Last updated: June 18, 2021 at 6:07 p.m.
Updates to this page are ongoing. Please check back often for the latest information.
The City remains prepared to respond to emergencies. Emergency response by Toronto Police, Fire Services, and Paramedic Services is not impacted.
The Accounts Payable Customer Service Desk is closed.
Get information on how to submit an invoice to the City for the payment of goods and services.
Accounts Payable continues to process invoices for payment from remote workplaces during the pandemic. Submit your complete invoice to email@example.com for payment processing. Paper invoices are not accepted and will be confidentially shredded when regular business resumes.
Animal Services Shelters are open to the public by appointment only for emergencies, adoption, pet redemption, pet surrender and fostering. Please call 416-338-PAWS during the hours of 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. to make an appointment.
Mail, telephone and online pet licensing continues.
Spay-neuter services at stationary clinics have reopened to the public for owned pets and feral cats on a limited basis. COVID-19 protocols are in place to keep staff and the public safe.
Animal related bylaw enforcement is continuing between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Emergency Services is continuing between 6 a.m. – 1 a.m., 7 days a week and includes:
The following programs are suspended:
Get advice and assistance if you are experiencing hardship and struggling to care and provide necessities for your pets due to COVID-19.
Toronto Building is continuing to provide all services; however, as a result of the provincial government’s current emergency regulation certain Toronto Building services, such as inspections, are limited to activities designated as essential construction.
Toronto Building is also delivering services differently to ensure the health and safety of residents and employees.
Staff continue to be available via phone and email. Contact information for Toronto Building is available in the online staff directory (email format: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Toronto Building is providing inspection services for construction activities designated as essential in the provincial government’s updated emergency regulation, as all other construction activities are required to stop.
Inspection requests should be booked online through the Request a Building Inspection web page.
Requests for property information may be submitted by email to: email@example.com. Please state “Property Information Report or Compliance letters” in the subject line.
Emergency bylaw enforcement is done in response to emergency orders and unsafe conditions, including:
The following non-emergency bylaw enforcement are continuing. This includes service requests related to:
To make a bylaw complaint, call 3-1-1.
Exemption permits are being processed and Property Standards Committee and Rooming House Licensing hearings are being held.
The Province of Ontario passed Ontario Regulation 130/20 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 that limits the City’s ability to prohibit and regulate certain types of noise. Under the Province’s regulation, noise made in connection with construction projects and services associated with the healthcare sector, including new facilities, expansions, renovations and conversion of spaces that could be repurposed for health care space is permitted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Noise made in connection with any other construction activity is permitted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week. The Provincial Regulation is in effect until October 7, 2021.
Effective April 19, 2021 to the end of the regular school year, the Province of Ontario prohibits child care centres from providing service to kindergarten and school age children. During this period:
These measures will end on the final day of elementary school instruction. This means that:
Emergency child care for kindergarten and school-aged children of eligible essential workers is available at no cost to families during the provincially-mandated remote learning period and will end on the final day of elementary school instruction. For Toronto emergency child care, the last possible day of operation is on June 30. Please check with your emergency child care location regarding the final day of service. Get details on eligibility, how to apply for emergency child care and for the list of approved emergency child care providers.
Note, child care programs not operated by the City will contact families as they resume child care services.
EarlyON Child and Family Centres in Toronto are delivering virtual services only.
Overall, planned construction is making repairs to Toronto’s major and local roads, sidewalks and cycling infrastructure, improving public transit infrastructure, replacing and rehabilitating watermains and sewers, and building and improving major water infrastructure that will help improve Toronto’s waterways and stormwater systems.
City of Toronto contractors must continue to abide by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and adhere to guidelines issued by public health authorities and the Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safest possible environment for construction workers.
To apply to posted job opportunities at the City of Toronto, please visit Jobs at the City.
All job assessments and interviews will be conducted online. If not possible, appropriate health and safety protocols will be followed during in-person assessments.
Most in-person volunteer opportunities are currently unavailable.
All City Planning services have resumed, however they are being delivered differently to ensure the health and safety of residents and employees. Service may be online-only or via staff who are teleworking, but there is limited or no impact to delivery.
