Last updated: September 27, 2022 at 10:12 a.m.

This page is currently being reviewed for updates in accordance with the province’s new masking requirements. Please see information on how to reduce virus spread.

Mask Requirements

As of Saturday, June 11, the Province of Ontario has updated some of the provincial masking requirements put in place in response to COVID-19. In some settings, the Province, City and/or individual operators continue to require masks. Check with individual organizations to learn more about their policies.
The following masking requirements are in place in Toronto. Even when not required, Toronto Public Health strongly recommends continued masking, especially in crowded indoor public settings.
Setting Masking Requirement
Masking requirements in Toronto as of June 11
Long-term care and retirement homes Masks are mandatory in all long-term-care and retirement homes, including the City-operated long-term care homes.
Shelters Masks are mandatory in shelters, 24-hour respite and 24-hour women’s drop-in sites.
TTC Wheel-Trans Masks are mandatory for customers and employees using TTC’s Wheel-Trans.
Public transit

Masks are not mandatory on the TTC, GO Transit, UP Express, and City-operated ferries.

Masks continue to be mandatory on TTC’s Wheel-Trans.

The TTC and GO Transit are strongly recommending customers continue to wear masks while on vehicles and in stations.

Hospitals and other healthcare settings Many hospitals and healthcare settings in Toronto have mask policies in place. Please check with the hospital or healthcare facility you are going to for their masking requirements.

 

Masks should continue to be worn in all public settings if:

  • You are a close contact of someone with COVID-19. Wear a mask for 10 days after your last exposure, even if you do not have to self-isolate. Avoid activities where mask removal would be necessary (e.g. dining out).
  • You have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive. Wear a mask for 10 days after the onset of symptoms or positive test result.
  • You are returning from international travel. If you are not fully vaccinated, including children who travelled with a vaccinated adult, wear a mask for 14-days, even if you are exempt from quarantine, as required under Federal regulations.

Public Health Guidance Continues

TPH strongly recommends wearing a well-fitting, high quality mask, especially in crowded indoor public settings. All people in Toronto should still follow all public health guidance to protect reopening progress. The latest guidance from Toronto Public Health is available in the COVID-19: Reduce Virus Spread Guide. Anyone who is eligible and has not gotten vaccinated against COVID-19, including a booster dose, is urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.


This guide is not legal advice. To ensure compliance with all applicable provincial regulations, individuals and businesses should consult applicable Regulations and/or seek legal advice.