Enewsletter: June 25, 2021

 

Christine Hogarth, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Friends,

I hope you are all ready to enjoy the summer! Thanks to the tireless work of our front-line health care heroes and the record-setting success of the vaccine rollout, we are resuming more outdoor activities, while also allowing some indoor services to have limited numbers of people inside. Starting next Wednesday, June 30th, at 12:01 a.m., Ontario will officially move into Step Two of our reopening plan.

What is even more exciting is that our COVID-19 vaccine rollout is steadily increasing and way ahead of schedule. As of now, nearly 13.5 million Ontarians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while more than 3.5 million Ontarians are now fully vaccinated. This is a true Team Ontario effort and I am incredibly thankful to the people of Etobicoke-Lakeshore who rolled up their sleeves to help the province reach this exciting milestone. 

We are also continuing to accelerate second doses for Ontarians to further protect the health and safety of the province. Beginning the week of June 28th, all Ontarians aged 18 and older who have received their first dose will be eligible to book their second doses using the provincial booking website by clicking here or by calling 1-833-943-3900. 

Enjoy the weekend. Happy Canada Day, stay safe!

Christine

VACCINE SCHEDULE

Vaccine Schedule

Ontario is once again accelerating second doses.  Vaccines will be available according to the following schedule. Learn more

  • Starting the week of June 28, all Ontarians aged 18 and older will be eligible to book their second vaccination.
  • From August 9 - 16, youth aged 12 to 15 will be eligible to book their second vaccination appointments.

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

For the full list of pharmacies click here.

Vaccinations at Trillium Health Partners please click here.

Vaccinations at Unity Health Network (St. Joseph's) please click here.

Ontario Reopening Step 2

UPDATE on Reopening

Ontario will enter Step Two of the reopening plan on Wednesday, June 30. Our government will begin to safely and cautiously lift restrictions with the full support of our public health experts and ahead of schedule. Learn more

Accessible Rides

Accessible Rides

Our government is investing $3.7 million to help Ontarians with disabilities, including seniors with mobility issues, get to and from vaccination sites by connecting eligible individuals with staff and volunteers. Learn more

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Mental Health Supports

Ontario is investing $8.4 million over three years in a new Ontario Provincial Police Crisis Call Diversion Program. This will help police officers to better assist vulnerable people in situations of acute crisis. Learn more

Healthcare Investments

Healthcare Investments 

We are launching a new $30 million Surgical Innovation Fund that will directly support Ontario's hospitals and provide them with the flexibility they need to perform more surgeries and procedures in our community. Learn more

Summer Learning

Summer Learning 

We are permitting school boards to offer in-person summer school in August. To prepare kids with knowledge and skills for success in the next grade, course, or postsecondary destination, we are investing over $60 million to provide summer learning supports.

Learn more

Automotive Sector investments

Automotive Sector News

Today, I had the pleasure to announce that our government is investing $7 million to deliver training and paid job placements for up to 800 Ontarians from underrepresented groups. These investments will help to bring fresh talents to the automotive sector.

Learn more

What will be open in Step Two? 

Outdoors:

  • Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 25 people
  • Outdoor dining for up to 6 people per table
  • Outdoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, capped at the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres
  • Overnight camps
  • Outdoor fitness classes are capped at the number of people who can maintain 3 metres of distance
  • Outdoor meeting and event spaces at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor amusement and water parks at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor sports games, leagues and events at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor cinemas, performing arts, live music events and attractions at 25% capacity
  • Outdoor horse racing and motor speedways at 25% capacity

Indoors:

  • Indoor social gatherings and organized public events for up to 5 people
  • Essential and other select retail permitted at 50% capacity
  • Non-essential retail capacity at 25%
  • Stores in shopping malls open, with restrictions
  • Larger indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services at 25% capacity
  • Personal care services where face coverings can be worn at all times at 25% capacity
  • Public libraries permitted at 25% capacity

For more details please click here.

New Code of Ethics

New Code of Ethics 

Our government is strengthening protections for buyers and owners of new homes. We are introducing a mandatory new Code of Ethics that will require licensed builders and vendors of new homes to operate in a professional manner with honesty, integrity, financial responsibility, and without intimidation or coercion. Learn more

New Privacy Protections

New Privacy Protections

Ontarians are concerned about their privacy and use of the personal information they share online, and our government is protecting the privacy of Ontarians. This week we released a white paper for your comments that outlines our proposals to implement a fundamental right to privacy. 

Learn more

Tenzin and Christine

Greeting Neighbours

This week my team and I had the opportunity to get outside and speak directly with residents at their doors.  It was a great opportunity to hear what the people have to say about current policies and issues that affect them. Looking forward to coming to your neighbourhood soon! 

 
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