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GTA COVID Vaccination and Transportation Assistance

Transportation to Vaccine Clinics - City of Toronto


Description

Options for Seniors 75 years and Older 

The City of Toronto has started an equity plan for transportation to vaccine appointments. Starting March 29, below are the instructions for seniors, 75 years and older who need assistance getting to and from their appointment. This will be expanded to people with disabilities, seniors under 75 years and other groups in the next few weeks:
  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 no later than 48 hours before your appointment time. Availability is limited and rides are not guaranteed.
  • those living in central Toronto, visit Toronto Ride  or call 416-481-5250.Toronto Ride boundaries for vaccine clinics are:
    • highway 401 to the north
    • the Lake to the south
    • Etobicoke Creek / Highway 427 to the west
    • Victoria Park to the east.
  • those living in north Toronto, visit iRide  or call 1-844-474-3301. iRide boundaries for vaccine clinics are:
    • 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 Scarborough Ride or call 416 736-9372. Scarborough Ride boundaries for vaccine clinics are:
    • Steeles to the north
    • the Lake to the south
    • Victoria Park to the west
    • Pickering/Scarborough Border to the east.
A support person or family member can accompany the senior on the ride, if needed.

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. 

Accessible Shuttle Bus to Mitchell Field Arena Mass Vaccination Site: there is an accessible shuttle bus leaving from Finch Station for seniors with mobility issues. The shuttle leaves the station on the half hour and on the hour. TTC staff will direct seniors to the shuttle. It will return seniors with mobility issues to Finch Station after their vaccination 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
  • 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 to apply or apply online
  • 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 2021)
     
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
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Last Updated On
April 9, 2021
Address
No Physical Location
Toronto, ON
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Hours of Operation
Hours vary by agency
Service Area(s)
Greater Toronto Area