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GTA COVID-19 Vaccination and Transportation Assistance

Transportation to Vaccine Clinics - City of Toronto


Description

Transportation for Seniors, Persons with Disabilities and Those Who Are Immunocompromised

City of Toronto has an equity plan for transportation to vaccine appointments. Below are the instructions for seniors, persons with disabilities or persons who are immunocompromised and need transportation to a vaccine clinic:
  1. Book a vaccination appointment at a clinic location in one's area of the city.
  2. Contact the transportation program in the area to arrange for a ride to and from appointment. Appointments should be booked at least 72 hours before your appointment time. Availability is limited and rides are not guaranteed.
  • those living in central Toronto, visit Toronto Ride and fill out transportation to vaccination form or call 416-481-5250.Toronto Ride transports seniors who have no other way of getting to appointment as well as adults with disabilities and people who are immunocompromised. Boundaries for vaccine clinics are as follows:
    • Highway 401 to the north
    • Lake Ontario to the south
    • Etobicoke Creek/Highway 427 to the west
    • Victoria Park to the east.
  • those living in north Toronto, visit iRide and fill out the following form or call 1-844-474-3301. Prioritization given to seniors who have no other way of getting to their appointment, adults with disabilities and people who are immunocompromised. Trips scheduled on first come first served basis. Boundaries for vaccine clinic areas as follows:
    • John St. to the north
    • St. Clair Ave West to the south
    • Dufferin St./Allen to the west
    • Don Valley Parkway to the east.
  • those living in Scarborough, visit SCHC Scarborough Ride or call 416-847-4134. SCHC Scarborough Ride transports seniors and adults living with disabilities. Intake required.
Note that transportation vehicles are not accessible and clients should be able to step into the vehicles (with assistance). There will be approximately one hour between drop off at the vaccination clinic and pick up after the appointment.

Other Transportation Options for the City of Toronto

Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Clients

Financial assistance for transportation to and from vaccine appointments may be available for clients; contact caseworker for details

Canadian Red Cross, Toronto Branch - Transportation
  • for adults 18 years and older unable to use public transit because of physical or mental impairment and not eligible for Wheel-Trans
  • call 416-236-3180
  • serves City of Toronto
  • call to register - call as many days in advance of appointment as possible
  • rides available Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3:30 pm
  • nominal fee based on distance travelled

Wheel-Trans
  • for people with permanent or temporary disabilities
  • call 416-393-4111 or apply online: www.ttc.ca/wheel-trans/how-to-apply
  • specialized public transportation service using accessible buses, contracted accessible and sedan taxis
  • transportation available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for registered clients
  • serves entire City of Toronto
  • registered clients can call 416-393-4222 to reserve a ride
  • cost is a standard TTC fare (adult 1-way TTC fare is $3.25 in 2022)
Eligibility
Varies by program
Application Process
Application varies by program
Languages
English, Other languages may be available, call individual organizations for details
Fees
Varies by program
Documents Required
Call individual organizations for details
Accessibility
No physical location
Agency Information
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Last Updated On
August 4, 2022
Address
No Physical Location
Toronto, ON
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Hours of Operation
Hours vary by agency
Service Area(s)
Greater Toronto Area