Councillor’s Corner- Ward 7 : June 2021

anthony-perruzza

June 01, 2021

Dear Resident,

Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep everyone safe. Many of you have received your first dose, with second doses scheduled or on the way. We must continue to work together towards a future where it’ll be safe to meet in person again. That time is coming, and I look forward to seeing you.
Now that it’s warmer outside and summer is upon us, please remember to continue following public health guidelines. It’s essential to spend time outdoors but to do so safely with members of your own home.

You’ve received my Spring Newsletter and other flyers in your mailbox. The City of Toronto received an application to build three new buildings (9, 11, and 32 storeys) for a total of 560 new residential units where a commercial plaza currently exists at 41-75 Four Winds Drive. The current application contradicts the Keele-Finch Secondary Plan (KFSP), which residents helped complete recently. Toronto needs housing, but bending to the whims of all developers will not ensure more affordability. We deserve better than this. I am opposed to this application and intend to fight it. You, too, have an opportunity to express your position on this application. Your participation in this process is meaningful and impacts the future of our community. Sign the petition to have your voice heard!

https://www.change.org/fight4fourwinds

If you have comments or questions about other 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 age requirements applicable to each vaccination provider. The age groups expand depending on Provincial updates.

  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’s clinic located at Downsview Arena, 1633 Wilson Ave. Visit https://www.hrh.ca/covax-clinic-booking or call 1-888-385-1910.
  3. You can also book appointments at select pharmacies with many new locations in our area, including the Shoppers Drug Mart at Finchdale Plaza. Visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ for more locations or call 1-888-385-1910. 
  4. 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 daily supply updates.

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/