TORONTO, ON., April 12, 2021 — Today, the City of Toronto is opening three more City-operated COVID-19 immunization clinics at Cloverdale Mall (Etobicoke-Lakeshore), North Toronto Memorial Community Centre (Eglinton-Lawrence) and Carmine Stefano Community Centre (Humber River-Black Creek) to vaccinate eligible residents with confirmed vaccination appointments who are age 60 years or older or 50 years and older from COVID-19 hot spots.
The addition of these new clinics will ensure nine City-operated immunization clinics are operating across Toronto – the backbone of the Team Toronto approach to the vaccination rollout. Once all nine of the City-operated vaccination clinics are open tomorrow, City-run clinics will have a weekly vaccination capacity based on anticipated supply of more than 10,000 doses per day. These capacity can be increased if additional supply were to become available from the Government of Canada.
Today, Mayor John Tory visited the Cloverdale Mall immunization clinic.
“I encourage eligible residents to get vaccinated at one of the nine City-run vaccine clinics up and running. These clinics are operating seven days a week to get people vaccinated as quickly as we can, subject to vaccine supply,” said Mayor John Tory. “The sooner we are vaccinated, the sooner we can bring this pandemic to an end. So, please get your shot when it is your turn.”
The Cloverdale Mall clinic will operate seven days per week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. As many as 40 immunizers at a time can work to immunize six people each per hour at this clinic. The clinic will vaccinate up to 1,600 people per day pending the availability of vaccine supply. This capacity can be increased as supply from the Government of Canada allows.
As of Friday, the eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine availability at City-operated clinics was expanded to include residents age 50 and older living in COVID-19 hot spot postal codes, in addition to individuals born in 1961 and earlier. Hot spot areas are neighbourhoods identified by the Province of Ontario with ongoing and historic high rates of COVID-19 transmission, hospitalization and death. This expanded eligibility is part of the Phase 2 Team Toronto vaccine rollout, ensuring every dose available is used to protect the most vulnerable.
Eligible residents who do not yet have an appointment are encouraged to register to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Eligible residents can book appointments through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on www.toronto.ca/covid-19 or book by phone through the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488 (TTY 1-866-797-0007). More information on booking options is available on the Province’s What to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine webpage: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-covid-19-vaccine#how-to-schedule-a-vaccination .
There continues to be appointments available at all nine of the City-operated immunization clinics across Toronto, including:
- Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 277 Front St. W.
- Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd.
- Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr. (in the old Sears store)
- Malvern Community Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd.
- Mitchell Field Arena, 89 Church Ave. (west side of the complex)
- The Hangar, 75 Carl Hall Rd.
- Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall
- North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, 200 Eglinton Ave. W.
- Carmine Stefano Community Centre, 3100 Weston Rd.
The City-operated clinics are part of the Team Toronto vaccination network that includes hundreds of clinics operated by health sector partners including hospitals and pharmacies. A map of vaccination options in Toronto is available on the City’s COVID-19: Vaccine Clinic Locations webpage: http://www.toronto.ca/COVID19vaccinemap.
Getting as many people as possible vaccinated will stop future waves of COVID-19 and protect our healthcare system and wider community. For the current wave of COVID-19 in Toronto, amplified by variants of concern, staying home except when absolutely necessary – for example, to attend a vaccination appointment – and following public health guidance including wearing a mask and physical distancing is the best way to keep everyone safe.
SOURCE City of Toronto