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Toronto will wait for Ontario COVID-19 booking portal to come online before vaccinating seniors [Video]

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TORONTO –Toronto will not begin a mass registration of its seniors for COVID-19 vaccination for at least another 12 days because it is waiting for a centrally-run registration program set up by the province to come online, Mayor John Tory said Wednesday.

“We have chosen I think wisely to be part of provincial registration and scheduling system which isn’t up and running until March 15,” Tory told CP24 on Wednesday.

Unlike its smaller neighbouring public health regions such as York, Peel and Halton which all began registering those 80 and up for shots and administering them this week, Tory says the sheer size of the city’s elderly population, coupled with the concentration of healthcare workers that live in the city, dictate that Toronto will be slower than the rest of the GTA in reaching its seniors for vaccination.

“Half of all doctors in Ontario reside in Toronto, and they’re …

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Ontario extends stay-at-home order, restricts interprovincial travel as province loses battle against COVID-19 [Video]

Ontario is restricting interprovincial travel, extending the state of emergency and stay-at-home order by two weeks, and placing new restrictions on recreational activities as COVID-19 cases soar.