Covid Vaccinations and Boosters at Leaside Towers, Tuesday Dec. 7

Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021
Party Room- 85/95 Thorncliffe Park Drive
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

First Doses, Second Doses and Boosters available

Further to the information in the attached notice, boosters will be available to qualified people 50 or over!

Toronto East Health Network Community Resources for COVID-19

Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) offers the following COVID-19 related resources:

COVID-19 Outreach Centres

Our community COVID-19 Outreach Centres offer drop-in COVID-19 testing, vaccines and other supports, including child-friendly testing and assessments. Children who visit these sites receive an oral-nasal swab, which is less invasive than the traditional NP swab. Physicians and nurses are available to answer your questions and concerns. See all locations and hours:

Back-to-School Supports

Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) and partners, including East Toronto Family Practice Network (EasT-FPN), are helping to ensure a safe school year for our community by offering the following supports: take-home COVID-19 testing kits, COVID-19 Outreach Centres, a family-friendly testing and assessment zone, wraparound supports and more. Learn more about our COVID-19 school supports.

Homebound Vaccination Visits 

ETHP is visiting individuals who are homebound to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This helps eligible individuals who are unable to visit a pop-up clinic or COVID-19 Outreach Centre.

To be eligible for a homebound vaccination visit, individuals must: be 65 year of age or older, have medical conditions or mobility issues, and/or have difficulty or challenges leaving their home or visiting a local vaccine clinic, and live in MGH’s catchment area.

Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria may submit a request at

Letter to Property Managers

The following letter was sent to Thorncliffe Park Property Managers by Councillor Jaye Robinson

September 22, 2021

To: Thorncliffe Park Property Managers
Cc: Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health
Re: COVID-19 Protocols and Elevator Management Strategies in Thorncliffe Park
Dear Property Manager,

As the new school year gets underway and cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Toronto, we must take all the necessary precautions to slow the spread and keep our communities safe. Throughout the pandemic, physical distancing measures have been critical to our overall strategy to protect public health. Today, I’m urging you to develop a comprehensive strategy to manage the flow of residents entering and exiting your buildings – in hallways, stairwells, common spaces, and elevators – to ensure the safety of Thorncliffe Park residents.

In particular, my office has received numerous phone calls and emails from residents concerned about COVID-19 spreading in busy elevators. As you know, there is a significant uptick in elevator demand during peak school hours. Given the dense populations residing in local high-rise apartment buildings, I wholeheartedly support the Thorncliffe Park community’s request for a plan to minimize crowding, ensure physical distancing, and manage the demand for elevators.

The following measures should be considered in your elevator management strategy, as recommended by Toronto Public Health:

• Restrictions on the number of passengers to manage crowding during peak hours;
• Improved communication with residents (e.g., maintaining Toronto Public Health signage);
• Processes for increased cleaning of frequently-touched surfaces (e.g., elevator buttons);
• Enforcement of Municipal By-Law 541-2020 regarding masks and face coverings;
• Priority for residents with physical or mobility impairments;
• Plans for elevator maintenance to ensure efficient transportation of residents and address any operational issues; and
• Maintenance of alternative circulation pathways (i.e., stairwells).

While the Province and local school boards are overseeing the back-to-school plan, property managers are responsible for ensuring safety within common spaces in their buildings. Stringent protocols must be in place – both inside and outside the classroom – to support our school community during the ongoing public health situation. Elevator crowding prevention plans in densely populated, high-rise apartment neighbourhoods are a critical component of these efforts.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Jaye Robinson
City Councillor
Ward 15 – Don Valley West

City Hall, 100 Queen Street West 2nd Floor, Suite A12
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2
Tel: 416-395-6408
Fax: 416-395-6439 @jayerobinson

Great news – 0 new COVID-19 cases in Thorncliffe Park in last 3 weeks

From CBC article:

Thorncliffe Park, one of the neighbourhoods hardest hit by COVID-19 in Toronto, has not detected a single case in the last three weeks. 

“It’s such an amazing thing to see cases get to zero in certain neighbourhoods where it was daunting for so long,” said Dr. Andrew Boozary, executive director of social medicine at the University Health Network.

“I hope we can build on these learned lessons as opposed to some semblance of premature victory that we’ve seen in other jurisdictions that comes with real costs.” 

Read the full article here on

Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics – July 1, 3 & 4

Upcoming pop-up vaccine clinics at Thorncliffe Park Community Hub

First dose eligibility:
• Be 12 years of age or older on the day of vaccination;
• Live/work/attend school in any “M” postal code.

Second dose eligibility:
• Be 12 years of age or older on the day of vaccination;
• Live/work/attend school in M1L, M3C, M4H;

• Received your first dose of Pfizer at least 21 days ago; or • Received your first dose of Moderna at least 28 days ago; or • Received your first dose of AstraZeneca at least 56 days ago. 

