Chris Glover MPP, Spadina–Fort York

Government of Ontario

COVID-19 Vaccine Info

Vaccine Clinics

CAMH (100 Stokes St.), Tuesdays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Small, calm environment with staff trained to support people with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, dementia and other neurodiversity.
  • First and second doses for anyone 12+
  • Walk-ins accepted or book your appointment, visit www.camh.ca/covidvaccine

Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre (627 Queens Quay W.), July 24, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Pfizer first and second doses for anyone 12 years and older
  • Priority line for local postal code M5V
  • Walk-ins welcome! First come, first serve
  • For more information, call 416-392-1509 or email [email protected]

Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas St. W.), July 29, 12:00 - 8:00 pm

  • Moderna and Pfizer for anyone 12 years and older
  • No health card or proof of address needed

Downsview Arena (1633 Wilson Ave.), 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Pfizer and Moderna available
  • First doses available to those 12 years and older in any 'M' postal code
  • Second doses available to those 12 years and older who live, work or attend school in any 'M' postal codes
  • No appointment needed; ID required; OHIP optional

Hospital Clinics

Clinics for Residents without OHIP Cards

Residents without OHIP cards who meet the current vaccine eligibility criteria can get assistance booking a vaccination appointment at a City-operated immunization clinic by contacting:

FCJ Refugee Centre

• Telephone: 416-469-9754 ext. 230 and 232; WhatsApp: 437-217-3786 (Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

• Email: [email protected]

• In-person booking (by appointment only) at 208 Oakwood Avenue

• Phone interpretation services are available as needed

Access Alliance

• Telephone: 416-760-8677

o Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

o Wednesday: 1 - 4:30 p.m.

o Thursday: 12:30 - 7:30 p.m.

• In person booking (by appointment only) at 761 Jane Street location

• Phone interpretation services are available as needed


Vaccine Update

All City-run Vaccination Clinics Now Open for Walk-ins

  • Starting July 22, all nine City of Toronto vaccination clinics will open to youth and adult walk-ins between noon and 7:00 pm. Eligible residents who need a second dose and those who have yet to receive a first dose can be vaccinated immediately. Anyone taking advantage of the walk-in option to accelerate their second dose should cancel any existing second dose appointment, whether at a City-run or partner clinic. Walk-ins should always prepare for a short wait that may include time lining up outdoors.

All people age 12 and older can also book first dose or accelerated second dose vaccination appointment through the blue “Book a Vaccine” button at toronto.ca/covid-19 or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900.

Science Advisory Table Suggests Vaccine Certificates 

  • Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table published a report on Wednesday suggesting that “vaccine certificates” could help speed up the reopening as well as encourage more people to get vaccinated. The summary said that the certificates “may be useful as verifiable, secure, standardized, and accessible electronic or paper records of immunization” and could be used to allow people to enter places like indoor dining, bars, and gyms. The certificates could allow the reopening of these “high-risk settings sooner and/or at increased capacity.”

The documents may also be useful if the province faces further waves of COVID-19 due to variants and health measures have to be reintroduced. The table has raised concerns that organizations and sectors will create their own systems if there is no government regulation. Governments would also need to determine where the certificates would be prohibited, such as for essential services and healthcare.

The Premier has been against the implementation of a vaccine passport system in Ontario. The science table said that certificates are different from passports, as they would be used for domestic purposes, not for international travel.

Province Urged to Provide Vaccine Passports

  • Mayor John Tory and the Toronto Region Board of Trade are calling on the province to  develop some kind of vaccine verification system, perhaps as a digital app, saying it was necessary to restart activities that involve large indoor gatherings such as business conferences and events. Dr. Isaac Bogoch stated that a vaccine passport system could allow businesses to keep operating in the event of a fourth wave.

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kieran Moore has said that a vaccine passport is “not necessary at this time,” and “has not been contemplated” by the Ford government.  Provincial officials have suggested that a vaccine passport would be a federal responsibility and that the vaccine receipts being issued are sufficient. Premier Ford said today that the province will not be creating a digital vaccine passport but also acknowledged that the white receipts currently issued can be easily forged or falsified.

Anyone who has received a COVID-19 vaccine receives a printed receipt and email for each dose they receive. Recipients can also download a digital copy of their receipt at covid19.ontariohealth.ca. However, these receipts contain private information, such as OHIP numbers, whereas a passport system would not.

This is becoming more of an issue as we enter step 3 of the reopening. Many businesses are saying that they will require proof of vaccination. Some post-secondary institutions, including Seneca College, have already said they will require vaccination for all staff and students who return to campus in the fall.

Quebec has said that it will implement vaccine passports to limit access to moderate or high-risk activities like bars, gyms and contact sports once all residents have had the opportunity to be fully vaccinated. Countries including France and the U.K. are also developing a vaccine passport system.

We will continue to monitor this situation and provide more details as more information becomes available.

