Step 3 Gathering Limits & Rules in Ontario

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Ontario has announced that Step 3 of the reopening will start on July 16, 2021.

According to Ontario’s 2021 three-step plan for reopening, outdoor social gatherings will be permitted with up to 100 people and indoor social gatherings with up to 25 people.

In all cases, individuals are required to continue to maintain physical distancing of at least two metres with people from outside their households.

 

Step 3 Gathering Limits & Rules in Ontario

Social Gathering:

  • 25 people if the event is held indoors
  • 100 people if the event is held outdoors

An organized public event ( if it is held at a private dwelling, including houses, apartment buildings, condominium buildings and post-secondary student residences):

  • 25 people if the event is held indoors
  • 100 people if the event is held outdoors;

Wedding, a funeral or a religious service, rite or ceremony (at a regulated venue):

  • Indoor religious services, rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted with physical distancing;
  • Indoor dining permitted with no limits on the number of patrons per table with physical distancing and other restrictions still in effect;
  • Outdoor wedding, funeral or religious service, rite or ceremony – All persons attending the gathering must comply with public health guidance on physical distancing

Meeting or event space, conference centres, convention centres:

  • Indoors: The total number of members of the public permitted to be in an indoor portion of the rentable meeting or event space at any one time must be limited to the number that can maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person in the indoor portion of the rentable meeting or event space and in any event may not exceed 50 per cent capacity, as arrived at by taking 50 per cent of the capacity of every room in the rentable meeting or event space and totalling the result, or 1,000 persons, whichever is less.
  • Outdoors: The total number of members of the public permitted to be in an outdoor portion at any one time may not exceed 75 per cent capacity, or 5,000 persons, whichever is less.

Sports & Recreational Fitness Facilities :

  • Indoor sports and recreational fitness facilities to open subject to a maximum 50 per cent capacity of the indoor space.
  • Capacity for indoor spectators is 50 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 1,000 people, whichever is less.
  • Capacity for outdoor spectators is 75 per cent of the usual seating capacity or 15,000 people, whichever is less.

Museums, Festivals & Other Tourist Attractions

  • Museums, galleries, historic sites, aquariums, zoos, landmarks, botanical gardens, science centres, casinos/bingo halls, amusement parks, fairs and rural exhibitions, festivals, with capacity limited to not exceed 50 per cent capacity indoors and 75 per cent capacity outdoors;
  • Concert venues, cinemas, and theatres permitted to operate at:
      • 50 per cent capacity indoors or a maximum limit of 1,000 people for seated events (whichever is less)
      • up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum limit of 5,000 people for unseated events (whichever is less); and up to 75 per cent capacity outdoors or a maximum of 15,000 people for events with fixed seating (whichever is less).

Cineplex Theatres in Ontario to Reopen on July 16th

Retail, Restaurants, & Other Businesses

 
  • Essential and non-essential retail with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
  • Personal care services, including services requiring the removal of a face covering, with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
  • Real estate open houses with capacity limited to the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres
  • Indoor food or drink establishments where dance facilities are provided, including nightclubs and restobars, permitted up to 25 per cent capacity or up to a maximum limit of 250 people (whichever is less).

Upcoming Festivals

25 Sep

Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery, 1074 Cranberry Road, Bala

September 25, 2021 To October 24, 2021

705-762-3203

Visit Cranberry Marsh and take part in an experience that is unique in Northern America!! See how 27 acres of marsh that produce around 300,000-400,000 lbs of cranberries ...  »

14 Oct

Discovery Harbour, 93 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene

October 14, 2021 To October 31, 2021

$8

Pumpkinferno re-appears at Discovery Harbour for a ghoulish good time! Experience PumpkInferno’s magical outdoor exhibits of artificial hand-carved pumpkins! If you dare, make your way through ...  »

22 Oct

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd., Toronto

October 22, 2021 To October 24, 2021

Starting at $30

FAN EXPO Canada: LIMITED EDITION™ invites fans far and wide to discover, celebrate and belong with them from October 22-24 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The ...  »

05 Aug

Brantford & District Civic Centre, 79 Market St S, Brantford

August 5, 2022 To August 7, 2022

519-754-0169

Free

The Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest is a family-friendly festival is one of Brantford’s most anticipated summer events, welcoming more than 24,000 people. Enjoy a weekend full of ...  »

24 Sep

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Road, Mount Hop

September 24, 2022 To September 25, 2022

TBA

Features exhibitors, comic books, movie cars, cosplay contests, celebrity autographs and photo-ops, so much more!  »

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