E-Newsletter: June 4, 2021

Christine Hogarth, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore


Exciting news Etobicoke-Lakeshore, we have reached another milestone with almost 10 million Ontarians having received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. As a result of this outstanding achievement, our government is now starting to accelerate second doses.

As many of you may have heard, the Stay-at-Home Order expired on June 2nd. However, it is important to remember that all other public health restrictions that are currently in place will remain in effect until Ontario enters Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen. It remains critical that all of us continue to follow public health advice and roll up sleeves to receive the vaccine. 

With regard to the extension of the Emergency Order, I understand that many of you are confused as to what the extension of this order means. Well, to put it simply, this is not another Stay-at-Home Order, and the extension of this order does not mean that Ontario will be in a provincewide shutdown until December 2021. By extending the legislative authority under the Reopening Ontario Act to December 1, we can continue managing public health COVID-19 concerns in 30-day increments, and open up Ontario as public health measures as the COVID-19 situation improves.

Finally, on behalf of our government and the people of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, I would like to extend my thanks to Dr. David Williams for his hard work and dedication to safeguarding the health and safety of all Ontarians during his many years of service, and for his outstanding leadership throughout this pandemic. 

Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe.



Vaccine Schedule

Ontario is accelerating second doses and they will be available according to the following schedule. Learn more

If you are:

  • 70 + you are eligible to book at pharmacies starting today and on June 7 through the Provincial Portal and other Hospital websites.

Provincial Portal click here to book online or call 1-833-943-3900.

For the full list of pharmacies click here.

COVID-19 Vaccinations at Trillium Health Partners please click here.

COVID-19 Vaccinations at Unity Health Network Toronto please click here.


Update on AZ 2nd dose

Effective today, Ontarians who  received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine can choose to either receive a second dose of the AZ vaccine, or an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine for their second dose at the recommended 12-week interval. Learn more

Vaccine Update

Vaccine Update

Starting June 7 at 8:00 am., individuals aged 70 and over in 2021 as well as individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before April 18, 2021 will be eligible to schedule an appointment to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at immunization clinics. Learn more

Remote learning

Update on Schools

To best protect the health and safety of Ontario students, staff, educators, and families from the fast-growing B.1.617.2 variant, and to allow for higher rates of vaccinations, the Ontario government has made the difficult decision to continue with remote learning. Learn more

Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation Ceremonies

Our government will allow school boards to invite graduating students in elementary schools (by class) and secondary schools (by homeroom) to return to school in June for a short, outdoor celebration, where physical distancing could be possible. Learn more

Roadmap to Reopen: Step One

Step One will allow more outdoor activities to resume, with smaller, well-managed crowds where the risk of transmission is minimized. Once Ontario enters Step One, the province will permit retail (with restrictions in place). This includes but is not limited to:

  • Outdoor gatherings up to 10 people;
  • Outdoor dining up to 4 people per table;
  • Outdoor fitness classes, personal training, and sports training up to 10 people;
  • Essential retail at 25% capacity and can sell all goods;
  • Non-essential retail at 15% capacity;
  • Overnight camping at Ontario Parks and more.

Learn more about our reopening plan by clicking here.

Anti-Human Trafficking Act

Anti-Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes worldwide. What is even more disturbing is that the majority of police-reported incidents of human trafficking occur in Ontario. I was pleased to lead the debate in the Legislature which passed unanimously this week and am extremely happy about  the Combating Human Trafficking Act. Learn more

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Pop-up Clinic for M8V

On Thursday, we were pleased to visit the Humber College Fashion Institute vaccination clinic. We saw a lot of happy faces from individuals getting their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines. Special thanks to all the volunteers and nurses for coming out to assist with the provincial vaccine rollout. Together, we can finally put an end to the spread of COVID-19.  

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Let's Talk - Vaccines

Join me on June 22nd at 7:00 pm for an hour-long COVID-19 Vaccines Townhall, with our special guests Robin Martin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health, and Dr. Vinita Dubey, Associate Medical Officer of Health for the City of Toronto. Space is limited. RSVP by 4 pm, June 21st. RSVP