Staff contact information is available in the online staff directory as well as the map of area City Planning staff and Heritage Planning Staff . Email is preferred (email format: firstname.lastname@example.org).
All City buildings, including City Hall, Metro Hall and all civic centres are closed to public.
As all City buildings remain closed to the public, all events, meetings and displays at the following locations are cancelled through September 6, 2021:
Payment and Inquiry counters for property tax, utilities and parking tickets are closed.
Property tax and utility bills can still be paid via online banking, in-person at your financial institution, or by mailing a cheque using the reply envelope enclosed with your bill.
Parking tickets can be paid by credit card online, or by mailing a cheque to the address on the back of your parking violation.
The meeting cycle has resumed and meeting schedules are posted at toronto.ca/council.
The order from the Ontario Court of Justice which extended time limitations under the Provincial Offences Act has expired. If you had a fine that was due and payable by Friday, February 26, 2021, your fine is now in default. If you have not paid your fine, you may lose your driver’s licence, your possessions may be seized, or your employer may be ordered to garnish your wages.
If you received a ticket, you have 15 days to exercise one of the options on the back of your ticket. If you do not respond within 15 days, you may be deemed not to dispute the charge and the court may enter a conviction for the offence.
Court Case Look Up is an easy, convenient, online way for you to:
Court Case Look Up is available between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Use one of the following browsers for the best user experience: Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE9, or Safari, at a resolution of 1280 x 1024.
You can also pay your provincial offence ticket at any time online at toronto.ca/poa
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, no in-person Provincial Offences Act proceedings will be conducted at this time. The Ontario Court of Justice is hearing matters remotely by audio and video conference.
The Chief Justice of Ontario will direct courts to reopen, and the Tribunals will direct the reopening of in-person hearings.
All online services remain available to the public, including access to court forms; making a payment; looking up your court case status; requesting an early resolution meeting with the prosecutor; and requesting a trial.
Email inquiries can be directed to POACourt@toronto.ca
Our Customer Service Call Centre is also available at 416-338-7320 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Provincial Offences court applications and payments can also be submitted by regular mail to the court location listed on your notice.
City of Toronto Provincial Offences Act intake services are open for electronic written hearings for matters submitted electronically or by mail only.
If you are unable to go to a court location in person and unable to use an online channel, contact the accessibility coordinator at email@example.com
The Ministry of Transportation has created a free online platform to confirm whether your Ontario driver’s licence is valid. Access this service.
Court Services public counters at 1530 Markham Rd., 2700 Eglinton Ave. W. and 60 Queen St. W. are open by appointment only. To book an appointment, please send an email to POACourt@toronto.ca and include the word “Appointment” in the subject line of your email. Appointments will be booked one to two weeks in advance of receiving your email. Appointments may also be booked by telephone at 416-338-7320.
Prior to booking an appointment, consider online services such as payments and filing your request or filing your court application by email.
Where possible, consider using online or email channels.
All early resolution meetings are held by telephone, regardless of a person’s distance from the courthouse. Persons who received a ticket can request an early resolution meeting online via the Court Case Look Up system or by selecting the early resolution meeting option on their ticket and mailing it to the court address on the back of the ticket within 15 days of receiving the ticket. The City of Toronto will send notices of early resolution meetings by mail or email to the address on file with the court.
If you cannot find your case online, it is likely because the enforcement officer has not yet filed your ticket with the court. Please try again later. Alternatively, you may check the box on your ticket next to the early resolution option and mail the ticket to the address on the back of your ticket.
Your meeting will be held via telephone and you will be notified of the date and time of your meeting via email or regular mail at the address on file with the court.
If you would like to request an in-person early resolution meeting, please contact us at POACourt@toronto.ca. In-person early resolution meetings will resume at a future date.
The Ontario Provincial Offences Act courts are proceeding via remote hearings. More information can be found at toronto.ca/remotecourt
If you have a matter that will be proceeding by audio (telephone) or video conference, you will receive notice of your hearing date from the court office. Please ensure your contact information is up to date with the court office where your matter is being heard. See the Change of Address section, below.
Anyone who wishes to request a trial can now apply online. You may also send your request by mail within 15 days of receiving the ticket.
