MPP Mitzie Hunter Community Update

  • Community Update

Dear friends,

Today, Ontario is reporting 139 new cases of COVID-19. Locally, there are 26 new cases in Toronto. We continue to be in Step Three of the province’s reopening plan. 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 big news this week is related to the back-to-school plan for Ontario students and teachers. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Education released a guidance for schools document that will guide the return to the classroom, and the document outlines a plan for both elementary and secondary students to return to school full time. Students who wish to participate in remote learning will be able to, as this option will continue to be made available by school boards.

As the vaccine rollout continues, the City of Toronto is reporting that more than 2,000,000 residents are now fully vaccinated. While this number is a notable achievement, the variants are still a threat and it remains important for residents to get their shots. Remember, if you haven’t booked your first or second COVID-19 dose, you can now walk into any of the City-run vaccination clinics to receive your vaccine. Details are available at www.toronto.ca/covid19. As always, you can 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.

My Constituency Office is always 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

*REMINDER* Toronto will enter the next phase of its vaccination campaign with expanded mobile teams and a new mass immunization clinic model – News Release. Beginning August 23, TPH will redeploy approximately 700 staff from mass immunization clinics to expand its mobile clinic operations. NOTE: On August 22 (end of day), City-operated clinics at the following locations will close:

  • Carmine Stefano Community Centre
  • Malvern Community Recreation Centre
  • Mitchell Field Arena
  • North Toronto Memorial Community Centre
  • Toronto Congress Centre

→ City-operated COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Cloverdale Mall, the Hangar, Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Scarborough Town Centre will remain open and continue to offer COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccine Clinics and Pop-up Clinics

*NEW* Native Child and Family Services of Toronto COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunity! This clinic will be vaccinating FNIM/Indigenous Community Members and their immediate household members aged 12 years and older.

  • Aug 4 | Malvern Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, 31 Tapscott Rd Unit 76B

To request an appointment please complete this form. If you have questions please email COVIDvaccine@nativechild.org or call 437-230-2936.

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

  • August 4 | 4pm to 9 pm | West Hill Public School, 299 Morningside Ave
  • August 5 | 4pm to 9pm | Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute, 2450 Birchmount Rd

Tickets will be provided for same-day appointments on a first come, first served basis. 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 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 will continue to run at the following locations seven days a week from 11am to 8pm:

Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.

The Hangar, 75 Carl Hall Rd, North York

Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall

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

Additional Health Services in the Community

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.

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

**NEW** COVID-19 Testing for travel at Guildcrest Pharmacy. Results are available within 24 hours, site located at 3775 Kingston Rd. Call 416-238-8136).

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 amap to help you easily find a testing location near you.

COMMUNITY UPDATES

Nominate a Special Caregiver for recognition and One Wish Awards (worth up to $10,000). Visit canadianabilities.org/nomination to make a nomination.

The Rosie Mentoring Program. The Rosie Mentoring Program has been developed to address the limited access women have to role models and mentors. Women in  STEM and skilled trades careers are encouraged to participate in our program where they will be matched with Mentors and Protégées one-on-one. The Rosie Mentoring Program is currently accepting applications for Mentors and Protégées within STEM and skilled trades areas for the second cohort to begin in September 2021. If you are interested in participating in this program, please read more here.

Terra Lumina returns to Your Toronto Zoo – Tickets are on sale now! Your Toronto Zoo is excited for Terra Lumina: An Enchanted Night Walk Into A Bright Future to be returning for the 2021 season beginning Thursday, July 29th.  To learn more and purchase your tickets here.

Scarborough Arts – Scarborough Sounds by the Spoken Soul Collective. Calling all Scarborough musicians! Scarborough Sounds is your opportunity to have your music that speaks to Scarborough play at Town Centre as part of ArtworxTO. Submit your music to djlewyv@gmail.com by August 8th.

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! GFTwill 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. July 28 to August 29, 2021: details and tickets available at www.guildfestivaltheatre.ca/2021

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.

*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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