COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine

Updated as of Wednesday, July 28, 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 or

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Walk-in vaccinations are available from noon to 7 p.m. for anyone 12 and older at all nine City-run clinics. Learn the latest 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:



Walk-in vaccinations are available from noon to 7 p.m. for anyone 12 and older at all nine City-run clinics. Learn the latest about eligibility and where to get vaccinated.

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.

​How to book

​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


​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:


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

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

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