TORONTO LAUNCHING PROGRAM TO TRANSPORT SENIORS, VULNERABLE RESIDENTS TO VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

Mar 24, 2021

By Bob Komsic

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The so-called ”Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan” will soon be available to those, who have limited transportation options or who cannot afford transportation to appointments.
Toronto Mayor John Tory says services will provided by various groups.  
 
”Starting (Monday) March 29, the city is piloting transportation options for seniors aged 75-years of age and over by extending service hours for assisted ride services provided by community organizations,” announced Tory.  
”We’ve been working with multiple partners to plan and deliver this program, including Toronto Ride, iRide, Scarborough Ride, Ontario Health Partners, Uber Canada, and the TTC.”
As part of the plan, the TTC will offer shuttle bus service from Finch Station to the city-run clinic at Mitchell Field Arena that opens Monday.
Shuttles are expected to run every 30-minutes for the first three weeks of the trial period.
Plans are in the works to expand the program in the coming weeks.
For information on how to book rides click here, then scroll down to and click on ”Transportation to Clinics”.
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