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Provincial and City rules

Update - Friday, July 16

Update – Friday, July 16

  • The Province of Ontario has now moved to Step Three of its reopening plan.
  • Outdoor gathering restriction will be increased to 100 people.
  • Indoor social gatherings are permitted for up to 25 people.
  • Visit the Ontario government website for details on Step Three and the entire reopening plan at ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario.

Face masks

Masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces. Masks are mandatory in the common areas of condominium and apartment buildings. You also need to wear a mask while on the O-Train, OC Transpo buses, taxis and private transportation vehicles. Full details can be found in the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law.

 

Social gatherings

Indoor social gathering is now permitted for up to 25 people.

Outdoor gathering restrictions increased to 100 people. People must maintain two metres from others and wear a mask when physical distancing becomes difficult.

Screening requirements

Effective April 3, the person responsible for a business or organization that is open is required to:

  • post signs at all entrances to the premises of the business or organization, in a conspicuous location visible to the public, that inform individuals how to screen themselves for COVID-19 prior to entering the premises
  • actively screening every person who works at the business or organization before they enter the premises of the business or organization

Restaurants, bars, meeting and event spaces

Under Step Three:

Indoor dining

  • Indoor dining is now permitted with no set limit on people per table, but capacity must maintain physical distancing of two metres.
  • Nightclubs and other related businesses are permitted to reopen with 25 per cent capacity or a maximum of 250 people, which ever is less.

Outdoor dining/ patio

Outdoor – capacity will be based on the ability to maintain two-metre distance between tables.

Nightclubs and related businesses

Nightclubs and other related businesses can operate with maximum of 250 people or 25 per cent capacity, whichever is less.

Masks

For outdoor and indoor dining, patrons must remain seated at their tables unless they are exiting the location, leaving to use the washroom facilities, ordering or paying for their food and beverage. Masks must be worn when you are not seated.

Parks and sports fields

All outdoor recreation amenities are open, including

  • Basketball courts
  • Outdoor swimming pools
  • Wading pools
  • Beach supervised swimming
  • Tennis and pickleball courts
  • Sports fields
  • Skate and bike parks
  • Golf courses
  • Splash pads

 

Sports, exercise classes and gyms

Under Step Three, indoor gyms, recreation and fitness centres can open with 50 per cent capacity

Outdoor and indoor sporting activities:

  • Outdoor and indoor and recreational league outdoor sports are now permitted, while following current restrictions and public-health measures.

Spectators

  • Indoor spectator limits are set at 50 per cent capacity or 1,000 people, depending on which number is smaller.
  • Outdoor spectator limits are set at 75 per cent capacity or 15,000 people, depending on which number is smaller.

Religious services, weddings and funerals

Indoor and outdoor religious services, rites and ceremonies including weddings and funerals can take place at a capacity that will enable all participants to maintain physical distancing of two metres.

Retail

For a comprehensive list of regulations around retail businesses, visit the province’s COVID-19 public health measures and restrictions web page.

The capacity limits for all retailers – both essential and non-essential – factors in the ratio between the area of the store’s floor space and the number of customers that can safely maintain physical distancing of two metres.

Personal care services

All personal care services can operate with capacity limits that can maintain proper physical distancing of two metres.

Masks must be worn by customers and staff providing the services. However, customers can temporarily remove their masks for specific tasks, such as facials or beard trimming.

Cinemas

Cinemas – indoor and outdoor – will be permitted with 50 per cent capacity limit.

Performing arts facilities

Indoor concerts and performances can take place with 50 per cent of capacity or a maximum of 1,000, depending on which number is smaller.

Outdoor concerts and performances can take place with 75 per cent capacity or 15,000 for fixed seating sites and venues.

Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments

Casino and bingo halls can reopen with 50 per cent capacity limit.

Other activities and outdoor amenities

Other amenities, activities and business permitted to operate under Step Three

  • Outdoor zoos, landmarks, historic sites, and botanical gardens with 50 per cent capacity limits
  • Campsites, campgrounds and short-term rentals
  • Amusement and water parks at reduced capacity of 50 per cent.
  • Overnight camping at Ontario Parks
  • Children’s Day Camps
  • Horse riding
  • Horse racing tracks and motor speedways can operate with reduced spectator capacity 50 per cent and other restrictions
  • Public libraries can have capacity limits that allow two-metre physical distancing.