Toronto residents have been patiently waiting for indoor dining, gyms, movie theatres, and other businesses that were closed to once again reopen in October.

There was the potential for the city to improve past its revised Stage 2 lockdown on November 7, as Ottawa and York’s Regions made. Still, the authorities declared that Toronto would have to wait at least an additional week due to the city’s rising COVID-19 cases.

On Tuesday, Mayor John Tory and Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa told that the city would not be relaxing restrictions so much after all, despite being well beyond the initial 28 day period of re-implemented COVID measures.

For gyms, this means that alternative to the 50-person capacity Orange would have allowed, facilities will only allow ten people inside at any given time (or 25 outside) for general workouts. At the same time, indoor group exercises were banned entirely for the time being.

As per the provincial guidelines, all gym users will have to be tested for COVID-19 before their session, while long-standing masking and physical distancing practices will not be compromised at all.

Team sports practices are also not allowed, though sports training can continue with completely no person-to-person contact permitted.


The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a health advice. We would ask you to consult a qualified professional or medical expert to gain additional knowledge before you choose to consume any product or perform any exercise.


Paayel is a correspondent at Sportz Business Magazine and pursuing Journalism from Lady Shri Ram college. She is an aspiring and passionate journalist, who is on her way to gain more knowledge and wisdom.

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