Councillor Jaye Robinson Summer Newsletter

Dear Friends and Neighbours,

The summer is finally upon us, and Toronto’s immunization campaign continues to rapidly accelerate with increased vaccine supply. To-date, over 3.4 million vaccines have been administered in the City and almost 80% of residents aged 18+ have received their first shot, with over 40% fully vaccinated. On Sunday, 26,771 vaccines were administered at Scotiabank Arena for Toronto Vaccine Day, breaking the North American record for the most doses administered at a single-day clinic.

Thanks to all the staff on the frontlines in our clinics and every single resident who has rolled up their sleeve to get vaccinated, Toronto entered Step 2 of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen Plan today – several days ahead of schedule. In Step 2, larger indoor and outdoor gatherings will be permitted, and some additional businesses and services will be allowed to open, including personal care services.

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, my office has endeavoured to provide regular updates to keep you informed on topics ranging from nationwide public health measures to local pop-up vaccine clinics. Last night, I held a Telephone Town Hall about the COVID-19 vaccines that was attended by over 3,200 people – one of the largest turnout rates in the City. I am also extremely proud of my Ward 15 team, who have helped thousands of residents find the information they needed to book their vaccine appointments over the last few months. Simultaneously, we’ve continued to work on the issues that matter most to you at City Hall, and this newsletter will contain more information on those initiatives.

In the last year, I’ve heard from residents across Ward 15 about their concerns with the new, virtual format of many City processes, including development meetings and Committee of Adjustment hearings. Residents have reported receiving their public notices in the mail only days before hearings, and experiencing various technical issues with the virtual meeting platform. Keep reading to learn more about the steps we’re taking to address these issues, in consultation with local neighbours and residents’ associations.

In this newsletter, you’ll also find several important updates on the environmental initiatives underway at City Hall and in Ward 15, including this year’s Environment Days and tree plantings in local green spaces. On that note, I’m also pleased to advise that construction is now underway to upgrade several of our local parks.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. My team remains available to serve you by phone at 416-395-6408, or by email at councillor_robinson@toronto.ca.

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Sincerely,

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