Requests for trial can be made online at toronto.ca/CourtCaseLookUp by completing a request for trial online transaction. If you cannot find your case online, it is likely because the enforcement officer has not yet filed your ticket with the court. Please try again later.
Requests for trial can also be made by completing a Notice of Intention to Appear (NIA) form and sending the completed NIA by mail to the address located on the back of your Offence Notice. A fillable version of the NIA form is available at toronto.ca/courtforms.
If you requested a trial within 15 days of receiving the ticket, we will send you a notice of a court date by mail, to the address on file with the court.
Anyone who was previously convicted without a hearing and wishes to apply to have the conviction reopened by the court can send their application by email or mail. The required forms are available online. The completed forms can be emailed to POACourt@toronto.ca or mailed to the address indicated on the back of their ticket.
The Ontario Court of Justice has sole authority on the hearing of reopening applications. The City of Toronto cannot provide an exact date when an application will be heard. When the reopening application is heard and a court decision issued, the court will update the disposition and you will be able to retrieve the outcome of your application online.
Anyone who wishes to apply for an extension of time to pay a Provincial Offences fine can now apply by email or by mail. The required forms are available online. Completed forms can be emailed to POACourt@toronto.ca or mailed to the address indicated on the back of their ticket.
The Ontario Court of Justice has sole authority on the hearing of reopening applications. The City of Toronto cannot provide an exact date when an application will be heard. When your extension application is heard and a court decision issued, the court will update the disposition and you will be able to retrieve the outcome of your application online.
If you were summoned or scheduled to appear in-person in court for a provincial offence on or after March 16, 2020 and before February 19, 2021 you do not need to attend in-person, as the matter will be rescheduled to a hearing by audio conference. You will be notified of the new hearing information by mail at the address on file with the court.
If your address has changed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, case number, and new address information and we will update our system. Alternatively, you can download the Change of Address form and mail the completed form to the court office indicated on your ticket or the court office where your hearing was held.
Ordering a new transcript for Toronto Provincial Offences Act cases is available. For further Province of Ontario information about changes to Provincial Offences Act matters, please visit the Ontario Court of Justice.
Toronto Local Appeal Body, Administrative Penalty Tribunal and Toronto Licencing Tribunal hearings are being conducted remotely by audio or video conference.
If you have requested a hearing before one of the Tribunals and would like an update on the status of your file, please contact the Tribunal by email or phone for more information:
Tribunal offices are closed to the public, except by special accommodation, until further notice. Please contact the appropriate Tribunal to determine whether you can attend in person, and to arrange an appointment and screening.
Toronto Court Services welcomes inquiries by email for Provincial Offences Act matters at POACourt@toronto.ca, for the Administrative Penalty Tribunal at email@example.com, Toronto Local Appeal Body at firstname.lastname@example.org and for the Toronto Licencing Tribunal at email@example.com.
For Provincial Offences Act inquires via phone, please contact our Customer Service Call Centre at 416-338-7320.
For the Administrative Penalty Tribunal, please call 416-338-3412, for the Toronto Local Appeal Body, please contact 416-392-4697 and for the Toronto Licensing Tribunal, please contact 416-392-4700 (all lines are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m)
Elections offices at City Hall and 89 Northline Rd. remain closed until further notice, with the exception of requirements under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 for candidates, third party advertisers and the certification of Voting Proxy Appointments. These services will be provided at 89 Northline Rd.
Election Services is adhering to health protocols.
The City’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) is in a Level Three activation in response to COVID-19.
The EOC is charged with planning and executing a City-wide operational response that ensures continuity of critical services as the public health situation in Toronto evolves. The response is led by Fire Chief and General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management Matthew Pegg and Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa. The EOC is staffed by key managers and staff from all City divisions and agencies and is now situated within the Office of Emergency Management.
Emergency calls (involving an immediate threat to life or property) are being responded to. Non-emergency incidents can be reported to 416-808-2222 or using the online reporting system.
The Toronto Police Service continues to proactively enforce traffic laws in high-collision areas. Officers from the Toronto Police Service’s Vision Zero Enforcement Team are rotating in daily shifts across the city and patrolling for motorists who are speeding or stunt driving. All red light cameras in the city are active and tickets are being issued to motorists who disobey traffic signals.
