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:
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)
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.