Last updated: May 3, 2022 at 12:01 p.m.
Effective March 21, 2022, masks are no longer required in settings such as retail stores, bars, restaurants, gyms, community centres or museums, but are strongly recommended in indoor public settings.
Masks continue to be required in the indoor areas of certain businesses or organizations, and in a vehicle that is operating as part of the business or organization, including:
Masks should be worn in all public settings if:
The requirement to wear a mask remains subject to exemptions including removing a mask for the purposes of health and safety.
The City of Toronto continues to follow provincial guidance on face masks, and has lifted masking requirement for visitors in most City facilities beginning Monday, March 21, 2022. The City supports the choice by visitors to City facilities where masks are not required to remain masked, should they prefer. Masks are still required at City of Toronto vaccination clinics.
Effective March 1, 2022 the Medical Officer of Health has revoked temporary class orders and letters of instruction. More information about these orders and letters of instruction can be found on COVID-19: Orders & Bylaws.
The City’s mask bylaw expired on March 21, 2022. This bylaw required businesses and organizations to have a masking policy ensuring all members of the public in enclosed areas be masked and required the owners of apartment buildings or condominium corporations to have a masking policy ensuring all persons in common areas be masked.
Amendments to Chapter 354, Apartment Buildings, which required apartment building owners and operators to implement COVID-19 measures in apartment buildings, expired on April 8, 2022.
Continuation of proof of vaccination requirements is now the decision of individual businesses, organizations and event organizers.
The City is not requiring proof of vaccination to access City services or facilities.
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. It is only a summary of some of the relevant provisions of the regulation under the Reopening Ontario Act as a result of the Province’s COVID-19 Public Health Measures and Advice. To ensure compliance with all applicable provincial regulations, individuals and businesses should consult the Reopening Ontario Act and applicable Regulations and/or seek legal advice.