Toronto Moves Into the Grey Zone

Toronto Moves into Grey Zone on Monday, March 8

Today the Province announced that Toronto would move into the Grey Zone of the Provincial COVID-19 Response Framework next week on Monday, March 8, and we’ll remain at this level for at least two weeks. What does this mean?

  • 50% capacity limit for supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, and other stores that primarily sell groceries continues.
  • 25% capacity limit for all other retail stores, including big box stores, liquor stores, hardware stores, and garden centres.
  • Curbside pick-up and delivery permitted.
  • Stores must post capacity limits publicly (Post at any entrances customers and staff may use.)
  • Stores must have passive screening for patrons. This can be done by posting this screening poster at your store’s entrance.
  • Individuals must continue to practice physical distancing and wear a mask.

We are pleased that this announcement coincides with our ShopTheJunction2WIN contest, presented in partnership with The Sweet Potato, to increase sales in Junction businesses safely. Contest dates: March 15 – April 26. Read more about how you can participate.

As for other retailers, services and attractions:

  • Restaurants, bars, cafes – Indoor and outdoor seating is banned. Existing take-out, drive-through and delivery services will be allowed to continue.
  • Personal care service providers (e.g. hair salons, barbershops, etc.) must stay closed.
  • Gyms must remain closed.
  • Regulated health professionals (chiropractors, dentists, massage therapists, ophthalmologists, physical and occupational therapists, podiatrists) are allowed to operate under the provincial framework.
  • Cannabis stores can be open for curbside pick-up.
  • Real estate agencies will be allowed to operate, but open houses must be by appointment only.

For full details on what’s allowed under the Grey Zone, click here.

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