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:
- City of Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccines webpage
- VaxTO: Text “VACCINE” to 1-833-750-0888 for COVID-19 vaccine resources
- SHN VaxFacts Clinic or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-438-2911 ext. 5738.
- City of Toronto COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Location Map
- City of Toronto’s Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan
- Vaccine Coverage by Neighbourhood in the City of Toronto
- Public Health Agency of Canada – The Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines
- COVID-19 Assessment Centres, Pop-Ups and Mobile Testing.
- Real Talk with Real People – www.realtalkcovid.com
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.
- *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
- 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.
- 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.
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All my Best,