Councillor’s Corner- Ward 7 : July 2021

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July 01, 2021

Dear Resident,

Many of you have received your first dose, with second doses scheduled or on the way. Various pop-up clinics are operating without an appointment required, and you can also call to move up your current appointments as new options become available.

We are working towards a future where it will be safe to meet in person again. That time is coming, and I look forward to seeing and speaking with you soon.

Now that it’s summer, please remember to continue following public health guidelines and wear a mask, even when partially or fully vaccinated. It’s essential to spend time outdoors but do so safely. The Province is continuing to update our City on the phases and step-by-step stages of reopening.

The City has announced that a list of public pools are officially open to help everyone cool off. You must register for a 45-minute session in advance of your visit. Please visit the City of Toronto’s website to book.

Many thanks to those who attended the Four Winds Community Consultation Meeting. Residents, your comments will make an impact collectively, and it is crucial that City Planning continue to hear from you. If you have comments or questions about local developments and projects, please contact me at 416-338-5335 or councillor_perruzza@toronto.ca. I will have more news to share with you shortly.

Sincerely,

City Councillor Anthony Perruzza
Ward 7 – Humber River-Black Creek


Where can I get vaccinated?

Please check online or call my office for the current requirements.

  1. City-Operated Immunization Clinics. The closest locations in our area are Carmine Stefano Community Centre, 3100 Weston Rd. and The Hangar, 74 Carl Hall Rd. (Downsview Park). Visit https://vaccineto.ca/landing or call 1-888-999-6488.
  2. Humber River Regional Hospital, main clinic located at Downsview Arena, 1633 Wilson Ave. Operates 7 days per week from 10 AM to 6 PM. Visit https://www.hrh.ca/covax-clinic-booking or call 1-888-999-6488.
  3. Select pharmacies including:
  1. Please visit my website and social media pages for details about mobile pop-up clinics. There are different locations throughout Humber River-Black Creek offering vaccines without appointments depending on the daily supply.

 

How can I get a ride to my appointment?

The City’s Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan helps Toronto seniors, those with disabilities, and immune-compromised adults get to and from vaccination appointments within Toronto.

To book a ride, contact:

  1. Toronto Ride, https://www.torontoride.ca/ or call 416-481-5250
  2. iRide, https://www.circleofcare.com/vaccinerides/ or call 1-844-474-3301

 

How can I get a translation?

My office offers translations in Italian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil and Arabic. The City’s website can also be translated via Google translate; just click on the white button available on each page. If you have questions about language options, call my office, and we will figure out the best way to get you a translation.

 

What if I’m homebound?

If you are a homebound person receiving care through a Primary Care Provider, Family Health Team, Home Care or Community Support Service, please contact your provider to learn if they offer in-home vaccination. If your provider cannot provide at-home immunization, they will place your name on a list for at-home vaccination.

If you are a homebound person who does not have a Primary Care Provider, Family Health Team, Home Care, or Community Support Service, please contact the Toronto Seniors Helpline. This service supports homebound people who are aged 18-65, as well as seniors. Contact 416-217-2077 or utilize the web-chat feature at https://torontoseniorshelpline.ca/web-chat/