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