Anyone over the age of 18 living in any of Toronto’s 53 hotspot zip codes is invited to make an appointment via the dark blue Reserve Vaccine button on the city’s website or on the provincial website. City clinics are part of Toronto’s immunization network which includes hundreds of clinics run by hospitals, pharmacies and other health and community partners.
Speaking at a press conference this afternoon, Mayor John Tory said 41,144 people made appointments between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Fire Chief Matthew Pegg, the city’s emergency management official and COVID-19 incident commander, said on Twitter that Toronto was set to open 20,000 new appointments at city-run clinics for the week of May 17.
More good news! We are about to open 20,000 appointments # COVID19Vaccine , in the clinics of the city, the week of May 17 also. We expect these appointments to be posted on the provincial reservation system shortly.
People can also make their immunization appointments by calling the provincial vaccine reservation line at 1-833-943-3900.
221 charges laid for breaking COVID-19 rules
Meanwhile, 221 people were charged over the weekend under the Emergency Management and Emergency Preparedness Act (EMCPA), Toronto police said on Monday.
Police said in one case on Saturday officers responded to a warehouse party in Warden and Eglington Avenue East.
Officers found a large number of people but the crowd dispersed immediately after the police arrived.
Officers were able to enter and identify five people, police said.
Law enforcement teams have responded to 515 calls since the introduction of EMCPA and have laid a total of 449 charges.