Some outdoor recreational amenities are opening this Victoria Day long weekend as Ontario unveils its three-step roadmap to safely reopen the Province. With the continuing success of Ontario’s vaccine rollout and Ontarians following public health and workplace safety measures, the province will reopen the following outdoor amenities, as of May 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.
- Golf courses and driving ranges
- Soccer and other sports fields
- Tennis and basketball courts
- Skate parks
The need to maintain physical distancing remains in place, while outdoor sports or recreational classes are NOT permitted.
Outdoor limits for social gatherings and organized public events will be expanded to five people, which will allow these amenities to be used for up to five people, including with members of different households.
All other public health and workplace safety measures under the current provincewide emergency brake remain in effect.
More of Ontario will reopen with Step 1 of the plan, and that will begin approximately on June 14 after 60 per cent of Ontarians are vaccinated with their first shot.
Find out more at https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario.
Following, the province's announcement, the City of Toronto is currently working to reopen these outdoor recreational amenities, effective Saturday, May 22.
Scheduled to reopen are:
- Golf courses
- Disc golf courses
- Sports courts and fields (i.e. basketball and tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, lawn bowling greens)
- BMX and skate parks
- Picnic tables and shelters
- Outdoor fitness equipment
- Dry pads located at outdoor artificial ice rinks
Find out more at www.toronto.ca.
In the GTA, check your local city website for full details on outdoor amenities being reopened.