News Release
September 26, 2020

Toronto Public Health (TPH) is notifying staff and patrons who visited the Yonge Street Warehouse located at 336 Yonge St., Toronto, about a potential exposure to COVID-19.  The period for potential exposure is September 10 to September 17.

In the last few days, tests have confirmed that seven people linked to this establishment are positive for COVID-19.  Five are employees and two are patrons. TPH has followed up with all known close contacts.  The close contacts have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days and to go for testing.

If you were at the Yonge Street Warehouse between September 10 to 17 but have not been contacted by TPH, you are not identified as a close contact.  You are viewed as low risk.

TPH estimates approximately 1,700 people may have been at the venue during this time.  As a precaution, TPH is asking anyone who was at the Yonge Street Warehouse between September 10 and September 17 to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after their visit.  If symptoms develop, please contact TPH, seek testing and immediately self-isolate.  Please wear a mask when going for testing.

Everyone is reminded to adopt these steps for self-protection: as much as possible limit contact with anyone you don’t live with; as often as possible, keep at least six feet apart from people you don’t live with; as often as possible, wear a mask when outside your home, especially in indoor settings and when physical distancing is difficult; wash your hands frequently; and remain at home when ill.

COVID-19 is spread primarily through respiratory droplets when a person who is infected with the virus coughs, talks or sneezes. Most people who get COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people can get very sick and may need to seek medical care at a hospital. The symptoms of COVID-19 may include loss of smell, fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, cough, malaise, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea.

As COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community, TPH is stressing the important role the public plays in supporting contact tracing efforts and reducing virus spread. TPH also encourages residents to download the COVID Alert app, which can help to notify individuals who are exposed to COVID-19 in the community.

The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports and economic recovery measures. Check the City’s COVID-19 web page for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline at 416-338-7600 or 311.

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Media contact: Toronto Public Health Media Relations,