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06/08/2021

Ontario begins reopening its economy on Friday. Here's what you need to know

Essential retail can open at 25% capacity and more highlights.
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The first step of Ontario's reopening plan begins on Friday. Here's a list of the activities that will be permitted, starting with those relevant to your business:

- Essential retail can open at 25% capacity and discount and big box stores can sell all goods

- Outdoor dining of up to four people per table

- Non-essential retail will reopen at 15% capacity

- Retail stores in malls will remain closed unless the stores have a street-facing entrance

Plus:

- Campsites, campgrounds and short-term rentals

- Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people

- Outdoor fitness classes, personal training and sports training of up to 10 patrons.

- Indoor religious services, rites and ceremonies including weddings and funerals may resume at 15 per cent capacity.

- Outdoors religious services, rites and ceremonies including weddings and funerals are permitted with capacity limited to permit physical distancing

- Horse racing and motor speedways may resume competition but without spectators.

- Outdoor pools and wading pools may reopen with capacity limited to permit physical distancing

- Outdoor zoos, landmarks, historic sites, and botanical gardens may open with capacity limited to 15% for ticketed areas.

- Children's day camps

- Overnight camping at Ontario Parks