Please be extra vigilant when it comes to those trying to sell or provide products or services associated to COVID-19. If you believe that you have been approached or contacted by someone who is misrepresenting themselves in an effort sell goods or services report it to police online.
Enjoy the City Hall Live Spotlight livestreamed concert series, part of ShowLoveTO, every Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m.
The City of Toronto has extended the cancellation of City-led and City-permitted outdoor major events through September 6, 2021 and all outdoor special event permits during this time period are cancelled. This includes festivals and other large gatherings held at outdoor sites managed by the City or other public locations, such as roads, parks and Civic Squares.
The City is committed to working with event organizers to mitigate the impacts of these cancellations and to determine potential future dates once it is safe to do so.
No new permits will be issued until there is further direction on mass gatherings from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health.
Event organizers are encouraged to contact the relevant permitting bodies at the City or Toronto Police Service officers/liaisons they have been working with. Alternatively, event organizers can contact the City at firstname.lastname@example.org
Flag raisings will continue on the City Hall courtesy flag pole without a ceremony. Flag raising ceremonies at other civic buildings are suspended.
Letters of greeting for virtual events, celebratory scrolls and proclamations are being issued.
The Towers at Toronto City Hall continue to shine in blue tonight and every night in support of our frontline healthcare and essential workers who continue to lead the fight against COVID-19. Visit Lighting of City Hall Towers to make a lighting request.
Note: Please be advised that Toronto City Hall’s LED lighting system on the Green Podium Roof is currently out of order and is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to make it operational again.
All study tours are suspended.
You can make Freedom of Information request by mail or online submission. In-person meetings are suspended.
Due to COVID-19, not all organizations are accepting donations of clothing and other items at this time. Please check with organizations before dropping off items and do not dump items outside of donation bins or put clothing in the Blue Bin recycling.
Learn how to safely make donations.
The City has developed a three tier approach to strengthening prevention against COVID-19 in the emergency shelter system. These tiers are prevention, mitigation, and recovery.
The City has rapidly implemented this plan, mobilizing response on an urgent basis, to be as prepared and stay one step ahead of a very rapidly evolving situation. The City is taking these steps because we know that many people experiencing homelessness have underlying chronic medical conditions that increase their risk from COVID-19 and this is a particularly vulnerable population.
For more information on the City’s COVID-19 response, please review the following:
In June, the City of Toronto and the United Way Greater Toronto launched a new task force of key homelessness sector stakeholders to identify the actions needed over the next 6-12 months to ensure the shelter system is prepared to respond to a resurgence of COVID-19 and begin planning for recovery.
Stakeholders included community providers, Indigenous communities, heath sector and regional municipal partners, and the public.
Stakeholders discussed the actions needed in the next phase of the COVID-19 response in Toronto’s shelter system. Discussions were organized around three key themes
The Task Force Report helped to inform the City’s Interim Shelter Recovery and Infrastructure Implementation Plan.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has implemented a number of measures to protect people in the shelter system. This includes:
City-administered shelters, 24-hour respite sites and 24-hour women’s drop-ins are open and services continue to be available for people experiencing homelessness.
Since the start of the pandemic, the City’s opened 40 new, temporary shelter locations to create physical distancing in the shelter system and provide spaces for people to move indoor from encampments. Currently, at least 25 new locations are active, providing around 2,600 spaces in new temporary shelters and hotel programs. The City of Toronto and its partners operate 75 base shelters and 24-hour respite sites in addition to the temporary shelter locations.
The City has a series of client supports in place in shelters and hotel programs, including:
Updated information on program occupancy is posted weekly.
Streets to Homes outreach workers continue to proactively connect with people staying outdoors to provide support and appropriate referrals. Staff are focused on the safety of those in encampments living outdoors.
On April 29, the City’s shelter division’s Streets to Homes outreach team with other divisions and community partners started moving clients who sleep outdoors into up 125 furnished, interim housing units.
People seeking emergency shelter are asked to call Central Intake:
In-person intake is suspended.
Callers are asked to provide details on their current health and recent travel history in order to match them with the appropriate and safest available location.
