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Ontario Extends Stay-at-Home Order

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health provided an update on COVID-19 restrictions in the province.

The stay-at-home order has been extended by two weeks and will now end on June 2, 2021.

On June 2, 2021, the province expects to begin reopening outdoor recreation amenities and will provide an update on reopening the province.


  • No outdoor gatherings except with people in your household.

  • 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.


  • Big Box Stores - Groceries, Household Cleaning Supplies, Pharmacy items, Personal Care items and pet care supplies ONLY - 25% capacity

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

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

  • Eyewear Stores - 25% capacity

  • Grocery Stores - 25% capacity

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

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

  • Parks

  • Pharmacies - 25% capacity

  • Restaurants - Takeout, Drive-Thru and Delivery ONLY

  • Retail Stores operated by Telecommunications Providers - 25% capacity

  • Safety Supply Stores - 25% capacity

  • Vehicle and Equipment Repair - 25% capacity

  • Weddings, funerals and other religious services, rites or ceremonies - 10% capacity


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

  • Amusement parks, water parks

  • Bathhouses and sex clubs

  • Basketball courts

  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments

  • Camping

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

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

  • Day camps

  • Golf Courses

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

  • Indoor and outdoor sports and recreational amenities

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

  • Personal Fitness

  • Motorsports

  • Museums and cultural amenities

  • Personal care services

  • Schools

  • Shopping Malls - Curbside Pickup and Delivery

  • Soccer fields

  • Tour and guide services

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

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