The City of Toronto today released a COVID-19 vaccination policy that applies to City contractors and subcontractors.
As of October 30, 2021, in line with the City’s mandatory vaccination policy for employees, contractors may only send fully vaccinated employees to City work sites if they have sustained or regular in-person interaction with City employees or the public to fulfill their contractual obligations.
The City is sending letters to all contract holders, outlining the policy and requesting they acknowledge their intent to comply with the policy and ensure that employees assigned to City work sites are fully vaccinated as of October 30.
All new City of Toronto contracts will include a provision for contract holders to comply with this policy. Contractors who do not comply with this policy may be subject to the City exercising its available contract remedies, up to and including termination of the contract.
The City continues to closely monitor evolving public health information and the COVID-19 situation to protect the health and safety of employees. As an employer, the City is meeting its obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to take every precaution reasonable to protect employees from workplace hazards, including COVID-19.
The City of Toronto vaccination policy for contractors can be found on the COVID-19: Mandatory Vaccination Policy for Contractors webpage .
The City of Toronto vaccination policy for employees can be found here .
“Vaccines work. We have an obligation to protect the health and safety of our employees and the residents and visitors we serve. This is the right thing to do and it will ensure we continue to do everything we can as a City government to combat COVID-19 and bring this pandemic to an end.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Ensuring the safety of City employees and the people we serve is top priority. The City has led by example, establishing policies that protect the health and safety of employees and residents. Making sure that the contractors and subcontractors working alongside our staff are fully vaccinated is another step in creating a safer workplace. Ensuring high rates of vaccination remains one of the most important ways we protect each other and our community.”
– Chris Murray, City Manager
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