The City of Toronto is reminding all residents to follow all provincial regulations, City bylaws and public health advice this weekend to help protect against the spread of COVID-19.
All people in Toronto should limit gatherings, wear a mask, maintain physical distancing by staying two metres apart from anyone they do not live with and get vaccinated against COVID-19, including a second dose, as soon as possible. This afternoon, the City opened 30,000 new vaccination appointments, accessible through toronto.ca/covid-19 or by calling the provincial vaccination booking line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007). Vaccinations at City-run clinics are by appointment only and walk-in clients cannot be accommodated. Anyone who cannot attend a scheduled appointment is urged to cancel or reschedule to allow others to book. Appointments at City-run clinics can be cancelled or changed on the Province’s Manage Your Appointment(s) webpage or by calling the provincial booking line.
There are 70 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto today. Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 169,110 cases of COVID-19. There are 591 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 3,475 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 164,211 people have recovered. Case status data can be found on Toronto Public Health’s reporting dashboard.
There are more than 1,500 parks, as well as beaches, in Toronto. With warm weather forecasted for the weekend, the City is working to ensure parks and beaches remain open and accessible for Toronto residents who are respecting COVID-19 regulations and want to safely enjoy outdoor spaces.
Toronto Police and City bylaw officers will be monitoring busy parks and beaches again this weekend, focusing on areas that continue to experience issues, including Trinity Bellwoods Park, Woodbine Beach, Ashbridge’s Bay, and other problem areas.
Residents are reminded to respect the rules and do their part to protect public health and safety. Bonfires, amplified sound (like DJ equipment) and large gatherings are not permitted. Possession and use of fireworks while in a park or on a beach are banned, and litter should be disposed of in the bins provided or taken home.
Parking lots at Marie Curtis, Humber Bay East, Humber Bay West, Bluffer’s Park and Beach, and Cherry Beach will be closed nightly, starting at 7 p.m., and will reopen in the morning, from Friday to Monday. Parking enforcement will be tagging and towing illegally parked vehicles.
All residents should review the City’s COVID-19: Guide for Residents for public health guidance and information on what is and is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.
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