As Toronto’s immunization campaign continues to expand, there have been many questions about where, when, and how eligible residents can book a vaccine appointment.
On behalf of our Ward 15 communities, I have been advocating to enhance and accelerate Toronto’s immunization campaign. This spring, I worked closely with senior City officials and executive leadership at Michael Garron Hospital to establish a mass immunization clinic in the East York Town Centre, located in close proximity to Leaside. I’ve also been advocating for the province to modify its registration system so that all City-run vaccine clinics can operate standby lists to fill missed appointment slots.
With the rapidly changing nature of the situation, this article will not contain any information on which populations are currently eligible, but will instead contain information on how to book a vaccine appointment and where to determine your eligibility. For more information on the Government of Ontario’s prioritization framework – which determines who can receive a vaccine and when – visit www.ontario.ca/covid19.
As of April 12, the City is operating nine mass immunization clinics at the following locations:
•Thorncliffe Park Community Hub Clinic, 45 Overlea Blvd.
•North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, 200 Eglinton Ave. W
•Mitchell Field Arena, 89 Church Ave.
•Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.
•Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd.
•Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr.
•Malvern Community Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd.
• Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall
•The Carmine Stefano Community Centre, 3100 Weston Rd.
Residents can determine their eligibility or book an appointment at a City-run clinic by visiting www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine or by calling 1-888-999-6488.
Hospital and health partner clinics
Our hospitals and health partners are also operating vaccine clinics across Toronto. At the time of writing, the hospital and health partner vaccine clinics closest to Leaside are located at:
•Sunnybrook Hospital Vaccination Clinic, 2075 Bayview Ave.
•Englemount-Lawrence Vaccination Clinic, 160 Neptune Dr.
•Michael Garron Hospital, 825 Coxwell Ave.
To determine your eligibility at a hospital or health partner-run clinic and to book an appointment, visit www.vaccineto.ca or call 1-888-385-1910. Eligibility criteria vary at different hospitals, so residents are encouraged to visit an individual hospital’s website or call the number above for more specific information.
AstraZeneca vaccines continue to be distributed through the province’s pharmacy pilot program. Eligible residents can book a vaccine appointment by contacting a participating pharmacy directly – more information on eligibility criteria and participating locations can be found at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.
As more vaccine supply becomes available, I will continue pushing to accelerate Toronto’s immunization campaign – we must be flexible, dynamic, and responsive. To register for my eNewsletter and receive updates about vaccine eligibility in Ward 15, please visit my website at www.jayerobinson.ca.
The information included in this article is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 situation in Toronto, including public health measures and vaccine eligibility, please visit www.toronto.ca/covid19.