News Release
May 3, 2020

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Residents are reminded of the importance of reducing all contact with others as much as possible and staying home except for essential outings to help stop the community spread of the deadly virus.

Enforcement of the City’s physical distancing bylaw and the Province’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act orders is ongoing. Yesterday, the City received 73 complaints involving people using outdoor amenities or not practising physical distancing in parks. Bylaw and police officers issued six tickets – bringing the total number of tickets issued since April 3 to 594. Bylaw and police officers have spoken to 13,676 people in City parks about the closures and public health measures.

The City also received 26 complaints yesterday related to non-essential businesses remaining open. Since March 24, Municipal Licensing & Standards and Toronto Public Health have issued 100 tickets and 215 notices to non-essential businesses.

Toronto Public Health is making changes to how the City reports COVID-19 cases to better align with the Province of Ontario’s reporting schedule. To reconcile the reporting schedule, Toronto Public Health is not reporting new case numbers today. COVID-19 case data reporting will resume tomorrow, Monday, May 4. The most recent case status data can be found on the City’s reporting platform 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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