TORONTO — Doug Ford announced yesterday that Toronto has the green light to enter Stage Two of the economic re-opening plan tomorrow. The announcement means restaurant patios will be allowed to start welcoming customers. Peel Region has also been given the go ahead to enter Stage Two.
“Today’s announcement is another sign that we continue to make steady progress,” said Ford during his Monday press briefing. “We’ve been working hand-in-hand with our municipal partners and local public-health units to safely and gradually re-open the province. We’ll do everything we can to get our final region, Windsor-Essex, into Stage Two as soon as possible. That’s why we are ramping up testing and inspections on Ontario’s farms to protect workers and keep our food supply chains strong and healthy.”
Toronto Public Health and Peel Public Health will enter Stage Two at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow. Although restrictions are being gradually relaxed in Stage Two, the government is strongly recommending that everyone in Ontario follow public-health advice, including physical distancing, wearing a face covering if physical distancing is a challenge, washing hands frequently and thoroughly and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth.