Long Weekend Dose Drive: City of Toronto opening more than 19,000 new COVID-19 vaccine appointments for this weekend

The City is opening more than 19,000 new vaccination appointments over the Victoria Day long weekend at City-operated immunization clinics. More than 4,750 additional appointments are being added each day this coming Victoria Day Weekend, including Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The new appointments are spread across six of the City’s clinics, in addition to already-scheduled appointments. The new appointments will be added to the provincial vaccine booking system at 4 p.m. today (wednesday May 19th).

Mayor Tory also announced today that 10,000 new vaccine appointments are being added to City-run clinics for next week.

As of yesterday, everyone age 18 and older is eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at a City-operated immunization clinic. In the first day of this expanded eligibility, more than 20,000 people booked appointments for City-operated clinics.

The increased appointment availability is spread across six of the City’s immunization clinics: 1. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W., North Building, top of the ramp at Front and John Streets 2. Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd. 3. Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr. (in the old Sears store) 4. Mitchell Field Arena, 89 Church Ave. (west side of the complex) 5. The Hangar, 75 Carl Hall Rd. 6. Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall (in the old Target store)

The six clinics were selected based on their ability to scale operations, accessibility and ability to support hot spot neighbourhoods.

Appointments can be booked by eligible residents through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on toronto.ca/covid-19 or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900.

City-run clinics are part of the Team Toronto vaccination network that includes hundreds of clinics operated by hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare and community partners. A full list of eligible groups with information on where and how to register for appointments is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/. Those seeking a vaccine appointment are also encouraged to register and check availability with healthcare partners through vaccineto.ca/, local pharmacies or healthcare providers.

For the current wave of COVID-19 in Toronto, amplified by variants of concern, staying home and following public health guidance is the best way to keep everyone safe. Please review the City’s COVID-19: Guide for Residents for public health guidance and information on what is and is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-reopening-recovery-rebuild/covid-19-guide-for-toronto-residents/.