MPP MITZIE HUNTER COMMUNITY UPDATE

  • Community Update

Dear friends,

Today, Ontario is reporting 153 new cases of COVID-19. Locally, there are 28 new cases in Toronto as we move closer to entering Step Three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen on Friday, July 16, 2021 at 12:01am. Step Three focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with large numbers of people and restrictions in place. Full details on Step Three restrictions are available on the “Reopening” Ontario webpage. It is still a good idea to review the City’s COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for the latest public health guidance, provincial regulations, and City bylaws. 

The vaccination rollout continues throughout the province, with more and more Ontarians getting their second dose and the full protection that offers. Please remember that when it comes to booking your second dose, a “mixed mRNA model” – that is mixing Pfizer and Moderna for first and second dose – has been approved by both the federal and provincial governments. Residents are encouraged to get whichever vaccine is easiest to access.
 
Remember, you can always find out the latest news about the numerous clinics, pop-ups and pharmacies in Scarborough that are administering the vaccine by checking my Vaccination News webpage.
 
Congratulations to former Ontario regional chief RoseAnne Archibald on being elected national chief of the Assembly of First Nations! This is a historic moment as she becomes the first woman elected to the role. 
As always, my Constituency Office is ready to hear from you. If anyone has any concerns or challenges accessing support, or needs help booking a vaccination, please call my office at 416 281-2787 or send an email to mhunter.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org.

Warm regards,

Mitzie

KEEPING SCARBOROUGH-GUILDWOOD SAFE

Vaccination News

Vaccination News 

Vaccine Clinics and Pop-up Clinics
SHN Update on vaccine eligibility and opportunities to receive 2nd doses:

SHN is offering 1st doses to people who live, work, or go to school in an M1 postal code. First dose clients will be given priority access at our pop-up clinics, and are encouraged to walk in or book an appointment through www.scarbvaccine.ca

SHN is offering 1st doses and 2nd doses at pop-up clinics this weekend, including new pop-ups at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (see details below).

SHN is reaching out by phone and email to people who received their 1st doses at our community vaccine clinics and are now eligible to book a 2nd dose appointment. SHN will be following the provincial guidance on when people are eligible to book 2nd dose appointments.

**Upcoming pop-up vaccine clinics**

SHN and the Scarborough Ontario Health Team partners will be hosting new pop-up vaccine clinics on Thursday, July 8th and Thursday, July 15th:

*UPDATED* Scarborough Health Network One-Day Pop-Ups – Pfizer 1st and 2nd Dose. These clinics will be administering 1st doses to individuals 12+ who live/work/go to school in Scarborough and 2nd doses to individuals 12+ who live/work/go to school in Scarborough AND received their 1st dose of Pfizer at least 21 days ago or 1st dose of AstraZeneca at least 8 weeks ago.

  • July 15 | 9:30am-12:30pm | Catholic Crosscultural Services, 3227 Eglinton Ave E | Walk-in Only
  • July 16 | 1pm-9pm | Precious Blood Parish, 1737 Lawrence Ave E | Walk-in or Book at www.scarbvaccine.ca

Please bring ID or document with your address or proof of employment, a health card if you have one and your first dose vaccination receipt. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

Scarborough Dash for Doses – 4 weeks this July, 3 stationary pit stops in Scarborough! These clinics will be vaccinating PFIZER 1st doses and 2nd doses to those 12+ who live/work/go to school in Scarborough (M1):
École Secondaire Catholique Père-Philippe-Lamarche | 2850 Eglinton Ave E

  • Mondays – 19 | 1pm-9pm
  • Tuesdays – 20 | 1pm-9pm

David and Mary Thomson CI | 125 Brockley Dr

  • Wednesdays – July 14 & 21 | 1pm-9pm
  • Thursdays – July 15 & 22 | 1pm-9pm

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (Highland Hall) | 1265 Military Trl

  • Fridays – July 16, 23 & 30 | 1pm-9pm
  • Sundays – 18 & 25 | 10am-6pm

Tickets will be provided for same-day vaccine appointments on a first come, first served basis. Please bring ID, or documentation with your address or proof of employment, a health card, if you have one and your first dose vaccination receipt. More at www.scarbvaccine.ca.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligibility criteria, booking information and pop-up clinic information is available at www.scarbvaccine.ca

  • First dose: Individuals 12+ for Pfizer; Individuals 18+ for Moderna; AND live, work or go to school in Scarborough
  • Second dose: SHN is contacting eligible individuals by phone or email to book their second dose appointment
  • Moderna second dose: Eligible individuals can now book a Moderna 2nd dose appointment at www.scarbvaccine.ca. To be eligible, individuals must be aged 18+ and have received their 1st dose of Moderna at least 28 days ago; their 1st dose of Pfizer at least 21 days ago; or their 1st dose of AstraZeneca at least 8 weeks ago.  