Anyone 12+ Now Eligible to Book a Vaccine

  • On Monday, July 5, everyone age 12 and older became eligible to book an accelerated second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Children between the ages of 12 and 17 are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. Second dose appointments can be booked by anyone who received a first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 28 days ago or a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at least eight weeks ago. More information on second dose eligibility can be found here: COVID-19 vaccines: getting your second dose

You can access the online booking system here: Ontario.ca/bookvaccine

When booking an appointment, you will be asked for information from your green Ontario health card, birth date, postal code and email address and/or phone number. People who still have a red and white health card, or who require assistance with booking, can call and book through the COVID-19 Vaccine Call Centre at 1-833-943-3900

Using a smartphone, residents can text VACCINE to 1-833-750-0888 and choose to receive COVID-19 booking information in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese, Farsi, Korean, Italian, French, Bengali, Vietnamese and Gujarati. Users can also enter their postal code to receive a list of City of Toronto-run clinics and pharmacies offering vaccinations nearest to them. Here’s the City of Toronto Information page on how to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine Receipts Available Online

  • If you are missing or have misplaced your vaccine receipt, the provincial government has made them available online. Although vaccinated individuals should have received both printed and emailed confirmation following their vaccination, a digital copy can now be accessed at covid19.ontariohealth.ca. Individuals can log in using their OHIP number, date of birth and postal code, and click on “vaccine receipts” to view and print their receipt. This could be useful for anyone requiring proof of their immunized status.

AstraZeneca Second Doses Available; Province Approves Mixing and Matching Vaccines

  • Ontario residents who received AstraZeneca are eligible to book their second dose at an eight-to-twelve-week interval. They can book a second dose by contacting the pharmacy or primary care provider where they received their first dose.

  • People who received a first dose of AstraZeneca will also have the choice to book a second dose of an mRNA vaccine like Pfizer or Moderna. Those opting for an mRNA vaccine can schedule their second dose through a participating pharmacy offering Pfizer or Moderna.

The list of pharmacies can be found here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations

Second shots of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine can be booked through the provincial booking system or local health units starting next week.

Toronto Offering In-Home Second Doses for Homebound Residents

  • People 12 years and older who live in Toronto and cannot physically leave their home to receive the vaccine for medical, physical, cognitive or psychosocial reasons are eligible for in-home vaccination. Essential caregivers are also eligible to receive the vaccine. More details about in-home vaccinations can be obtained by calling the Toronto Seniors Helpline at 416-217-2077 or online at torontoseniorshelpline.ca/web-chat.

Vaccination Appointments and Walk-ins Available at City-Run Clinics 

  • Appointments and walk-ins are available across our nine City-run immunization clinics. Open to anyone age 12+. 

    To book your appointment, visit: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/
    If you need assistance, or to book by phone, please call: 1-833-943-3900

    The nine City-run immunization clinics are located at: 
  1. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.
  2. Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr.
  3. Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd.
  4. Malvern Community Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd.
  5. Mitchell Field Community Centre, 89 Church Ave.
  6. The Hangar, 75 Carl Hall Rd. 
  7. Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall
  8. North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, 200 Eglinton Ave. W.
  9. Carmine Stefano Community Centre, 3100 Weston Rd

Residents will need to provide their provincial health card number, birthdate, postal code and email and/or mobile phone number. At the time of booking, residents will schedule their first vaccination appointment and an appointment to receive their second dose.

Rapid Screening Kits for Small Businesses

The City of Toronto has partnered with the Toronto Region Board of Trade to provide free COVID-19 rapid screening kits to small- and medium-sized businesses across Toronto. Businesses in Toronto with 150 or fewer employees are welcome to participate in this voluntary initiative. Click here to learn more.

Eligible businesses can visit https://bot.com/rapidscreening to order their initial four-week supply of testing kits from the Toronto Region Board of Trade and book a time slot for pickup. The kits will be available for scheduled pickup at the following locations beginning Friday, June 18:

  • Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall
  • North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.
  • Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
  • Fort York Visitor Centre, 250 Fort York Blvd.

Rapid Testing Portal for Essential Businesses

  • Ontario is launching a rapid testing portal for essential businesses to access free rapid testing kits. Any essential businesses with more than 150 employees are encouraged to participate in the Provincial Antigen Screening Program by registering through the new portal. Free rapid antigen screening kits will be provided to these businesses to help screen for asymptomatic cases of COVID-19.

Vaccine Registration Assistance for Seniors

  • The Spadina-Fort York Community Care program will be helping seniors 50 and older who are having trouble registering for a vaccine. Please email [email protected] or call 647-904-6637.

If you manage a co-operative housing building or an organization with seniors or other vulnerable residents, please complete this form to request assistance.

If you would like to volunteer with this program or other Spadina-Fort York Community Care activities, please complete this form.


Vaccine Booking Information

1. City of Toronto Mass Immunization Clinics

  • Residents aged 12-17 or born between 2009 - 2005 (must be at least 12 years of age at the time of booking) can book appointments at City immunization clinics offering the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Residents aged 18+ (2003 or earlier) can book appointments at City immunization clinics.

Book a vaccine at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.
 
