News Release
October 9, 2021

This Thanksgiving long weekend, clinics across Toronto are offering first and second COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the City of Toronto’s VaxGiving campaign, the City and Team Toronto’s latest push to get residents vaccinated as soon as possible against COVID-19. VaxGiving continues through this long weekend to October 15, promoting varied vaccination options across the city for anyone needing to initiate or complete vaccination.

Everyone needing a first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine is urged to make VaxGiving part of their Thanksgiving plans. VaxGiving vaccination clinics are being held at malls, schools, community centres, libraries and churches, convenient locations where Torontonians live, work and play. The 10 VaxGiving clinics taking place this weekend are:

Today – Saturday, October 9

  • Fairview Mall, 1800 Sheppard Ave. E., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Weston Park Baptist Church, 1871 Weston Rd., noon to 4 p.m.
  • Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, 627 Queens Quay W., noon to 4 p.m.
  • Martin Grove Mall, 2200 Martin Grove Rd., 12:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Thistletown Community Centre, 925 Albion Rd., 1 to 5 p.m.

Sunday, October 10

  • Surrey Place, 2 Surrey Pl., 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Fairview Mall, 1800 Sheppard Ave. E., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Humberwood Community Centre, 850 Humberwood Blvd., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Martin Grove Mall, 2200 Martin Grove Rd., 12:30 to 7 p.m.

Monday, October 11

  • Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, 627 Queens Quay W. 6 to 9 p.m.

The full list of VaxGiving locations with clinic dates and times is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage.

Following the long-weekend clinics, the VaxGiving push includes the start of several weekly recurring mobile clinics starting next Tuesday and running through next week:

  • Main Square Community Centre, 245 Main St., October 12 from noon to 4 p.m.
  • Amesbury Park Library, 1565 Lawrence Ave., October 12 from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Black Creek Library, 1700 Wilson Ave., October 13 from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • O’Connor Community Centre, 1386 Victoria Park Ave., October 14 from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Pelmo Park Community Centre, 171 Pellatt Ave., October 15 from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Dawes Road Library, 416 Dawes Rd., October 15 from 2 to 6 p.m.

In the coming weeks, these six weekly recurring clinics will return on the same day at the same time.

Residents planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family are reminded that COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community, including the highly-transmissible Delta variant. All Torontonians should choose carefully and selectively when it comes to getting together and celebrating this Thanksgiving weekend. Tips on how to stay safe are available on the City’s COVID-19: Reduce Virus Spread Guide.

“If you’re not vaccinated yet, we have VaxGiving clinics running this weekend to help you protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19. The work to get people vaccinated isn’t stopping through Thanksgiving and into next week because we know the vaccine offers the best protection against the virus and will ensure all the progress we are making reopening our city continues. Thank you to everyone on Team Toronto working on our VaxGiving efforts this weekend to help people get vaccinated.”

– Mayor John Tory

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