Mayor John Tory said Toronto is opening up COVID-19 vaccine registration at its city-run clinics to anyone 70 years of age and older starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Anyone born in 1951 or earlier will be able to book an appointment online or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).
Officials said there are 30,000 appointments available for eligible residents at the three City-run current mass vaccination clinics and one partnered clinic, and two additional clinics as of Monday.
The following clinics are currently open:
- Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.
- Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd.
- Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr.
- East York Town Centre at 45 Overlea Blvd. (operated in partnership with East Toronto Health Partners)
The following clinics will be open as of Monday:
- Malvern Community Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd.
- Mitchell Field Arena, 89 Church Ave.
A sixth City-run clinic is set to open at The Hangar (75 Carl Hall Rd.) on April 5.
Registration is currently open to those 75 years old and older.
Some Toronto hospitals have also expanded their vaccination clinics to include residents aged 70 and over. Those residents can view their options here or by calling 1-888-385-1910.
Provincial health officials said around 71 per cent of Ontarians aged 80 and over have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and more than 13 per cent have been fully vaccinated.