My Weekly #COVID #Update for #Ward24 #Scarborough & #Toronto

November 4, 2021 Update

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.

Thank you to everyone who tuned into this week’s Scarborough-Guildwood Live Town Hall! I would like to thank my colleagues, Hon. John McKay MP, Mitzie Hunter MPP and our special guests from Metrolinx for a very informative discussion on Scarborough transit projects.

If you missed the live event, you can watch the full meeting on my YouTube channel at

Toronto Public Health preparing for third dose COVID-19 vaccinations – News Release. This week, the Ontario Ministry of Health announced the expansion of COVID-19 third dose eligibility. Healthcare workers, individuals 70 years of age and older, many immunocompromised individuals, individuals who received a two-dose series of a viral vector COVID-19 vaccine (e.g. AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD), First Nation, Inuit and Metis adults and other at-risk populations are now eligible for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine. A full list of eligible individuals is available on the provincial website.

On Saturday, November 6 at 8am, 40,000 appointments over the next two weeks at TPH vaccine clinics will be available through the provincial booking system. Additional appointments will be opened up in future weeks. More information on how to book is available here.

Team Toronto is preparing to vaccinate children aged five to 11, once the vaccine is approved for this age group – News Release. To assist in planning, Team Toronto is conducting outreach and education sessions to help families get ready for COVID-19 vaccination of children. A survey is available online for parents and guardians to complete until November 7, which can be completed online here.

84 per cent of eligible Toronto residents have now received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine – News Release. As of November 1, Team Toronto partners have administered over 4.9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 84 per cent of eligible residents who have received two doses of the vaccine and 87.7 per cent of eligible residents who have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Toronto’s Accessibility Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccines, Team Toronto and community partners host super supportive vaccine clinics November 5, 6, 7 – News Release. Clinics will be held in physically accessible locations and will have resources on hand to support those who: have a fear of needles, need to sit down while waiting, need a quiet space to get vaccinated, need a companion when vaccinated or need an ASL interpreter. The clinic schedule can be found below:  

  • Elm Bank Community Centre | 10 Rampart Rd | Nov 5, from 4pm to 8pm & Nov 6, 11am to 3pm
  • Oakridge Community Centre, 63 Pharmacy Ave | Nov 5, from 4pm to 8pm & Nov 6, from 11am to 3pm
  • St. Margret’s Anglican Church, 156 Sixth St | Nov 5, from 4pm to 8pm & Nov 6 from 11am to 3pm
  • North York Seniors Centre, 21 Hendon Ave | Nov 6 & 7, from 11am to 3pm

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of November 4, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

64 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 616 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 26 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  181,201 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)176,888 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,697 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 4,920,418 COVID-19 – Vaccine doses administered in Toronto

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 remain 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.

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

Pop-up Clinics by Scarborough Health Network. Full details at

  • Fridays in November | 1pm to 8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave E
  • Fridays & Saturdays in November | 12pm to 6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave
  • Fridays & Saturdays in November | 12pm to 6pm | 3495 Lawrence Ave E
  • Fridays & Saturdays in November | 12pm to 6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd

Book your COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment TODAY:

Where to get accurate COVID-19 information:

*NEW* City of Toronto urges drivers to slow down and stay alert ahead of the time change – News Release. With daylight savings time ending on November 7th at 2am, the City is urging all road users to stay alert and obey the rules of the road. Return to standard time means fewer daylight hours and reduced visibility for all road users in the evening.

*NEW* Toronto Sign to commemorate the Year of the Poppy this Remembrance Week – News Release. This week, Mayor John Tory and a representative from the Royal Canadian Legion unveiled a new illuminated poppy that has been added to the Toronto Sign to commemorate the Year of the Poppy during Remembrance Week, November 5 to 11.

In-person Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held on Thursday, November 11 at Old City Hall, the Scarborough War Memorial, Etobicoke Civic Centre, East York Civic Centre, York Civic Centre and Fort York Historic Site. Members of the public are also able to watch the livestream of the City’s Remembrance Day Ceremony at Old City Hall, which will be available on Thursday, November 11 starting at 10:55 a.m.

*NEW* City of Toronto launches 2022 rate-supported budgets for public input – News Release. Toronto residents and businesses are encouraged to share their views on the rate-supported budgets, and associated services, service levels, rates and user fees, by registering to speak at the Budget Committee meeting of November 19 or by submitting written comments and feedback prior to the meeting. More information about how to get involved in the budget process is available here.

*NEW* Transformed 311 Toronto service experience – News Release. On November 1st, the City of Toronto launched an improved 311 Toronto service experience, making the service easier and more convenient to use! All of the approximately 600 services that 311 offers are now available online! Residents nowhave the option of reporting requests over the phone, live chat or online. Users will be able to track the status of their request from start to finish and opt-in to receive real-time status updates via text or email. For more information about 311 Toronto, please visit here.

Councillor Ainslie’s Community Survey: As a member of the Toronto Board of Health, I would like to get your feedback on your experience communicating and engaging with Toronto Public Health. Please complete this short survey here to submit your feedback!

RapidTO: Have your say! The City of Toronto will be using a three-phased consultation to develop and deliver RapidTO: Bus & Streetcar Priority. To participate you can complete this survey by November 28. For more information and how to participate please visit this webpage.  

Review of Parking Requirements for New Development Survey – the project team is conducting a survey to gather public and industry feedback on the City’s proposed changes to parking requirements for new and expanded development. Take the survey here.

Community Events

  • BigArtTO at Guild Park and Gardens

November 3 to 6 | 6:15pm to 9:15pm | More details are available here.

  • Annual Auxiliary Christmas Toy Drive

Drop off new and unwrapped toys at 43 Division (4331 Lawrence Ave E) or 42 Division (242 Milner Ave) until December 14, 2021

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

All my Best,  


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