• Raven Mason


Updated: Aug 6, 2020

As most of you are probably aware, the City of Toronto has passed a new bylaw that as of July 7, 2020 masks are mandatory and must be worn in indoor public spaces.

The following is a list which appears on the City of Toronto website pertaining to the bylaw. "The bylaw applies to indoor spaces that are openly accessible to the public. See sample list:

  • retail stores

  • convenience stores

  • malls, shopping plazas

  • grocery stores, bakeries

  • farmer’s markets (indoor sections)

  • restaurants, bars* (indoors, when permitted to open)

  • indoor recreational facilities, gyms, swimming pools** (when permitted to open)

  • libraries

  • community centres

  • day camp activities taking place in indoor facilities open to the public

  • community service agencies

  • personal service settings

  • churches, mosque, synagogue, temples and other faith settings

  • art galleries, museums, aquariums, zoos

  • banquet halls, convention centres, arenas, stadiums, and other event spaces

  • open houses and presentation centres for real estate purposes

  • common areas in hotels, motels and short-term rentals (e.g. lobbies, elevators, meeting rooms)

  • entertainment facilities including concert venues, theatres, cinemas, casinos

The mask bylaw has a set fine of $1,000 for each offence."

We are sharing this information with you so that:

(a) you are aware of the new by-law, and

(b) you know what to expect when you go out to any of the above.

Please cooperate with the business workers and policies to protect yourself and those around you.

For more information you can read the City of Toronto By-law 541-2020 below.

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