Toronto reopens businesses and services under Stage 2
June 27, 2020
Global Korean Post
As of June 24, Toronto has moved in Stage 2 under the Province of Ontario announcement.
Businesses that can reopen for modified services with appropriate public health measures in place and subject to conditions include:
- restaurants and bars for delivery, takeout, and outdoor dining only
- shopping malls, except for indoor dining spaces including any tables and seating in food courts
- personal care services, such as barber shops, hair styling, nails, tattoos & aesthetic services (but not for care of a patron’s face, such as facials and beard trims)
- drive-in cinemas and drive-thru concerts, theatrical productions, performance or artistic events.
Many recreational and cultural spaces can also reopen, subject to conditions:
- water recreational services, including splash pads, wading pools, indoor and outdoor swimming pools
- community centres for a very limited number of modified uses, including certain outdoor sports and recreational activities, day camp, pools, splash pads, spray pads and wading pools, and indoor activities and services other than non-aquatic indoor sports and recreational fitness activities.
- Campgrounds, museums, galleries, aquariums, zoos and heritage institutions
- libraries with limited on-site services.
Examples of activities that can resume, subject to conditions:
- film and television production
- tours and guide services
- certain personal services.
Under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, businesses and facilities that re-open to the public must ensure to the fullest extent possible that customers and members of the public who visit the business or facility are able to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from other persons.