A list of what is open and closed in GTA:
Ontario has rolled out a new colour-coded system.
Under the new system (scroll down for a detailed list of restrictions):
- Toronto & Peel is in Lockdown starting Nov 23
- Durham, York and Halton are in the Red (Control) Zone.
Drive-in events/movies are allowed in all regions with restrictions.
I. General Restrictions – City of Toronto & Peel Region
- Social gatherings are limited to your household
- 10 people outdoors for all kinds of gatherings
- Limit for weddings, funerals and other religious services, rites or ceremonies where physical distancing can be maintained: 10 people indoors; 10 people outdoors
What is Open:
- Essential services, grocery shops, supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware stores, discount and big box retailers selling groceries, beer, wine and liquor stores, safety supply stores, and convenience stores, which will be allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity.
- All other retail permitted to be open for curbside pick-up or delivery only.
- Malls – Essential stores like grocery stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, hardware stores, pharmacies and other essential businesses open for in-person shopping 50 per cent capacity. All other stores through outdoor curbside pickup.
- Schools, Childcare open.
- Restaurants: Take out, drive-through and delivery permitted, including sale of alcohol.
- Outdoor markets permitted.
- Motor/recreational vehicle sales permitted to be open for in-person shopping by appointment only and other restrictions
- Garden centres, plant nurseries: indoor by appointment. Permitted if public remains outdoors or by curbside pick-up or delivery
- Outdoor markets, including farmer’s markets and holiday markets, permitted with restrictions
- Hotels, motels: Permitted to operate except for any pools, fitness centres, meeting rooms and other recreational facilities that may be part of the operations of these businesses
- Libraries: Open for curbside, delivery and pick-up; Patrons permitted to enter libraries for contactless drop-off and pick-up, and to access computers, photocopiers, or similar services
- Regulated health professionals including dentists, optometrists, chiropractic services, ophthalmologists, physical and occupational therapists and podiatrists.
- Community centres and multi-purpose facilities (e.g., YMCA) allowed to be open for permitted activities (e.g., child care services, day camps, social services)
What is closed:
- Personal care services closed.
- Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments closed
- Indoor sports and recreational facilities, including pools, closed with limited exceptions.
- Museums, art galleries, zoos, aquariums and other indoor attractions.
- Restaurants closed for indoor and outdoor dining.
- In-person retail shopping not permitted.
- Performing arts facilities closed.
City of Toronto Facilities
City-operated child care centres (Toronto Early Learning & Child Care Services) remain operational in adherence with Toronto Public Health guidance for child care settings.
Provincial Offence Act proceedings have resumed remotely. Court services remain available to the public, including access to court forms, making a payment, looking up court case status and requesting an early resolution meeting. Services are available online, via email, phone and mail and in-person service by appointment only. Toronto Local Appeal Body, Administrative Penalty Tribunal and Toronto Licensing Tribunal hearings will be conducted remotely by audio or video conference.
Access to 82 Toronto Public Library branches will continue for contactless pick-up of holds, drop boxes, access to computers by appointment and drop-in, access to Wi-Fi, photocopiers, printers and fax machines and access to washrooms. All branches will be closed Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 to allow staff to reconfigure library spaces to further promote physical distancing and comply with regulations. More information on library services is available here.
Parks and playgrounds remain open. Compliance will continue to be required with the City’s physical distancing bylaw which applies to parks and squares.
Recreation and Community Centres
All indoor recreation facilities, including arenas, gymnasiums, walking tracks, indoor sport courts, pools and arenas are closed due to the provincial order. Community centres and multi-purpose facilities are open for limited activities, including child care, After-school Recreation Care (ARC) programs, food bank services and public access to washrooms. General gathering limits of 10 people apply to outdoor sports, classes and use of amenities.
City’s Senior Services and Long-Term Care Homes
Visiting remains restricted to essential visitors (end of life) and essential caregivers only. All essential caregivers, to a maximum of two per resident, must be registered with the long-term care home and comply with screening and personal protective equipment requirements. Adult Day Programs at Bendale Acres, Cummer Lodge and Kipling Acres remain suspended.
