My Statement on Toronto Moving into Stage 2 of Reopening
Today, the Ontario Government announced that Toronto will be joining much of Ontario in transitioning to Stage 2 in the Province’s Reopening Framework. In Stage 2, a number of businesses and services can resume operations, including restaurant patios and personal care services.
While much of Ontario moved to Stage 2 earlier this month, it was clear at the time that Toronto wasn’t ready yet, which is why we advocated for a regional approach that accounted for differences across the province. Over the past two weeks, the daily case counts in our city have shown that the measures we have taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are working. Still, we are not out of the woods yet.