Learn more about social and financial supports that are available, as well as about sanitation and washroom services that have showers, washrooms, and drinking water, for individuals experiencing homelessness.
The Access to Housing office is closed for in-person visits.
Torontonians can submit Rent-Geared-to-Income Subsidy applications by fax, online or by mail. They can also contact a Housing Help Centre for support. Please contact Housing Help Centres to confirm hours and in-person services available as organizations may have changed how they are providing services.
The Canada-Ontario Housing Benefit is a new funding program providing eligible households with a Portable Housing Benefit to help with rental costs. The City of Toronto and Community Partners will contact eligible applicants about the availability of benefits.
Learn more about housing support for tenants.
On March 24, the City issued direction to more than 200 social and affordable housing providers to work with households whose income is affected due to COVID-19 and discontinue eviction-related processes.
The City is working with the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) on the Rapid Housing Access Initiative to identify vacancies that can be made available immediately to people currently in the shelter system. These TCHC units will be prioritized to those vulnerable to COVID-19, particularly seniors, who are living in the emergency shelter system and referrals will be made through the Coordinated Access System.
Get the latest updates on any changes to TCHC services, measures for physical distancing and recommendations for self-isolation in TCHC buildings, information on what TCHC is doing to support tenants’ safety and wellness, and actions being taken to help stop the spread during of COVID-19.
Until the end of Step One of the Province’s three-step roadmap, TPL is providing access to computer services and washrooms, in addition to ongoing contactless holds pick-up and drop-off of library materials at the entrance. All other in-branch services will remain unavailable. Branches are currently closed on Sundays due to COVID-19. Sunday service is anticipated to resume later in 2021.
Full details: tpl.ca/covid19
If you visit, wear a mask, keep physically distanced and sanitize your hands even if you’re vaccinated.
More at tpl.ca/onlineservices
The Licence & Permit Issuing Office at the East York Civic Centre is closed.
Businesses requiring licences and/or permits from the City of Toronto can apply via a Business Licences & Permits Online Application.
Business licences will be cancelled for non-payment after 90 days. For questions, please contact MLSBusinessLicence@toronto.ca.
The Toronto Licensing Tribunal is conducting e-hearings to deal with business licensing matters.
Mail, telephone and online pet licensing continues.
All indoor recreation facilities, including indoor courts, pools and rinks are closed. Team sports cannot be played or practiced in outdoor recreational amenities like sports fields.
Banner and temporary signage permitting activities are suspended.
See building permits and inspections for information on these services.
The City’s community gardens and allotment gardens are open for the 2021 season.
No new permits will be issued until there is further direction on mass gatherings from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health. Read more information about events.
Permits for farmers markets are being issued with guidelines recommended by Toronto Public Health. Please check with your local farmer’s market organizers to learn more about their operations.
Permits will be issued in compliance with health and safety guidelines. Municipal closures will be respected, and permits granted for locations that have subsequently closed are now cancelled. Permit requests may still be submitted through FilmPal, and office staff are available remotely to provide information and guidance on preparation and production matters.
The City is processing liquor licences.
Application for a lottery licence or permit, event-specific report forms and eligibility documents for new licences and renewals are currently accepted by email or mail only. Learn more about how to apply for a lottery licence.
Learn about the issuance of marriage licences and changes to weddings.
Free permits are available for private businesses to offer outdoor fitness classes, subject to Council approval. Permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis; allow a maximum of 10 participants, including instructors; and are for open greenspaces in parks. Learn more on Seasonal and League Bookings.
Learn about on-street residential parking permits, including renewal periods.
Temporary visitor parking permit applications are being accepted online.
Picnic permits are suspended for the season.
The issuing of some formal photography permits is suspended.
Photography permits are being issued for City parks but are not being issued for:
No permits are being issued for recreational facilities.
Only emergency right of way construction permits and permits connected to large-scale public infrastructure projects will be issued or reviewed.
As per Provincial regulations, short-term rentals can only be provided to individuals who are in need of housing.
In Toronto, all short-term rentals must comply with the Licensing and Registration of Short-Term Rentals By-law. Short-term rental operators (people renting their homes or rooms for a period of less than 28 consecutive days) must register with the City in order to operate in Toronto. Learn about the rules for short-term rentals and register online.
