What’s open and closed in Toronto on Canada Day Wednesday July 1, 2020


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Printed Tuesday, June 30, 2020 eight:06AM EDT


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Canada Day goes to look loads completely different this yr with fireworks cancelled and plenty of points of interest remaining closed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s a listing of what’s going to be open, what will likely be closed and what occasions are nonetheless on for Canada Day on Wednesday:

Open

  • GO Transit will function on their Saturday schedule and the TTC will function on their Sunday schedule however with subway service beginning at 6 a.m.
  • Ferry service to the Toronto Islands will likely be working at 50 per cent capability. Town is capping the variety of ferry tickets offered per day at 5,000 on account of COVID-19.
  • All 140 of town’s splash pads will likely be open in addition to 56 outside swimming swimming pools. The capability on the metropolis’s outside swimming pools has been diminished to 25 per cent to permit for bodily distancing.
  • Toronto seashores will likely be open and lifeguards will likely be supervising designated swim areas from 11:30 a.m. to six:30 p.m.
  • All 5 Metropolis golf programs will likely be open and can provide vacation charges
  • Metropolis parks are open in addition to most facilities inside them, together with sports activities fields, some tennis courts and picnic shelters
  • Some malls will likely be open, together with the Eaton Centre and Sq. One (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • A restricted variety of vacationer points of interest will likely be open, together with the Toronto Zoo (members solely) and the Ripley’s Aquarium (on-line reservations required)

Closed

  • All LCBO and Beer Retailer places
  • Submit places of work
  • Banks
  • Authorities places of work
  • Libraries
  • Indoor swimming pools and neighborhood centres
  • Most vacationer points of interest
  • St. Lawrence Market
  • Some malls, together with the Yorkdale Procuring Centre and Sherway Gardens
  • Some park facilities, together with playgrounds

Occasions

Town is internet hosting a digital Canada Day celebration as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. There will likely be 4 completely different dwell streams, together with a pancake breakfast with Mayor John Tory (9 to 10 a.m.) and night performances by Haviah Mighty, Gordon Lightfoot and Choir! Choir! Choir! (7 p.m. to eight p.m.)

What would have been the 63rd annual East York Canada Day parade has been cancelled however organizers have requested residents to take part in a community-wide singing of O Canada from their porches and balconies at 7:30 p.m. They’re additionally encouraging residents to eat their dinners in entrance of their properties as a part of a collection of neighbourhood dinner events at 6:30 p.m.