My Weekly #COVID #Update on November 26, 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. There are many COVID-19 vaccination opportunities across Toronto for children, youth and adults looking to get a first, second or third dose. Information about ways to get vaccinated is on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage.

Team Toronto opens clinics across Toronto to vaccinate five to 11-year-olds – News Release. All five City-run immunization clinics are running at full capacity today, Friday and all weekend. A total of 49,086 appointments from November 25 to December 11 are available at clinics through the provincial booking system.

As of Wednesday night, 36,373 appointments for kids have been booked in the five City-run immunization clinics. Appointments are still available at all five City-run immunization clinics next week and between December 7 and December 11.

Black Friday shoppers can get COVID-19 vaccine at malls and around town this weekend at Vax The Holidays clinics – News Release. From Thursday, November 25 to Saturday, November 27, these walk-in clinics will offer first and second doses to anyone born in 2009 and earlier, and third doses based on eligibility. A full list of Vax The Holidays community-based clinic locations and operating hours can be found on the City of Toronto’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case & Vaccination Update: (Data as of November 25, 2021) Case status and vaccination dose data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

134 – Newly Reported COVID-19 Cases 916 – Total number of Active COVID-19 Cases 18 – Hospitalized Cases (Cumulative)  182,797 – Number of COVID-19 Cases in Toronto (Cumulative)177,721 – Number of Recovered COVID-19 Cases in Toronto 3,712 – Number of COVID-19 Fatal Cases in Toronto 5,057,634 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!

Scarborough Health Network Kids 5-11 Pop-up Clinic! Book your appointment at www.scarbvaccine.ca

  • November 27 & 28 | 9:30am to 4:30pm | SHN Centenary Hospital, 2867 Ellesmere Rd

Pop-up Clinics for 1st, 2nd & booster (3rd) Doses by Scarborough Health Network. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

  • 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:

Toronto News

REMINDER: As the holiday shopping season ramps up with Black Friday and Cyber Monday this weekend, I wanted to remind everyone to be aware of package thefts that have become popular among thieves. It is helpful to request a tracking number for your package. If you anticipate not being home, please make arrangements so that your delivery will not be sitting on your front porch for an extended period of time. Check out this post for some tips.

REMINDER: Annual Toronto Police Auxiliary Toy Drive! Donations of new unwrapped toys will be accepted until December 14th at 12:00pm. Drop off locations are at 41 Division – 2222 Eglinton Ave E, 42 Division – 242 Milner Ave and 43 Division – 4331 Lawrence Ave E. 

NEW: BGC East Scarborough Holiday Canned Food Drive & Holiday Help Program! BGC East Scarborough is in need of canned and dried food items to assist families this holiday season! Donations are accepted from 11:00am to 4:00pm at 62 Orchard Park Dr – Nov 26, 29 & Dec 1, 3. See this post for more details. BGC East Scarborough is accepting donations of to support their holiday help program, The Magic of Snowflakes, until Friday December 10th. Visit this page for more details.

NEW: Explore Skilled Trades Info Session – Tuesday, November 30 at 7:00pm! Join me, Mitzie Hunter MPP, Zakir Patel – TDSB Trustee and the Toronto Business Development Centre for an info session on trade opportunities, program requirements and training processes. Registration is required. Register now at www.bit.ly/3OBG7W4.

NEW: The Museum + Arts Pass program returns! Borrow a Museum + Arts Pass (MAP) with your adult library card and get free admission to local museums, art galleries and cultural attractions. Experience art, history, science and more at participating MAP venues, including Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum and Toronto Zoo. More information is available here.

NEW: Share your input on pets and wildlife in Toronto! Are you concerned about people feeding wildlife in Toronto? The City is updating the Animal Bylaw and is looking for feedback on these issues. Take the survey to share your thoughts and ideas by December 17. Take the survey here.

NEW: Share your feedback on the property standards bylaw review! The City is reviewing the rules for property standards and wants to hear from you. Take the survey by December 20 to share your ideas, feedback and thoughts on areas for improvement. Take the survey here.

The Toronto Police Services Board is seeking public feedback on the New Artificial Intelligence Technologies policy. You can learn more about the policy and submit your feedback online here by December 15, 2021.

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!

REMINDER: Have your say on RapidTO! 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.  

Community Events

  • Golden Mile Learning Webinar – Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Friday, November 26, 2021 | 9:20am to 10:30am

Register here.

  • BGC East Scarborough Festival of Lights

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm | 62 Orchard Park Dr

Please visit http://esbgc.ca to register!

  • Christmas Market – Scarborough Sign Unveiling

Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 12:00pm

3595 St Claire Ave E

  • Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church Holiday Gift & Bake Sale

Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 9:30am

140 Guildwood Pkwy

Full details here.

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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