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Ontario Announces Second Stay-at-Home Order

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, the Ontario government announced the second province-wide Stay-at-Home Order for Ontario.

Ontario has declared a third State of Emergency.

The Stay-at-Home Order will begin on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:01 am. It is will be in effect for at least four weeks. The current Emergency Brake Shutdown will be extended until the end of the Stay-at-Home Order.


  • You must stay at home, unless you are going out for essential reasons such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including vaccination appointments), for exercise or for work that can not be done from home.

  • Residential evictions are suspended.


  • All Non-Essential Retail - Curbside Pickup from 7am to 8pm and Delivery from 6am to 9pm

  • Big Box Stores - Groceries, Household Cleaning Supplies, Pharmacy items, Personal Care items and pet care supplies ONLY

  • Businesses that sell, rent or repair mobile or medical devices - 25% capacity

  • Cannabis Stores - Curbside Pickup 9am to 8pm and Delivery 9am-9pm

  • Dealerships that sell vehicles, boats or other watercraft - 25% capacity

  • Eyewear Stores - 25% capacity

  • Golf Courses

  • Grocery Stores

  • Indoor and Outdoor Garden Centres - 7am to 8pm at 25% capacity

  • Libraries - Contactless Curbside, Delivery or Pick-Up ONLY

  • Liquor Stores (including Beer, Wine and Spirits) - 7am to 8pm at 25% capacity, 6am-9pm delivery

  • Parks

  • Pharmacies

  • Restaurants - Takeout, Drive-Thru and Delivery ONLY

  • Retail Stores operated by Telecommunications Providers - 25% capacity

  • Safety Supply Stores - 25% capacity

  • Schools - Toronto and Peel schools are closed

  • Shopping Malls - Curbside Pickup and Delivery

  • Vehicle and Equipment Repair - 25% capacity

  • Weddings, funerals and other religious services, rites or ceremonies - 15% capacity


  • Amusement parks, water parks

  • Bathhouses and sex clubs

  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments

  • Concert venues, theatres and cinemas (includes drive in or drive through events)

  • Day camps

  • Horse racing (open for training only, no races or spectators)

  • Indoor and outdoor sports and recreational amenities

  • Personal Fitness

  • Motorsports

  • Museums and cultural amenities

  • Personal care services

  • Tour and guide services

  • Zoos and aquariums (permitted to operate for the care of animals)

More details are available on the province's website here.

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