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Toronto repeals COVID-19 bylaws and measures related to distancing

Toronto repeals COVID-19 bylaws and measures related to distancing

TORONTO — Toronto City Council has approved the repeal of bylaws that regulated physical distancing in city parks and public squares and temporary COVID-19 measures for food and drink establishments based on a Toronto Public Health report.

The repeal of bylaws and measures is also in line with the provincial regulations in step three of the Ontario government’s Roadmap to Reopen, which came into effect July 16.

Step three includes capacity limits for both indoor and outdoor dining, requires employee screening, makes it mandatory for premises to keep customer logs for at least one month and requires that there be physical distancing and masks worn in lines and indoors, adds the release.

Toronto Public Health also recommended two remaining bylaws related to masking and requirements for apartment building owners/operators remain in place and continue to be reviewed by the medical officer of Health on a monthly basis at a minimum. They are set to expire at the end of September.

The city is asking businesses to review and familiarize themselves with the provincial regulations in step three. More information can be found at

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