Location in Spadina-Fort York:
 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West, North Building, Hall A (west ramp on Front Street at John Street)


2. Hospital Immunization Clinics

The closest hospitals for Spadina-Fort York residents are: 

  • BMO Conference Centre at Krembil Discovery Tower, 60 Leonard Avenue

 

  • CAMH Vaccination Clinic, 100 Stokes Street

Who is eligible:

  • Anyone 12 years of age and older
  • Individuals with mental illness, substance use disorder or dementia with up to one primary essential caregiver*
  • Individuals with developmental disabilities with up to one primary essential caregiver*
  • Adults self-identifying as First Nations, Inuit or Métis (age 16 and up)

How to book: Online at https://www.camh.ca/covidvaccine

 

  • Community Vaccine Clinic at the West End YMCA, 931 College Street
  • MaRS Clinic, 101 College Street
  • Michener Clinic, 153 McCaul Street
  • Ryerson University, 288 Church Street

 

  • St. Joseph's Health Centre, 30 The Queensway

Who is eligible:

  • People 18 years of age and older

How to book: Online at unityhealth.to/how-to-book-covid-appointment/ 

 

  • St. Michael's Hospital - Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower, 36 Queen Street East

Who is eligible:

  • People 18 years of age and older

How to book: Online at unityhealth.to/how-to-book-covid-appointment/

 

  • University Health Network & Mid-West Toronto Ontario Health Team Locations:

MaRS Clinic, 101 College Street

Michener Clinic, 153 McCaul Street

BMO Conference Centre at Krembil Discovery Tower, 60 Leonard Avenue

University of Toronto St. George Clinic, 255 McCaul Street

 

3. Pharmacies

AstraZeneca 2nd Doses

A list of 162 pharmacies now offering second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to a select group of Ontario residents has been posted on the provincial website at: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations

Residents 12+ on the day of your appointment can receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Residents 18+ on the day of your appointment can receive the either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

Search all pharmacies at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations

Pharmacies in downtown Toronto administering the Pfizer vaccine: 

Shoppers Drug Mart

565 Sherbourne Street, Unit 40

Hours: Monday - Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tel: 416-963-9495

Website: covid-19.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en

Rexall

539 Parliament Street
Hours: Mon - Sun 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Tel: 416-926-1658

Website: www.rexall.ca

Residents with High-Risk Conditions / Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Residents with highest-risk and high-risk conditions can now book an appointment through a hospital-run vaccine clinic. This list includes:

  • Organ transplant recipients
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
  • People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (for example, motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis)
  • Haematological malignancy diagnosed within the last year
  • Kidney disease with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) under 30
  • Obesity (BMI over 40)
  • Other treatments causing immunosuppression (for example, chemotherapy, immunity-weakening medications)
  • Intellectual or developmental disabilities (for example, Down Syndrome)

Please only book a vaccine appointment if you meet this eligibility criteria. Please note you may be asked for proof of your eligibility when you arrive.

Booking information here for St. Joseph's.

Booking information here for St. Michael's.

Booking information here for Sunnybrook.

Booking information here for North York General.

Transportation for Seniors/Vulnerable Residents

  • The City of Toronto announced the Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan to help ensure vulnerable residents and seniors can access COVID-19 vaccinations by making it easier to travel to clinics. This program is intended for those who have limited transportation options or who cannot afford transportation to vaccination appointments. This program is available now for limited appointments, but will continue to be expanded over the coming weeks as additional resources and capacity become available.

To book a ride:

People who receive social assistance may be eligible for medical transportation funds to help cover costs of travel to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. Social assistance recipients should contact their caseworker to access transportation funds they may be eligible for.

Need assistance?

  • For Step-by-Step Instructions on how to book, please click this link.
  • People can also call 1-888-385-1910 for assistance to complete pre-registration forms and book appointments at local vaccine clinics operated by participating hospitals and OHTs.

Vaccine Assistance for Seniors and Homebound Persons

The Spadina-Fort York Community Care Program

The Spadina-Fort York Community Care program will be helping seniors 50 and older who are having trouble registering for a vaccine. Please email [email protected] or call 647-904-6637.

If you manage a co-operative housing building or an organization with seniors or other vulnerable residents, please complete this form to request assistance.

If you would like to volunteer with this program or other Spadina-Fort York Community Care activities, please complete this form.

Homebound Persons with Primary Care Provider

If you are a homebound person receiving care through a Primary Care Provider, Family Health Team, Home or Community Care or Community Support Services or Agencies, please contact your provider to learn whether they are able to offer in-home vaccination. Many teams are beginning to organize or being supported to offer in-home vaccination and will begin to reach out to their patients and/or clients in the coming weeks. If your provider is not able to offer at-home vaccination, they will place your name onto a list for at-home vaccination.

Toronto Offering In-Home Second Doses for Homebound Residents

People 12 years and older who live in Toronto and cannot physically leave their home to receive the vaccine for medical, physical, cognitive or psychosocial reasons are eligible for in-home vaccination. Essential caregivers are also eligible to receive the vaccine. More details about in-home vaccinations can be obtained by calling the Toronto Seniors Helpline at 416-217-2077 or online at torontoseniorshelpline.ca/web-chat