Enewsletter: August 3, 2021

Christine Hogarth, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore


Our government has reached another exciting new milestone in our vaccine rollout: over 19 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered provincewide!

Our vaccine rollout is making excellent progress, but the job is not over yet. With all Ontarians aged 12 and over eligible to receive their first and second dose of the vaccine, more Ontarians still need their first and second shot to make sure they protect themselves and their family and friends from COVID-19 – especially against the Delta variant.

Today, our Minister of Education with the assistance of our Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Moore unveiled our Back to School guidance for a safe return to full-time, in-person learning this fall.

Based on the latest public health data and supported by investments, the province is providing direction to school boards, students and parents on health and safety protocols. Guidance includes direction for students, including secondary students who will return to in-person learning daily for the full school day, remote learning, masking and cohorting guidance for students (Grade 1 to 12) and staff as well as guidance around extra-curricular activities. While public health indicators give us reason for optimism, COVID-19 continues to pose a threat. By making available more than $1.6 billion in resources to school boards throughout the province for this coming year, our government is keeping kids as safe as possible. This will provide schools with access to a wide range of supports for student mental health, the hiring of additional staff, school-focused nurses in public health units, asymptomatic testing, remote learning technology, and supporting health and safety measures in student transportation.

With the return of in-person learning, students will be able to benefit from direct interaction with their friends and teachers. It will also allow for a more normal school year with extra curricular activities, like sports and field trips – critical to the mental health and well-being of students.

Please click here to take a look at our guidance for schools for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Hope you have a wonderful summer.




Vaccine Schedule


Everyone (aged 12 and older) is eligible to book their second vaccination appointment. Please visit the following sites for walk-ins:

  • Tuesday (August 3): vaccination clinic at the Stilecroft Public Schoollocated at 50 Stilecroft Dr. from 12 pm to 6 pm. 
  • Wednesday (August 4): vaccination clinic at the Derrydown Public Schoollocated at 120 Derrydown Rd. from 12 pm to 6 pm. 
  • Thursday (August 5): vaccination clinic at the Bloorlea Middle Schoollocated at 4050 Bloor St. W. from 12 pm to 6 pm.
  • Friday (August 6): vaccination clinic at the John Polanyi Collegiate Institute located at 640 Lawrence Ave. W. from 12 pm to 6 pm.
  • Saturday (August 7): vaccination clinic at the Beverley Heights Middle School located at 26 Troutbrooke Dr. from 12 pm to 3 pm.
  • Sunday (August 8): vaccination clinic at the Westview Centennial Secondary School located at 26 Troutbrooke Dr. from 12 pm to 3 pm.

You can also drop-in for your vaccination at:


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

Walk-INS are available for Ontarians 12+ from 12:00 PM to 7 PM. For more information please click here.


30x30 Challenge

We are joining the Health Parks Healthy People movements, and we are also encouraging you to take a part in the Ontario Parks 30x30 Challenge! Please share your journey on social media using the hashtags: #30x30Challenge and #HPHP. Learn more


Ontario Place NEWS

We have announced that we are revitalizing Ontario Place into a world-class destination through a multi-partner approach. Please share your views about what you would like to see and experience at a redeveloped Ontario Place. 
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Construction Jobs

More Construction Jobs

We are proud to invest $3 million to help create a virtual training and resource hub that will support 225 construction companies across Ontario. This project will create 200 jobs in the construction sector.

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Vaccination Milestone

Vaccination Milestone

Ontario has reached yet another incredible milestone in our vaccine rollout – over 9 million Ontarians are fully vaccinated! Vaccines are the best ways to protect us  and our loved ones from COVID-19 and the Delta variant.  


Surgical Wait Times

We are committed to ending hallway health care and building an accessible, integrated health care system organized around the needs of patients. As we continue on the path to reopening and recovery, we will continue to work on improving access to care. Learn more