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

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