COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine

Updated as of Tuesday, August 31, 2021

While the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory, tenants are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) will follow the city's direction requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all TCHC employees by October 30, 2021. You can read more about TCHC's decision requiring all staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine under the 'What's New' heading on the homepage. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit toronto.ca or ontario.ca/covid-19.



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Anyone born in 2009 or earlier is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Walk-in vaccinations are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses, Tuesday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Who can get vaccinated now?

We are currently in phase three of the provincial government's three-phase plan for vaccinating Ontario.

You are encouraged to visit the City of Toronto's COVID-19: How to get vaccinated webpage and look under the 'Vaccine Eligibility' heading to determine who is eligible to get the vaccine. Tenants are encouraged to visit this webpage frequently as it is updated often.

Hot spot areas

Hot spot areas are neighbourhoods identified by the Province of Ontario with ongoing and historic high rates of COVID-19 transmission, hospitalization and death. These areas were also identified as having populations with higher risk factors, including racialization, income, quality of housing, immigration status and education attainment.

Toronto-area COVID-19 hot spots include the following postal codes:

M1B

​M2R
​M6E
​M1C
​M3A
M6H​
​M1E
M3C​M6K​
​M1G
M3H​​M6L
​M1H
M3J​
M6M​
​M1J
M3K​M6N​
​M1K
M3L​M8V​
​M1L
M3M​M9A​
​M1M
M3N​M9B​
​M1P
M4A​M9C​
​M1R
M4H​M9L​
​M1S
M4X​M9M​
​M1T
M5A​M9N​
​M1V
M5B​​M9P
​M1W
M5N​M9R​
​M1X
​M5V
​M9V
​M2J
M6A​M9W​
​M2M
M6B​


Anyone born in 2009 or earlier is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Walk-in vaccinations are available at City-run clinics for first or second doses Tuesday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Need help getting to a vaccination clinic?

As of April 28, the City is piloting transportation services for residents 55 years of age or over who are unable to access or afford existing transportation options to get to their vaccination appointments, people with disabilities, and others who are frail or have underlying conditions which put them at greater risk from COVID-19 or render them unable to safely access other modes of transportation.

This program is intended for those who have no other options for transportation to vaccination appointments.

Visit the city's COVID-19: How to get vaccinated webpage for more information.

​Location
​How to book
​Boundaries

​Central Toronto or Etobicoke

​Visit Toronto Ride or call 416-481-5250.

  • ​highway 401 to the north
  • the Lake to the south
  • Etobicoke Creek / Highway 427 to the west
  • Victoria Park to the east.
  • areas within Etobicoke that are outside the above listed boundaries

​North Toronto

​Visit iRide or call 1-844-474-3301.

  • ​Steeles Ave to the north
  • John St. to the north
  • St. Clair Ave West to the south
  • Dufferin St./Allen to the west
  • Don Valley Parkway to the east

​Scarborough

​Visit Scarborough Ride or call 416 847-4134.

  • Steeles to the north
  • the Lake to the south
  • Victoria Park to the west
  • Pickering/Scarborough Border to the east

City of Toronto webpages:

Resources:

Contact information

Toronto Community Housing Client Care Centre - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telephone: 416-981-5500

Toronto Community Housing Community Safety Unit
Telephone: 416-921-2323

Provincial Vaccine Information Line - 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week
Call if you have questions about Ontario's COVID-19 vaccination program or booking your vaccination appointment.
Telephone: 1-888-999-6488
TTY: 1-866-797-0007

Toronto Public Health Hotline - 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week
Call if you have questions about COVID-19. Toronto Public Health staff cannot book vaccine appointments over the phone. 
Telephone: 416-338-7600
TTY: 416-392-0658
EmailPublicHealth@toronto.ca

311 Toronto
Call to get information about City services in more than 180 languages. 
Telephone: 311
Outside City limits: 416-392-2489
TTY: 416-338-0889
Email311@toronto.ca

Telehealth Ontario
Call if you develop symptoms.
Telephone: 1-866-797-0000

Emergency Services
Call if you’re having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms.
Telephone: 911