MPP Mitzie Hunter Community Update

  • Community Update

Dear friends,

Today, Ontario is reporting 513 new cases of COVID-19. Locally, there are 105 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.

As we continue to face threats of new variants, vaccines are critical for protecting our community and bringing Ontario back to life. If you have not booked your first or second COVID-19 dose, you can now walk into any City-run vaccination clinic to receive your vaccine. Details are available atwww.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

If you have not booked your first or second COVID-19 dose, you can now walk into any City-run vaccination clinic to receive your vaccine. Details are available atwww.toronto.ca/covid19.

Residents who have an appointment for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccines may be eligible to receive their vaccine sooner! Appointments at City-run clinics can be cancelled or changed at www.vaccine.covaxonbooking.ca/manage or by calling the provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900.

*NEW* The Mitchell Field Vaccination Clinic will remain open. The clinic was originally slated to close on August 22nd.

Vaccine Pop-up Clinics

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) 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 13 | 1pm-8pm | Agincourt Mall, 3850 Sheppard Ave. E.
  • August 13 & 14 | 12pm-6pm | Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave.
  • August 13 & 14 | 12pm-6pm | Golden Mile Shopping Centre, 1880 Eglinton Ave. E.
  • August 13 & 14 | 12pm-6pm | Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave E.
  • August 13 & 14 | 12pm-6pm | Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Rd.
  • August 14 | 9am-1pm | Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association, 300 Silver Star Blvd.
  • August 14 | 9am-3pm | Tropicana Community Services, 1385 Huntingwood Dr.

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

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

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)

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

COMMUNITY UPDATES

East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club and Love the Game have joined forces to present “Hang Time Hoops Summer Program.” The free program offers learning, growth, and mentorship opportunities through sport-specific training, active lifestyle education and building healthy relationships. Sessions will run every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays (until August 31st) at 100 Galloway Rd. Ages 11-14 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Ages 15-18 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Register here.

The Scarborough East EarlyON & Family Centre offers various programs, workshops and services for children and adults. Their August Programming Calendar can be found here.

Free Backpacks! The Scarborough Compassion Ministry and the Metro East Regional Youth  Association have partnered to provide backpacks to children in the community. The event will run from 3- 6 PM on Thursday, August 19th at the Scarborough SDA Church at 4350 Lawrence Ave. East. Parents must bring their children with them should they wish to receive a bag.

The 8th Annual East Side Pride Celebration is happening this Friday, August 13th, from 5-8 PM. For more information, visit @eastsidepride on Instagram!

Seniors Workshop- Housing: The East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club are offering a free informative session on different housing options for seniors, this Friday, August 13th at 11:00 AM. For more information, click here.

Heartfelt congratulations to author Catherine Fernandez on her film “Scarborough” being included in this year’s TIFF lineup! I cannot wait to see it at the festival.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

In 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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