Toronto Public Health continues to guide the City’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic and provide public health guidance to residents and businesses and key data and indicators on a regular basis.
The immediate focus of Toronto’s COVID-19 recovery strategy is to continue to vaccinate as many residents as possible per day, including a particular focus on hotspot areas and vaccine equity.
Find out more information on vaccinations and public health information in Toronto, and the latest public data tracking the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reports to Council
Recent Board of Health reports
Past reports to the Board of Health are found on the Toronto Meeting Management Information System.
Equity & Reconciliation Initiatives
The Board of Health also received the following presentations:
Read more about the Board of Health’s decisions based on these presentations.
Partnerships & Intergovernmental Updates
- The Province released its 3-stage vaccination plan in early 2021. Information is continuously updated on the Province’s website
- The Government of Canada provides vaccine supply updates on an ongoing basis and in October 2021 announced that vaccines will be mandatory for federal employees and for travel on federally regulated transportation sectors (aviation and rail)
- The Province announced a three-step “Roadmap to Reopen“, beginning June 11, 2021, and has indicated that a plan to exit the roadmap (i.e. criteria by which the Province will lift or loosen most public health measures) will be announced shortly
- As of September 22, 2021, the Province required proof of vaccination to enter higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn, including:
- Restaurants and bars (excluding outdoor patios, as well as delivery and takeout);
- Nightclubs (including outdoor areas of the establishment);
- Meeting and event spaces, such as banquet halls and conference/convention centres;
- Facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal fitness training, such as gyms, fitness and recreational facilities with the exception of youth recreational sport;
- Sporting events;
- Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments;
- Concerts, music festivals, theatres and cinemas;
- Strip clubs, bathhouses and sex clubs;
- Racing venues (e.g., horse racing)
- On October 8, 2021, the Province lifted capacity limits in certain settings where proof of vaccination requirements apply (including concert venues, stadiums, meeting and event spaces, theatres, commercial film and TV productions)
- As of October 18, 2021, the Province updated its vaccine certificate system to include a QR code and introduced the Verify Ontario app for businesses to use to scan vaccine certificates and verify individuals’ vaccination status