City of Toronto Enters Stage 2

Published on June 23, 2020

Although restrictions are being gradually relaxed in Toronto, the government strongly recommends that everyone in Ontario continue to follow public health advice, including physical distancing.

 

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Dear Neighbour,

The Premier of Ontario has announced that the City of Toronto and the Region of Peel will enter Stage 2 of the Framework to Reopen our Province on Wednesday, June 24th at 12:01AM.  

This decision was made following two successive weeks where Toronto remained in Stage 1 while other public units gradually entered Stage 2, and was based on positive local trends of key public health indicators, including lower transmission of COVID-19, ongoing hospital capacity, public health capacity to do rapid case and contact management, and a significant increase in testing.
 
A significant number of businesses in our city are now preparing to reopen, including: 

• Many personal care services, including barber shops, hair salons, hairdressers/stylists, colour consulting services, scalp treatment services, hair weaving services, and hair replacement services.
• Restaurants and bars can reopen outdoor patios, while ensuring physical distancing and limited capacity.
• Shopping Malls & Centres can now reopen under the same guidance as those set out for other retail services. 
 

Movie theaters, indoor restaurant dine-in, water parks and many other venues will still remain closed under Stage 2. 

Although restrictions are being gradually relaxed in Toronto, the government strongly recommends that everyone in Ontario continue to follow public health advice, including physical distancing, wearing a face covering if physical distancing is a challenge, washing hands frequently and thoroughly, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health and health experts will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation in all regions of the province to advise when public health restrictions can be gradually loosened or if they need to be tightened.

The local Medical Officer of Health in each community across the province also has the authority to implement local restrictions under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act if they consider it appropriate to do so.  

Continue to stay safe and follow proper health and safety recommendations. Together, we will beat COVID-19. 
 
Sincerely,
Robin Martin, MPP
Eglinton-Lawrence

(416) 781-2395 - robin.martin@pc.ola.org
 
 
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