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7 May
#CityOfTO opens more than 17,000 new vaccination appointments for next week

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Today the City was able to add more than 17,000 new appointments spread across five City-operated clinics for the week of May 10 due to confirmed additional vaccine supply. With this added supply, City clinics can administer approximately 98,000 vaccine doses between May 10 to 16
These new appointments for next week are now available in the provincial vaccine booking system at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, Mitchell Field Arena, The Hangar and Cloverdale Mall clinics.
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6 May
#CityOfTO opens more than 3,500 new vaccination appointments for next week. News release: toronto.ca/news/city-of-t…
This afternoon, 2,430 new vaccination appointments between May 10 to 12 at the immunization clinic at Malvern Community Recreation Centre in Scarborough were added to the provincial vaccine booking system.
Between May 10 and 12, the Malvern Community Recreation Centre was to undergo planned infrastructure work requiring a two-day suspension of clinic operations.
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5 May
Toronto City Council approves contract with PayIt to accelerate the City’s digital services. News release: toronto.ca/news/toronto-c…
Together, PayIt and the City of Toronto will design a digital experience and platform which will enable residents, businesses and visitors to Toronto to make payments to the City, starting this fall with property taxes, utility bills, and parking violations.
Additional services will be added to the platform in later phases, including permits, licences and court fines. Users will have more payment options and be able to make payments through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), credit card or debit card.
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5 May
The City’s ability to offer first dose vaccination appointments and administer vaccine at City-operated immunization clinics is dependent on vaccine supply from the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada.
Since expanding eligibility to anyone 18 and older from a hot spot postal code on Monday morning, 223,817 people have booked vaccination appointments for City-operated immunization clinics.
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5 May
Mayor John Tory announces ActiveTO major road closures this weekend. News release: toronto.ca/news/mayor-joh…
Today, Mayor John Tory announced that ActiveTO major road closures will be in place again this weekend along parts of Lake Shore Boulevard East, as well as Bayview Avenue, and reminds residents that High Park remains closed to vehicles on weekends to make more space for people.
The following closures will be in place beginning Saturday, May 8 at 6 a.m. until Sunday, May 9 at 9 p.m.:
1. Bayview Avenue, between Front Street East and Rosedale Valley Road, as well as River Street between Bayview Avenue and Spruce Street
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4 May
#CityofTO seeking public feedback on garden suites to expand housing options in Toronto. News release: toronto.ca/news/city-seek… ImageImage
A garden suite is a housing unit, usually located in the backyard of an existing house, but separate and detached from the main house. Garden suites, like laneway suites, are generally smaller than the main house on the lot and are intended to function as a rental housing unit.
The City is gathering input from stakeholders about how to best allow the construction of garden suites in Toronto. Matters related to privacy, shadowing, parking requirements, and protecting trees and green spaces are among those being considered.
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4 May
#DYK Toronto residents age 18 and older who can't physically leave their home due to certain medical conditions, are eligible for in-home #COVID19 vaccination? Register via your #CityofTO primary care provider or homecare provider. ImageImage
If your primary care/homecare cannot provide the vaccine, you will be referred to @TorontoMedics. Toronto residents age 18+ (adults & seniors) who are homebound but not registered with a health service, can call Toronto Seniors Helpline 416-217-2077 to be referred to a clinician.
For eligibility and to find out how to book in-home vaccination: toronto.ca/home/covid-19/…
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4 May
#CityofTO launches pilot to capture dog waste in street litter bins

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The #CityofTO is beginning a pilot to test the collection of dog waste in street litter bins. The first phase of the pilot will last 3 months and includes 10 bins adjacent to parks and in areas with a high concentration of dogs.
One compartment on each of the pilot bins has been converted to accept dog waste. These compartments are labelled with stickers and should only be used to dispose of #dog waste.
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3 May
As of 8 a.m. this morning, people age 18 or older living in any of the 53 Province of Ontario hot spot postal codes were able to book vaccination appointments at City-operated immunization clinics using the provincial vaccination booking system.
Between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., more than 40,000 people successfully booked first and second dose vaccine appointments at a City-operated clinic. Of the more than 80,000 appointments this week at City-run clinics, as of 1 p.m., there were approx 3,900 available appointments remaining.
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3 May
#TeamToronto vaccination Sprint Strategy getting results in 13 high priority postal codes, adding four more areas. News release: toronto.ca/news/team-toro…
Following a successful first two weeks rolling out the Toronto Sprint Strategy, the #CityofTO and #TeamToronto vaccination partners continue to prioritize postal code areas with high rates of #COVID19 for mobile and pop-up clinic vaccinations
The Sprint Strategy targeted 13 postal code areas last week and tripled the number of per-week doses available to the prioritized communities. Over the course of the week, vaccine coverage of adults age 18 and older in the 13 areas moved from approximately 12% to more than 35%.
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3 May
Mayor @JohnTory proclaims May Building Safety Month in Toronto. News release: toronto.ca/news/mayor-joh…
This month, the #cityofTO will participate in its 40th annual Building Safety Month, highlighting the importance of the Ontario Building Code & the City's role in upholding standards that make our buildings among the safest, healthiest, most accessible & sustainable in the world.
This year’s theme, “Build Safe”, focuses on what residents need to know about building permits and how obtaining them helps to ensure that they build safely.
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1 May
#CityofTO and #TeamToronto partners reporting 40 per cent of eligible Torontonians now vaccinated. News release: toronto.ca/news/city-of-t…
Today, Mayor @JohnTory announced the #CityofTO and vaccination partners have now administered at least a first dose of vaccine to 40 per cent of eligible Torontonians.
#TeamToronto was able to reach this preliminary goal thanks to a vaccination network that includes the City, @TOPublicHealth, hospitals, pharmacies, Ontario Health Teams, Local Health Integration Networks, community clinics, primary care physicians and community groups.
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30 Apr
City of Toronto update on #COVID19. News release: toronto.ca/news/city-of-t… Image of news release.Image with media contact in...
There are 1,269 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto today.
New groups became eligible for vaccination at City-operated clinics this week. Those age 55 to 59 were able to book appointments at City-run immunization clinics as of this morning and childcare workers in licensed childcare settings as of yesterday.
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30 Apr
The #CityofTO and its community partners continue to support the vaccination of residents without OHIP cards

