City of Toronto announces cancellation of mass events permitted by the City through June 30th

Mayor of Toronto John Tory announced on Tuesday that the City would be placing a ban on City-led public events and social gatherings in order to promote social distancing and to combat the spread of COVID-19. This ban will go through June 30.

According to the official release, the ban includes “City-led major mass participation events.” This includes things like events, festivals, conferences, cultural programs, and all City permits for events planned by external groups at city centres, parks, and public spaces. The entire announcement can be read below:

Today we announced the cancellation of mass events permitted by the City through to June 30th. While the City recognizes the importance of special events and festivals to the livability and vitality of the city, protecting the health and safety of residents is of primary concern.
— John Tory (@JohnTory) March 31, 2020

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