All trade licensing activities are suspended.
Applications continue to be reviewed and the City is processing permits, exception requests and payments. Contact your district office by email to make payment arrangements. Applications and exception requests can also be submitted by mail.
Businesses requiring vehicle-for-hire licences from the City of Toronto can apply via a Business Licences & Permits Online Application.
For online vehicle registration email email@example.com
The Museum Shop Online is open for curbside pick-up and delivery.
All HistoricTO tours are suspended. City museums and the Market Gallery are closed.
All pre-registered programs at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre are cancelled. Virtual programs at Assembly Hall continue.
Farmers markets remain open for curbside pickup.
Farmers Markets in Toronto Parks
Additional market opening dates will be determined by the capacity of organizers to comply with Farmers & Fresh Food Markets Reopening information and the required permitting process. The City will prioritize areas of the city that face food insecurity.
Organizers are encouraged to contact their relevant City permitting bodies. Based on individual market site restrictions, City permitting divisions may have additional recommendations and heightened requirements where appropriate.
View a list of farmers markets. Check with individual markets for exact opening dates and protocols.
The St. Lawrence Market South (main) Market building at 91-95 Front Street East and Saturday Farmers Market remain open. The seasonal outdoor area of the Saturday Farmers Market is open until November 2021.
Customers are reminded to keep physical distance and wear their mask in all areas of the St. Lawrence Market Complex including while outside in lineups.
The Market is a public food market that includes essential food retail and restaurants open for take-out and delivery only.
Please see the full list of revised hours and closures. Some St. Lawrence Market merchants, farmers and vendors may choose to close or modify their hours. Sunday Antique Market is temporarily closed until further notice.
St. Lawrence Market continues to operate with extensive COVID-19 precautions, including mandatory masks in all areas, enhanced sanitization, entrance and capacity management to ensure customers have space to keep physical distance. Dining is not permitted inside but is permitted outside with restrictions of up to 4 people per table, unless they are part of the same household.
When shopping at the Market follow these guidelines to do so safely.
The Market will make best efforts to have a list of stores or stalls with the following types of shopping options:
For hours of operation and more information, visit the St. Lawrence Market website.
Toronto Police Service has resumed routine enforcement of on-street parking regulations, including overtime violations such as three-hour by-law and posted time limits, residential change-over parking regulations, and on-street pay and display violations.
Routine enforcement of residential on-street parking begins Monday, June 21 at 12:01 a.m.
Enforcement of rush hour route offences/regulations will continue under police discretion.
Parking violation operations, including issuing tickets, payment processing, and the electronic dispute process, continues.
Parking violation payments must be paid by the deadline noted on the ticket. Payments can be made online or via mail. Inquiry & Payment Counters are closed.
Inquiries regarding plate denial matters should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn about renewing your on-street residential parking permit or apply for a new one.
Online parking permit applications (temporary on-street only) will be accepted.
The City of Toronto maintains over 1,500 parks and ravines that are safe places for residents to enjoy the outdoors and natural environment during COVID-19. You are encouraged to visit a park, get fresh air and exercise with members of your household only. Toronto has much to offer, and traditional summer activities can be extended year-round.
While visiting a park, beach or public square, you must practise physical distancing and keep two metres (or six feet) away from people who are not from your household. People failing to practise physical distancing may receive a fine under the City’s Physical distancing by-law of $1,000 up to a maximum of $5,000.
Open outdoor recreation amenities:
Staff continue to work closely with Toronto Public Health to ensure that residents can safely use the City’s outdoor recreational amenities. Outdoor playgrounds and fitness equipment are not sanitized, and residents should follow proper health guidelines before and after use. Team sports cannot be played or practiced, and recreational classes are not permitted. Pavilions, clubhouses, change areas and lockers remain closed, under provincial orders.
Please note that alcohol consumption in City parks is prohibited.
There are three relevant liquor offences under Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 608, Parks. Each offence carries a $300 fine:
The provincial Liquor Licence Act also carries $100 fines for drinking in public:
The Act also has a $50 fine for being intoxicated in a public place (31(4)).
Effective May 22, the City’s five golf courses (Dentonia Park, Don Valley, Humber Valley, Scarlett Woods and Tam O’Shanter) reopened for the season.
