News Release
July 3, 2020

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Those heading outside to enjoy the weather this weekend 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 14,548 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 80 cases since yesterday. There are 185 people hospitalized, with 43 in ICU. In total, 12,637 people have recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 63 cases since yesterday. To date, there have been 1,102 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform at

Provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders and the City bylaw on physical distancing remain in effect. Yesterday, the City received 83 complaints related to parks use and physical distancing. Officers spoke to or cautioned nearly 1,100 people this month. No tickets were issued yesterday in City parks or squares.

As COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community, residents visiting a beach or park must practise physical distancing and avoid crowding. Residents are also reminded that bonfires, the consumption of alcohol and littering are not permitted in parks, beaches or public spaces. If a litter bin is full, residents are asked to take their garbage with them so it can be disposed of properly.

A Heat Warning remains in effect for Toronto. Extreme heat is associated with negative health impacts ranging from heat stress to heat stroke and death. During periods of hot weather, the safety of all residents is the priority. The City has opened 15 Emergency Cooling Centres (ECCs) for the duration of the Heat Warning. An interactive map is available to help those who need to locate an Emergency Cooling Centre near them. Malvern Recreation Community Centre is closed for the remainder of today, due to air conditioning issues. Starting tomorrow at 11 a.m., the cooling centre will relocate to Burrows Hall Community Centre (1081 Progress Ave, Scarborough) until the issue at is resolved. Tips to protect yourself from the heat are available online.

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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