One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and I'm remembering the lives lost to this virus and the frontline workers who continue to care for all of us, which is why I'm renewing my call for paid sicks days in Ontario.
Though it's been a long year, I'm finding comfort in knowing my grandparents will be getting vaccinated this week, and I'm looking forward to when the rest of our family will have our turn!
There are a number of ways to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for those who are eligible in our community:
- If you are 80 years or older, you can book an appointment at the Humber River Hospital (1235 Wilson Avenue) or through Ontario Health's Vaccination Registration System
- If you are between 60-64 years old you can book an appointment at one of these local pharmacies, pending availability.
- If you are a frontline health care worker or a member of another high-risk group, you may also be eligible to get the vaccine in Phase One. Check if you are currently eligible here.
Take care and stay safe,
GreenForceTO Pilot Project in YSW
The City is piloting the GreenForceTO project in Weston, Mount Dennis and Rockcliffe-Smythe. The pilot will help support Toronto’s green infrastructure which allows for a better, more diverse urban ecosystem and environment, reduce stormwater runoff and improve well-being for residents in addition to creating local green jobs in landscaping and property maintenance through partnerships with local social enterprises RAINscapeTO and BuildingUP. The project is currently seeking volunteers to sit on their Community Advisory Committee, you can apply here.
YSW Tenant Summit
The York South-Weston Tenant Union held the second annual YSW Tenant Summit over zoom last month, electing the new executive committee and adopting the constitution along with having fun playing tenant trivia and prize give-aways! If you missed it, don't worry! There are many ways you can get involved here.
Neighbourhood Flooding Coalition
Join your neighbours for the next meeting of the York South-Weston Coalition for Flooding Prevention on Thursday March 25 at 7pm. The meeting will provide important updates and plan priority actions for the neighbourhood.
TO Refillery Mobile Project
Kristine Lorzano of the T.O Refillery Mobile is looking for your feedback on developing a project that would bring refills of affordable kitchen staples and household products to our community with the aim of reducing waste. You can share your ideas and thoughts about the project here.
PROGRAMS & RESOURCES
Income Tax Webinar
Wondering how to file your taxes online? Do you know what tax benefits you're entitled to? Join me and the York South-Weston Tenant Union on Friday March 19 at 7pm over zoom to learn just that with Downtown Legal Services and Chartered Accountant, Lucy Yao.