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Public Health’s information line & 311 are experiencing high call volumes. Residents can get the information they need online at The City’s website has a tool that can translate pages into 51 different languages. 

If you need info on COVID-19, please visit the following websites:

City of Toronto

Province of Ontario

Government of Canada

World Health Organization

Official Global Travel Advisor

If you can’t find any answers, you can also email me at

Please click here for a list of food banks and soup kitchens in the Ward 24

Please click here for a list of food banks in East Scarborough

Please click here for a list of food banks in Scarborough

Please remember to call ahead to book to ensure they are properly stocked. For those interested in volunteering, food banks are always looking for volunteers, so please feel free to save and share this information.

February 23, 2021 Update

Dear Neighbours,

I would like to continue to thank everyone for their efforts during these difficult times, I know it has been tough, but we must continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 and keep ourselves and our community safe. It is also important to remember, our mental health is paramount, and that we take care of ourselves and seek support if needed.

I would like to thank everyone for tuning into last night’s Scarborough-Guildwood Live Town Hall with Dr. Isaac Bogoch. I would also like to thank everyone who submitted comments and questions for the meeting. In case you missed the live event, you can watch the full meeting, and all passed meetings on my YouTube channel!

City of Toronto COVID-19 Case Update: (Data as of February 24, 2021) There has been an increase of 393 COVID-19 cases in the City with 353 people currently hospitalized. Through the pandemic the City has seen a total of 96,363 cases of COVID-19, of these, 89,892 cases have recovered. To this date, there have been 2,628 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform. Province of Ontario status of COVID-19 Cases can be found here.  

COVID-19 testing site and vaccine information – Residents can learn more about testing locations in their neighbourhood at . If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine please visit the City’s webpage for the latest news and information at  

The Toronto Public Health region remains under the shutdown and stay-at-home orders until at least March 9, 2021. It remains imperative that we all respect the COVID-19 orders and stay home as much as possible. When you are outside of your home for essential purposes, remember to wear a mask or face covering, practice physical distancing and good hand hygiene. Get the latest information about service changesCOVID-19 vaccination rollout and COVID-19 regulations and lockdown guide.

Toronto Public Health (TPH) is currently working with schools in Toronto to respond to variants of concern linked to school settings. To date eight local schools, have at lease one case linked to a screened positive or probably COVID-19 variant of concern (VOC). The affected individuals and cohorts have been dismissed from school with guidance based on their level of risk. There are actions in place in school settings aimed at keeping schools as safe as possible in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and VOCs, these actions include coordinating testing for school communities, student and staff daily screening submissions and to stay at home if they do not pass, requiring student cohorts and ensure they do not interact with other cohorts and more. For more information please read this news release.

Call for submissions for the 2021 Toronto Urban Design Awards now open. The Toronto Urban Design Awards recognize achievements in urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. Designers, developers, project owners, community groups, design students and others are invited to enter eligible projects. The deadline for submissions on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 4:00pm. More information is available at

Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough Presents Black Awareness: Rooted Through African Dance with C-Flava. This event will be hosted virtually on Friday February 26, 5:00pm to 6:00pm via Zoom. No registration is required. To participate please visit this link.

Scarborough Centre for Health Communities welcomes you to their Black History Month Event on Friday February 26, 4:30pm to 6:00pm. This event will showcase Black history in Canada and highlight the local histories of Black people in the GTA. For more information and to register for this event please visit this link.

CaféTO Registration Window Opens Tomorrow! Local restaurant operators interested in an expanded curb lane or sidewalk café as part of CaféTO, can register between February and March 26. A free webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 2 at 9:30 a.m. To register for CaféTO, operators will need to complete the 2021 CaféTO certificate of insurance. Learn more about the enhanced CaféTO program and free webinar by visiting

Restaurant Operators Sign up for LocalLicious! From February 25 to March 7,, a coalition of independent Canadian restaurateurs and suppliers, is encouraging independent restaurants to participate in LocalLicious and offer a three-course prix fixe menu, with $1 from every menu sold to be donated to a local charity. Learn more and register by visiting

Election Signs Survey: City of Toronto is reviewing the rules for election signs in Toronto. Have your say on election sign rules in Toronto! Share your input through an online survey by 11:59pm March 3, 2021. Your feedback will inform a review of the bylaw regulating election signs in Toronto. Take the survey here.

Fireworks Bylaw Review Survey: The City is undertaking a review of the Fireworks Bylaw to explore opportunities for enhanced public education to support safe and compliant use of fireworks. Residents can provide feedback on firework regulations in Toronto via an online survey: Fireworks Bylaw Review. The survey will remain open until March 5, 2021.

SafeTO Survey: The City of Toronto is currently in the process of developing an updated Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan called SafeTO. This plan will guide how social systems that serve Torontonians such as community services, healthcare systems, justice systems and police work together to meet community needs by changing how we think about safety. Provide your input by taking this survey by March 5, 2021.

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