TMA149 Understanding of October 10, 2020 Modified Stage 2 Reopening Rules

The City of Toronto and Municipality of Peel have been regulated to reenter a modified Stage 2 of the Province’s Reopening Framework, for a minimum of 28 days from October 10 to November 7, 2020.

This change is outlined in the following amended regulation:

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200263

And summarized on the following website:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario-stages#section-3

Further, TMA149 understands the following as it pertains to our membership:

  • Please see the letter from Kevin Finnerty, Associate Deputy Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries which clarifies:
    • the Ontario Government has amended Ontario Regulation 263/20 (Rules for Areas in Stage 2) to modify restrictions with respect to performing arts venues.These modifications for Stage 2 regions will permit concert venues, theatres and cinemas to open for the purpose of rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted concert, artistic event or theatrical performance provided that no spectators/audiences are present, and performers maintain physical distancing (with limited exceptions). In addition, singers and players of brass or wind instruments must be separated from other performers by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier.

      This amendment comes into effect on October 17, 2020.

  • No performances for the public are permitted at casinos, performing arts centres, racing venues, conference and convention centres or restaurants and bars;
  • Meeting & event spaces and wedding receptions are limited to 10 public attendees indoors and 25 outdoors;
  • Religious services, wedding services and funerals are restricted to the lower of 30% of capacity or 50 people indoors or 100 people outdoors;
  • Music lessons may occur inside with 10 or fewer students, maintaining social distance and other measures;
  • Drive-in events are not significantly impacted by the new rules;

Areas of our local outside of the City of Toronto (Durham, Simcoe, Muskoka, etc.) remain in Stage 3.