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The City of Toronto announced today that it is partnering with FCJ Refugee Centre and Access Alliance to help people without an Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card get the COVID-19 vaccine in #Toronto.
The City is committed to ensuring equitable access to #COVID19 vaccines for everyone. The Province of Ontario has clearly stated that if you do not have an Ontario health card at all, you are still eligible for the vaccine.
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30 Apr
City of Toronto kicks off Youth Week in Toronto this weekend
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On Saturday, May 1, the #CityofTO will proclaim May 1-7 Youth Week in Toronto – a week to celebrate youth engagement and showcase the abilities and talents of youth. This year, all events will take place virtually.
#Toronto is home to more than 623,000 youth who are a vital part of the city’s social, cultural and economic fabric. The contributions of young people help make Toronto the vibrant, world-class city that it is today.
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20 Apr
Toronto Public Health issues Section 22 Class Order to close workplaces to manage #COVID19 outbreaks. News release: toronto.ca/news/toronto-p…
As easily transmitted #COVID19 variants of concern spread quickly throughout Toronto and the GTA, outbreaks are increasingly linked to workplaces, where the virus can spread through close contact between workers.
To reduce this significant risk to the city’s health, @TOPublicHealth will issue a Section 22 order for workplaces. This Order is a necessary tool to break the chains of transmission within Toronto workplaces where #COVID19 is determined to be spreading.
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19 Apr
#CityOfTO update on City services and enforcement of #COVID19 regulations

News release: toronto.ca/news/city-of-t…
#CityofTO has received updated regulations from the @ONgov & has modified City services & operations to align with the orders and direction from @epdevilla.
Toronto remains in the Shutdown Zone of the Province’s COVID-19 response framework and subject to a provincial Stay-at-Home order that has been extended until May 5. Everyone in the city should be staying home except for essential reasons.
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19 Apr
Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 134,534 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 1,477 new cases today. There are 881 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 2,937 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data: toronto.ca/home/covid-19/…
The City is working with its healthcare partners, pharmacies and @TOPublicHealth to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines with increasing efforts in COVID-19 hot spots. To date, more than 907,070 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.
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19 Apr
The #CityofTO, with the support from staff in shelters, 24-hour respite sites, COVID-19 response sites, and outreach staff, will conduct Toronto’s fifth Street Needs Assessment (SNA) starting today. Learn more: toronto.ca/news/city-of-t…
The SNA is a city-wide point-in-time count and survey of people experiencing homelessness: toronto.ca/community-peop…
The initiative will be led by staff from City-administered shelters, 24-hour respite sites, COVID-19 response sites and outreach agencies, as well as staff in provincially-administered sites. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers were not recruited for this year’s SNA.
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17 Apr
Residents invited to experience the High Park #BloomAtHome during peak bloom. News release: toronto.ca/news/residents… ImageImage
The City’s cherry blossom trees are in bloom and once again Torontonians can take in their beauty from the comfort of their own homes. To encourage everyone to stay home and stay safe, the City will offer #BloomAtHome, a 24-hour 4K BloomCam livestream during the peak bloom period
The BloomCam can be viewed at toronto.ca/cherryblossoms. In keeping with the provincial Stay-at-Home order and to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has implemented measures to prevent crowding and gathering in High Park by closing public access to the cherry blossom groves.
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16 Apr
#CityofTO plans pothole repair blitz tomorrow. News release: toronto.ca/news/city-of-t…
The City of Toronto is planning a pothole repair blitz on Saturday, April 17 to repair as many potholes as possible on Toronto’s major roads, neighbourhood streets, and expressways.
Crews will begin repairing as many potholes as possible starting at 6 a.m. Sat morning. Tomorrow’s blitz will see 32 crews (100 staff) repairing potholes throughout the city. City staff will work a 12-hour shift with appropriate physical distancing measures in place.
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