The City of Toronto continues to work with all Team Toronto partners to make getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as easy as possible. Low-barrier, hyper-local clinics continue to take place across the city as the team works to increase first and second dose vaccine coverage and protect Toronto communities with low vaccination rates.
There are more than 13,000 appointments available at City-run clinics for the remainder of the week. Getting both doses of COVID-19 vaccine is the best defense against the virus, including the Delta variant, and it has never been easier to get vaccinated. While pop-up clinics come to high-priority areas with low vaccination rates, the nine City-operated immunization clinics continue to offer first- and second-dose walk-in vaccinations to anyone age 12 and older from noon to 7 p.m. every day. For more information, please visit COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated.
Toronto Public Health is reporting 97 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto today. Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 171,133 cases of COVID-19. There are 24 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 3,611 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 166,956 people have recovered. Case status data can be found on Toronto Public Health’s reporting dashboard.
This weekend, Toronto Police and City Bylaw Officers will continue to monitor busy parks and beaches to ensure residents are respecting City Bylaws and provincial regulations. This will include patrols from the water by Toronto Police’s marine unit.
Residents are reminded that amplified sound like DJ equipment, littering and bonfires (outside of City-designated firepits, which require a permit) in parks and on beaches are not permitted. Fireworks in City parks and on beaches is also prohibited, extremely unsafe and could result in fines.
Parking enforcement officers will be strategically deployed at waterfront parks and beach areas across the city, including Woodbine Beach and Ashbridges Bay. Officers will be enforcing all parking bylaws on local roadways and towing vehicles that are creating safety and traffic flow concerns. Parking lots at Marie Curtis, Humber Bay East, Humber Bay West, Bluffer’s Park and Beach, and Cherry Beach will be closed nightly at 7 p.m. and will reopen in the morning.
Toronto is now Step Three of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. As the city progresses through the provincial reopening framework, all people are reminded to continue following public health advice, including practising physical distancing and wearing a mask when physical distancing is not possible. All residents should review the City’s COVID-19: Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for what is permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.
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