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Media Advisory - Media access to Mel Lastman Square for #VaxTheNorth, a North York vaccination event

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TORONTO, July 23, 2021 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend our #VaxTheNorth clinic at Mel Lastman Square and the North York Civic Centre this weekend. In order to ensure efficient and timely operation of the event and allow for social distancing, we are asking media to join us one at a time inside the vaccination clinic located inside the Civic Centre. Please note you must RSVP stating your email address and fill out the health screening form upon entry to the clinic:

Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021

Arrival time: Media to arrive by 1:45 p.m. to allow time to be escorted to location and set up
Event time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (15-minute blocks)
Details: Footage of inside clinic, people receiving first and second doses of the vaccine at #VaxTheNorth
Location: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St. Enter from via the South-East corner of Mel Lastman Square on Yonge Street (see map attached and there will be signs at entrance and along Yonge Street)
Note: Health screening form to be filled out upon entry
Please RSVP to: to schedule a time to visit and tour the clinic.
In attendance: Dr. Maria Muraca and Dr. Rebecca Stoller, NYGH-NYTHP Vaccination Clinical Team leads, Family Physicians with North York Family Health Team; Rudy Dahdal, Vice President, Planning, Redevelopment and Clinical Support, NYGH; Sean Molloy, Lead, Vaccination Program Operations, NYGH.

Media are advised to park at one of the following locations:

  • East side of Beecroft Rd. (next to Mel Lastman Square)

  • Either side of North York Blvd.

  • North York Centre/Novotel (underground parking)

North York General Hospital is a leading community academic hospital. NYGH provides a range of acute, ambulatory, and seniors' care across seven sites to more than 400,000 people in North York and to populations beyond. NYGH has a 192-bed LTC home, Seniors' Health Centre, among the busiest three Emergency Departments in the GTA and one of the highest volume single-site birthing centres in Canada (top five). The hospital is well known for its clinical excellence, research and teaching. For the third year in a row, NYGH was ranked the top community academic hospital in Canada by Newsweek Magazine.

SOURCE North York General Hospital


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