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