To ensure the City’s golf courses operate safely, both for the benefit of those using the courses and for the general public, the City has created guidelines which include details on infection prevention and control measures, including parameters for physical distancing and the cleaning and disinfection of commonly used equipment and surfaces.
Tee times will start at 7 a.m. and end at dusk, with tee times 10 minutes apart. Golfers must remain two metres (or six feet) apart at all times. Lessons are not available at this time.
Tee times can be booked online by visiting the individual course page. Instructions on how to book online are included on each page. Tee times will sell out quickly, so residents are encouraged to book early. Washrooms are available in the clubhouses. Pro-shops are open and offer equipment rentals. Contactless debit or credit is the preferred method for payment.
For more information on the courses visit toronto.ca/golf.
The Allan Garden and Centennial Park conservatories are closed.
The City’s community gardens and allotment gardens are open for the season. Water service will turned on at the City’s community and allotment gardens throughout May, when there is no risk of colder temperatures that may damage service pipes. Portable toilets will also be installed at allotment gardens in May.
Guidelines for the use of the City’s community and allotment gardens have been developed and include information about infection prevention and control measures, physical distancing requirements, as well as the cleaning and disinfection of commonly used equipment and surfaces. All participants are required to sign a Toronto Public Health Community and Allotment Gardens Declaration. Allotment garden permit holders must also keep a log of all garden visits for contact tracing, if needed.
High Park is closed to vehicle traffic on weekends, including statutory holidays. The vehicle closure begins Friday night at approximately 11 p.m. and ends Monday morning or Tuesday morning if Monday is a statutory holiday at approximately 7 a.m. High Park is easily accessed by public transit and is a short walk from the TTC’s Keele and High Park subway stations.
The City’s ferry service is operating on its spring schedule and will continue to operate at half capacity. Find out about the ferry service and purchasing tickets.
Tree maintenance, inspection and removal continues. This work is prioritized based on safety hazards and assisting Toronto Hydro.
Seasonal tree planting continues.
Service counters are closed, however applications continue to be reviewed and the City is processing permits, exception requests and payments. Contact your district office by email to make payment arrangements. Applications and exception requests can also be submitted by mail.
Contact 311 for all other requests and inquiries related to trees.
Please call the customer service phone line at 416-396-7378 or email email@example.com.
View the billing dates for the rest of 2021.
The City is not accepting in-person pre-payment of the Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT).
An Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) process is now available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get instructions on how to submit MLTT payments by EFT.
Learn about your utility bill.
Public consultation continues online where appropriate. In-person consultation meetings are cancelled. For details on all consultation activities and how to participate in virtual events, please visit the Public Consultations Calendar.
Community centres and multi-purpose facilities are open for limited activities, including:
Registration for Summer CampTO begins June 8. CampTO will run from July 5 to August 27 for children between the ages of four and 12, at approximately 160 locations across the city. The City will offer traditional day camp experiences, including dance, drama, music, arts and crafts, and active games. Learn more at CampTO.
ParkFitTO is a new pilot initiative offering residents outdoor fitness programming. With provincial restrictions still in place, the City’s recreation centres are pivoting to deliver fitness programs during the summer season at outdoor locations. The City of Toronto will offer outdoor drop-in fitness workouts as well as weekly outdoor group fitness and walking programs. ParkFitTO will operate from June 14 or Step 1 of the provincial re-opening framework until September. Learn more at www.toronto.ca/parkfitTO.
The City is offering virtual spring recreation programs to provide safe, at-home activities for all ages and abilities, including art, fitness and martial arts. Adapted and inclusive programs are available.
Register online at Virtual Recreation or call 416-396-7378 to register by phone.
Splash pads are now open for the 2021 season. Splash pads operate daily from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and are activated through push-button features. Caregivers are reminded to supervise children closely as these water play areas are not supervised by City staff. More information on City splash pads and locations.
Outdoor pools are open for the season on June 19. Pools will operate on a modified schedule. Full-time outdoor pool hours begin June 30 with lane swim from 10:30 a.m. to noon and leisure swim from noon to 8 p.m. Participants are encouraged to make a reservation in advance.
