News Release
May 6, 2021

The City of Toronto is committed to providing as many vaccination appointments as possible with the vaccine supply available at the nine City-run clinics.

This afternoon, 2,430 new vaccination appointments between May 10 and 12 at the City of Toronto immunization clinic at Malvern Community Recreation Centre in Scarborough were added to the provincial vaccine booking system. Between May 10 and 12, the Malvern Community Recreation Centre was to undergo planned infrastructure work requiring a two-day suspension of clinic operations. Today, the City’s Immunization Task Force and Toronto Public Health were able to arrive at a solution that allows the clinic to safely remain open while work takes place. The clinic can now vaccinate 810 people per day, for a total of 2,430 first dose appointments.

In addition, more than 1,000 appointments have also been added on May 11 at the City-operated Metro Toronto Convention Centre clinic.

Appointments for City-operated clinics can be booked by eligible individuals through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900. Eligible groups include:

City-run clinics are part of the Team Toronto vaccination network that includes hundreds of clinics operated by hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare and community partners. A full list of eligible groups with information on where and how to register for appointments is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage. Those seeking a vaccine appointment are also encouraged to register and check availability with healthcare partners through, local pharmacies or healthcare providers.

For the current wave of COVID-19 in Toronto, amplified by variants of concern, staying home and following public health guidance is the best way to keep everyone safe. Please review the City’s COVID-19: Guide for Residents for public health guidance and information on what is and is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.


“I want to thank our Immunization Task Force and Toronto Public Health teams for working to find a way to keep the Malvern Clinic up and running next week while still getting emergency repair work done outside. This will help ensure hundreds more people can get vaccinated in Scarborough next week on top of the thousands of other appointments already booked.”

– Mayor John Tory

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