Great news – 0 new COVID-19 cases in Thorncliffe Park in last 3 weeks

From CBC article:

Thorncliffe Park, one of the neighbourhoods hardest hit by COVID-19 in Toronto, has not detected a single case in the last three weeks. 

“It’s such an amazing thing to see cases get to zero in certain neighbourhoods where it was daunting for so long,” said Dr. Andrew Boozary, executive director of social medicine at the University Health Network.

“I hope we can build on these learned lessons as opposed to some semblance of premature victory that we’ve seen in other jurisdictions that comes with real costs.” 

Read the full article here on CBC.ca.

Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics – July 1, 3 & 4

Upcoming pop-up vaccine clinics at Thorncliffe Park Community Hub

First dose eligibility:
• Be 12 years of age or older on the day of vaccination;
• Live/work/attend school in any “M” postal code.

Second dose eligibility:
• Be 12 years of age or older on the day of vaccination;
• Live/work/attend school in M1L, M3C, M4H;

AND
• Received your first dose of Pfizer at least 21 days ago; or • Received your first dose of Moderna at least 28 days ago; or • Received your first dose of AstraZeneca at least 56 days ago. 

Thorncliffe Park Community Hub 45 Overlea Blvd. (East York Town Centre, Entrance 6)
* Thursday, July 1 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or while vaccine supply lasts
* Saturday, July 3 –  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or while vaccine supply lasts 
* Sunday, July 4 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or while vaccine supply lasts

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.

If any of your neighbours would like to subscribe to my newsletters, they can do so at www.jayerobinson.ca or by emailing my office.

Sincerely,

Click here to read the full newsletter.

Telephone Town Hall – June 29 at 6pm

Councillor Jaye Robinson will be hosting a Telephone Town Hall to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines. See details below.

Dear Friends and Neighbours,

As Toronto’s immunization campaign continues to accelerate and second doses become more widely available, I will be hosting a Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday, June 29 at 6:00pm to answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

I will be joined by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 16 – Don Valley East), Dr. Na-Koshie Lamptey (Toronto’s Associate Medical Officer of Health), and a senior representative from the Emergency Operations Centre.

To join:

  • Call 1-833-490-0778 from 6:00pm, where you will have the option to ask a question live;
  • Livestream the event by clicking here, where you will have the option to submit a written question for our panel; or
  • Text VACCINE to 1-833-750-0888 and reply TTH when prompted.

If you’re planning to attend, you can RSVP to the event on Facebook by clicking here. As always, please feel welcome to share this email with your neighbours and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

Warm regards,

To see the complete email from Jaye, please click here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Available at Sunnybrook

To support Toronto Public Health’s hot spot strategy, anybody age 12+ can book at second dose vaccine appointment at Sunnybrook Vaccine Clinic if they live, work or go to school in a Toronto Delta hot spot postal code (designated by Toronto Public Health) and got their first dose of Pfizer more than 26 days ago.

Eligible hot spot postal codes, as defined by Toronto Public Health: M9W, M9V, M6M, M9L, M9M, M3J, M3K, M3M, M3N, M6N, M3L, M9N, M1G, M1B, M1S, M1J, M4H, M4A.

The Clinic is located at

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
McLaughlin Auditorium,
E Wing Ground Floor, EG18a
2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON

To access Sunnybrook’s vaccine clinic, please enter through Sunnybrook’s E-Wing entrance, and not the main (M-Wing) entrance. See map below.

To learn more about the vaccine rollout in Ontario, visit the Ministry of Health’s website or call the Provincial Information line at 1-888-999-6488 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).