Updated as of Thursday, May 6, 2021
While the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory, tenants are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. Join your family, friends and community and get vaccinated once the vaccine is available to you. For the most up-to-date information visit toronto.ca or ontario.ca/covid-19.
Eligibility for vaccination at City immunization clinics expands to include people 50 years of age and older. Eligibility continues for 18 and older who live in hot spot postal codes, child care workers in licensed child care settings and for people who are pregnant. Learn about eligibility and where to get vaccinated.
Who can get vaccinated now?
We are currently in phase two of the provincial government's three-phase plan for vaccinating Ontario. Phase two includes older adults, people in high-risk settings, frontline essential workers and other populations that are at greater risk of illness. As of April 23, pregnant people are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as they have been added to the "high-risk" category.
Not all members of these groups can book vaccination appointments right now; the provincial government will announce when each of these groups can move into the booking phase. 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:
Eligibility for vaccination at City immunization clinics expands to include people 50 years of age and older. Eligibility continues for 18 and older who live in hot spot postal codes, child care workers in licensed child care settings and for people who are pregnant. Learn about eligibility and where to get vaccinated. You will need to provide proof of postal code, whether on a piece of government ID or mail like a bill.
Ontario Health Teams and hospital mobile clinics and pop-ups will be vaccinating people age 18 and older in these neighbourhoods, identified by their postal codes. People aged 18 to 44 who live in these neighbourhoods cannot book using the provincial booking system at this time. More information about mobile clinics and pop-ups will be released over the coming weeks directly from the healthcare provider or clinic.
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
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
Visit Scarborough Ride or call 416 736-9372.
- Steeles to the north
- the Lake to the south
- Victoria Park to the west
- Pickering/Scarborough Border to the east
City of Toronto webpages:
Toronto Community Housing Client Care Centre - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Toronto Community Housing Community Safety Unit
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
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
: PublicHealth@toronto.ca311 Toronto
Call to get information about City services in more than 180 languages. Telephone
: 311Outside City limits
: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelehealth Ontario
Call if you develop symptoms.Telephone
Call if you’re having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms.