Ward 5 eNews & COVID-19 Update
- March 31, 2021 -

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Dear Friends and Neighbours, 

Tomorrow evening (April 1), I will be moderating a COVID-19 Vaccination Telephone Town Hall at 6:30 PM for residents in Ward 5, York South-Weston. I look forward to the conversation and helping to answer any questions you have on Toronto’s vaccination rollout. To find out how to register, please see below

Panelists at the Town Hall include:
  • Mayor John Tory
  • Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health
  • Chief Matthew Pegg, General Manager, Office of Emergency Management

All COVID-19 Immunization Clinics across the city are now mapped on the City’s website. Residents can search for the clinic closest to them by location or address. Online booking is currently open for residents born in 1951 and earlier.

As the long weekend approaches and many families prepare to celebrate Easter, the City is urging all people to socialize and celebrate in-person with members of their own household only. As variants of concern continue to circulate in Toronto communities, the best way to keep your out-of-household loved ones safe is to celebrate virtually or by phone. Stay safe, everyone!



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Upcoming Meetings/Events
COVID-19 Updates
Construction Notices 
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Upcoming Virtual Meetings/Events



Thursday, April 1

York South-Weston Vaccine Town Hall

I will be moderating a COVID-19 Vaccination Telephone Town Hall for residents in York South-Weston tomorrow (April 1) at 6:30 PM. The panel will include Mayor Tory, Dr. Eileen de Villa, and Chief Matthew Pegg to provide information and answer any questions you have on COVID-19 vaccines and the City of Toronto’s vaccination rollout. 

Residents can participate by phone or online:

Pre-register: Register with your telephone number, in advance by clicking here.
Participate Online: The Town Hall will be available LIVE at 6:30 p.m. by clicking here.
Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM

I hope that you are able to join and I look forward to the conversation and helping to answer any questions you have on Toronto’s vaccination rollout.

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Thursday, April 1

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Q&A

Metrolinx is holding a question and answer session about the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (ECWE). Their project team will present information and answer your questions about owning or living on land near the ECWE project.
The meeting with a brief presentation (6:30-6:45PM) followed by a Q&A (6:45-7:30PM).  

To register and post your questions, click the image below:

If you missed the ECWE live Q&A session that was held on March 16, you can visit to review the video and the posted Q&A.   
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March 30 - April 3

COVID Vaccine Clinic Expanded at West Park Healthcare Centre


West Park Healthcare Centre (82 Buttonwood Ave) is expanding their vaccination program for eligible individuals. Clinic hours are now:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-8 PM
Saturdays from 11 AM-4 PM

Please book your appointment by visiting If you require assistance booking your appointment, please call 416-243-3630 and you will receive a call back as soon as possible.

Click the flyer to link to the appointment booking page:

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Monday, April 19

Public Meeting: Final Report for Development at 1693-1707 Weston Rd

The Final Report for the development at 1693-1707 Weston Rd & 10 Victoria Ave will be presented at Etobicoke York Community Council on April 19, 2021. This application proposes a 24-storey mixed use building with 254 residential units, including 15 rental replacement units, and 466 square metres of retail space. 
Detailed information regarding the proposal, including background information and material may be obtained by contacting my office at or Olivia Antonel, Senior Planner at 416-394-6008 or
This will be the final public meeting for this application. All details about how to submit comments or address the Etobicoke York Community Council on April 19 can be found on this Notice of Public Meeting
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My Office is Hiring!


My office is hiring a Communications and Outreach Advisor. If you are a passionate individual with 2-3 years of experience in a communications role, please see this job postingTo apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter by 5pm on Monday, April 5, 2021 to 
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Mid Humber Gap Multi-Use Trail Update


The City, in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, is initiating an Environmental Assessment to identify a preferred multi-use trail alignment for the remaining gap in the Humber River Trail just south of Mallaby Park at St. Phillips Road and the southern entrance to Crawford-Jones Memorial Park off Cardell Avenue.
The Mid Humber Gap currently consists of an 800 metre gap in the Humber River Trail that creates a significant barrier to a continuous trail system from Toronto’s north-west boundary to Lake Ontario and is also a discontinuity in the future Loop Trail, a 65 km off road, multi-use ring that will connect multiple ravines, neighbourhoods and trail systems throughout Toronto.

The public will have opportunities for input at key stages throughout the project. Information about future public consultation events will be distributed by mail and posted on the project website at

More information is available on this Public Notice
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New Development Application: 2231 St Clair Ave W


The City received an application this week to construct a 10-storey mixed use building with retail at grade and residential units above at 2231 St Clair Ave W. Details about the application will be posted on the City's Application Information Centre here shortly. The application will be circulated to City Divisions for feedback and a public consultation will be held.
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Please Slow Down Lawn Sign Campaign


You can help remind the public to slow down and to be aware by displaying “Please Slow Down” lawn signs in your neighbourhood between April 1st and November 30th. The safety of all road users is a priority, and these signs are a way of making motorist aware of their speed as they travel in residential areas. If you would like a sign, please contact my office at or 416-338-0220.