Wading pools will open at the end of June. More information is on the City’s Swimming & Splash Pads webpage.
All indoor recreation facilities, including arenas, gymnasiums, walking tracks, indoor sport courts, indoor pools and rinks are closed. This includes:
Some community centres funded by the City of Toronto are run by volunteer Boards or Committees of Management, which employ their own staff. Visit the centre’s website to learn about service changes and hours.
Repairs and maintenance on roads, bridges, bikeways and sidewalks continue.
Routine operations, including event support, have been suspended.
Learn about parking enforcement.
The Supportive Housing Program has resumed full service.
Homemakers and Nurses Services (HMNS) program has resumed full service.
All City-operated long-term care homes continue to provide 24-hour care and service.
Additional precautions have been taken in long-term care homes, including:
As per Ministry guidelines:
Essential visitors and essential caregivers may visit even if the home is in outbreak.
An essential caregiver is someone who provides essential support for a resident such as feeding and activities of daily living, relational continuity and assistance with decision making, which permits the resident to maintain good health and well-being.
All essential caregivers, up to two per resident, must be registered with the Long-Term Care home. In addition they will:
General outdoor visits have resumed:
Indoor visits for those unable to go outside:
The Adult Day Programs at Bendale Acres, Cummer Lodge and Kipling Acres are suspended.
The Toronto Archives are currently closed to the public with no access to the Research Hall.
Critical Toronto Public Health (TPH) services continue, including infectious disease monitoring and leading the City’s COVID-19 response.
The following health services will be suspended:
Critical Toronto Water operations continue uninterrupted and include:
Toronto Water is an essential service for Toronto’s residents and businesses. Toronto’s drinking water is safe to use and drink directly from the tap. It is continuously tested, monitored and analyzed to ensure it meets the strict standards of Toronto Public Health, the Province of Ontario and Government of Canada.
Toronto Water continues to provide emergency repairs and response, including emergency watermain break repairs, and critical construction projects related to water and wastewater infrastructure.
Some customer service and public education activities, including the HTO To Go Water Trailer, are suspended until further notice.
For information about construction in your Ward, visit Ward Profiles, select your Ward from the map or list, then expand the Construction Notices accordion on your Ward page.
There is a temporary change to the lead testing kit distribution and collection process due to COVID-19. For more information or to obtain your testing kit, please visit the Lead Testing for Residents web page.
TTC services continue to be available with some operating changes.
Customer and employee safety are of paramount importance. Learn about mandatory masks and face coverings, changes to boarding, payments, extra buses on key routes and cleaning practices by visiting the TTC’s website.
Wheel-Trans customers are asked to only book essential trips at this time. Customers booking a trip to a hospital or COVID-19 assessment centre must call the Wheel-Trans Reservations Line at 416-393-4222 as these trips cannot be booked online.
Non-Wheel-Trans customers and local social work organizations are responsible for providing their own transportation to COVID-19 assessment centres. Please do not call Wheel-Trans. It is critical that the reservations line remain open for customers who may not have any other transportation option.
Wheel-Trans is transporting Toronto Community Housing and City shelter clients to assessment and isolation centres. These trips are not booked through the reservations line.
Learn more about Wheel-trans operations during COVID-19.
Customers will be escorted to and from washrooms along a designated route.
Read the guidelines for safely using public washrooms during COVID-19.
Couples are advised to review their wedding plans considering reduced attendance limits and closures of event spaces. Marriage licences are only good for 90 days from date of issue and are non-refundable. Only those who need to marry urgently or have firm plans for an upcoming date should seek a licence at this time.
The City is issuing marriage licences by appointment only. Toronto residents who wish to apply for a marriage licence can book an appointment online and must complete their application three days before their appointment. Appointments will take place at the North York Civic Centre.
Registry services counters at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall and the Etobicoke and Scarborough Civic Centres are closed.
The wedding chambers at North York, Scarborough and York Civic Centre are closed. New bookings are suspended.
Event permits for City facilities, including civic centres, recreation facilities, and parks are cancelled.
The Toronto Zoo is closed to visitors but is offering virtual programming .
Riverdale Farm is now open to visitors. High Park Zoo opens June 19.