Ontario government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational facilities except for outdoor playgrounds as part of the enhanced stay-at-home order to combat the rising cases of COVID-19.
As part of the order, the City of Toronto is closing the following outdoor recreational facilities in 1,500+ parks across Toronto.
As per the news release, the City staff are closing affected park and outdoor recreation amenities. The City says it will take about a week to complete this work. The city will be adding signage indicating guidelines for use at playgrounds and other amenities that remain open. At this time, parking lots at popular destination parks and beaches remain open.
Open Outdoor Recreational Facilities and Amenities:
- Parks and beaches
- Dog off-leash areas
- Benches in parks or recreational areas
- Community and allotment gardens
Closed Outdoor Recreational Facilities and Amenities:
All other outdoor recreational amenities not listed above, are closed under provincial regulations, including:
- Picnic tables and shelters
- Golf courses
- Disk golf courses
- Sports courts and fields (i.e. basketball and tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, lawn bowling greens)
- BMX and skate parks
- Outdoor fitness equipment
- Dry pads