Thorncliffe Park Community Hub 45 Overlea Blvd. (East York Town Centre, Entrance 6)
* Thursday, July 1 – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or while vaccine supply lasts
* Saturday, July 3 –  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or while vaccine supply lasts 
* Sunday, July 4 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or while vaccine supply lasts

Councillor Jaye Robinson Summer Newsletter

Dear Friends and Neighbours,

The summer is finally upon us, and Toronto’s immunization campaign continues to rapidly accelerate with increased vaccine supply. To-date, over 3.4 million vaccines have been administered in the City and almost 80% of residents aged 18+ have received their first shot, with over 40% fully vaccinated. On Sunday, 26,771 vaccines were administered at Scotiabank Arena for Toronto Vaccine Day, breaking the North American record for the most doses administered at a single-day clinic.

Thanks to all the staff on the frontlines in our clinics and every single resident who has rolled up their sleeve to get vaccinated, Toronto entered Step 2 of the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen Plan today – several days ahead of schedule. In Step 2, larger indoor and outdoor gatherings will be permitted, and some additional businesses and services will be allowed to open, including personal care services.

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, my office has endeavoured to provide regular updates to keep you informed on topics ranging from nationwide public health measures to local pop-up vaccine clinics. Last night, I held a Telephone Town Hall about the COVID-19 vaccines that was attended by over 3,200 people – one of the largest turnout rates in the City. I am also extremely proud of my Ward 15 team, who have helped thousands of residents find the information they needed to book their vaccine appointments over the last few months. Simultaneously, we’ve continued to work on the issues that matter most to you at City Hall, and this newsletter will contain more information on those initiatives.

In the last year, I’ve heard from residents across Ward 15 about their concerns with the new, virtual format of many City processes, including development meetings and Committee of Adjustment hearings. Residents have reported receiving their public notices in the mail only days before hearings, and experiencing various technical issues with the virtual meeting platform. Keep reading to learn more about the steps we’re taking to address these issues, in consultation with local neighbours and residents’ associations.

In this newsletter, you’ll also find several important updates on the environmental initiatives underway at City Hall and in Ward 15, including this year’s Environment Days and tree plantings in local green spaces. On that note, I’m also pleased to advise that construction is now underway to upgrade several of our local parks.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. My team remains available to serve you by phone at 416-395-6408, or by email at

If any of your neighbours would like to subscribe to my newsletters, they can do so at or by emailing my office.


Click here to read the full newsletter.

Telephone Town Hall – June 29 at 6pm

Councillor Jaye Robinson will be hosting a Telephone Town Hall to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines. See details below.

Dear Friends and Neighbours,

As Toronto’s immunization campaign continues to accelerate and second doses become more widely available, I will be hosting a Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday, June 29 at 6:00pm to answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

I will be joined by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 16 – Don Valley East), Dr. Na-Koshie Lamptey (Toronto’s Associate Medical Officer of Health), and a senior representative from the Emergency Operations Centre.

To join:

  • Call 1-833-490-0778 from 6:00pm, where you will have the option to ask a question live;
  • Livestream the event by clicking here, where you will have the option to submit a written question for our panel; or
  • Text VACCINE to 1-833-750-0888 and reply TTH when prompted.

If you’re planning to attend, you can RSVP to the event on Facebook by clicking here. As always, please feel welcome to share this email with your neighbours and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

Warm regards,

To see the complete email from Jaye, please click here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Available at Sunnybrook

To support Toronto Public Health’s hot spot strategy, anybody age 12+ can book at second dose vaccine appointment at Sunnybrook Vaccine Clinic if they live, work or go to school in a Toronto Delta hot spot postal code (designated by Toronto Public Health) and got their first dose of Pfizer more than 26 days ago.

Eligible hot spot postal codes, as defined by Toronto Public Health: M9W, M9V, M6M, M9L, M9M, M3J, M3K, M3M, M3N, M6N, M3L, M9N, M1G, M1B, M1S, M1J, M4H, M4A.

The Clinic is located at

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
McLaughlin Auditorium,
E Wing Ground Floor, EG18a
2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON

To access Sunnybrook’s vaccine clinic, please enter through Sunnybrook’s E-Wing entrance, and not the main (M-Wing) entrance. See map below.

To learn more about the vaccine rollout in Ontario, visit the Ministry of Health’s website or call the Provincial Information line at 1-888-999-6488 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).

Tenants in the Pandemic June 1

Tuesday, June 1st at 7 pm, MPP Tabuns and Councillor Paula Fletcher are co-hosting a webinar on Zoom titled “Tenants in the Pandemic: June 2021 Check-in”. They will look at rights, responsibilities, and resources for tenants with a great team of panelists from:

  • Don Valley Community Legal Clinic
  • CERA (the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation) and
  • FMTA (Federated Metro Tenants Association)

The focus will be on “rights, responsibilities and resources” – the pandemic has amplified issues for tenants; they will look at what has changed, what is resources are available, and what can people do to move change. Participants will have the opportunity ask questions and raise concerns.  You can register for this on-line event by using this link.