The City of Toronto is entering the next phase of its COVID-19 vaccination program. As Toronto's vaccine coverage surpasses 80% first-dose in residents 12 years and older, and approaches 75% for second doses, the City of Toronto will be expanding its mobile vaccination team operations to increase access to vaccines for those yet to receive their shot.
Starting tomorrow [July 22, 2021], all nine City of Toronto vaccination clinics will be offering walk-in vaccinations for anyone age 12 and older needing a first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. By lowering the barrier to vaccination across Toronto, the City is working to reach the approximately 20 per cent of Toronto adults who have not initiated vaccination and the 125,000 people who can accelerate a second dose scheduled for later in the year.
City Council voted to rename Dundas Street and other civic assets with the Dundas name in an effort to promote inclusion and reconciliation with marginalized communities
Today, City Council approved multiple strategies and plans that will be critical to achieving the City of Toronto’s TransformTO goal to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to net zero by 2050 or sooner. This includes a Net Zero Existing Buildings Strategy to decarbonize all existing residential, commercial and institutional buildings within the next 30 years; a Net Zero Carbon Plan to reduce emissions in City-owned buildings; and an update to the Toronto Green Standard to achieve net zero emissions in new development by 2030.
City Council has approved SafeTO: Toronto’s 10-Year Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. SafeTO represents a fundamental shift in the way that the City of Toronto thinks about community safety and well-being, refocusing efforts on prevention and addressing the root causes of issues that negatively impact community safety.
With Toronto entering Step Three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen on Friday, July 16, the City of Toronto is working to reopen additional recreational amenities, services and activities, subject to restrictions and capacity limits.
City says it will keep using pea gravel in dog parks because it's easy to maintain.
Today, the Province of Ontario announced Toronto can enter Step Three of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen on Friday, July 16 at 12:01 a.m. The City of Toronto is prepared to advance to Step Three reopening.
As of noon tomorrow, the City of Toronto is making walk-in vaccinations available at four City-run immunization clinics, including the Toronto Congress Centre clinic that opened to walk-ins yesterday. Moving forward, walk-in vaccinations will be available daily from noon to 7 p.m. for anyone age 18 or older to receive a first or second dose mRNA vaccine at the City-run Toronto Congress Centre, Cloverdale Mall, The Hangar and Metro Toronto Convention Centre clinics.
City Council’s Executive Committee has approved City of Toronto staff’s tax design and implementation plan to introduce a new tax on vacant Toronto homes starting in 2022. The goal of the tax is to change the behaviours of vacant home homeowners, encouraging them to sell or rent out the homes, thereby increasing the housing supply.