The City of Toronto has announced that the City is cancelling all City-led and City-permitted outdoor special events through September 30. All outdoor special event permits through to September 30 are cancelled, as well as the permit for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 18.
This includes festivals and other large gatherings held at outdoor sites managed by the City or other public locations, such as roads, parks and civic squares.
Cancellation does not include outdoor sport facility permits and other permit activities issued by the City’s Parks Forestry and Recreation division in parks and other City facilities/sites which are permitted in Stage 2 of the Province of Ontario’s Framework for Reopening.
Professional sporting events are allowed to take place.
The city also announced that Nuit Blanche – the largest free, contemporary art event in North America – will be held virtually. The digital experience will include a new public archive of works presented at Nuit Blanche Toronto in the past, an expanded series of Nuit Talks, podcasts and live streamed dialogues, and special online events on October 3.