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Toronto is reopening most outdoor recreational amenities this weekend


The City of Toronto is working to reopen outdoor recreational amenities following the Province of Ontario’s announcement that a number of amenities can reopen effective Saturday, May 22.

Toronto Outdoor recreational amenities scheduled to reopen this weekend in include:

  • Golf courses
  • Disc golf courses
  • Sports courts and fields (i.e. basketball and tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, lawn bowling greens)
  • BMX and skate parks
  • Picnic tables and shelters
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Dry pads located at outdoor artificial ice rinks

Work is underway to remove locks and signs from gated and locked amenities such as tennis courts ahead of Saturday. Other amenities such as sports fields, sports courts and fitness stations will be reopened through the removal of signs.

“I want to thank Premier Ford and the cabinet for opening outdoor recreation amenities starting this weekend. City staff are working now to open those amenities for this weekend. The announcement today from the Ontario government recognizes the progress we have all made in stopping the spread of COVID-19 by following the public health measures,” said Mayor John Tory. “It is also a testament to the tremendous work being done to get as many people as possible vaccinated with the available vaccine supply. The fight against COVID-19 continues along with our immunization efforts but today we have the kind of clear roadmap forward we were seeking, so we could get on with safely and cautiously reopening,” added Mayor Tory.

Beginning Saturday, outdoor recreational amenities will reopen with restrictions in place, such as the need to maintain physical distancing. These amenities include but are not limited to golf courses and driving ranges, soccer and other sports fields, tennis and basketball courts and skate parks. Golf courses will be open for use effective Saturday, May 22. Team sports cannot be played or practiced, and recreational classes are not permitted.

Staff continue to work closely with Toronto Public Health to ensure that residents can safely use the City’s outdoor recreational amenities. Even though the fields are now open, pavilions, clubhouses, change areas and lockers will not be available for use, under provincial orders. Outdoor playgrounds and fitness equipment are not sanitized, and residents should follow proper health guidelines before and after use.

The City asks residents to remember while visiting a park, beach or public square and while using outdoor recreational amenities to practice physical distancing and keep two metres (or six feet) away from people who are not from your household. There are more than 1,500 parks in Toronto.

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