**PLEASE NOTE** The telephone number for SHN vaccination clinic inquiries has changed. The new number is: 416-495-2593.

City of Toronto Immunization Clinics & Eligibility:Eligibility criteria and booking for first and second dose appointments can be found online at www.toronto.ca/covid19 or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

  • People age 12 and older are eligible to book first dose and accelerated second dose appointments at City-run immunization clinics

City of Toronto COVID-19 Vaccine Registration at Mass Immunization Clinics: 
City-run clinics are open at the following locations seven days a week from 11am to 8pm: 
Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr.
Malvern Community Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.
Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd.
Mitchell Field Centre, 89 Church Ave, North York 
The Hangar, 75 Carl Hall Rd, North York
Carmine Stefano Community Centre, 3100 Weston Rd. 
Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall 
North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, 200 Eglinton Ave. W. 

Locations Map: All COVID-19 Immunization Clinics across the city, including City-run facilities, pharmacies and hospitals, are now mapped on the City’s website. Residents can search for the clinic closest to them by location or address. 

Toronto East Health Network Mobile & Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic: Open to all individuals 12+ who live/work/attend school in any “M” postal code, with priority access for select populations. Visit the pop-up vaccine page for more details: www.tehn.ca/VaccinePopUps

COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccine Locations & Eligibility: Full details on eligibility and pharmacy locations administering the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.

  • First dose: Individuals 12+ to get the Pfizer vaccine; Individuals 18+ to get the Moderna Vaccine
  • Second dose: (AstraZeneca) received 1st dose at least eight weeks ago; (Pfizer or Moderna) received 1st dose at least 28 days ago

For more information please visit this site.

*Reminder* In addition, GuildCrest Pharmacy, located at 3775 Kingston Rd,
is now offering doses of Moderna vaccine (appointment needed, call 416-238-8136). 

The Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care
Vaccine registration: CCRIHC Vaccination Clinic (google.com)
Mobile Clinic located at 4158 Sheppard Ave East.
Clinic Hours: Tuesdays, Saturdays from 9:30a.m. to 3:00p.m. and Thursdays 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Age Groups: 12+ 

The City of Toronto and Community Partners support accelerated second doses for eligible residents without OHIP cards – News Release. Residents without OHIP cards who meet current eligibility for accelerated second doses can request assistance booking their accelerated second dose appointment at a City-run immunization clinic by contacting Access Alliance, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture and FCJ Refujee Centre.

Additional Health Services

Team Toronto vaccination partners have launched “Homebound Sprint” to complete first dose vaccination for remaining homebound Toronto residents – News Release. Adults 18 years of age or older who live in Toronto and cannot physically leave their home to receive the vaccine for medical, physical, cognitive or psychosocial reasons are eligible for in-home vaccination.  Anyone with questions about homebound vaccination should speak with their primary care or homecare service provider. Homebound individuals not linked with either a primary or homecare provider, can speak to a representative at the Toronto Seniors Helpline by phone at 416-217-2077 or online: www.torontoseniorshelpline.ca/web-chat.

Transportation to get to your vaccine appointment: If you are a Scarborough-based senior, adult with a disability, or adult who is immuno-compromised, you can request free transportation to and from your vaccine appointment through SCHC’s Scarborough Ride. Call 416-736-9372 or visit their webpage to book a ride. (for information about free transportation options in other parts of the City, see this press release about the vaccine transportation equity plan)

Vaccine Hunters Canada can help residents quickly find available vaccine appointments at City-run clinics. Vaccine appointment availability at all nine City-run clinics and will be displayed @VaxHuntersCan. More information is available on the City website.

