, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

601 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,643 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 83 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  175,496 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)170,229 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,624 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,602,453 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

Scarborough Health Network One-Day Pop-Ups – 1st, 2nd AND 3rd Doses! These clinics will be vaccinating individuals for 1st Dose: Ages 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier); 2nd Dose: Received 1st dose of Pfizer 21+ days ago or AstraZeneca 8+ weeks ago; 3rd Dose: specific immunocompromised groups and received their 2nd dose at least 2 months ago.

  • Sept 8 & 9 | 12pm-6pm | UTSC Highland Hall, 1265 Military Trail
  • Sept 10, 17, 24 | 1pm-8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave E
  • Sept 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
  • Sept 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Golden Mile Shopping Centre, 1880 Eglinton Ave E
  • Sept 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave E
  • Sept 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 | 12-6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. Please bring ID or document with your address or proof of employment, a health card if you have one, for a 2nd dose please bring your 1st dose vaccination receipt, for a 3rd dose please bring your 2nd dose vaccination receipt and proof of treatment note. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

City of Toronto run mass vaccination clinics: Vaccine eligibility is now expanded to youth born in 2009. Walk-in vaccinations and appointments are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses from Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. Full details at www.toronto.ca/covid19

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca 

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

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

The City of Toronto remains in Step Three of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. Please review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for a list of activities permitted in Step Three.

*UPDATE* Virtual Ward Forum CANCELLED – Return to School 2021. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the September 7, 2021 Virtual Ward Forum has been CANCELLED. The Ward Forum will be rescheduled, and new meeting dates will be shared as soon as possible.

REMINDER: Registration extended for City of Toronto’s DineTOgether promotion to support local restaurants. Due to requests from restauranteurs, and strong interest and registration across the city, the City of Toronto is extending the submission deadline for restaurants to participate in DineTOgether to September 7 at 11:59 p.m. at DineTOgether.

*NEW* Toronto Police Service Re-Opens Police Facilities to the Public – News Release. As of today, September 7, 2021, all Toronto Police Service Divisions and Traffic Services are now open to the public daily between the hours of 7am to 11pm.

The City of Toronto is changing the way it distributes certain waste management information. The City will not be producing the traditional Waste Calendar/Guide this year. Instead, residents will get their 2022 collection schedules as part of their utility bill and a condensed waste management guide will be mailed to their homes. More information is available at www.toronto.ca/waste

The CNE introduced their new virtual EXperience, CNE Connected! CNE Connected is a membership with both free and paid virtual content packed with online experiences from Canadian performers/artists, kids content creators, local chefs and much more that goes beyond September! Visit www.cneconnected.com for more information.

CaféTO Survey – CaféTO is supporting nearly 1,200 restaurants across Toronto this summer. Give us your feedback on the program! A short survey is available to everyone, from restaurant owners to patio diners, and all those in between. Visit www.toronto.ca/cafeto to submit your feedback!

YouthLink LGBTQ2S+ Scarborough Needs Assessment Survey – Scarborough Youth (aged 12-29) and community service providers are encouraged to provide their feedback about their experiences on what’s working, what’s not working, and how you feel the 2SLGBTQ+ experience in Scarborough could improve. For the Youth Survey click here. For the Service Provider Survey click here.

Community Events

  • Good Guides x TPS Waterfront Cleanup

September 12 | 10am to 1pm | Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, 4 Beechgrove Dr #18 (Parking Lot)

Everyone is welcome to join! Students can earn volunteer hours

  • Virtual Community Consultation Meeting – 1125-1137 Markham Rd & 2141 Ellesmere Rd

September 13 | 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join to participate in a discussion about the proposed development, provide feedback and ask questions and learn about the next steps for the proposal

Register to join the meeting HERE.

  • Scarborough Women’s Centre Summer Pop-up Webinars

September 14 | 2:30pm-4:00pm | The 3M’s To A Happier State of Mind w/ Ms. Cindy

Review the webinar schedule and registration details here.

  • 2021 Terry Fox “Virtual” Run

September 19 | register online, lace up your running shoes and head out to walk, run, or bike your route of choice in your own neighbourhood.

Register now here!

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.

I am continuously updating my social media platforms and my website:

 

You can also reach me by telephone at 416-396-7222 or email me at councillor_ainslie@toronto.ca

All my Best,  

Paul