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City of Toronto health sector partners making progress vaccinating Toronto residents 80 years of age and over

The City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health are working with the Province of Ontario and health sector and community partners to vaccinate people across Toronto as quickly as possible to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Government of Canada is responsible for obtaining the supply of COVID-19 vaccines; the Province has responsibility for distributing the vaccines and identifying priority groups established under the Province’s framework; and Toronto is responsible for supporting the administration of the vaccine in accordance with provincial prioritization and scheduling frameworks as vaccines are provided by the Province.

Medical Officer of Health implements Section 22 Class Order for workplaces as Province considers moving Toronto into Grey Zone of provincial COVID-19 response framework

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Today, Mayor John Tory, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa and Fire Chief and General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management Matthew Pegg provided an update on the City’s measures to combat the resurgence of the virus in Toronto. Mayor Tory and Dr. de Villa explained the City is requesting to move to the Grey Zone next week.

East Toronto Health Partners unveils plan to support low-barrier access to COVID-19 vaccines in East Toronto

(March 1, 2021) Toronto, ON — East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP), the Ontario Health Team (OHT) serving East Toronto, is preparing for increased supply of COVID-19 vaccines with a COVID-19 Immunization Plan for East Toronto. Developed in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Toronto Public Health (TPH), the Plan includes COVID-19 immunization clinics,

City of Toronto provides updated details of City COVID-19 Vaccination Program and collaboration with health sector partners

Today, Mayor John Tory, Chair of the Board of Health Councillor Joe Cressy, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa and Fire Chief and General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management Matthew Pegg shared details of the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program and provided an update on collaboration with health sector immunization partners.

In alignment with the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, the City and Toronto Public Health have built a robust program for the administration of vaccines in Toronto. The City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program is founded on public health and clinical expertise and is informed by engagement and collaboration with partners and diverse populations and communities, including the health sector and Indigenous and Black communities. The program builds on Toronto Public Health’s 2016 Mass Immunization Clinic Plan, which was tested during the 2017 emergency exercise EpicTO, and Toronto Public Health’s longstanding success in delivering immunization clinics and supporting internal and external partners to deliver vaccinations within their communities.

City of Toronto proclaims Black Mental Health Week in Toronto

Today, Mayor John Tory proclaimed March 1 to 5 as Black Mental Health Week in Toronto. Throughout the week, various events planned by community groups and agencies will focus on the impact that anti-Black racism has on mental health. The week is also a call to action for more support and access to culturally-responsive mental health services and programs for Black residents.

City of Toronto publishes new data to inform solutions to homelessness

Today, the City of Toronto released a new dashboard with data on how people enter and exit the shelter system, known as Shelter System Flow, that will be used to inform ongoing efforts to develop permanent solutions to address homelessness.

The new data provides information about people experiencing homelessness as they access and transition through the City's municipally-funded shelter system. The data also provides a more comprehensive picture of the shelter system than the traditional measures, which only looks at nightly occupancy and capacity.

City of Toronto, hospital and community health partners to begin vaccinating people experiencing homelessness and other priority populations as part of Phase 1 Community Vaccination Plan

The City of Toronto, through Toronto Public Health (TPH) and Toronto’s health care partners, including local hospitals, Ontario Health Teams, Local Health Integration Networks, family doctors and community-based health care service providers will begin vaccinating people experiencing homelessness in Toronto’s shelter system starting this week. This effort is part of several vaccination efforts being undertaken in Toronto ahead of the arrival of larger amounts of COVID-19 vaccine.

Mayor Tory encourages people across Toronto to apply now for City of Toronto parks and recreation jobs

Today, Mayor John Tory kicked off the annual hiring campaign for summer parks and recreation jobs at the City of Toronto. While it’s too early to know what safe and fun activities will be offered this spring and summer, the City is preparing for a safe resumption of parks and recreation services by hiring spring and summer parks and recreation workers.

Toronto condo at centre of party and bottle tossing investigation not short-term rental: property manager

Jon Woodward Videojournalist, CTV News Toronto

Published Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:49AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:14PM EST

TORONTO -- The property manager of a downtown Toronto condo where bottles were thrown from a unit 35 floors up to the streets below is denying claims by Toronto police that the suite was a short-term rental unit.

City of Toronto extends cancellation of in-person major events to July 1

To slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Toronto is extending the cancellation of in-person City-led and City-permitted major outdoor events to July 1, including Canada Day parades, festivals and fireworks.

Today's announcement includes festivals and other large, in-person gatherings held at outdoor sites managed by the City or other public locations, such as roads, parks and civic squares.

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