News Release
January 22, 2021

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. The Province of Ontario’s state of emergency and stay-at-home order remain in effect for Toronto and across the province. The City urges all people to respect the COVID-19 orders and stay home as much as possible to save lives by reducing opportunities for COVID-19 to spread.

Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 80,541 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 831 new cases today. There are 504 people hospitalized. In total, 70,181 people have recovered from COVID-19. To date, there have been 2,276 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

The City continues to remind people to stay at home as much as possible but recognizes the important public health benefits of fresh air and exercising outside. In addition to the more than 1,500 parks and ravines that are safe places for residents to enjoy the outdoors and natural environment during COVID-19, the City has numerous winter options for residents to enjoy on their own or with members of their household that can be explored at When visiting parks, residents must practise physical distancing and always wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible.

Please review the City’s simple “Dos” and “Don’ts” guide for recommended and mandatory public health measures. The guide communicates some of what is and what is not, permitted under the provincial Lockdown Regulation that remains in effect and the new stay-at-home order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The guide can be found at

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