Last updated: September 11, 2020 at 1:16 p.m.

The BusinessTO Support Centre provides one-on-one virtual support to help businesses, not for profits and creative/culture organizations complete COVID-19 government funding applications, while providing reopening guidelines and resources.
Learn about the economic support and resources the City is providing to businesses and download printable posters for your workplace.

The City of Toronto is overseeing the safe restart of more businesses and services as Toronto entered Stage 3 of the provincial reopening on Friday, July 31. On July 24, 2020, the Province enacted the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 to provide further direction on reopening.

Masks & Face Coverings

Wearing a mask or face covering is required under the Mandatory Mask or Face Covering By-law in indoor public spaces. Learn how this applies to your organization.

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
Businesses and workplaces Various stages Toronto Public Health guidance for employers, workplaces and businesses
Construction Stage 1 – May 19
Faith-based organizations and places of worship Various stages Toronto Public Health guidance for faith-based organizations
Retail, shopping malls, and fitting rooms

Stage 1 – May 19

Stage 2 – June 24

Stage 3 – July 31

Vehicle dealerships and retailers

Stage 1 – May 19

Stage 3 – July 31

Health services

Stage 1 – May 26

Stage 3 – July 31

Toronto Public Health guidelines for harm reduction programs
Community services

Stage 1 – May 19

Stage 3 – July 31

Sports and recreational fitness activities and facilities

Stage 1 – May 19

Stage 3 – July 31

Professional services related to research and development

Stage 1 – May 19

Stage 3 – July 31

Emissions inspection facilities

Stage 1 – May 19

Stage 3 – July 31

Animal & veterinary services (e.g. grooming, walking, and training)

Stage 1 – May 19

Stage 3 – July 31

Toronto Public Health guidelines for use of dog parks
Child Care

Stage 2 – June 12

Stage 3 – July 31

Indoor and outdoor household services (e.g. babysitters, house cleaning)

Stage 1 – May 19

Stage 3 – July 31

Maintenance

Stage 1 – May 19

Stage 3 – July 31

Short-term rentals Stage 1 – June 5
Personal care services

Stage 2 – June 24

Stage 3 – July 31

Personal services (e.g. house sitting, party planning)

Stage 2 – June 24

Stage 3 – July 31

Restaurants, bars & nightclubs

Stage 2 – June 24

Stage 3 – July 31

Photography

Stage 2 – June 24

Stage 3 – July 31

Media Industries  / Film & TV

Stage 1 – May 19

Stage 2 – June 24

Stage 3 – July 31

Toronto Public Heath Guidelines for Film and TV
Tour & guide services Stage 2 – June 24 Toronto Public Health Guidelines for tour and guide services
Water recreational facilities

Stage 2 – June 24

Stage 3 – TBC

Outdoor recreational facilities Stage 2 – June 24 Toronto Public Health Guidelines for parks and recreation facilities
Beaches, parks & camping

Stage 2 – June 24

Stage 3 – July 31

Team sports and live sporting events

Stage 2 – June 24

Stage 3 – July 31

Live shows, performing arts and movie theatres

Stage 2 – June 24 

Stage 3 – July 31

Libraries

Stage 1 – May 19

Stage 2 – June 29

Stage 3 – July 31

Stage 1: curbside pickup

Stage 2: computer access, scheduled pickup and returns at brand drop boxes

Community centres

Stage 2 – June 24

Stage 3 – July 31

Toronto Public Health Guidelines for parks and recreation facilities
Attractions & heritage institutions (includes interactive exhibits)

Stage 2 – June 24

Stage 3 – July 31

Toronto Public Health guidelines for cultural and heritage institutions and attractions

Amusement parks and table games are not yet permitted

Events & event spaces (e.g. convention centres, weddings and funerals)

Stage 2 – June 24

Stage 3 – July 31

Correctional facilities Modified with no closure Toronto Public Health guidelines for correctional facilities
Funeral homes Modified with no closure
Long-term care homes Modified with no closure Toronto Public Health guidelines for Long-Term Care Homes
Transportation Modified with no closure Toronto Public Health guidelines for public transittaxis and ride shares
 Educational institutions & instructional services Multiple stages Toronto Public Health guidelines for educational institutions & instructional services, includes:

In-vehicle driver training (written by Infrastructure Health & Safety)

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