Last updated: July, 6 2020 at 3:34 p.m.

Effective July 7, wearing a mask or face covering is required under the Mandatory Mask or Face Covering Bylaw in indoor public spaces. Learn how this applies to your business and  download a poster for your business location.

On June 8, the Province of Ontario announced the implementation of Stage 2 of their Reopening Ontario framework, lessening some restrictions under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders. The City of Toronto is now preparing to oversee the safe restart of some services and partial reopening of many businesses following the Province of Ontario’s announcement that Toronto can join the rest of the province in Stage 2 of the provincial reopening on June 24.

Learn about how the City is providing economic support for businesses and download printable posters for your workplace.

Search for Reopening Guidelines & Resources

Search the table below for your business’ re-opening date, relevant health guidelines, City resources and advice. If there are no specific Toronto Public Health guidelines listed for your organization, read the Health guidelines for businesses and workplaces.

We recommend that all businesses and organizations read:

 

Businesses/Organizations Reopening Stage & Date Guidelines & Resources
Construction Stage 1 – May 19
Retail

Stage 1 – May 19

Stage 2 – June 24

Vehicle dealerships and retailers Stage 1 – May 19
Media industries Stage 1 – May 19
Health services Stage 1 – May 26 Toronto Public Health guidelines for harm reduction programs
Community services Stage 1 – May 19
Outdoor recreational amenities Stage 1 – May 19 Toronto Public Health guidelines for parks and recreation facilitiescommunity and allotment gardens
Individual outdoor recreational sports Stage 1 – May 19 Toronto Public Health guidelines for parks and recreation facilities
Individual sports competitions without spectators Stage 1 – May 19 Toronto Public Health guidelines for parks and recreation facilities
Professional services related to research and development Stage 1 – May 19
Emissions inspection facilities Stage 1 – May 19
Veterinary services Stage 1 – May 19
Animal services Stage 1 – May 19
Child Care Stage 2 – June 12
Indoor and outdoor household services (e.g. babysitters, house cleaning) Stage 1 – May 19
Maintenance Stage 1 – May 19 Toronto Public Health guidelines for commercial or residential buildings
Short-term rentals Stage 1 – June 5 Toronto Public Health guidelines for commercial or residential buildings (landlords entering a rental unit)
Personal care services Stage 2 – June 24
Personal services (e.g. house sitting, party planning) Stage 2 – June 24
Restaurants & bars Stage 2 – June 24
Shopping malls & centres Stage 2 – June 24
Photography Stage 2 – June 24
Film & TV Stage 2 – June 24 Toronto Public Heath Guidelines for Film and TV
Tour & guide services Stage 2 – June 24 Webinar: Reopening Guidance for the Manufacturing Sector
Water recreational facilities Stage 2 – June 24
Outdoor recreational facilities Stage 2 – June 24 Toronto Public Health Guidelines for parks and recreation facilities
Beaches, parks & camping Stage 2 – June 24
Outdoor recreational team sports Stage 2 – June 24 Toronto Public Health Guidelines for parks and recreation facilities
Drive-in & drive-thru venues Stage 2 – June 24 Toronto Public Health guidelines for drive-in and drive-thru eventsdrive-in religious gatherings
Weddings, funerals and similar gatherings Stage 2 – June 24 Toronto Public Health Guidelines for faith-based organizations
Libraries

Stage 1 – May 19

Stage 2 – June 29

Stage 1: Curbside Pickup
Community centres Stage 2 – June 24 Toronto Public Health Guidelines for parks and recreation facilities
Attractions & heritage institutions Stage 2 – June 24 Toronto Public Health guidelines for cultural and heritage institutions and attractions
Small outdoor events Stage 2 – June 24 Toronto Public Health Guidelines for parks and recreation facilities
Correctional facilities Modified with no closure Toronto Public Health guidelines for correctional facilities
Funeral homes Modified with no closure Toronto Public Health guidelines for funeral homes and cemeteries
Long-term care homes Modified with no closure Toronto Public Health guidelines Long-Term Care Homes
Transportation Modified with no closure Toronto Public Health guidelines for public transittaxis and ride shares
Educational institutions Multiple stages Toronto Public Health guidelines for educational institutions, includes:

  • Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Guidance for Schools on the Retrieval of Personal Property

Some businesses and organizations may have services that fit into multiple stages of reopening. Always refer to the Provincial reopening framework to understand what services your business or organization can offer within each stage. Ontario businesses who have questions can call the Province’s toll-free line: 1-888-444-3659