By ALI RAZA, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
A new COVID-19 testing clinic is opening in East Toronto.
As of Monday, Nov. 2, a new clinic will be open at the East York Community Recreation Centre on 1081 1/2 Pape Ave.
It will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday until Nov. 25.
The space is being provided by the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry, and Recreation department and the clinic will be operated by East Toronto Health Partners.
The city is working with community health agencies in neighbourhoods with a high number of cases and low rates of testing.
Toronto-Danforth Councillor Paula Fletcher will attend the opening of the clinic, encouraging residents with signs , symptoms, or exposure of COVID-19 to get tested.
“Many residents have been concerned about long wait times for COVID-19 testing,” she said. “East York has many families, children and seniors, so this new clinic will be a welcome addition. It will hopefully help take some of the burden off Michael Garron Hospital’s testing centre and provide an easy way for East Enders to get tested.”
For more information on the COVID-19 pandemic in the City of Toronto, please visit www.toronto.ca/covid19
- Ali Raza is a Local Journalism Initiative Reporter for Beach Metro News. His reporting is funded by the Government of Canada through its Local Journalism Initiative.