Vaccines for COVID-19 Information in 15+ Different Languages: @GovCanHealth has translated important COVID19 information into over 15 languages. Watch videos and download fact sheets on topics such as travelling, vaccines and more: http://ow.ly/DI8m50EN6NC

COVID-19 Testing Sites – updated daily: COVID-19 tests are available at assessment centres, pop-up and mobile testing facilities and pharmacies. Learn more about COVID-19 testing locations and eligibility, including locations of upcoming pop-up testing sites, by visiting toronto.ca/COVID19Testing.The website features a map to help you easily find a testing location near you.

COMMUNITY UPDATES

Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards! Nominate a member of your community for the City of Toronto’s Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards. Full details on eligibility and how to submit a nomination are available at www.toronto.ca/awards. Nominations are open until July 30, 2021. 
 
Scarborough Arts Black Girls Film Camp: This is an opportunity for young Black women ages 14-22 interested in documentary filmmaking and video creation to learn from Black women in the industry.

Guild Festival Theatre is returning for its tenth summer! GFT will present two mainstage productions and two special presentations, with in-person performances held outdoors at the Guild Festival Theatre’s home in Guild Park & Gardens.

East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club announces Back 2 Books: Back 2 Books is ESBGC’s official kick-off event to motivate and encourage children and youth to get ready for the upcoming school year. The goal is to ensure that the youth within the community have all the essential supplies they need in order to get their work done in the upcoming school year. On the day of the event, Back 2 Books also provides free haircuts for children and youth.

Kids ReadTO Virtual Book Club: From The Reading Partnership, Kids ReadTO (KRTO) is a virtual book club that connects kids ages 9-12, from different communities, through reading! Weekly book club meetings, led by professional facilitators, allow kids to safely socialize online through guided reading activities, discussions and games that strengthen literacy skills and build their confidence. We select books from around the world, written by diverse authors that kids can relate to, and deliver them to the doorstep of each participant. 
 
Space is limited, complete your child’s online registration today. Deadline to apply is July 16th, 2021!  For program eligibility, registration and information, click here.
 
BGC East Scarborough – Be Boundless – In-Person Fundraiser
July 17, 2021 | 11am-6pm | 100 Galloway Road (main site back parking lot)
$3 Entry Fee
To register, call 416-281-0262 or sign up online here.
 
Petition for CCTV Cameras in the Cornell Community: Residents have requested the installation of close-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to address the gang violence in the Cornell community. The use of CCTV cameras would not be intended as a replacement for police officers; this would represent an added public safety tool. The Toronto Police Service acknowledges that the use of a CCTV camera must be balanced between public safety and the privacy rights of individuals, and a petition is being circulated. To view the petition, click here.
 
*NEW* TransformTO – Get Involved: The City of Toronto is implementing bold actions to get to net zero emissions. Share your thoughts on the actions and priorities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Until July 26, watch the video , complete the survey , host a community discussion , and share your thoughts on an online idea board.
 
Nominations open for Toronto Arts inaugural Indigenous Artist Award and Community Arts Award! The deadline to nominate is August 16, 2021! For more information on eligibility criteria and how to nominate please visit this website.
 
Scarborough Business Association Survey: If you operate a business in Scarborough, the Scarborough Business Association wants to hear from you! Please take 5 minutes and answer 5 questions about how the pandemic has impacted you. Click here to take the survey.
 
The East Scarborough Storefront and VIBE Arts, in collaboration with the City’s StART program, are creating a community engaged mural for the exterior wall of the East Scarborough Storefront facility, and they want to hear your ideas! Please fill out this survey to submit your ideas.
 
Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities’ Hope Exists After Loss (HEAL) Youth Program. FREE 8-week youth program for ages 12-19. An engaging and meaningful peer mentorship for youth living in Scarborough experiencing loss from death. Starting Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 4pm to pm. For more information and to register please visit www.schcontario.ca/heal
 
Our Scarborough Centre Review! Phase 2 of public engagement continues. Participate in two new events, Little Scarborough and ShowUsSC! Learn more about Scarborough Centre Secondary plan here.
 
Itn Case You Missed It! Complete your 2021 Census online today. By filling out your census questionnaire, you help shape your community and support important decision-making that affects all Canadians. Complete your 2021 Census online here.

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We’re working hard to serve the community. If you have any questions, concerns, or want to bring an event or special story to our office’s attention, please get in touch by responding to this email or via the links below!