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), , 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

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

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

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

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 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 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

All my Best,