Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns

Provincewide stay at home order in effect

Limit close contact to the people you live with. Stay at least two metres away from everyone else. If you live alone, you can have close contact with one other household.

  • Indoor social gatherings are prohibited.
  • Outdoor gatherings are limited to five people.

Restaurants and bars

Takeout and curbside pickup only. No indoor or outdoor dining permitted.

Stores

All businesses must post a sign stating maximum permitted indoor capacity.

In-person shopping is permitted at pharmacies, supermarkets, grocery and convenience stores primarily selling food; indoor shopping limited to 50% of capacity.

In-person shopping is permitted at garden centres; indoor shopping limited to 25% of capacity.

Big box stores must limit indoor shopping to 25% of capacity and only allow shopping in groceries and pharmacy aisles.

All other retail stores and restaurants are permitted to open for curbside pickup, takeout or delivery.

Personal services must close during provincewide shut down and stay-at-home order.

Report a concern

To report a concern about large gatherings or business not following COVID-19 guidelines:

Set fines under the reopening Ontario Act

  • Failure to comply with the Act could result in a $750 fine.
  • Obstructing anyone from performing an activity or duty under the Act could result in a fine of $1000
  • $10,000 fine.

In addition to set fines, the City is prepared to issue court summons for people or business owners who deliberately, flagrantly or repeatedly violate the Reopening Ontario Act. If convicted, the court would determine fines and penalties:

  • A person could be fined up to $100,000 and face up to a year in prison;
  • A director or officer of a corporation (business owner) could be fined up to $500,000 and face up to a year in prison;
  • A corporation may be subject to a fine of up to $10,000,000.

The City will also consider revoking licenses for businesses who refuse to follow provincial regulations.