Last updated: September 16, 2021 at 4:48 p.m.
As of July 16, Toronto is in Step Three of the Province of Ontario’s Road Map to Reopen. Step Three allows for small indoor and larger outdoor social gatherings, all retail with capacity limits, indoor and outdoor dining and limited indoor and expanded outdoor activities provided people and businesses are following public health guidance when required, including physical distancing and wearing masks or face coverings.
The City’s mask bylaws remain in effect.
*Vaccination coverage plus key public health and health care indicators such as hospitalizations, ICU occupancy and new admissions and case rates will move us through each step.
|Step Three – Roadmap to Reopen|
|Indoor gatherings||Indoor social gatherings and organized public events of up to 25 people from different households are permitted.|
|Outdoor gatherings||Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events of up to 100 people from different households are permitted.|
|Travel to other regions||Travel between regions is permitted. Avoid travel between regions of high case counts and regions with low or no cases. Always follow public health guidelines, including wearing a mask and physical distancing, when travelling. Do not travel if you feel sick.|
|Religious services: Weddings & Funerals||
Indoor and outdoor religious services, rites and ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services with physical distancing are permitted.
Social gatherings associated with or following any religious service are limited to 25 or fewer people indoors or 100 or fewer people outdoors.
All indoor and outdoor retail is permitted with capacity limited to the number of people that can physically distancing by two metres.
All stores in shopping malls can open. Mall capacity is limited to the total capacity of individual stores and businesses in the mall. Food courts can open subject to applicable restrictions.
Indoor and outdoor dining is permitted providing there is a barrier or two metre distance between tables and other necessary public health measures are in place. There are no limits to how many people can be seated at a table.
Restaurants and bars must screen patrons for indoor access and record patron contact information.
For food or drink establishments with dance facilities (bars, clubs, etc.), indoor capacity is limited to the number of people who can maintain a physical distance of two metres, with a maximum capacity of 25 per cent or 250 people (whichever is less).
Outdoor capacity is limited to 75 per cent or 5,000 people (whichever is less) and other restrictions.
Masks or face coverings must be worn in indoor and outdoor premises of food and drink establishments with dance facilities, subject to exceptions for eating and drinking or where seated with household members and all are at least two metres from any other persons
All patrons must provide contact information in the event contract tracing is needed.
Take out, drive through and delivery are permitted, including alcohol.
|Personal care services||
Personal care services, including services that require patrons to remove their face mask or covering, are permitted to operate by appointment subject to screening of patrons and a capacity limit that allows for physical distancing.
Persons providing the services must wear appropriate PPE.
Indoor sport, recreation and fitness facilities are permitted to open with a total maximum capacity of 50% with other restrictions. Indoor fitness classes or personal training are permitted with a maximum capacity of 50 per cent and other restrictions.
Indoor pools are open and limited to 50 per cent capacity.
Outdoor recreation is permitted.
Maximum Spectator Capacity:
In designated seating areas:
No designated seating area:
Subject to other restrictions—i.e. screening and masks
|Libraries||Libraries are open subject to capacity limits that permit physical distancing of two metres.|
|Museums, Zoos, Attractions||
Museums, zoos and attractions can open for ticketed indoor and outdoor activities. Capacity is by reservation and limited to 50 per cent of the ticketed areas indoors and 75 per cent of the ticketed areas outdoors subject to other restrictions.
For seated areas, indoor capacity is 50% of the seating area or 1000 persons (whichever is less), and outdoor capacity is 75% or 15,000 (whichever is less).
Amusement parks and waterparks care open at 50 per cent capacity based on distancing indoors and 75 per cent capacity outdoors. Indoor rides can operate, subject to requirement for masks indoors..
|Concert venues, theatres and cinemas||
Indoor performing arts venues and cinemas are permitted to open by reservation to a maximum capacity of 50 per cent or 1,000 people (whichever is less) with other restrictions.
Outdoor performing arts venues and theatres are open. For unseated events, audiences are permitted at a maximum capacity of 75 per cent or 5,000 people (whichever is less) subject to other restrictions, including masks.
For events with fixed seating, audiences are permitted at a maximum capacity of 75 per cent of the seating area or 15,000 people (whichever is less) subject to other restrictions, including masks.
This guide provides information on some of what is required in the Province’s Roadmap to Reopen. This is not legal advice, but breaches of some of these directions are offences under provincial regulations or City bylaws. To ensure legal compliance with all applicable provincial regulations, individuals and businesses should consult the provincial legislation and get legal advice.