The City of Toronto opened its sixth mass vaccination clinic on Monday, but the clinic was already fully booked on the first day.
The clinic, which is located at The Hangar Sports and Events Centre in Downsview Park, will be vaccinating residents aged 60 and older who have appointments.
The clinic will operate seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Anyone eligible can book appointments through the “Book a Vaccine” button on toronto.ca/covid-19 or by phone through the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488.
Below are the other clinics that have already opened:
- Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.
- Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd.
- Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr.
- Malvern Community Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd.
- Mitchell Field Arena, 89 Church Ave.
The Mitchell Field Arena is also only accepting bookings for anyone aged 70 and older, while the other clinics are vaccinating those 60 and older as of last week.
A seventh mass vaccination clinic is located at the East York Town Centre in Thorncliffe Park but it is run by East Toronto Health Partners. It is accepting appointments for those 60 years of age and older.
Three more city-run clinics are preparing to open, awaiting direction from the province and available vaccine supply:
- Carmine Stefano Community Centre, 3100 Weston Rd.
- Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall
- North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, 200 Eglinton Ave. W.
With Ontario preparing to move into the next phase of its vaccine rollout, GTA mayors and doctors are urging the government to rethink the distribution to better target essential workers.
Officials are calling for a re-tooling of vaccine distribution to prioritize neighbourhood and workplace hotspots instead of just vaccinating by age group.