St. Lawrence Market
The St. Lawrence Market will remain open.
The City continues to issue marriage licences by appointment only; however, couples should review their wedding plans considering reduced attendance limits and closures of event spaces. Marriage licences are only good for 90 days from date of issue and are non-refundable. Only those who need to marry urgently or have firm plans for an upcoming date should be seeking a licence at this time.
City of Mississauga Facilities
Many public City facilities will be closed including:
- City community centres, including pools, fitness centres and arenas.All indoor team sport activities, indoor in–person recreation programs including pools, arenas, fitness and culture programs will be cancelled as of Monday, November 23. Impacted customers will be notified directly. (Note: Essential services, such as childcare, are permitted during the lockdown so some facility uses are continuing.)
- Cultural facilities: Small Arms Building, Museums of Mississauga will be closed; Living Arts Centre & Meadowvale Theatre remain closed for audience performances
- Public counters will be restricted to appointment only
- The Library will offer limited services including contactless holds pick up inside branches. Starting November 23, customers can reserve hold pick up times by appointment through the Library website or by calling library locations. Appointments will start on November 24. Customers can continue to return items at outdoor dropboxes. An update on potential access to computer services will be provided next week. A full suite of online programs and services is available through the Library’s website.
- These facilities will be closed (or continue to be closed) to the public Monday, November 23 through to December 20. Most services that can be, will be conducted online. Refer to the City Services Status page which will be updated to reflect lockdown restrictions on Monday.
City Hall and Provincial Offences Court
- Most services offered at City Hall will be closed with exceptions being made for mobile, business and marriage licences, which will be offered in-person, by appointment only. Refer to the City Services Status page which will be updated to reflect lockdown restrictions on Monday.
- The Provincial Offences Courthouse remains open. There is no impact to those who have scheduled appointments.
City of Brampton
- City Hall and Corporate Facilities: City Hall and corporate facilities remain open for in-person services by appointment only. Walk-ins are not permitted.
- City Recreation Centres: Effective November 23, 2020, all City of Brampton recreation facilities will close to the public.
- Town Hall is open by appointment only.
- All Town of Caledon Recreation Centres will be temporarily closed and recreation program and services will be suspended.
- Caledon Public Library – Limited Patron Access effective Tuesday, November 24.
II. Durham, York and Halton Region – Red Zone:
Museums, art galleries, and tourist attractions, all retail shops are open with allowed limits.
- for all organized public events and social gatherings: 5 people indoors and 25 people outdoors
- Gathering limit for religious services, weddings and funerals: 30% capacity indoors / 100 people outdoors
Restaurants, Bars and Food or Drink Establishments
- Indoor dining allowed with 10 person indoor capacity limit
- Limit of 4 people may be seated together
- Outdoor dining, take out, drive through and delivery permitted
- Establishments must be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- Liquor sold or served only between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sports and recreational fitness facilities
- Maintain 2 metre physical distancing, unless engaged in a sport
- Gyms and fitness studios permitted to be open with maximum of:10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors in classes
- 10 people indoors in areas with weights or exercise equipment
Meeting and event spaces
- Maximum of 10 people per facility indoors or 25 outdoors
- Fitting rooms must be limited to non-adjacent stalls
- For malls:Maximum number of patrons permitted to be seated indoors in mall food court is 10
Personal care services
- Oxygen bars, steam rooms, saunas, bath houses, other adult venues, hot tubs, floating pools, whirlpools and sensory deprivation pods closed (some exceptions)
- Services requiring removal of face coverings prohibited
- Change rooms and showers closed
Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments
- Maximum of 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors
- Table games are prohibited
- Closed , except for:drive-in cinemas
Performing arts facilities
- Closed to spectators
- Drive-in performances permitted
- City of Pickering
- Town of Ajax
- Town of Whitby
- City of Oshawa
- Township of Scugog
- Township of Brock
- Town of Aurora
- Town of East Gwillimbury
- Town of Georgina
- Township of King
- City of Markham
- Town of Newmarket
- Town of Richmond Hill
- City of Vaughan
- Town of Whitchurch–Stouffville