E-Newsletter: September 3, 2021

Christine Hogarth, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Friends,

 

Great news Etobicoke, nearly 85% of all eligible Ontarians have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 77% are now fully vaccinated. It is important to remember that vaccines are the best protection against COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

Between December 14, 2020, and August 7, 2021, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated cases accounted for the majority (99.4 per cent) of cases reported. Similarly, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated cases accounted for 99.2 per cent of hospitalizations and 99.8 per cent of deaths during the same period. 

This week our government has announced that starting September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to provide their proof of vaccination along with a photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. This is an important step to encourage every last eligible Ontarian to get their shot, which is critical in protecting the province's hospital capacity, while also helping our small businesses to stay open and minimize disruptions. 

We are continuing our last mile strategy to make vaccines readily and conveniently available, especially in lower-vaccinated areas to offer Ontarians the best protection possible from this terrible virus. 

Although summer is almost over, the sun still shines so I hope you get outdoors to enjoy what Ontario has to offer. Enjoy the long weekend!

 

Stay safe!

Christine

VACCINE SCHEDULE

Vaccine Schedule

Everyone (born in 2009 and older) is eligible to book their  vaccination appointment.

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

For the full list of pharmacies click here.

The City of Toronto is entering the next phase of its COVID-19 vaccination program.  Toronto has expanded its mobile vaccination team operations to increase access to vaccines for those yet to receive their shot. For a list of locations, please click here.

You can also drop-in for your vaccination at:

  • Cloverdale Mall (250 the East Mall) Toronto COVID-19 Immunization Clinic

Walk-INS are available Tuesday - Saturday from 1:00 PM to 7 PM. For more information please click here.

Vaccine Certificates

Vaccine Certificates FAQ

As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to provide their proof of vaccination along with a photo ID. You may have many  questions about Ontario's vaccine certificates, and we are here to answer them for you. Learn more

Last Mile Strategy

Last Mile Strategy

Our vaccine rollout is making excellent progress, but the job is not over yet. Ontario is continuing its last-mile strategy to reach eligible individuals who have yet to receive a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more

HAVE YOUR SAY: Condominium Authority of Ontario

CAO

The CAO has been asked by the Minister of Government and Consumer Services to conduct public consultations this summer/fall on the expansion of the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT).

The CAO will be inviting a broad spectrum of participants, including condominium residents and owners, condominium board members, condominium managers, condominium experts and advisors, and condominium sector partners and members of provincial parliament.

The consultations will be offered in a variety of formats, including accessible and digital surveys and online roundtables, to enable meaningful participation. Further details and registration dates for sessions will be announced shortly.

 

For more information about the CAO and the CAT, please click here

For more information on the upcoming consultation, please click here

PSW Wage Increase

PSW Wage Increase

As we head into the fall, we are  investing an additional $169 million to extend the temporary wage increase for personal support workers and direct support workers for the third time since its initial investment last year. Learn more

Lee Melymick

Hero of Etobicoke

Lee Melymick, a resident of South Etobicoke proudly represented Canada on the Canadian Men's Wheelchair Basketball team at Tokyo Paralympic Games 2021. Thank you for your performance, you did us proud. 

HAVE YOUR SAY: Ontario Place Redevelopment 

Ontario Place

On July 30, 2021, the Ontario government announced details of its plan to revitalize Ontario Place into a world-class destination following a Call for the Development process.

We are committed to engaging with you and keeping you informed. As we continue to move forward, public input is critical to support the planning and redevelopment of the Ontario Place site. To help us inform the ongoing planning and redevelopment of the Ontario Place site, we want to know:

  • how you see yourself using a modern and revitalized Ontario Place
  • what features are important to you

We will share a summary report-back in late 2021. The report-back will be based off input from this consultation and other online information sessions.

There are two ways to participate. Take our short survey and/or join a virtual information session. The virtual information session is an online meeting. It will involve an informational presentation and an opportunity for you to provide input.

Join the virtual information sessions on October 13, 2021, at 5:00 pm, and October 27, 2021, at 6:30 pm.

Driver's Licence

Licences Renewal

Ontario is now reinstating the requirement for people to renew their driver and vehicle licences. We strongly encourage Ontarians to renew their documents online at ServiceOntario.ca. It's convenient, quick, and safe. Learn more

Eye Care

Update on Eye Care

Our government knows this issue is critical to Ontarians, and I would like to share Minister Elliott's statement following the Ontario Association of Optometrists' (OAO) decision to decline the opportunity to proceed with further mediation. Learn more

HAVE YOUR SAY: FUTURE OF PARKLAWN GO! 

Park Lawn Go

Public consultation is an essential part of planning for future transit connections. First Capital (Park Lawn) Corporation (FCR) has proposed to build a new GO Station to be developed in partnership with Metrolinx and located at the north end of the former Mr. Christie Cookie Factory, at 2150 Lake Shore Boulevard West.

The proposed Park Lawn GO Station is envisioned to be on both sides of the Lakeshore West rail corridor, and both sides of Park Lawn Road. The proposed GO Station could provide a new stop along the Lakeshore West rail corridor between Exhibition and Mimico GO Stations.

Your participation is an important part of this process. The open house presentation will be available at 2150lakeshore.com/transitea from August 27, 2021, to September 10, 2021. Comments will be received by FCR, Hatch, and Metrolinx staff. Comments will be received until September 17, 2021. Comments and responses will be posted online.

Solidarity Day

Solidarity Day 

I had the pleasure of attending a special event at the Consulate General of Poland in Toronto dedicated to commemorating the Polish Solidarity Trade Union and their struggle to restore Poland to democracy. I am proud that over 11,000 Polish-Canadians call Etobicoke-Lakeshore home!

 
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