My #COVID #Update on September 27, 2021 for #Ward24 #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. Find a daily mobile vaccination clinic near you or walk into a City-run vaccination clinic for your first or second dose. Visit the COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated page for more details.

Happening Tomorrow: Scarborough-Guildwood Live Town Hall – September 28 at 7:00pm!

Please join me, Hon. John McKay MP, Mitzie Hunter MPP and our special guests Toronto District School Board Trustee Zakir Patel, Executive Superintendent Sheryl Robinson, Superintendent John Currie, Toronto Catholic District School Board Trustee Nancy Crawford and Superintendent Ryan Peterson.

To join the meeting at the time of the event, please:

*NEW* Team Toronto vaccination partners reach a milestone: More than 80 per cent of residents 12 and older now fully vaccinated – News Release. According to Toronto Public Health, 80.4% of eligible Toronto residents have now received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The latest data also shows that 85.6% of eligible residents have received at least one dose.

*NEW* Toronto Public Health gets ready to vaccinate Toronto children 5 to 11 years of age against COVID-19 – News ReleaseToronto Public Health (TPH) has formed a COVID-19 Vaccination Planning Group to get ready to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11, upon Health Canada approval and receipt of vaccine for this age group from Ontario’s Ministry of Health. This group includes health partners, school boards, community representatives and the Ministry of Health.

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of September 27, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

388 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 1,411 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 64 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  178,304 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)173,243 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,650 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,699,971 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Ups and Mobile Clinics in Scarborough!

Clinics by Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities. More details here.

  • Oct 6 | 12pm to 2pm | Progress Church, 4242 Kingston Road

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.

The province of Ontario’s proof of vaccination requirement regulations are now in effect. You can download and print out your vaccination receipts off of the provincial portal. You can also call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-833-943-3900 for further assistance. More details are available here.

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:

Toronto News

REMINDER: Digital Infrastructure Plan – Have your say on the future of technology and data in Toronto! Are you curious about online privacy, digital equity, data and more? Join us for an overview of the Digital Infrastructure Plan and tell us what you think! Online consultations are happening tomorrow, September 28 from 3 to 5pm and Wednesday, September 29 from 5 to 8pm. Registration is required at www.toronto.ca/digitalto.

*NEW* Toronto Zoo National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – This Thursday, September 30th, in partnership with Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, your Toronto Zoo will be hosting programming throughout the day at the Main Entrance and First Nations Art Garden. Complimentary admission will be offered to Indigenous Peoples. Learn more about the event here.

*NEW* Our Scarborough – Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra – September 30 at 6:30pm! Join on Thursday, September 30 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm for the next Scarborough Community Renewal Organization’s Our Scarborough Series. Register for the event here.

*NEW* TDSB Releases Mandatory Vaccine Procedure – The Toronto District School Board has released a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccine Procedure for implementation. By November 1, 2021, employees, Trustees and other individuals who have direct contact with staff or students at a TDSB workplace, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to approved requests for exemptions under the Human Rights Code. For more information please read this news release.

Share your comments on regulations for taxis, limousines and private transportation like Facedrive, Lyft and Uber. Topics being explored include driver training, licensing fees, safety measures and more. If you would like to comment on any of the topics, please email vehicleforhirereview@toronto.ca. The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 8. More information is available here.

Have your say: 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.

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.

Programs

  • Join Kids ReadTO’s virtual book club for kids ages 9-12

Tuesdays at 5pm from October 19 to November 23 | Register here by October 1, 2021

Community Events

  • Scarborough Subway Extension Virtual Engagement

September 27 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Register and submit your questions now here.

  • Review of Parking Requirements for New Development – Public Consultation

September 28, 7pm-9pm; or September 29, 1pm-3pm

More information is available here.

  • Toronto East CAER Community Siren Test

October 20 | 2:05pm | When you hear the siren, you must shelter in place, go inside and close all doors. See this poster for more details.

  • Scarborough Business Association’s Scarborough Day at STC

October 3 | 12pm-6pm | Scarborough Town Centre, Entrance 1, 300 Borough Dr

  • City of Toronto Community Environment Days – Scarborough Drop-Off Depot

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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