Toronto Is Turning TTC Buses Into Mobile COVID-19 Testing Clinics This Week

They're going into the city's hardest-hit neighbourhoods.
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Toronto's COVID-19 Response Now Includes Turning TTC Buses Into Mobile Testing Clinics

The City of Toronto announced a number of new approaches to tackle COVID-19 in the city today, including a new approach to testing that requires TTC vehicles.

Toronto's COVID-19 response now includes mobile testing sites that are made from re-purposed TTC buses, said Mayor John Tory in a press conference today.

It's part of Toronto's COVID-19 Equity Action Plan, which the city is implementing to address the impact that COVID-19 has had on some of Toronto's hardest-hit communities.

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This will see us do better for the residents of those neighbourhoods and it will help in our overall efforts to stop the spread of this virus Mayor John Tory

Tory said the city was working with the Local Health Integration Network, a system of health care non-profits, to set up the mobile sites.

Tory told reporters the buses could be in action later this week, starting with neighbourhoods in the northwest of the city.

"This would bring the testing right to people, and we're working to expand this to other areas of the city as well," Tory said.

Narcity has reached out to the TTC for comment and will update this story when we receive a response.

Cormac O'Brien
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