Pictured above: The Children's Playground in St. James Park
COVID-19 Vaccination Update
It is difficult to keep track of the constantly changing requirements, procedures and timing for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Following is a summary of some of the updates regarding who can get the vaccine, when and how (thanks to SLNA Director Donna Patterson for pulling much of this together from multiple sources).
If you are interested in services with proximity to Ward 13, Councillor Kristyn Wong Tam has provided the following number where you can text your postal code and be informed of the latest information for vaccine access. The number is: (647) 424-5358.
Starting today (April 30), adults 55 and older can book on the provincial or local health unit systems for appointments.The age limit drops to 50 and up next week, to 40 the week of May 10, down to 30 the week of May 17 and to those 18 and older after the Victoria Day long weekend.
More details at https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/
Outdoor Farmers Market Returns
Oh Happy Day!! The seasonal outdoor area of the St. Lawrence Market Saturday Farmers Market will return to Market Street on Saturday, May 1,2021.
To ensure vendors and customers have space to keep physical distance the outdoor area will once again take place on Market Street between The Esplanade and Wilton Street.
In compliance with restrictions under the Province of Ontario's COVID-19 response framework and the current Stay At Home Order, the outdoor Farmers Market area will be open from 7am-3pm.
The indoor Farmers Market area continues to operate from 5am-3pm and the South (main) Market building is open on Saturdays from 5am-4pm.
Customers are reminded to shop alone or with one other person if they need help carrying items and to wear a mask at all times including in lines and while in both indoor and outdoor areas.
Jarvis St. Watermain Replacement
From the City of Toronto
The City of Toronto will upgrade a 91-year-old vintage watermain and the City-owned portion of substandard water services on Lower Jarvis Street from Queens Quay East to The Esplanade as well as the sanitary sewer from south of Lakeshore Boulevard East to north of the Metrolinx Bridge.
The construction work will start next month and is expected to be completed by November. The project is part of the Council-approved 2021 Capital Works Program to renew aging infrastructure and increase capacity to meet the needs of the growing community in the area.
The following traffic impacts will be in place during construction:
There will be occasional full closures of the intersection at Lower Jarvis Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East to facilitate more invasive work within the intersection. The City will provide advance notice prior to any full closure.