News Release
July 1, 2020

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Those heading outside for Canada Day are reminded to adhere to Toronto Public Health’s advice to wash hands often, stay within their social circle of no more than 10 people, avoid crowds, practise physical distancing, and wear a face covering or mask in all indoor public spaces.

There are 14,391 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 71 cases since yesterday. There are 209 people hospitalized, with 52 in ICU. In total, 12,503 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 71 cases since yesterday. To date, there have been 1,096 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

Provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders and the City bylaw on physical distancing remain in effect. As COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community, residents visiting a beach or park must practise physical distancing and avoid crowding. Yesterday, the City received 84 complaints related to parks use and physical distancing. Officers spoke to or cautioned nearly 9,000 people in June. No tickets were issues yesterday in City parks or squares.

Residents are reminded that bonfires, the consumption of alcohol and littering are not permitted in parks, beaches or public spaces. Enforcement officers will issue tickets related to the consumption of alcohol and bonfires, with fines of up to $300 and those found littering will face fines up to $500. If a litter bin is full, residents are asked to take their garbage with them so it can be disposed of properly. Any overflowing bins or litter hot spots should be reported to 311.

The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports and economic recovery measures. Check for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.

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