City of Toronto expands aid to Ukraine with three more vehicle donations

2023 June 7

Today, Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), joined by Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Yulia Kovaliv, announced the donation of three City of Toronto vehicles to aid Ukraine.

On March 29, Toronto City Council authorized the City to donate three end-of-life vehicles to the Ukrainian government for humanitarian purposes. This marks the second such donation made by the City, following the four vehicles donated in 2022, at the request of Ambassador Kovaliv.

The vehicles earmarked for the second donation include a 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid and a 2001 Ford Ranger from Fleet Services, as well as a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe from Paramedic Services, which is equipped with operational lights, sirens and basic first aid supplies. The Canada Ukraine Foundation will be covering the cost of shipping the donated vehicles to Ukraine through its medical equipment program.

This donation is one of the many actions and services that the City has mobilized to assist those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine. More information on mobilization efforts for Ukrainian arrival and volunteer and donation opportunities is available on the City’s Help for People Fleeing Ukraine webpage.

According to federal government data , between January 2022 and May 2023, more than 227,000 Ukrainians have arrived in Canada, with more than a million temporary resident applications received since March 17, 2022.