News Release
February 26, 2021

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. This weekend, to stop the spread of COVID-19, protect the healthcare system and save lives, it remains imperative all people stay home as much as possible and comply with provincial orders, City bylaws and public health guidance.

Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 96,738 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 402 new cases today. There are 329 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 2,640 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 90,273 people have recovered. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

While all people are asked to stay home as much as possible, the City 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. When visiting parks, residents must practise physical distancing and always wear a mask when physical distancing is not possible. Review the complete list of activities as well as maps and locations on the City’s website:

The provincial Stay-at-Home Order for Toronto remains in place. Organized public events or social gatherings remain extremely discouraged and indoor gatherings with people outside your household and outdoor gatherings of five or more people from different households are prohibited. 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 to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The guide can be found at

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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