News Release
September 14, 2020

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. As the virus continues to circulate in the community, residents are reminded to adhere to Toronto Public Health’s advice to wash hands often, stay within their social bubble of no more than 10 people, practise physical distancing with those outside of your social bubble, and wear a mask or face covering where mandatory or when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Wearing a mask or face covering is required in all indoor public spaces in Toronto.

There are 16,873 cases of COVID-19 in the city, an increase of 108 today. There are 25 people hospitalized. In total, 14,999 people have recovered from COVID-19. To date, there have been 1,177 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. Case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform.

Provincial orders under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act and the City bylaw on physical distancing remain in effect. Over the weekend, the City issued 11 tickets related to parks use and physical distancing. This includes four tickets issued at Cherry Beach for bonfires ($300 fine) and operating loud speakers without a permit ($100 fine), two tickets issued at Scarboro Crescent Park for entering into a prohibited area of a park ($750 fine), and three tickets issued at Marie Curtis Park for bonfires without a permit and open liquor ($300 fine). Officers have cautioned nearly 1,070 people this month about physical distancing, alcohol, bonfires and littering bylaws.

Residents can learn about what to expect and what is required as Toronto moves into the new normal and they begin to visit more establishments and take part in more activities at

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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