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YWALC Try Before You Buy Week

Are you 55 years and older and looking for some fun social or instructional programming? The York West Active Living Centre (1901 Weston Rd) is offering members and non-members an opportunity to try out all of their virtual programs between April 5 - 11th. For links to their instructional and social programs, check out this flyer
For more info or if you require assistance, please contact Joanne at 416-245-4395 ext 225 or Danna at 416-245-4395 ext 223.
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Garden Suites Study

The Garden Suites Study is one of several studies that the City Planning Division is leading to expand housing options in Toronto. A Garden Suite is an accessory housing unit, usually located in the rear yard, and is separate, or detached from the main house. Garden Suites, like Laneway Suites, are generally smaller than the main house on the lot and function as a rental housing unit. The Garden Suites Study will review important matters which include privacy and shadowing, protecting trees, sustainability, fire access, parking, and appropriate standards given a variety of residential lot characteristics across the City, among many others.
Residents can start to participate in the consultation process by way of the Garden + Suites Survey.
Additional information about the Garden + Suites study is available at the study website.
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Public Input on Police Chief Selection

The Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) is conducting a series of public consultations to inform the Chief of Police selection process. These consultations will provide opportunities for people across the city to share input on this topic, ensuring that a diverse range of voices are heard. Virtual sessions are planned for North York on Tuesday, April 13 at 6-8 pm.
Individuals interested in joining a consultation should register at Participants will be asked to complete a brief survey and will then receive confirmation from Environics. 
Those unable to participate in these sessions can complete an online survey at, which will be posted as of March 29 and available until May 13, or provide a written submission to

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George Bell Arena Board Needs You!

Are you passionate about recreation? Do you want to support the work of important facilities in your community? The City of Toronto has eight indoor ice arenas operated by boards of management. These boards oversee the programs and operations of the arenas and are a way for local residents to get involved in supporting facilities in their community. We are looking for local residents with an interest in community engagement and recreation to serve as public members on George Bell Arena Board. Applications are due April 6, 2021.

Learn more and apply at:
If you have any questions about this opportunity or the application process, please contact the City of Toronto's Public Appointments Secretariat at 416-397-0088 or
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COVID-19 Updates



City Administers Over Half a Million COVID-19 Vaccines

Today, the City announced that more than half a million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered. To date, 512,484 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto. The City is the first health region in the Province of Ontario to administer more than 500,000 doses.
As of yesterday evening, approximately 74,703 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-run clinic. Eligible seniors can book appointments through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on with the added option of booking by phone through the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488. For more information about what to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine please visit, Opens in new window.
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Assistance Getting to COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

The City has partnered with transportation organizations to get eligible seniors, adults with disabilities and adults who are immunocompromised to and from vaccination appointments within Toronto. The program is not fully up and running yet but does have rides available next week. To book a ride contact:

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Local COVID-19 Testing 

Pop-up testing is available at:

York Recreation Centre, 115 Black Creek Drive:

Every Friday from 3-7 PM until April 30th.

Jane Street Hub, 1541 Jane Street:
Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 3 - 7 PM
Saturdays, April 10 & 24 from 11 AM - 3 PM

The permanent local testing location is:

Humber River Hospital, Church Street Site, 200 Church St: 

Monday to Friday, 10 AM- 6 PM.
Saturday to Sunday, 9 AM-5 PM.

For general inquiries, information about booking an appointment or accessing your test results call 416-243-4333 or visit the Humber River Hospital website.
The City's COVID-19 website has a list of all the testing locations, dates, and times across Toronto here
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City Update on COVID-19 

Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 112,862 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 883 new cases today. There are 330 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 2,796 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 102,697 people have recovered. Case status data can be found on the Toronto Public Health’s reporting dashboard:
The City recognizes the important spiritual and emotional role of faith-based celebrations – particularly as Torontonians mark a second year of COVID-19 impacting Passover, Easter and Ramadan gatherings. As the long weekend approaches and many families prepare to celebrate Easter, the City is urging all people to socialize and celebrate in-person with members of their own household only. As variants of concern continue to circulate in Toronto communities, the best way to keep your out-of-household loved ones safe is to celebrate virtually or by phone. Many places of worship are hosting services online and have found innovative ways throughout the past year to connect their communities while staying physically apart. Residents are encouraged to check the website of their place of worship for information on online services and supports.
As Toronto continues the rollout of mass immunization, to reduce and eliminate the transmission of COVID-19, protect the healthcare system and save lives, the City continues to urge all residents to stay home as much as possible to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please review the City’s Grey Zone Guide for Toronto Residents for recommended and mandatory public health measures under provincial regulations and City bylaws:
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Liquor License Application: Pizza Pizza Restaurant No. 107 (500 Rogers Rd)


An application has been submitted to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for a cannabis retail store authorization at 500 Rogers Road by Pizza Pizza Restaurant No. 107The application is open to public comments, which can be submitted on the AGCO website
This application can be searched using the following information:
Category: Liquor
File Number: 1113350
Deadline for comment: April 4, 2021
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